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Some initial thoughts and ideas after getting basic support in @write_as the other week.

write.as/matt/bringing-bloggin

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Now I see what all that tinkering was about. :}

I really like your position on things, Matt — the need for solid design, new (non-centralized) models, etc.

Your bearing is true and promising!

@wion Indeed :)

Thanks! I'm glad you think so. Really want to see people considering these things outside pure technology as we're building these new models.

@matt

There was conversation floating around a while back about federated blogging -- the 'Medium alternative' -- and it didn't make a lot of sense to me in that light. But it kind of does here. I think you'll have something quite popular.

@matt @write_as that idea is cool. i like the read.as thingy :D

@m3tti thanks! Glad to hear it :) Would love to get your feedback on it as it moves forward

@matt @write_as Hey, I'm really interested in building ActivityPub-enabled things -- is there a pull request or a repo that I can take a look at?

@noemi Right now there isn't, as @write_as is closed-source with some open components (like github.com/writeas/web-core)

I'm planning to make it fully open source by the end of the year, but for now if you want to help with Read.as (the reading-focused, AP-enabled platform), I'm going to make that open source to start with. I'd love some help with that once it gets going!

@matt Oh, definitely! Send me a message whenever. I'm not sure what my availability will be, but I'm 100% interested.

@matt @write_as Good job. Does this mean we'll eventually be able to cross-post to Mastodon the way we can with commercial services like Medium, Tumblr, and Twitter?

@starbreaker Yep! Though that part I still need to figure out -- the ActivityPub support would mean that a Write.as blog is actually an individual account others can follow. But crossposting to your existing Mastodon account would be a separate feature (that I still plan to add)

@matt Woo-hoo! Great job. Following quietly, because it's not my domain of knowledge, but reading you write about it helps. :)

@matt @write_as this sounds really really good!

I'm excited to follow the development!

@matt @write_as but not decentralized/self-hosted with instances?

@donblanco planning on making @write_as completely open source by the end of the year (github.com/writeas/Write.as), and Read.as open source from the start -- decentralization is the ultimate goal 👍

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