I've been talking on Twitter about some interesting things about Writing Exchange, and the wider social network we're a part of (called the "fediverse").
You might've heard (and been confused) about different Mastodon servers, but the interesting thing about all this stuff is that different kinds of platforms can actually talk to each other.
Imagine you could follow your favorite writer on Medium from Twitter. You can actually follow blogs (on the right platform) directly from Writing Exchange.
For example, @email@example.com is my blog. Click Follow there, and you'll get my posts directly in your feed here!
Specifically, that blog is running on @write_as, a small paid service I operate, that also directly funds this community.
Since we're having a moment here in the fediverse today, I wanted to help show off what it can do. So besides welcoming newcomers to Writing Exchange, I'd also welcome you to start a free blog on @write_as, too: https://write.as/start/tesler
@matt someone as erudite as yourself has no business with a username as whimsical as "ilikebeans" :-D
@wordsmith It was amusing to me when I was 18 years old, and now I think it's a good constant reminder to never take myself too seriously 😄
@matt So I just try to do this and it did not work for me because apparently my username does not work when I’m trying to follow someone from a different server can anyone please explain appointment to a website or something because I really want to use the service but I have not been able to figure out these complications
@matt Hello. New to the whole fediverse. I signed up to mastodon.online but think I probably should have signed up here as I write and am interested in writing communities. What benefits does being an acct directly hon writing.exchange provide? And should one have multiple accts? Sorry for the multi-questions!
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