You can now prove your identity on @keybase!

To do it, go to your profile on keybase.io, click "prove more identities" in the list of identities there, and search for writing.exchange.

Some neat things about our Mastodon instance:

We have a public directory, where you can discover writers here:

writing.exchange/explore

(Anyone on our instance can add themselves from their profile settings.)

You can also browse our local timeline without being a registered user:

writing.exchange/public

Writing Exchange update Show more

You can now add yourself to our public directory! This is great for helping people from other instances discover who's all here, and who to follow.

To add yourself, go to Edit Profile and enable "List this account on the directory"

writing.exchange/explore

Writing Exchange updated to v2.7 Show more

Writing Exchange clean up, invites Show more

Writing Exchange clean up, invites Show more

Writing Exchange clean up, invites Show more

Just realized I can add custom CSS through the Mastodon admin UI, so I've made a few visual changes to :

- Wider columns
- Bigger tooting area by default
- Slightly bigger line height for text

What do you think? What other changes would you like to see?

Writing Exchange downtime Show more

I try to keep things related to or here, so in case you want to keep up with development on @write_as and , I toot about it over on @writeas_dev.

Welcome to all our new writers! 👋 Glad you've found our little spot in the fediverse.

If you ever need help, feel free to reach out to me or anyone else in the community. Also: an avatar, bio, and post will go a long way toward helping you connect with more people 😊

Writing Exchange timeline Show more

Behold! A new custom emoji for the fediverse: :fediverse:

Now you can use it here on . Thanks for the tip, @quimgil!

Writing Exchange registration Show more

is now on Mastodon v2.4! There are bunch of improvements in this version, like offline support, a new Direct Messages column, and the ability to add 4 custom fields to your profile.

github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

I've closed registration for now to wait out this influx of new spam accounts. Will re-open it in a few days.

Feel free to invite any non-spammer humans you know in the meantime!

Writing Exchange moderation Show more

Just realized the new influx of users might have to do with the push going on right now.

Welcome, everyone!

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Writing Exchange

Writing Exchange is a small, focused community for poets, bloggers, and every kind of writer. This is a place to share your stories and #smallstories, talk about writing, and get to know other writers here. Learn more about us.