@matt took some time to talk about the origins behind @write_as , where it's headed, and what he's learned along the way in building usable software for creative expression. Thanks to everyone for backing our mission and making the project more than we could've imagined!
Check out the interview here: https://www.starterstory.com/how-to-build-a-blogging-platform
@april Yep, that's right -- we're aimed at writing first, but we don't want to make everyone split up their posts across instances if they don't want to. Plus, new art might inspire some writing here, or the other way around. So please feel free to share your art!
Thanks for helping out, @mara_cav_!
New Year Sale
We're doing a final sale for the year on our annual Pro subscription, from now until December 31st: get 20% off the normal subscription price, locked-in for as long as you keep the subscription.
This is a great time to set yourself up for a year of writing freely on the web -- and to support #WriteFreely development at the same time ♥️
@nloomans Awesome! Same here. Let's chat as it gets closer, if you want to meet up
@ploum That's fair :) just noticed it was starting to get close!
Just booked my travel to Brussels for #fosdem! Looking forward to attending for another year.
If you'll be there or in the area, let me know! Would love to meet up and chat in person.
@sean Yep, once you point it to the Actors you want to announce and then start up the server, you'll be able to follow that the Pherephone account from your Pleroma account.
VC rarely produces open protocols and ecosystems like ActivityPub. But it LOVES moonshots like "decentralize Twitter by building on the blockchain."
"Some of what's truly good for us is bad for them. So let's not rely on them to tell us when we finally have privacy, or digital wellbeing, or whatever will comfort the masses today. We know what real privacy feels like, even online. All we have to do is acknowledge what we've lost and take the smallest of steps to reclaim it."
Write.as Cyber Monday sale
We're doing something a little different this year — trying to encourage more people to start a blog with a #CyberMonday sale on Write.as Pro. For all of tomorrow, you can get a year of Pro for 25% off our normal price — just $45 per year.
Besides giving you all the features we offer, your subscription helps directly fund #WriteFreely development. Just upgrade between 12:01am and 11:59pm UTC to lock in this price permanently.
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