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Opened a long-running notebook for the first time in a while last night...

Whereas the first year I wrote in it (2010) had 50+ pages written, last year I wrote 3 sentences.

So I sat for a few minutes and wrote until I ended up in a new place. I felt the ink on the paper, basked in the varying scribbles I made, poured out some honest words, and made some discoveries that instantly lifted my mood. Just *writing* did that. I don't do it nearly enough.

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I'm Misha.

I'm a programmer and designer but I've got dreams of being a writer. Last year I decided to take my hobby a little more seriously and start learning.

In addition to the work I'm doing for a writing class, I have two novels in draft state, one of which I hope to have fully revised and publishable by the end of the year.

Some of my short works are here:

As far as interests, I like spooky/Halloween type stuff and I listen to a lot of metal.

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Hi, I'm new to this instance. I'm 26/F, and interested in writing; particularly poetry and prose.

This is mostly just something for me. I've realized more and more lately that I have a lot of stuff to express, but I don't have much of an outlet.

A little about me: I studied in college, but I'm also interested in , , , , and . Oh, and I'm queer.

Thanks for listening to my !

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That’s what we call a lock-in, a monopoly over our lives. Cutting from them even if we don’t pay them anything willfully has a price we pay in time, effort and money.

They catch us in their webs and never let go.

#techGiants #gafam

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L'esprit de la horde 

Les enfants jouent
Les cœurs débordent
La nuit se couche
Les chants s'élèvent
Les mains se touchent
Les corps se trouvent
Le jour se lève
Les enfants jouent
Les cœurs débordent


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If you're at all interested in the development / progress of and , I'd highly recommend following @writeas_dev.

Whereas I try to keep this account low-volume and limited to the important stuff, the dev account often contains what we're working on at any given moment, as well as new issues, small fixes, and our future plans.

Even if you're not a developer but instead run a WriteFreely instance — or just publish on one — there's relevant information for you there.

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I will be starting the upgrade to Mastodon v2.7.3 for all instances hosted on

The downtime should be less than 30 seconds.

You can read the changelog here:

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Wrote an article for about starting a community with :

WriteFreely: Start a blog, build a community

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Hi everyone.

I'm an Anglo-American university biology & chemistry instructor, and lab manager.

My main interests are cycling & exercise physiology (researching, reviewing, training, racing), reading (science, philosophy, fiction) and writing (mainly about cycling, but also more broadly).

My website ( has much more.

Unsurprisingly, I'm here to discuss all aspects of writing.

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We published an announcement via @write_as from #Florence

You can follow @florence to always receive updates!

Does Mastodon Spark Joy? No. -- meet Florence:

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Rediscovered this talk today, and just realized how much it ended up influencing me and what I've been doing over the past several years.

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Hi! This will be the writing musing account of @maloki

I'll be writing about writing, and musing about poetry, as I'm crash coursing into it.

Most posts will be private! And the account is private.

If you want to follow hit the button and answer this question:

What are you hoping to gain from a mutual connection with this account?

Really enjoyed and getting to chat with everyone in person this weekend! Now it's time to sleep a lot.

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Updated our instances page to show a bit more information, like how many blogs are allowed.

With the next WF release, we'll also be able to see if your instance has a public reader enabled, and if so, will display a direct link to it on this page.

@mariusor hey, how's your FOSDEM going? Would you want to meet up today before 1700? Or sometime tomorrow?

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