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Both and are only a couple stars away from 1,000 on GitHub! Why not send them over the threshold? ⭐

WriteFreely :writefreely2:
github.com/writeas/writefreely

Plume :plume:
github.com/Plume-org/Plume

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Being Normal 

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Hey friends, intro incoming:

I'm a 20-something who thinks a lot. I'll be sharing thoughts and writing here.

Also, I love a lot of things. In no particular order: cats (mine and all), plants, reading, dogs (mine and all), animals, plants, mountains, snow, video games (currently Overwatch), husband (just mine), productivity, self improvement, communication skills, colors, feelings, mom (mine and all), empaths, Totoro, gnomes, cherries, Head Space app, Kung Pow, silence.

🤔

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Hello world of Mastodon. I am new here and will now introduce myself. I’m a 40 year old journalist living in Stockholm, Sweden. I’m a dad of three (got twins), I like books, blogging, swimrun and alternative music. Next week I start a new job as news chief at a magazine and website covering real estate and construction businesses as well as urban planning.
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#WritingExchange question 

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Fun thing to do at the library: walk through the aisles until a book's spine catches your eye. Ideally it's a pretty well-worn book; for this technique to work it needs to have had a fair number of readers over the years.

Grasp the book's spine and hold it so the pages hang down. Find a an air gap where the pages naturally hang open, and read those pages.

Today I found this lovely passage on randomness/entropy in a book called "Paradox" by Jim Al-Khalili.

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Alright Fediverse, I've started a :

ring.acdw.net/

It's for writers on Mastodon and the wider Fediverse! Join it by following the instructions there or send me a reply.

(pinging @Anke @aldersprig @starbreaker @DuthOlec @galadhir ... sorry if it's spam)

Hmm, wonder what's going on with these sites... instances with different branding and a suspiciously large number of users / posts 🤔

One is a Posthaven knockoff called Postheaven: postheaven.net
(nodeinfo: postheaven.net/api/nodeinfo)

Zen Writing: zenwriting.net (nodeinfo: zenwriting.net/api/nodeinfo)

Write-a-Blog: writeablog.net (nodeinfo: writeablog.net/api/nodeinfo)

slept outside on the ground last night,
protected from swarming mosquitoes by a thin net,
listening to loud, but soothing, cacophony of frogs by the lake.

haven't slept that well in a while.

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We're going to start doing for the many blogs published on Read.Write.as 📖

You can follow all of these directly from the fediverse!

@yourintrinsicself - "Reflections on life, truth, faith, love, introspection, and transformation."

@365-rfcs - Comments on one RFC a day, by @darius

@blog - "here is distant"

@inquiry - conversations with the Read Write.as community; "whatever comes to mind"

@triptych - Games, code, and creative work, by @triptych

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want to be paid to contribute to the fediverse, to @writeas_org and help me migrate my blog to it ? Contact @matt : discuss.write.as/t/open-positi

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.

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We've reached a point where we'd like to start developers to work on the roadmap 💻 :writefreely2:

This would be remote, contract-based work for now, with a chance to go full-time later in the year (assuming all continues going well). You'd be creating free / open source software.

I'll have more details soon, but especially if you're a / developer and want to work on a growing project, I'd love to hear from you!

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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

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