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Need help installing ? You can jump over to our forums to ask for help or see if anyone else has encountered the same problems.

Discussing the project in a public place like this helps our small team (@matt) save time answering common questions, and makes it so more people can benefit from / join our conversations.

And if you want to support the project, please feel free to help others in the community. Any help you can offer is welcome and appreciated!

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We're working to build a suite of tiny, focused tools that all work together, and share the same simplicity and privacy-awareness of This little platform is just the start.

Now you can along with each of them right here in the fediverse:

@readwriteas - stories from
@snap_as - photo and album hosting
@htmlhouse - HTML hosting

@draft_as - collaboration on text
@jot_as - private, encrypted notes boosted

Done! All instances are now on #WriteFreely v0.9.1 :writefreely2:

Again, you won't notice anything new with this update. But you can see the technical changes in this release on the @writefreely blog: boosted boosted

Build @write_as #WriteFreely :writefreely: on #CentOS :redhat: - my draft walkthrough at @gytis 😊 Would be very grateful for feedback, will pull-request afterwards to @writeas_dev git repo :linux: @matt boosted

All instances are now up-to-date on #WriteFreely v0.9.0 :writefreely2:

This update brings several bug fixes for writers, as well as minor improvements to the admin dashboard.

Read the full list of changes on the @writefreely blog: boosted boosted boosted

WriteFreely is free and open source software for starting a minimalist, federated blog — or an entire community. Join our new instance:

#ActivityPub #Mastodon #Pleroma #Privacy boosted

Got the very basic documentation section of up and running!

It pulls everything directly from the #WriteFreely documentation repo:

Feedback, bug reports, and pull requests are all welcome! #wfdev boosted

Made a little Go / #golang tool that automatically deletes a @write_as post after someone sees it.

It’s not really meant for secure, guaranteed self-destructing messages (I mention the many caveats on that page), but hopefully it serves as a good example for building on the API. boosted

Some thoughts this morning -- @remark_as might start out as the simple ability to reply to fediverse posts from @write_as / #WriteFreely. boosted

@switchingsocial Have set up own instance of @write_as #writefreely - excellent lightweight software, runs super smooth and indeed guarantees distraction-free writing 👍 @gytis 😁 @writeas_dev very helpful, make sure to follow them 🤓 boosted

If you want to have a Medium-style text-based blog that people can follow on the Fediverse, you might want to try these:


Write Freely

You can either join an existing instance, or set up your own.

They federate with ActivityPub-based networks such as Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica etc. so you can follow their blogs the same way you would follow a person.

#Medium #Blogs #Blogging #ActivityPub #Fediverse

Behind the scenes, this is powered by a little web application that returns release information about a GitHub project:

Now the Instances page shows whether or not instances are up-to-date 👍 boosted

One change to the #WriteFreely admin dashboard coming in v0.9: a new section to manage instance-wide static pages, and the ability to create new ones outside of the predefined About and Privacy pages.

Just created our Zapier integration! It enables you to publish a blog post with another triggering event on their platform.

We need to reach 10 users to launch this to the world, so if you're interested in trying this out, you can get the integration here:

Discussion here:

Trying to gauge potential interest in supporting publications on that are larger than simple personal blogs. Sound interesting, or unnecessary? We'd love your input.

At we had writers respond to a small prompt: "Describe a place that feels like home"

You can read some of the responses on @readwriteas:

Lastly, I'm (@matt) still in Portland until late Tuesday, so if you're in the area and want to grab a coffee, let me know!

And tomorrow we'll start getting back to everyone on some of the support requests we missed late last week.

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