Need help installing #WriteFreely? 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!
We're working to build a suite of tiny, focused tools that all work together, and share the same simplicity and privacy-awareness of Write.as. This little #blogging platform is just the start.
Now you can #follow along with each of them right here in the fediverse:
I just published an article about avoiding Google and other big tech companies: Show more
#LivingWoGoogle #FuckOffGoogle #FAANG #SurvaillenceCapitalism #DataPrivacy #replicant #lineage #YourDataIsYourData #fdroid #gdroid #tor #TorBrowser #uBlockOrigin #CloudFirewall #EFF #Ecosia #Riseup #Tutanota #K9 #Silence #Fediverse #WriteFreely #Fedilab
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.
If you want to have a Medium-style text-based blog that people can follow on the Fediverse, you might want to try these:
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.
Behind the scenes, this is powered by a little web application that returns release information about a GitHub project: https://github.com/writefreely/version
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 Write.as 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: https://zapier.com/developer/public-invite/14534/afa3756d8b3fa6c441cc100dcd65a3fe/
Discussion here: https://discuss.write.as/t/zapier-integration/511
Trying to gauge potential interest in supporting publications on Write.as that are larger than simple personal blogs. Sound interesting, or unnecessary? We'd love your input.
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!