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:
What are your biggest questions as someone *writing* on the platform? Looking for feedback on what to include in the #WriteFreely Writer's Guide here:
It's great to read something like this from someone using it for the first time: "WriteFreely has achieved its goal of making it possible to set up a new blogging site with a minimum of effort."
But also plenty of valid criticism there that'll help us making the project better.
We'll be at #AWP in Portland, Oregon in 2 weeks!
Let us know if you'd like to grab coffee before or after the conference. Otherwise, you'll find us at booth #10096!
I'm not sure how it'll work, but here are some vague ideas. Let me know what you think!
2018 was the first year we received requests for user data or to have content taken down, so we're going to start releasing an annual #transparency report with this kind of information.
Read about the requests we received in 2018 and how we responded in our latest @intheopen blog post: https://write.as/intheopen/2018-transparency-report
If you publish publicly, be sure to add hashtags somewhere in your post. There's no algorithm here; the humans behind Write.as will periodically look at popular tags and choose certain ones to showcase at the top of the site.
State of the Development, March 2019:
I haven't really done a formal one of these so here we go:
I write essays about writing, government, philosophy, religion, software and anything else that interests me. My goal is to provide high quality evidence based content on a bi-weekly basis, and to promote the use of critical thinking.
I also write fiction on #Tapas.
I am a big proponent of FOSS and federation, and am launching the new home for my writing on @write_as
More details here: https://write.as/hdansin/preface
Updated the #WriteFreely Instances page to explain more of what's going on, and to not prioritize Write.as over everyone else's instance anymore.
At this point, it gets enough exposure elsewhere on the site. The goal for this page is to help all these other great communities grow.
Write Freeely : afficher un extrait des billets en page d’accueil
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.
Could use some input on this. Would data URIs be useful for you in WriteFreely? Or not needed?
Yesterday was the last post in the current #AlternativesAtoZ series.
You can see the whole series most easily by going to:
You can find out more about alternatives on the website:
If you wish to support the site, please consider buying the eBook:
@Kye You can always pay monthly if you prefer. Often people will actually find that they end up using the other features on Pro that they didn't imagine using at first, so you might see the same thing.
Otherwise, it's always available with WriteFreely, whether you host yourself or join another instance: https://writefreely.org/instances
@Kye It's on Pro because people find it valuable. 🙂 We have to eat somehow. And based on my experience, it's not a required feature -- 99% of people on Write.as find the platform useful without having it at all.
WordPress.com subsidizes their free users with their sheer scale and, of course, advertising. We're working to help more people understand this, but a web that isn't subsidized by ads means that users have to start paying for the things they use.
I'm working on an integration with another blogging platform (which one? it's a surprise) that has me thinking about improving the #WriteFreely install process.
I'd like to get it down to one command (instead of the 2-4 it takes now). And if it could do things like set up a systemd service, that'd be awesome.