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:
Now we're hoping to get more feedback on the service before it fully launches.
If you're interested in trying this out on your team and giving us your feedback, I'd love to hear from you!
This would be completely free up front, while we're just looking for feedback. Then, if you decide you like it, we can make sure you get a price that fits your company's budget.
Essentially, we started seeing these really interesting new uses for #WriteFreely, and decided to start pursuing this "collaboration" angle as a major service we offer. It's shown a lot of promise so far, and if all continues going well, this will permanently sustain us as an independent firm building #FOSS.
This is a new business-oriented service that we've been working on for the past few months and now plan to launch early this year.
It's built entirely on #WriteFreely, and gives organizations of all kinds a quiet space to write. Today, it's being used by non-profits, open source developers, and the Write.as team ourselves, as a calm alternative to chat and email.
Previous #FF posts: https://writing.exchange/@readwriteas/tagged/followfriday
New on Write.as: free trial
We just added a trial option to Write.as Pro, so now you can see what the full platform is about without paying anything up front.
New users can get started here: https://write.as/start/pro
Existing users can head here: https://write.as/upgrade/pro/pay and select the "Free trial" option (no credit card info is needed).
Two new themes from our community are out for this week! Each showcases unique ways you can personalize your @write_as blog.
Feel free to use these themes wholesale or remix them to fit your blog! Check out our growing collection here - @themes
We have some server maintenance scheduled for Monday, Jan. 20 at 01:00 UTC (Jan. 19, 8:00pm EST) that may cause some downtime for Write.as blogs hosted on a custom domain or *.writeas.com subdomain.
This shouldn't last for more than an hour overall, and won't affect the core application. We'll post again when everything is back online!
@matt took some time to talk about the origins behind @write_as , where it's headed, and what he's learned along the way in building usable software for creative expression. Thanks to everyone for backing our mission and making the project more than we could've imagined!
Check out the interview here: https://www.starterstory.com/how-to-build-a-blogging-platform
#fediverse in 2019
In 2019 the number of fediversed registered accounts increased from 2.500.000 users to roughly 4.300.000 – about 🎉 1.800.000 newcome
Five networks growing most rapidly in online server numbers in 2019 were:
Want a distraction free space to draft emails, make notes, and write out ideas with the peace of mind that your writing will always be there when you come back?
We created a new Glitch app that turns the Write.as editor into an autosaving notepad. Check it out here: https://writeas-pad.glitch.me
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