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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 Write.as. This little platform is just the start.

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

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

Future:
@draft_as - collaboration on text
@jot_as - private, encrypted notes

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Re-opened registrations on our demo instance, pencil.writefree.ly, for anyone who wants to try it out!

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Aand we just released v0.2!

This version fixes some critical bugs around installation (especially on Windows) and federation. I'd say v0.2 is stable enough to start hosting yourself now.

github.com/writeas/writefreely

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Write.as is now ! 🎉 We've named the software behind it .

WriteFreely lets you self-host a single federated blog or a community of blogs. It's written in Go / , it's lightweight, and runs everywhere -- even on a Raspberry Pi! (We tried 😁)

We just launched v0.1 this weekend, and v0.2 is already coming out early this week. You can try a full demo here: pencil.writefree.ly

Get started with hosting or find a permanent instance here: writefreely.org

Want to try out ? We've opened up registrations on our test instance for the next few hours!

✏️ pencil.writefree.ly

This instance is only for testing out the latest install of WriteFreely. For a permanent instance, join Write.as or any other open instance here: the-federation.info/writefreel

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Good amount of fixes and changes going into #writefreely already -- I'll probably release v0.2 early this week.

Fixed some very small stuff with installation, as well as big stuff like federation with #Pleroma.

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Just fixed an issue with our federated blog signup page. If you couldn't sign up because of a "reCAPTCHA" error before, now you can!

write.as/new/blog/federated

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Open source for two hours and already getting better -- thanks to some help from @kaniini, now boosting posts in the fediverse should always work.

github.com/writeas/writefreely

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(To follow the blog from Mastodon, you may have to search for its handle or URL)

A big announcement is coming this afternoon! We'll announce here and on the official WriteFreely blog: @writefreely

As we get closer to the release of we want to know: what's most important to you in a self-hosted blogging platform? What's missing in the others you've tried? In what ways would you use a simple, federated one, like what we're building?

discuss.write.as/t/self-hosted

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One minor difference you'll see in #writefreely: "Anonymous" posts are called "Drafts".

This is a great use for them already on @write_as, so they'll retain their function, but now the name will match.

Just updated our Contact page to be a little more clear about what you can expect when trying to get support, and which channels we prefer to chat on.

write.as/contact

In short, expect a response during normal business hours, EST; email is best for private messages; the forum is great for public questions (we answer once, and everyone benefits); and we're a small team of humans (not chatbots), so responses to lengthy questions may take a bit.

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Nice feature for #NaNoWriMo, @write_as allows posts in chronological order for blog to display in novel format!
write.as/blog/nanowrimo

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