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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.

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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 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

Glitch has a pretty awesome markdown editor. Why not use it to publish something? This app takes the project's README file and publishes it as a fully formatted @write_as post!

readme-cms.glitch.me

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Got our postcards in the mail today 😍 Will give these out at next weekend. And stickers!

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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.

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I wrote a little about this on @matt last June: write.as/matt/the-next-stage

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.

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Hey! It's @matt with another @write_as fedi account -- this time, for our upcoming Write.as/for/Teams service.

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.

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For : Body of Water (@bodyofwater)- a loosely connected narrative of poetry and images that celebrate the interdependence of ourselves to the world around us.

write.as/bodyofwater

Previous posts: writing.exchange/@readwriteas/

Curious about how anonymous posts work? Learn more about how to use them in our @howto guide.

write.as/how-to/anonymous-post

New on Write.as: free trial 

Take an Are.na text block and transform it into a @write_as post with this Glitch app! Perfect for reading & sharing longer text blocks: arena-2-writeas.glitch.me/

Two new themes from our community are out for this week! Each showcases unique ways you can personalize your @write_as blog.

1) write.as/themes/natsushyo

2) write.as/themes/anxiety

Feel free to use these themes wholesale or remix them to fit your blog! Check out our growing collection here - @themes

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For : Crop Lee (@blog) - a blog about techno music production that showcases original tracks and music experiments in the genre.

blog.croplee.com

Previous posts: writing.exchange/@readwriteas/

Looking for something to read? Use this Glitch app to find a random post from a Write.as blog.

writeas-randomizer.glitch.me/

It pairs nicely with @readwriteas as a way to explore new blogs!

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!

A new theme this week to use or remix for your Write.as blog! Check it out here: write.as/themes/crop-lee

Be sure to follow @themes for more great blog themes from our community!

Here's another for some creative encouragement! This week:

Find an object nearby and write about it.

You can write a response over on Submit.as: submit.as/cues/object

And we'll publish accepted responses on our Write.as @cues blog!

@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: starterstory.com/how-to-build-

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talkplus.org/blog/2020/fediver

#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:

#Pleroma +182
#Mastodon +159
#Writefreely +147
#Pixelfed +73
#Peertube +63

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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: writeas-pad.glitch.me

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