And while I mentioned some of our features that are exclusive to Write.as today, of course you can get the same writing experience with the free and open-source software behind it all, #WriteFreely.
Find a federated instance to join here: https://writefreely.org/instances
Start your own instance here:
New Year Sale
We're doing a final sale for the year on our annual Pro subscription, from now until December 31st: get 20% off the normal subscription price, locked-in for as long as you keep the subscription.
This is a great time to set yourself up for a year of writing freely on the web -- and to support #WriteFreely development at the same time ♥️
Write.as Cyber Monday sale
We're doing something a little different this year — trying to encourage more people to start a blog with a #CyberMonday sale on Write.as Pro. For all of tomorrow, you can get a year of Pro for 25% off our normal price — just $45 per year.
Besides giving you all the features we offer, your subscription helps directly fund #WriteFreely development. Just upgrade between 12:01am and 11:59pm UTC to lock in this price permanently.
Want to talk about federation on #WriteFreely? No need to sign up for our forum -- we'll also be hanging out on SocialHub:
Feel free to stop by and ask questions or start conversations!
Want to get involved with #WriteFreely development?
We just added a "Good First Issues" label in our development tracker, and our first task up for grabs: adding ActivityPub "attachments" information for images included in a post.
Learn more about how to get started on that here: https://phabricator.write.as/project/profile/85/
This month, to coincide with #NaNoWriMo, we've made some Pro features free for everyone. But whether you're participating or not, we'll also be sharing ways you can use Write.as / #WriteFreely to get your story out on the platform -- no matter what form it takes.
Here's our guide on how to set a blog up for your story with our "Novel" format:
It's also a great time to grab a free account! Accounts created on August 1 or later (eastern US time) will have a limit on the number of posts they can create for free.
Besides helping us reach sustainability sooner, with these changes we want to encourage people to spread out across other #WriteFreely instances. There are already some great ones to pick from!
We're going to phase out our Casual plan for new users next month, as we move towards a focus on our apps and helping more #WriteFreely instances get started.
We like to talk about how lightweight #WriteFreely is by saying it's "light enough to run on a Raspberry Pi." But to actually do that, you'd need to go through the work of compiling everything yourself.
Well, not anymore. Now we'll be releasing ARMv7 builds that can run on a Raspberry Pi, starting with WriteFreely v0.10.
Download that build here:
Coming in #WriteFreely v0.10: more control over your home page! As the admin of a multi-user instance, you'll be able to:
* Change the content of the home page (as seen here: https://pencil.writefree.ly)
* Change the default page that non-users land on (e.g. instead of the home page, it could be your About page, or a specific blog)
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