In case you missed it, updates will now show up on our official Mastodon account for the project: @writefreely! We'll keep this account limited mostly to Write.as, the hosted WriteFreely service.

Otherwise for bigger, less frequent announcements (like new releases), you can still follow the official WriteFreely blog: @writefreely@blog.writefreely.org.

Now I'd like to give people the option to financially support without having to pay for a Write.as subscription. So today I'm launching an Open Collective page for anyone who would like to support the project.

opencollective.com/writefreely

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I've been slowly splitting off from Write.as, so it can continue evolving as its own healthy FOSS project. We've been building WF-compatible API clients like our Swift library, and recently moved the code to its own GitHub org.

Also, he just started doing office hours for this API library and our iOS app, in case you've been thinking of contributing!

RT @angelostavrow: mastodon.technology/@angelosta

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This tool will nicely upload all of your Hugo posts to a instance -- perfect for migrating to a more writer-friendly blogging platform like ours.

Plus, if you're a Write.as Pro user, this will also migrate all of your photos to @snap_as!

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For a while, users weren't able to follow Write.as / WriteFreely blogs from Mastodon if their instance's "Authorized Fetch" feature was enabled.

We just fixed that on Write.as, so now you shouldn't have any trouble following blogs! We could also use your help reviewing and verifying this fix in : writefreely.org/pull/439

That's why the support we've seen from our users and contributors means the world to me and everyone on our small team. We couldn't have gotten this far without you.

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for iOS v1.0.4 is out now! This update fixes just a few tiny bugs.

discuss.write.as/t/writefreely

As always, if you enjoy the app, we'd love to hear your thoughts in an App Store review!

Our 5th year was our best yet, as we reached new communities and brought in sustainable levels of revenue 📈

We kept it all within the business, as we invested in projects like our app for iOS and Mac. But at this trajectory, we'll finally be profitable this year 🎊

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So far, we've supported writers conferences and contests at public libraries with @submit_as and Write.as.

Other libraries have used a multi-user instance to run their writing programs, like this one: westportwrites.writeas.org

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I'm at the American Library Association's Midwinter Conference this weekend, sharing how libraries and their patrons can use Write.as, @submit_as, and to share their writing online.

Last few days of our New Year Sale 

It's the last week of the year and the last couple days of our New Year Sale! Get 33% off our iOS app and an extra 25% off Pro 🎊 write.as/newyear

WriteFreely iOS app sale 

As part of our New Year sale, you can also get 33% off our :writefreely2: app for iOS — just $9.99 once, to keep forever.

Of course, this app works great not only with Write.as, but with any other WriteFreely instance!

writefreely.org/apps/ios

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You'll also find Web Monetization support in the next version of (v0.13): github.com/writeas/writefreely

We still need to add support for exclusive content, but we're waiting to see if users need it. There's much more infrastructure needed for this feature in order to verify payments, including additional backend applications out of our control. But if users will find it useful, we'll include the feature and fully document everything.

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We just released v1.0.1 of our iOS app!

This update comes with plenty of quality-of-life improvements, plus some bug fixes. See the full changelog on the forum: discuss.write.as/t/writefreely

We just released a new beta version of our iOS app! If you're a tester, you can get the latest release on TestFlight now.

github.com/writeas/writefreely

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