Write.as Cyber Monday sale 

Want to talk about federation on ? 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 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: phabricator.write.as/project/p

This month, to coincide with , 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 / 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:


We've joined other fediverse projects on the SocialHub forum, with dedicated categories for and ! Feel free to join us over there.

WriteFreely: socialhub.activitypub.rocks/c/

Pherephone: socialhub.activitypub.rocks/c/

Looks like the videos from are up now! Check them out on Peertube: @apconf

Included is my talk (@matt) about how we're building and our other projects.

"Federated Blogging with WriteFreely"


We would love to know more about how you use Write.as / . Let us know (and get a sneak peek at our upcoming submission manager) via Submit.as!


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 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 instances get started.

Read more on @intheopen: write.as/intheopen/casual-phas

We like to talk about how lightweight 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 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: 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)

Both and are only a couple stars away from 1,000 on GitHub! Why not send them over the threshold? ⭐

WriteFreely :writefreely2:

Plume :plume:

If you were having trouble running the official v0.9.1 build on macOS or Windows, try the builds we just released: github.com/writeas/writefreely

Fixed issue: github.com/writeas/writefreely

Want to use with Apache instead of Nginx? Here's an excellent step-by-step guide on doing just that.


Here are the full details on our open developer position:


We're looking for developers, but welcome anyone with similar web development skills to apply! There's plenty to be done around , and lots of opportunity to learn Go, if you're interested.

Apply here: write-as.breezy.hr/p/cc7b89733

v0.9.0 included a new bit of information in an instance's NodeInfo: whether or not it has user invites enabled.

You can now see which v0.9+ instances are invite-only vs. completely closed on the Instances page: writefreely.org/instances

We've reached a point where we'd like to start developers to work on the roadmap 💻 :writefreely2:

This would be remote, contract-based work for now, with a chance to go full-time later in the year (assuming all continues going well). You'd be creating free / open source software.

I'll have more details soon, but especially if you're a / developer and want to work on a growing project, I'd love to hear from you!

Now the Instances page shows whether or not instances are up-to-date 👍


What are your biggest questions as someone *writing* on the platform? Looking for feedback on what to include in the Writer's Guide here:


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