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.
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.
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.
Previous #FF posts: https://writing.exchange/@readwriteas/tagged/followfriday
@zethra We're glad to help! Thanks for your patience with us on this and again, sorry for the inconvenience.
New on Write.as: free trial
We just added a trial option to Write.as Pro, so now you can see what the full platform is about without paying anything up front.
New users can get started here: https://write.as/start/pro
Existing users can head here: https://write.as/upgrade/pro/pay and select the "Free trial" option (no credit card info is needed).
Two new themes from our community are out for this week! Each showcases unique ways you can personalize your @write_as blog.
Feel free to use these themes wholesale or remix them to fit your blog! Check out our growing collection here - @themes
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!
Hi Kev! Currently we don't support setting canonical links but it'd be a great feature request to post on the forum (discuss.write.as) to get more opinions on it.
In the meantime we'd recommend using Write.as to post excerpts and link back to your personal blog or for other content unique to your Write.as blog.
That'd be great for image captions! Thanks for the feedback. This would be useful to add to our ongoing conversation about extended Markdown on our forum: https://discuss.write.as/t/new-formatting-syntaxes/43
And just so you know - we support aligning text via HTML. There is a post on our forum that covers it here: https://discuss.write.as/t/markdown-to-center-text/579/4
Hope that helps and again, thanks for the suggestion!
@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: https://www.starterstory.com/how-to-build-a-blogging-platform
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