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Now you can embed videos in your posts with <video> tags ๐Ÿ“ฝ

Blogs are now localized in Greek ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท and Polish ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Thanks again to our translators!

Rather pay for a subscription with PayPal? Now you can! Just visit the new billing page to get started. write.as/me/plan/billing/paypa

We've joined a list of other awesome web apps that work well without ever logging in ๐Ÿ˜Ž


We're back from a week in NYC and a day presenting at TechDay!

I have to say, getting out from behind the screen to talk to people in meatspace for a week was a very, very enjoyable experience.


Now you can point your.domain and www.your.domain to Write.as, and if the former is your preferred blog URL, we'll automatically redirect the www- version to it.

Just got the postcards we'll be handing out at our TechDay booth in NYC next Thursday ๐Ÿ˜

@pizza ๐Ÿ˜„ just in case we need them for the site in the future -- it's too hard to predict which ones might be useful. But maybe we'll allow them eventually

We passed 5 million views across all Write.as posts this month! ๐Ÿ‘€ 3 million of those have come in the past two months alone.


@international It fell down the priorities list a bit as there was a licensing issue with the Mastodon library we were using, and we needed to hit some promised deadlines with @snap_as -- but it's still happening! Will be able to start working on it again in 2-3 weeks from now.

If you need a domain name without a lot of overhead, check out iwantmyname. Besides being simple and easy to use, you can connect your domain to your Write.as blog in one click ๐Ÿ‘

And if you use this link, any domain you buy helps support us without any extra cost to you!


Besides wanting a simple online space to write, I started building Write.as to have a place where I could write privately.

In a web of ubiquitous tracking and surveillance capitalism, we need more user-friendly tools that come with privacy and user freedom by default โ€” and I'm happy to build a model for this with a platform being used by more people every day.

On that note, we're now on PrivacyTools.io, where you can find many tools for fighting digital .


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Man, I glad I got this off my chest: I've really been disturbed about how the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica debate has led to Facebook taking *more* control of its users' personal data, not less.


Just sent out a small fix for RSS feeds that should prevent extraneous characters from showing up in certain readers like Feedly.

I've added a nice editor on the Custom CSS and Javascript fields when customizing your blog ๐Ÿ’ป

This adds syntax highlighting, easy indentation, and helpful messages that point out any errors.

We now support Brazilian Portuguese ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท on blogs, thanks to @gravitacoes!

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Snap.as photo albums are live!

Just open the uploader and click the "Create photo album..." button to learn more, including what's coming next. If you'd like to unlock photo albums, it's just $10 -- a one-time purchase that will include all updates to this early feature.

I'm excited to launch this to everyone, and if you try it out I'd love to hear what you think so far!

We're on Indie Hackers now, with a timeline of how we got to where we are today! indiehackers.com/product/write

@scottnesbitt sounds great! Would love to get your early feedback when it launches.