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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.

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I wrote a little about this on @matt last June: write.as/matt/the-next-stage

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.

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Hey! It's @matt with another @write_as fedi account -- this time, for our upcoming Write.as/for/Teams service.

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.

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For : Body of Water (@bodyofwater)- a loosely connected narrative of poetry and images that celebrate the interdependence of ourselves to the world around us.

write.as/bodyofwater

Previous posts: writing.exchange/@readwriteas/

Curious about how anonymous posts work? Learn more about how to use them in our @howto guide.

write.as/how-to/anonymous-post

@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 

Take an Are.na text block and transform it into a @write_as post with this Glitch app! Perfect for reading & sharing longer text blocks: arena-2-writeas.glitch.me/

Two new themes from our community are out for this week! Each showcases unique ways you can personalize your @write_as blog.

1) write.as/themes/natsushyo

2) write.as/themes/anxiety

Feel free to use these themes wholesale or remix them to fit your blog! Check out our growing collection here - @themes

@filippodb @readwriteas Hmm maybe it something on Safari's end? We tried the link on Safari and works. It should work on the other browsers though if you'd like to still use it.

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For : Crop Lee (@blog) - a blog about techno music production that showcases original tracks and music experiments in the genre.

blog.croplee.com

Previous posts: writing.exchange/@readwriteas/

@filippodb @readwriteas Do you mean for the app? It should be up. Let us know if you're still running into issues and we'll look into fixing it!

Looking for something to read? Use this Glitch app to find a random post from a Write.as blog.

writeas-randomizer.glitch.me/

It pairs nicely with @readwriteas as a way to explore new blogs!

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!

A new theme this week to use or remix for your Write.as blog! Check it out here: write.as/themes/crop-lee

Be sure to follow @themes for more great blog themes from our community!

@kev

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.

@sasha_sorokin

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: discuss.write.as/t/new-formatt

And just so you know - we support aligning text via HTML. There is a post on our forum that covers it here: discuss.write.as/t/markdown-to

Hope that helps and again, thanks for the suggestion!

Here's another for some creative encouragement! This week:

Find an object nearby and write about it.

You can write a response over on Submit.as: submit.as/cues/object

And we'll publish accepted responses on our Write.as @cues blog!

@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: starterstory.com/how-to-build-

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