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Started the 2 week trial of @write_as yesterday.
Today I paid for the Pro subscription. Who am I kidding, of course I want to use it. I love that there is a #foss arm, but do not have the know-how to do this myself - and am happy to pay to support a great project ❤️

Yay for having a blog again!
It's at lowkey.party/ if anyone wants to look and didn't see me spamming it earlier on various accounts 😉

Image in this post is from my first blog post.

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"When we started back in 2015, it [Write.as] was a completely free platform that didn’t even let you sign up — you could publish individual, anonymous posts and share the link.

You can still use Write.as like that to this day. But since then, we’ve also added full accounts and paid plans, grown almost entirely via word-of-mouth, and earlier this year, became profitable as a company, ensuring we can continue building this for decades to come."

write.as/blog/changing-free-re

#WriteAs #RevenueModels

Managed to isolate the abusive actors. Disabled the many thousands of spambot accounts created. Signups are open again!

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We're currently facing a distributed network of bots creating accounts on our platform, so we've completely disabled registrations until we can better prevent this.

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Happy holidays! 🎄🎅🎁🎆🎊 We’re offering limited support from December 20 to December 31. Please reach out if you need help with billing or other critical / time-sensitive issues, and we’ll help out. Otherwise, we’ll see you in the new year, on January 3!

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Of course, I don't want to exclude people from ad-free, privacy-centric software like ours — there shouldn't be a premium on it.

So the plan is to continue supporting cost-free publishing via:

- Self-hosting and communities running @writefreely, and
- Invite links, which you can use to give out Free accounts

Besides that, naturally, if you create an account before January 1 you won't have to worry about this — and you can help other people join by inviting them personally.

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There are several reasons for this change, but a big one is needing the space to focus on our customers and build out everything we hope to.

I laid everything out on our forum for community feedback: discuss.write.as/t/potential-c

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I'll share a blog post about this soon, but I've decided to ⚠️ close new Free account registrations ⚠️ for Write.as on December 31st.

This won't affect our anonymous apps or existing users; only those who want to create a Free account starting January 1.

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All is good again, we've been back up for a while.

We've also made some changes that should make this kind of outage less likely in the future.

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Experiencing abnormally high traffic right now, which is causing some intermittent downtime on our main web application.

We're working to mitigate it now. As always, you can keep an eye on this here: status.write.as

@drikkes Hope to support that in the future! I can let you know when we have that, if you want.

@pimoore Thank you, Pete! Agreed -- it feels great to be at this point.

@sexybiggetje I appreciate that! I've considered making those numbers more public, and might do that in the future.

But happy to share here: right now about 0.4% of all users are paying.

the cyber monday sale 

As for the actual sale, it's still going on until tonight at 11:59pm Eastern. There are discounts on:

- Write.as Pro (25% off - new and existing users)
- Write.as Teams (25% off - new users)
- eBook add-on (30% off)
- @writefreely iOS app (33% off)

Hopefully there's something in there you might like. For all the details, see our @deals post: write.as/deals/shopping-weeken

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