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.
We passed 5 million views across all Write.as posts this month! 👀 3 million of those have come in the past two months alone.
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 👍
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 — 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 #surveillance.
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.
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! https://www.indiehackers.com/product/write-as
We're working to build a suite of tiny, focused tools that all work together, and share the same simplicity and privacy-awareness of Write.as. This little #blogging platform is just the start.
Now you can #follow along with each of them right here in the fediverse:
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The current US government seems to be doing everything in its power to undermine digital #privacy.
Just fixed a bug that popped up when toggling the editor theme, caused by Chrome extensions like Google Voice.
We also learned that Grammarly really messes up the editor. While we wait for them to (hopefully) fix it, here's how to disable the extension while you're on Write.as. https://support.grammarly.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000091612-Disable-Grammarly-extension-on-one-or-more-websites
A simplified, privacy-conscious blogging platform, made by @matt (toots by the same).