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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.

write.as/blog/techday-nyc

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 😍

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

inside.write.as/

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 πŸ‘

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

write.as/iwmn/app

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 β€” 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 .

privacytools.io/#productivity

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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.

eff.org/deeplinks/2018/04/too-

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 πŸ’»

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

We now support Brazilian Portuguese πŸ‡§πŸ‡· 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

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 platform is just the start.

Now you can along with each of them right here in the fediverse:

@readwriteas - stories from Write.as
@snap_as - photo and album hosting
@htmlhouse - HTML hosting

Future:
@draft_as - collaboration on text
@jot_as - private, encrypted notes

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Migration complete! Not as smooth as we imagined, but we shouldn't ever have to do that again.

You can now upload photos again -- and please let us know if you notice anything weird happening with your account.

After hearing about @Liberapay's issues with Medium yesterday (and offering to help them out), we've put up our official discount policy for open source projects (TL;DR: get our Casual plan for free).

write.as/pricing/opensource

Custom Javascript is now live for Pro users! Just go to your blog's Customize page to add a snippet of code.

Note: this will only work when your blog is on our writeas.com subdomain or a custom domain (we'll update the app to reflect this soon).

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Pro users will now find a 30-day visitor overview on their blog's Stats page!

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. support.grammarly.com/hc/en-us

We're partially localized in Swedish now, too! πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ (Thanks @konc!)

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