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support on Write.as was just the first part of what I wanted to create for the :fediverse: Next, I wanted a place to read everything in peace.

Here's just the start of that second part: Read.as, built from scratch to be and .

Soon you'll be able to create an account on the Read.as instance, and follow platforms like and that federate long-form articles โ€” for now it just needs to be run locally.

github.com/writeas/Read.as

Now posts sent to the include any you've added, so they'll show up in searches ๐Ÿ”Ž

(They also support !)

Now you can fetch individual blog posts from the :fediverse:

Just fixed a where your posts might not have been federating if you enabled federation, but your blog wasn't set to "public".

Please let me know if you still notice any issues with posts not showing up on Mastodon

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New section on switching.social, for blogging alternatives. First entry is @write_as :

switching.social/ethical-alter

It would be nice to have a wider range of blogging alternatives too, perhaps alternatives to Tumblr, Blogger and Livejournal?

If you have any suggestions, let me know.

(#Plume is still in alpha testing)

#Blogs #Blogging #Bloggers #Writing #Publishing #Macroblogging #ActivityPub #Federation #Fediverse

@Iw Saw your previous toot -- new posts only show up after you've started following a blog. Does it work now?

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โœ… Blogs on custom domains are discoverable
โœ… You can choose your handle for your custom domain blog (default: @blog@example.com)
โœ… Custom domain blogs have NodeInfo showing them each as a single-user "instance"
โœ… AP endpoints should be future-proof for when you can eventually self-host your blog
โœ… Posts federate from blogs on custom domains

support is now available to everyone! ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐ŸŽŠ :fediverse:

Write.as blogs don't federate by default, so to enable it you can either sign up with our new page: write.as/new/blog/federated, or if you're already on Write.as, go to your blog's Customize page and click "Enable federation"

Note this also includes support for custom domains. So if your domain is hosted with us, you can now choose your handle when you enable federation and your blog will be accessible in the fediverse!

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Only major bug I've found was with following multiple Write.as blogs -- the second or greater blog you followed didn't save in our database correctly.

That's fixed now, and I've reconstructed the missed follows via the server logs, so you should still be subscribed. Still, please double-check the blogs you're following, and if you see an hourglass icon where the follow button normally is, do the ol' unfollow/follow-again to get things right.

: if you have a custom domain on Write.as, what should your handle be?

Examples:
@blog@example.com
@me@example.com
@example_com@example.com

others? Do you want to be able to choose it yourself, instead of having a default?

We're also publishing NodeInfo, so stats on the new blogs that joined the fediverse today are here: the-federation.info/node/write

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@switchingsocial @write_as For anybody slow-in-the-brain as I am trying to follow something non-Masto from Masto for the first time:

In the web UI of Mastodon, you enter the address of the thing you're trying to follow in the search box, and you will get a result with an option to follow.

And I must say, that's pretty friggin cool. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Thank-you Mastodon, ActivityPub, and write.as!

support is live! You can now follow *Public* Write.as blogs from Mastodon, such as our @blog

It's limited to Public blogs right now (a paid feature) so we can slowly roll this out and plug holes as needed -- once I'm confident things are stable in the next few days, it'll be available to everyone for free.

You can read a bit more about the update, and I'd love to hear any feedback / ideas / bugs here! discuss.write.as/t/activitypub

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Today is the day @write_as joins the :fediverse:! Finishing up boosting now and anything else I missed. Live-tooting the process @writeas_dev

We just had our best month ever in July, in terms of getting closer to sustainability and reaching more people ๐ŸŽ‰

More great things are coming in August (especially :fediverse:) that I'm excited to share with you!

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If you had problems creating a Snap.as account in the past 4 days, we've fixed the issue that was causing it. You can try again now and everything should work!

Got a good bit of joy from responding to this email and saying we don't accept any advertising.

The price for our Casual plan is increasing to $12/year on August 1 for new subscribers. The main reasons are that @readwriteas has grown a lot in the past two years, and "$0.83/month" is awkward.

Existing subscribers won't see any change in their rate (including if you upgrade before August). ๐Ÿ™‚

write.as/blog/slightly-new-cas

And as I mentioned on my personal account, if you're in France or Italy and want to meet up and chat, let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

writing.exchange/@matt/1004020

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