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What are your biggest questions as someone *writing* on the platform? Looking for feedback on what to include in the Writer's Guide here:

New article about on (note: paywall):

It's great to read something like this from someone using it for the first time: "WriteFreely has achieved its goal of making it possible to set up a new blogging site with a minimum of effort."

But also plenty of valid criticism there that'll help us making the project better.

We'll be at in Portland, Oregon in 2 weeks!

Let us know if you'd like to grab coffee before or after the conference. Otherwise, you'll find us at booth #10096! boosted

The email subscriptions feature will involve new processes that regularly check for posts scheduled to be sent out via email, so with that in place, we'll be able to support federation on scheduled posts, too.

This was mentioned in #writefreely issue #76 ( boosted

As an ongoing project, I'm hoping to get #WriteFreely federation working with all #ActivityPub-supporting platforms.

Just tested with #misskey and saw it wasn't working:

Still need to see what works with #hubzilla and #osada boosted

My thoughts about getting Medium-style "Publications" on the #fediverse (on @write_as or otherwise).

I'm not sure how it'll work, but here are some vague ideas. Let me know what you think! boosted

Just started a new blog at using (@write_as)

It's pretty awesome that enables me to add my blog to the fediverse at

2018 was the first year we received requests for user data or to have content taken down, so we're going to start releasing an annual report with this kind of information.

Read about the requests we received in 2018 and how we responded in our latest @intheopen blog post:

New on @readwriteas: global hashtag browsing! Now you can browse posts across all public blogs by topic, like :

If you publish publicly, be sure to add hashtags somewhere in your post. There's no algorithm here; the humans behind will periodically look at popular tags and choose certain ones to showcase at the top of the site. boosted boosted boosted


I haven't really done a formal one of these so here we go:

I write essays about writing, government, philosophy, religion, software and anything else that interests me. My goal is to provide high quality evidence based content on a bi-weekly basis, and to promote the use of critical thinking.

I also write fiction on #Tapas.

I am a big proponent of FOSS and federation, and am launching the new home for my writing on @write_as

More details here: boosted

Updated the #WriteFreely Instances page to explain more of what's going on, and to not prioritize over everyone else's instance anymore.

At this point, it gets enough exposure elsewhere on the site. The goal for this page is to help all these other great communities grow. boosted

If you're at all interested in the development / progress of and , I'd highly recommend following @writeas_dev.

Whereas I try to keep this account low-volume and limited to the important stuff, the dev account often contains what we're working on at any given moment, as well as new issues, small fixes, and our future plans.

Even if you're not a developer but instead run a WriteFreely instance — or just publish on one — there's relevant information for you there. boosted

Could use some input on this. Would data URIs be useful for you in WriteFreely? Or not needed? boosted

Yesterday was the last post in the current #AlternativesAtoZ series.

You can see the whole series most easily by going to:

You can find out more about alternatives on the website:

If you wish to support the site, please consider buying the eBook:

Cheers! :blobsmile:

@Kye You can always pay monthly if you prefer. Often people will actually find that they end up using the other features on Pro that they didn't imagine using at first, so you might see the same thing.

Otherwise, it's always available with WriteFreely, whether you host yourself or join another instance:

@Kye It's on Pro because people find it valuable. 🙂 We have to eat somehow. And based on my experience, it's not a required feature -- 99% of people on find the platform useful without having it at all. subsidizes their free users with their sheer scale and, of course, advertising. We're working to help more people understand this, but a web that isn't subsidized by ads means that users have to start paying for the things they use. boosted

I'm working on an integration with another blogging platform (which one? it's a surprise) that has me thinking about improving the #WriteFreely install process.

I'd like to get it down to one command (instead of the 2-4 it takes now). And if it could do things like set up a systemd service, that'd be awesome.


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