It’s not really meant for secure, guaranteed self-destructing messages (I mention the many caveats on that page), but hopefully it serves as a good example for building on the API.
If you want to have a Medium-style text-based blog that people can follow on the Fediverse, you might want to try these:
You can either join an existing instance, or set up your own.
They federate with ActivityPub-based networks such as Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica etc. so you can follow their blogs the same way you would follow a person.
Behind the scenes, this is powered by a little web application that returns release information about a GitHub project: https://github.com/writefreely/version
One change to the #WriteFreely admin dashboard coming in v0.9: a new section to manage instance-wide static pages, and the ability to create new ones outside of the predefined About and Privacy pages.
Just created our Zapier integration! It enables you to publish a Write.as blog post with another triggering event on their platform.
We need to reach 10 users to launch this to the world, so if you're interested in trying this out, you can get the integration here: https://zapier.com/developer/public-invite/14534/afa3756d8b3fa6c441cc100dcd65a3fe/
Discussion here: https://discuss.write.as/t/zapier-integration/511
Trying to gauge potential interest in supporting publications on Write.as that are larger than simple personal blogs. Sound interesting, or unnecessary? We'd love your input.
Lastly, I'm (@matt) still in Portland until late Tuesday, so if you're in the area and want to grab a coffee, let me know!
All finished with the #AWP conference in Portland this weekend! It was a great couple of days getting out into the community, talking to writers, editors, and publishers, and introducing the platform to more people. We'll have a blog post up about it soon.
Just finished migrating my site to a much cleaner and simpler Write Freely platform, thanks to @write_as for the excellent product! I will easily be donating to the project very soon :) It's now up and running at https://techzerker.com
I'm not entirely certain if federation is working for it yet, but I have a few pinned pages to prep and whatnot first before I fiddle with that. If it is working, the settings page says the handle is "@firstname.lastname@example.org"
New in #Writeas Labs: email subscriptions!
This is a very early, very experimental feature, but I'm excited to launch it for everyone and start putting it through some real-world testing.
Get started here: https://write.as/letters
Feedback / discussion here: https://discuss.write.as/t/new-in-labs-email-subscriptions/480
What are your biggest questions as someone *writing* on the platform? Looking for feedback on what to include in the #WriteFreely Writer's Guide here:
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 #AWP 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!