Now you can include external links and general Markdown in your post titles, like this:
# [A Place to Write](https://write.as)
...great for when you want to write Daring Fireball-style posts where you reference an article in the title.
Now you can delete Snap.as photos, and it'll let you know if doing so will mess up any of your Write.as posts 👍 https://writing.exchange/media/uNhNn_KedZugoCdXBDY
Version 2.0 of the Android app: coming by the end of March, for real this time.
Some pricing changes coming next week — specifically, the price for an annual Pro subscription is dropping to $40
Slight improvement to post titles and slugs tonight: no more image URLs showing up in slugs, and we now fall back to a photo's alt text if necessary.
Now we're partially localized in Russian #changelog
Certain elements of blogs are now localized in Japanese! #changelog
I did this a little while ago, and even when I stopped promoting it letters still came in. So between that and having some time again, I invite anyone interested to request some free stickers!
Just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope over to Florida and I'll send a couple Write.as stickers back!
Thanks to everyone who's helped translate the app so far, certain blog elements are now localized in Hungarian, Romanian, Spanish, French, and Italian! Thank you all! https://write.as/thanks
Know a language other than English? Want your Write.as blogs fully localized in your language? We'd be eternally grateful for your help translating parts of the app! Feel free to jump in here: https://poeditor.com/join/project/TIZ6HFRFdE
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At the present moment it's clear that only a tiny bit more effort will get us support for cross-posting to any Mastodon instance (not just Writing Exchange).
So cross-posting will be delayed another day or so, but when you see it you'll be able to post to any instance 🤘
We're starting to localize all blogs and show common elements in the language you're writing in. Today, you'll see dates in the correct format 📅
Something not look right? Simply edit a post's metadata and fix its language to get the right format. https://writing.exchange/media/-fvvOPqEbkqzii-DES8
As some may know, our long-term goal for Write.as is to open source everything so you can host a blog (or blogs) yourself. It's still a ways off, but we outlined some of our goals on the future GitHub repository.
Next up: cross-posting to Mastodon!
This has been a big one on my personal list, and we've started hearing requests for it from more people lately. Since the Masto API seems pretty stable now, I figure it's a good time to finish it all up.
Initially we'll only support Writing.Exchange, to make sure it works well; then after some real-world testing we'll support any instance.
Social media has been great for keeping everyone abreast of our updates and improvements, but those toots can sometimes get lost in the stream.
So here's our official mailing list for Write.as updates — a monthly (or so) newsletter.
Now tags should work no matter what language / script you're writing in 👍 #changelog