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October 24, 2022 12:38 PM   Subscribe

Get Blogging!
I'm determined to get more people to blog on their own sites. This is my attempt at making it easy: a self-contained site that takes you through writing and reading, with an easy-to-remember domain that's designed to be shared.

I'm definitely interested in feedback from the MeFi community! What did I miss?
Role: Writer / programmer
posted by bwerdmuller (9 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by aniola on October 30, 2022: Get Blogging!

This is great, Ben! I'm surprised you didn't mention the biggest new blogging platform of the last few years, Substack, which is free, offers built-in email delivery, RSS for every blog, custom domains (for a one-time $40 fee), and paid subscription options (with fees) for writers to support themselves.

I certainly have my issues with their libertarian approach to content moderation, so wouldn't fault you for not including it on those grounds, but it was a surprising omission.
posted by waxpancake at 1:38 PM on October 24 [2 favorites]


waxpancake: Thank you, and thank you for the nudge! I somehow missed that they offered domains. It'll be a part of the next revision (although I agree with you, strongly, about moderation).
posted by bwerdmuller at 1:43 PM on October 24


Following up: it's added now.
posted by bwerdmuller at 1:55 PM on October 24


As a feed reader, you might consider adding https://theoldreader.com -- I've used it for years, and I love it.
posted by ploguus at 2:38 PM on October 24


Very nice! For RSS readers, you might consider mentioning that if you use Thunderbird for email, you already have an RSS reader. In fact, it's how I read this post.
posted by COD at 6:54 PM on October 24


Perfect timing with the Twitter news.
posted by AndrewStephens at 1:32 PM on October 27 [2 favorites]


Great page.

Just an FYI Write.as no longer has any free tiers and hasn't since December 2021.
:C
posted by Faintdreams at 6:58 AM on October 29


This is so cool, kind, and generous of you. I miss blogs, and want more so I can have a fun lunchtime blog break again!
posted by smorgasbord at 6:45 PM on November 2


Ah, what a lovely thing - well done! In case it helps, Byword is another lovely lightweight text editor that can publish directly to Medium, Wordpress, Tumblr, Blogger and Evernote. Really lovely to see write.as on your list of platforms!
posted by nthdegx at 10:20 AM on November 16


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