Write.as

A writing and blogging platform for minimalists.

No Employees
Founders Code
Solo Founder
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Open Source
Productivity
SaaS
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Writing

In 2014 I couldn't find a space online where I was comfortable writing my thoughts. Social media tracked my every move, and most blogging platforms got in my way. So I built that freeing place and opened it to everyone.

Snap.as Browser Extension

To bring Write.as and Snap.as closer together, we launched a Chrome and Firefox extension that lets you upload photos while you're writing -- just drop in a file, then paste the Markdown into your post.

Adding this bit of functionality as a browser extension means that both the Write.as interface stays clean and that Snap.as is useful even if you're pairing it with another Markdown-enabled writing platform.

First exhibition

The team went up to NYC to show off the Write.as suite of products at TechDay!

First independent Snap.as customer

Snap.as launched its first dedicated feature, photo albums, as a one-time paid add-on and made its first sale within 12 minutes.

Full-time Founder

I started working on Write.as full-time.

Launched Snap.as

To get to long-term sustainability, I'm creating a suite of small, focused products that all work together (while also standing on their own). Snap.as is the first product of many more to come, and launched as a new feature for Pro Write.as subscribers.

Positive Cash Flow

We saw our first month of positive cash flow!

Launched WriteFree.ly

We launched on Product Hunt just as other products like Telegraph and the now-defunct BoldIO were joining the web, so we created a resource for everyone to compare all the anonymous blogging services out there.

Launched on Product Hunt

Telegram had just launched their "minimalist publishing tool," so I posted Write.as to Hacker News, and was featured the next day on Product Hunt!

Launched Read Write.as

Read.Write.as launched as a way for people to discover anonymous and other writing published on Write.as — a often-requested feature. With this site, we began building a destination for anyone who wanted some inspiration, separate from our clean, distraction-free writing experience.

In 2014 I couldn't find a space online where I was comfortable writing my thoughts. Social media tracked my every move, and most blogging platforms got in my way. So I built that freeing place and opened it to everyone.