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.
Snap.as launched its first dedicated feature, photo albums, as a one-time paid add-on and made its first sale within 12 minutes.
We saw our first month of positive cash flow!
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.
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!
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.