Write.as

A writing and blogging platform for minimalists.

No Employees
Founders Code
Solo Founder
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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.

Write.as for Linux

We launched our very first native desktop app for Linux, a lightweight editor that lets you publish anonymous posts to Write.as

Federation

We launched support for federation via ActivityPub, so people on federated platforms like Mastodon can follow and interact with Write.as blogs. Now anyone can easily create a new federated blog and join the fediverse.

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.

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.