What's New on Write.as

Your blog's browser icon will now show up in the fediverse!

To make sure it looks nice, you’ll want to re-upload a high-resolution icon for your blog. Just note that the icon might not show up right away on other #fediverse platforms like Mastodon if you’re already following your blog. New followers should see it just fine, though.

We now support Vimeo embeds! Just drop the link into your post to have it automatically embed the video.

Just fixed an issue with eBook downloads — if you were unable to download yours before, you should be able to now!

Full data exports are now available in all formats we offer, for every single user — paid or not.

Previously, you needed a paid account to export in JSON format. This was a vestige of our earliest days, when we were still figuring out what to charge for. That's fixed, so now you can freely take your data with you as needed!

If you’ve added a browser icon to your blog, now they’ll even show up next to your name on Read Write.as. Neato!

Screenshot of a post from the blog On Again, Off Again with a small browser icon next to it.

Browser icons! Now you can upload one yourself, and make your blog even more your own.

To get started, go to your blog’s Customize page, and click the image under “Favicon.” This is available to all Write.as Pro users, and we’d love to hear your feedback! Comment on the forum or Remark.as: Discuss...

We just made a small change to newsletters: now your blog name won’t show up in the subject of emails we send out, making it nice and compact for readers.

Now you can use Markdown and minimal HTML in your blog descriptions! This is perfect for adding a little formatting or an external link to the top of your blog. Go ahead and give it a try now!

Screenshot of the Customize page, where the description features some Markdown

We’ve added a directory of public writers on Tiny.Write.as, so it’s easier to find people there and read their blogs from our lightweight reading interface.

Also, a small change: now when you click the little “w” in the top-left corner of a custom domain blog, you’ll be taken to your Blogs page, instead of the editor.

We’ve moved to a new support ticket system for everyone on Write.as. If you need help with anything, just visit our Contact page to open a new ticket via email or our forum. Also, now you can see when we might be on vacation or otherwise taking a break, and get a better idea of when to expect a response from us.

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