writefreely Notes

The writefreely app is a service on the fediverse. It is a distributed long form blogging service. Each instance is independently own but they all use the ActivePub protocol. There are only a few open instances where an individual can sign up and start a blog. Most of the server are closed.

The goal of writefreely is to provide a home for long form text. The text may contain images but those images must be served from another service like nextcloud.


  1. writefreely main interaction with the fediverse is it can send a notice to followers
  2. It is important that you have data backup on your own server at your homebase. One that you control and have physical access too.

misc notes

Thing I've heard about that need study.

AJ Brown, in a past life, was an embedded systems engineer(digital design engineer) in silicon valley. He worked on new product designs ranging from hard-disk controllers, communication protocols, and link encryptors to simple battery monitors for electric cars.

A few years ago he gave his spot on the freeway to someone else and left:–) Now days he is more interested in sailing, building out his live-in bus for travel and supporting the idea of the full-circle of food; grow, harvest, store, prepare, preserve and propagate. He is still a strong supporter of Free/Libre Open Source Software[F/LOSS] and is willing to help most anyone in their quest to use it more efficiently.