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Write Freely is a writing platform on the Fediverse, sort of like a Fedi version of Medium.

It lets you write long form texts on the Fediverse, and people can follow your Write Freely account, so they see your latest posts.

The official site is at https://writefreely.org, you can also follow them at @writefreely

You can find instances to sign up on at https://writefreely.org/instances

There are apps available at https://writefreely.org/apps

If you are techy, there's instructions for self-hosting an instance at https://writefreely.org/start

If you aren't techy, you can still make your own Write Freely instance by using https://writefreely.host

#WriteFreely #Fediverse #FediTips #Medium #Alternatives


Some more popular Fediverse hashtags:

#AmReading - Discussing books you are reading

#AskMastodon / #MastoHelp / #AskFediverse - Requests for advice or assistance

#Caturday - Photos of your cats posted on a Saturday

#SFFBookClub - Discussing sci-fi and fantasy books

#Sporespondence - Posts about mushrooms and fungi

#MastoRadio - Italian langugage discussion of music tracks

#VendrediLecture - French language discussion of books on Fridays

#MastoTips #FediTips #Fediverse #Mastodon


You can find interesting conversations on the Fediverse by searching for popular hashtags.

Some good tags include:

#DogsOfMastodon - Photos of good bois and girls

#FF & #FollowFriday - Recommended follows

#Florespondence - Plants and flowers

#Introduction & #Introductions - People new to the Fediverse

#MastoArt - Artists showing their work on the Fedi

#NP & #NowPlaying - Recommended music tracks

#FediTips #Fediverse #MastoTips #Tags #Hashtags





Göktuğ's #FediTips No. 000 (Cover toot)

[I'll pin this thread and add some tips as they pop into my mind. I've had a fedi account since 2017, and been an active user since ~2019. I've seen some stuff in my time :blobcatcoffee:​ I want to share relevant bits of stuff I've learned in that time, without filtering the negative stuff out, which I believe is very important to share so people aren't caught in the cold.]


Have you wondered what the "Local" and "Federated" links do on Mastodon?

Local shows the latest posts from just your home instance (the site you signed up to Mastodon on). The posts are displayed in chronological order.

Federated shows the latest posts from all instances (but only from accounts followed by at least one person on your instance).

Smaller instances tend to have more interesting Local feeds, because they are quieter and much easier to follow.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon


HomeTown is a fork of Mastodon which lets you make instance-only posts, adjust character limits and read long form rich text blog posts.

It's still part of the Fediverse, and HomeTown users can interact with Mastodon users totally fine.

Tech people can get self-hosting instructions here:

https://github.com/hometown-fork/hometown

Non-tech people can use a managed hosting service to start their own HomeTown instance:

https://federation.spacebear.ee

#HomeTown #Mastodon #MastoTips #FediTips #Fediverse


You can use Two Factor Authentication (2FA) on Mastodon by going to:

Preferences > Account > Two Factor Auth > Click "Set Up" and follow the instructions

It is compatible with TOTP authentication apps such as Aegis Authenticator, Google Authenticator and lots of others.

#MastoTips #FediTips #2FA #TwoFactorAuthentication #InfoSec


It's really irritating if you accidentally delete, unfollow or unboost something on Mastodon.

However, you can stop this happening by going to:

Preferences > Appearance > Confirmation Dialogs, tick the boxes for actions that should require confirmation, then click "Save Changes"

Every time you do these things, a confirmation dialogue box will appear asking if you're sure.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips

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