Matt Baer is creating simple, privacy-focused software
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patrons

Hi there, I'm Matt 👋


I've been working on Write.as, a minimalist blogging platform, for the past 4 years. It's the platform I've always wanted to see on the web -- free of advertising and personal data collection; simple and flexible enough to be useful in a ton of ways.

All revenue from Write.as goes right back into the business, and it's been cash flow-positive for almost a year now. But I'm still living off my savings while I build it full-time, and a little extra income would help me keep doing this until it can pay me a salary.

If you like what I'm building and want to help me reach my goals, please consider backing me here.

So far, I've built:

  • Write.as, a place to publish your writing.
  • WriteFreely, the free and open source software behind Write.as.
  • Read Write.as, a place to read what others have written.
  • HTMLhouse, for quickly publishing a web page and learning web development.
  • Snap.as, for easily sharing photos and galleries.
  • Read.as, a free / open source long-form reading app built on ActivityPub. [in development]

When I'm not building these products, I'm also writing about how to make software and businesses that work for humans. You can read a little more about me on that blog.

I also release small projects that don't directly fit with the Write.as suite, but still incorporate my principles or improve something on the web. Here's what I've built so far:


Your contribution here will help me maintain these projects, and create more just like them. Thank you for your support!
Tiers
Every dollar helps
$1 or more per month
Thank you! Your support means a lot!
Patron
$5 or more per month
Thank you! Your support means a lot!


You'll get access to my patrons-only posts, including experiments and ideas I have for Write.as and everything else.

Supporter
$10 or more per month
Stickers! You'll get two Write.as stickers to show off your support (if you want), as well as access to a patrons-only section of the forums https://discuss.write.as
Avid Supporter
$20 or more per month
You'll get a public "thank you" here: https://write.as/thanks and some Write.as stickers and access to a patrons-only section of the forums: https://discuss.write.as
Goals
13% complete
Covers hosting, domain names, and basic overhead for all my personal projects.
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Hi there, I'm Matt 👋


I've been working on Write.as, a minimalist blogging platform, for the past 4 years. It's the platform I've always wanted to see on the web -- free of advertising and personal data collection; simple and flexible enough to be useful in a ton of ways.

All revenue from Write.as goes right back into the business, and it's been cash flow-positive for almost a year now. But I'm still living off my savings while I build it full-time, and a little extra income would help me keep doing this until it can pay me a salary.

If you like what I'm building and want to help me reach my goals, please consider backing me here.

So far, I've built:

  • Write.as, a place to publish your writing.
  • WriteFreely, the free and open source software behind Write.as.
  • Read Write.as, a place to read what others have written.
  • HTMLhouse, for quickly publishing a web page and learning web development.
  • Snap.as, for easily sharing photos and galleries.
  • Read.as, a free / open source long-form reading app built on ActivityPub. [in development]

When I'm not building these products, I'm also writing about how to make software and businesses that work for humans. You can read a little more about me on that blog.

I also release small projects that don't directly fit with the Write.as suite, but still incorporate my principles or improve something on the web. Here's what I've built so far:


Your contribution here will help me maintain these projects, and create more just like them. Thank you for your support!

Recent posts by Matt Baer

Tiers
Every dollar helps
$1 or more per month
Thank you! Your support means a lot!
Patron
$5 or more per month
Thank you! Your support means a lot!


You'll get access to my patrons-only posts, including experiments and ideas I have for Write.as and everything else.

Supporter
$10 or more per month
Stickers! You'll get two Write.as stickers to show off your support (if you want), as well as access to a patrons-only section of the forums https://discuss.write.as
Avid Supporter
$20 or more per month
You'll get a public "thank you" here: https://write.as/thanks and some Write.as stickers and access to a patrons-only section of the forums: https://discuss.write.as