Matt Baer

is creating publishing tools for creative people

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Hi there, I'm Matt 👋


I'm building a suite of services that help people share their creative work online, starting with Write.as, a minimalist blogging platform made just for writers.

With these projects, I'm hoping to create a model for a sustainable and ad-free web that encourages creativity over consumption. I've been at it for over 4 years and plan to do this for decades to come. Becoming a patron here is a great way to support me on this mission!

So far, I've built:

  • Write.as, a privacy-focused blogging platform.
  • 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]

I also run this community:


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 build small tools that attempt to make the web a little better:


Your contribution here will help me maintain these projects, and create more just like them. Thank you for your support!
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Covers hosting, domain names, and basic overhead for all my personal projects.
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