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 for my food.

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
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
Top Patron
$50 or more per month
You'll get a public thank you at the top of this page: https://write.as/thanks as well as some Write.as stickers and access to a patrons-only section of the forums: https://discuss.write.as
Collaborator
$250 or more per month
I'll prioritize your favorite planned feature above other non-essential development, heavily considering your input. (Limited to small features that require less than 4 hours of development time.)
Goals
16% 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 for my food.

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
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
Top Patron
$50 or more per month
You'll get a public thank you at the top of this page: https://write.as/thanks as well as some Write.as stickers and access to a patrons-only section of the forums: https://discuss.write.as
Collaborator
$250 or more per month
I'll prioritize your favorite planned feature above other non-essential development, heavily considering your input. (Limited to small features that require less than 4 hours of development time.)