How to use

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Everything on is based around plain text. Formatting happens with text; adding images happens with text. Even embedding videos and other multimedia happens with text.


Sticking with our text-based nature, lets you easily group your posts together with hashtags. Add one at any point in your post, like #this, and it'll automatically be linked to a special page that shows all posts containing that hashtag.

Hashtags are also sent to the fediverse. So if your blog has federation enabled, your tagged blog posts will show up with all the other posts that people have similarly tagged when someone does a search in Mastodon, Pleroma, etc.

You can also add as many hashtags as you want to your posts, with any kind of capitalization:

#tutorial #HowTo #organization #WriteAs

As mentioned in our previous post, you can add photos with a little Markdown:


This inserts an image in your post, pulled from the given URL, that will read “Image” to anyone using a screen reader. We'd highly advise writing something more descriptive here, to help out any visually impaired users.

In order to get a URL for your image, it'll need to be hosted somewhere on the internet. We have an integrated photo hosting platform called that'll let you do exactly this — Pro users get it as part of their subscription, and can connect their account here.

Once you have a account, you can use the browser extension (available for Chrome and Firefox) to upload a photo and quickly add it to your post, like this:

Read more about this on the blog.

#tutorial #HowTo #photos #SnapAs

You can show only the beginning of your post on your blog's home page with a bit of special text. If you're on our blog's home page, you'll see a “Read more...” link below.


You can permanently pin any blog post to your blog's navigation bar (like an “About” or “Contact” page) by following these steps:


Creating a draft on is simple, but a bit different from what you might be used to.


You can integrate your blog with a custom domain.

First make sure you've upgraded to Pro.

Create a DNS record for your domain based on the type of domain you're using (this is usually done through your domain registrar):


What if writing an email could be as intimate as writing a letter? provides a space to help get your thoughts down. Let it help get your thoughts out by enabling email subscriptions — available to Pro users.


What if your blog could be connected to an intimate public square? provides this kind of space on Read, where anyone can spread their writing without relying on other social platforms.

Get started by selecting the “Public” setting on your blog, available to all Pro subscribers.


Email can be used for more than work.

Give it a creative outlet with publishing on blogs via email – a Pro feature.


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