NaNoWriMo, gift subscriptions, and more on

Earlier this week I wrote about some behind-the-scenes Webmention changes that improve how replies are handled for external blogs, and yesterday we increased the storage for hosted podcasts. Today I’m rolling out some more visible new stuff on

  • Added special sections of Discover for Inktober and NaNoWriMo. I love seeing the art that has been posted already, and we want to do more to encourage the writers on next month.
  • Added new invite link under “Plans” to invite someone to If you already have a paid subscription you can pay for someone’s blog hosting for a year! We’ve heard from customers who want to offer this to friends or family to make it easier for them to get started blogging. It’s a one-time $50 payment, so $10-off the usual year-long subscription.
  • Added a progress spinner when loading the timeline on the web.
  • Added “…” button on the user profile page on the web with option to mute or report the user, matching what was recently added to the macOS version of
  • Plus a few bug fixes and cleanup to make things run more smoothly.

After a very busy summer, I feel like I’m able to get back to deploying improvements to on a regular schedule. Still have a couple big features in the queue that I hope will be ready soon. Thanks for the support!

Manton Reece @manton