Welcome to the new and improved Write for Ten! I'm writing this letter to give you details on what's new in this version and what inspired it. It's a long letter, so here's a summary.
TL;DR After 7 years of running this website, I had to choose between shutting it down or continuing development on it as a paid service. I chose the latter after hearing from people who wanted to keep using the website because it helps them maintain a writing habit. Try the new version by signing up or logging in.
I created Write for Ten 7 years ago with the goal of helping users develop a writing habit. In the past few years, significant life events have prevented me from updating the website. I finished graduate school, moved cross-country to a new job, got married, and now I’m a proud father of a curious and strong 5-month-old girl.
Two months ago, I was at a crossroads on whether I should continue running Write for Ten. The first option was to end the service because I haven’t worked on it and keeping its server running required work, vigilance, and money—all of which were in limited supply. By shutting it down, the service could give a proper farewell to its many users and allow current users to download their writings.
The second option was to continue working on it, but in a way that was sustainable. A sustainable service meant 4 things: get support from its users, avoid spam, invite new users, and add new features.
Inspired, I started working on a new version of Write for Ten. This new version is what you see now. It has the following features:
You can try this new version for free until the end of 2017. If you decide that you want to support this new service, the cost is $3 per month (or $12 per year). If you decide that you don’t want to continue using the service, you can download all of your writings for your own archive.
Creator of Write for Ten