Write Freely

Write Freely is free and open source software for starting a minimalist, federated blog — or an entire community.

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Made for Writing

Our fast, pared-down editor is all you need to quickly get your thoughts down and published to your blog.

Light & Easy to Install

Write Freely sets your ideas and your server's resources free. Just run the binary to start your site up.

Build a Community

Host your own community of writers. Interact with the decentralized social web via ActivityPub.

Mature & Stable

Write Freely has spent the past four years reliably powering Write.as.

Create a minimalist blog

WriteFreely is built around writing. There's no news feed, notifications, or unnecessary likes or claps to take you away from your train of thought. You get a distraction-free writing environment, and readers can enjoy a clean reading experience.

Publish to the fediverse

Reach outside your own site with federation via ActivityPub. WriteFreely lets anyone on Mastodon, Pleroma, or any ActivityPub-enabled service follow your blog, bookmark your posts, and share them with their followers. See how it works.

Easy on the eyes (and your server)

WriteFreely is written in Go (golang), so it runs anywhere and takes up very few resources — you can even run it on a Raspberry Pi! Installation is as easy as uploading a binary (plus a few files, for now).