is a free open federated blogging platform. It has a minimalist approach so that readers concentrate on the text.

It federates with so you can follow blogs through Mastodon etc.

Existing Write Freely instances you can sign up at:

Installing your own instance:

Fully managed hosting, if you want your own instance without doing techy stuff:


It depends on your individual taste, some people prefer one and some the other.

They're both free and open, they're both federated with ActivityPub, so maybe best thing is just to try them both?

@switchingsocial Any thoughts on if it could be feasible to use a static site (built using a generator like Jekyll) with ActivityPub? I'm just learning about ActivityPub and haven't really looked into how it actually works yet, so I have no idea if this is a stupid question or not.

I'd suggest taking a look at what people have, they certainly have tackled static-site vs AP problem by now.
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Mastodon is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.