Pencil

About Pencil

Pencil is the official demo instance of WriteFreely. We occasionally invite people to join, so you can come in and see what a plain install looks like — but it's not a permanent place for writing.

For a permanent place, see our flagship instance of WriteFreely: Write.as — or any other instance listed on WriteFreely.org.

NOTE this isn't a permanent place to set up a blog! We often test out experimental code on this instance and break things entirely. We provide no guarantees of uptime, security, fitness for a particular purpose, or even your data lasting until tomorrow.


Pencil is home to 289 articles across 100 blogs.

About WriteFreely

WriteFreely is a self-hosted, decentralized blogging platform for publishing beautiful, simple blogs.

It lets you publish a single blog, or host a community of writers who can create multiple blogs under one account. You can also enable federation, which allows people in the fediverse to follow your blog, bookmark your posts, and share them with others.