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.
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.writefree.ly is home to 465 articles across 225 blogs.
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.