Ethical Alternatives to Medium

Write Freely

Write Freely is a blogging service like Medium where the focus is on the text itself, with a clean uncluttered aesthetic.

The site is extremely privacy-friendly, and collects the absolute minimum amount of information needed for it to work.

Write Freely has just started federating using the ActivityPub standard, so you can follow Write Freely blogs through a Mastodon account.

WHERE TO SIGN UP –,, LOG.Rocks, Lainhaus




MANAGED HOSTING (if you want to start your own Write Freely instance) – Write Freely Hosting


ActivityPub for WordPress

If you run a blog powered by WordPress, you can add a plugin that make it federate with Mastodon and other social networks that use the ActivityPub standard.

There are currently a couple of plugins available, one simply called “ActivityPub” and another called “Pterotype”.

PLUGINS – ActivityPub, Pterotype


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