Lightweight writing and publishing is the easiest way to start a journal, share your ideas, create a newsletter, and more — all with your privacy intact.

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Our simplified editor auto­ma­ti­cally saves while you type, so you can focus on writing.

Start a minimal blog

No comments, likes, spam, or dis­trac­tions — just your words.

Privacy by default

We don't collect your personal data, so you can write freely. Publish anonymously or under any name you choose.

A Permanent Writing Space

Give your writing the digital home it deserves, on your own domain, on a service that will still be with you tomorrow.

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A Community

Share with a community of writers on Read, our dedicated reading space.

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Effortless Newsletters

It's easy for readers to see your latest updates — Pro subscribers can publish to readers' inboxes.

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Custom Themes

Get full creative control over the look and feel of your blog. Start with a community-made theme or build your own from scratch.

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Tell Visual Stories

A Pro subscription includes our photo-hosting platform, — the perfect complement to your words on

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Longevity is the perfect long-term home for your writing. We've been around for five years with no end in sight. Free from outside investment and driven by principle, we're building a suite of creative tools — starting with

We run entirely on open source software and have a free plan that we'll always offer at no cost — because the world needs ad-free, accessible publishing tools. But ultimately, we keep our lights on thanks to our Pro writers.

When you upgrade, you're not a mere number to us — you're part of the reason we're able to keep building this every day. So we invest the time to know how we might help you, because you invest in us.

Features Pro includes everything we offer on the platform, plus perks like early access to new features and our friendly human support (you'll get to know CJ and Matt!).


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  • Three or more blogs

    Publish to multiple lightweight blogs / identities under a single account.

  • Custom domains

    Brand your site with your own domain name.

  • Custom themes

    Make your writing space fit your personality, starting from scratch or from our showcase of themes.

  • Privacy settings

    Join our community on Read, password-protect your blogs, or keep them completely private.

  • Format control

    Design your site as a novel, notebook, or in the classic blog format.

  • Newsletters

    Start a newsletter people can read from their inbox.

  • Static pages

    Add permanent pages to your site.

  • Photo hosting

    Add visuals to your words with simple, integrated photo hosting from

  • More publishing options

    Publish via email or our command-line app, and get a discount on our desktop app.

  • Discounts for longer subscriptions

    Get a discount for subscribing for one or five years at a time.

  • Team support

    Reach our friendly team of humans via email during business hours.

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