Ghost(Pro) vs write.as - whats the difference

Hi,

I have been using Ghost(Pro) for a couple of months, and I am delighted with the product’s ease of use and simplicity. However, while exploring cheaper ways to host multiple Ghost sites, I came across write.as and realised that they have ActivityPub integration, which would allow me to federate my content.

I also noticed the pricing for write.as includes multiple blogs, has a lot of the same features as Ghost and is a lot less than Ghost(Pro)

$9 for the Pro plan (includes three personal blogs)
$30 for the Teams plan (has one personal and 1 team blog)

I currently pay $63 a month to Ghost(Pro) for one website.

However, I am confused about the actual differences between the two platforms. I have looked online for Ghost(Pro) vs write. I have seen the comparison websites that list the technical differences, such as feature sets, but that doesn’t tell me much.

Can somebody tell me what the differences are from a user’s perspective between Ghost(Pro) and write.as?

Thanks

Mel

Ghost has more features, and tries to bundle more. Write.as/WriteFreely is much simpler (and less mature) project, but you are right it supports the Fediverse and it’s also written in Go which is much safer and faster.

Also, Ghost is apparently dropping support for non-oracle mysql which is a big thumbs down for many.

Allowing readers to send in article submissions (super useful!), or OAuth support may be another consideration towards Write.as