secret campfire is a free tumblr replacement made by/for tumblr refugees with a few twists:
- Post anything you want
- Your blogs belong 100% to you
- Your blogs live forever and no one can censor, ban or delete you
How is secret campfire different?
How to get an official secret campfire
For an official
secret campfire on
secretcampfire.com, email email@example.com. We'll set up your new home, import your old Tumblr blog and give you free lifetime hosting for a one-time fee of $5. Hurry before your favorite name gets taken by someone else.
How to set up your own free secret campfire
If you are the DIY type, you can follow the steps below to set up your free
secret campfire by yourself:
Make a new Heroku account if you don't have one yet (it's free). Sign in.
Enter a name for your app. This name will become your address. E.g., if you enter
scampyyour address will be
Deploy app. Wait for it to finish. When it's done, you'll see
Your app was successfully deployedat the bottom.
Click on your account button at the top right of the page and go to
Billingtab and click
Add credit cardto add a credit card. This boosts your account's free quota to 1000 hours a month and lets you one-click install your database in the next steps. Don't worry, your card will not be charged (more info here).
Go back to dashboard.heroku.com and select your app.
Resourcestab at the top.
Add-onssearch bar, type
mLab MongoDB. This database stores your content. Select the
Sandbox - Freeplan and click
your-app.herokuapp.comin a browser (where
your-appis the name you entered in Step 3).
You'll see a welcome message that says "Congratulations! Your secret campfire is alive!" Follow the instructions there to set your password and secure your site.
Once upon a time, most websites on the Internet were owned by the people. Humble individuals. Mom, pop, brother and sister. You and me. But that time is long gone. Today, most websites and publishing platforms lie in the fat claws of a few big corporations.
When someone else controls your data, they have power over you. They can hold you hostage, control what you say and strangle your voice anytime what you say does not agree with their business agenda. And so today, more than ever, our freedom is in danger.
secret campfire was created on January 2019 to replace tumblr. Because as you've already noticed, there just aren't any good options out there. And we're tired of rolling the dice and investing in yet another flavor-of-the-month platform... only to have them betray us or crap out later.
secret campfire, you can finally set up your forever home online. It belongs to you and you alone. No one can tell you what you can or can't do with it. And no one can shut you down.
Enjoy the 'fire and share the love: http://secretcampfire.com
secret campfire is an immortal personal microblogging system that...
- supports tumblr features like
queued postingand an infinite-scroll
- can run in the cloud using 100% free (but industry-grade) components, so:
- it costs you nothing to run your site 24/7 forever
- you don't even need a computer to set it up or run it
- can never be killed, because you own and control:
- your site
- your content
- your social network
- is open-source, so you may customize it to your heart's content
- can run on any platform you like, so you are never locked into one service
- is free as in freedom
Frequently asked questions
Secret goodies + hidden features