The Creators Network
The driving force behind Ello is the belief that anyone who brings anything new into the world is a creator. Ello is for everyone who enjoys, is inspired by, or participates in the creative process.
Artists and photographers are creators — and so are GIF makers, fashion designers, adventurers, storytellers, creative coders, cooks, car enthusiasts, fly fishermen, bicycle builders and scientists. We create with pens, paint, pixels, clothing, wood, stone, steel, our voices, and our bodies.
Creativity isn’t safe. Creativity isn’t mild, predictable, or marketable. Creativity doesn’t compromise. Creativity doesn’t always fit into a square frame, or care if other people don’t agree with what we do.
We don't care if you’re a professional or amateur. It doesn't matter if you are experienced or experimenting.
This network is rooted in the Ello founders' commitment to serve creators everywhere — period.
Ello has a legal commitment to never sell ads to third parties because creativity and advertising do not mix. It insults our intelligence when we see ads for underwear and car insurance placed next to the beautiful things we took years to create with our blood and sweat. We feel violated when algorithms prefer ads over people we love. It’s bullshit to build a following, only to be forced to pay for our followers to see our posts. And it’s seriously fucked up that big social media conglomerates make money off the things we make, and give nothing in return.
If you already identify yourself as a creator, then Ello is for you. If you aren’t sure, invest a little time here and you’ll realize that there’s much more to you than you know.
Ello is positive, welcoming, and respectful. It’s OK to experiment here.
Ello is all the things we were promised the Internet would be when it first started out: free, brash, and beautiful, built for human expression and not as a platform for advertisers and data salesmen.
Ello is the place for the creator in all of us to connect, discover, and develop what we’re passionate about — and by doing so, move the world forward.