I set single user to false. That gave me multiple blogs but it also activated all that landing page stuff. But I found the tpl files so I modified those to get rid of all the “sign up” and “fediverse” text and just made a landing page that greets people and links to some of my blogs.
This will make upgrading a little more tricky as I’ll have to preserve those changes but it’s workable.
Ideally there’s should be a single user mode with multiple blogs. The first blog becoming the landing page.
Another problem I’ve noticed is that write freely doesn’t send nocache headers for logged in users. That makes using a cdn hard. I’ve added the proper headers in my nginx config to fix this but the application should be sending those itself to prevent private data leakage for those who use a caching layer.