@bcrypt I also want a few suggestions.
(One thing that is funny about Mastodon is that I can't see who you're following if they're not on my instance. Your follower count reads 0 to me, so let's hope someone on your instance is following someone on my instance, or you can't see this? But they probably are. Think I got that right.)
@bcrypt It's strange: a lot of the people I follow on birbsite who tweet, there, about many diverse and interesting subjects, have come here and only toot about Mastodon here.
I'm finding myself without much to say here, because the conversation is so one-note. And that's a shame.
@bcrypt Gotta join up with oulipo.social. Toots in that instantiation all focus on that community's crazy constraints.
@bcrypt ...but it's not Mastodon!
@bcrypt I think the core problem is that most users are conditioned by birdsite to expect that a "successful" toot is one with many stars and boosts. The current common ground for the community is interest in Mastodon, so those toots are most likely to get a response. I toot about whatever I'm working on or thinking about, but no one gives a shit about that (at least in a star/boost manner). I have to remind myself that getting favs/boosts is not the actual point.
I always assume I will essentially be considered troubling enough to someone eventually that they find the laws I do break and make efforts to wreck me.
(IMO, everyone breaks laws, one can't know all of them and ignorance isn't a defense)
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