Hello! Just arrived. Figuring out the Mastodon interface, and trying to find online friends. :)
A good way to get started is searching on #hashtags which interest you. You can even pin the better searches for easy access.
Use hashtags yourself so like minded people can find you. Maybe people write and #introduction post and others (like me) keep an eye out for that tag.
As you find people to follow, explore who they boost and follow. Tell your RL friends about Masto.
Oh, and make liberal use of cut-warnings to make other people’s lives more pleasant.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!