@Memeghnad I've tried diaspora, Mastodon, SocialHome, Hubzilla, and Friendica. I have settled on using diaspora almost exclusively.
My problem with Mastodon is that engagement is zero. Even mutuals who interact with my posts on other platforms NEVER interact with my posts on Mastodon.
The cause is Mastodon's straw-like stream view. No one ever sees my posts as a result.
I see posts because I made a UserStyle that gives me a multi-column stream view. But that only works one way.
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