Tips for new folks
Content warnings and image captions are an important part of fedi culture. Both features promote inclusivity in their own way, and should be used liberally! You may find people are reluctant to boost otherwise good posts that lack one or both of these features.
"Politics", mentions of violence or other triggering subjects, spoilers, long posts, and plenty of other things greatly benefit from a content warning and keep fedi safer for more people.
Some servers to check out if you're looking for people to follow or places to set up an alt account:
https://scholar.social - #research and #academia
https://dice.camp or https://tabletop.social - #ttrpg
https://writing.exchange - #writing
https://mastodon.art - #art
https://wandering.shop - #scifi #fantasy
https://merveilles.town - alt tech and creatives
Feel free to reply with more.
I started out in criticism and journalism, and now have an art practice in interactive media. I also do consulting and research for games and other media companies.