Day three on Mastodon, and I think I'm starting to get it a bit more.

I feel like my timeline is a great mix of folks who I recognize from Twitter and new folks I've never seen before.

I'm feeling a bit more calm- not compelled to check Twitter. Perhaps even more focused? Don't know how long that'll last, but I'll take it!

One thing I think helps is having a local Mastodon instance that's using the Hometown fork. I don't know much about much here, but having a distinct "local" and "federated" feed makes a huge difference for me.


One thing that I keep telling myself as I grow into the is that it's not going to replicate what I had on legacy social media.

The boosts are less important than feeling boosted by y'all. Engagement isn't a metric, it's a feeling. The numbers don't matter, it's the community that matters.

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@vkc It is much more ego-less here. That takes adjustment.

@vkc it gives me the same feeling leaving windows for linux gave me back in 2008. On a 2-in-1 HP laptop w/o any real drivers. In a (basically) less-developed country on the other side of the globe, without all the amenities of home. With no-one to ask, only research, try, test, crash, rinse, repeat...

Basically: It was a lot of fun. It *is* a lot of fun. (:

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