I try to be the change I want to see in the world, but I spend a few months here and have like 2 interactions a day with people I know and like (at least compared to Twitter where I have dozens of interactions a day with people I know and like). Most of the people I interact with on Mastodon seem cool but I'm in the "getting to know you" phase. My best friend isn't here. My husband isn't here (he tried).
@darius having dramatically curtailed my twitter activity over the past however many months I'm kinda okay with not being on twitter even though all the people I know are on there—I think for me spending all day in a procedurally curated chatroom/public performance venue with all my friends and peers was its own very particular source of anxiety. I'm discovering I'm pretty okay with keeping up with people on a one-on-one basis, or subscribing to their e-mail lists or whatever
@darius though I still announce all my projects on twitter because otherwise I feel like I'm being negligent. and I also don't know how else to do it? it seems like I've literally never gotten more than like six people to care about anything I've done unless it was through announcing it on twitter :/
@darius I am realizing I should make an effort to interact with you here instead of trying not to bother you! So, hi. :) Wishing you well. I just met Danielle and Joe from CS&S who mentioned they're going to Decentralized Web as well. Hope you have a useful and nourishing time!
@darius one lesser acknowledged quality of social network lock-in effects i only realized once masto came about is that i'm almost always responding directly or indirectly to something interesting someone else said, and there's just way fewer things being said on here.