Mike's one piece of advice for new Mastodon users - dive into that Federated column and follow ANYONE and EVERYONE who looks like they've posted anything at all interesting to you. Just hammer the button. There's no penalty for mistakes. Go wild.
Later, when your Home timeline is buzzing, go in and unfollow people you decide you're not enjoying so much now.
Then do that again a few times. Then some more. Forever.
@mike Well, this does not scale well for people who tend to read all of their time-line 😉
@publicvoit well, I do say it's advice for new users, which is where most people seem to have trouble getting a start.
If you've found your groove, ignore me!
@publicvoit I think it's easy to overload people with ideas, I still think that's the best single thing for new users to do.
My main intention for that post in the long term is pinning it to my profile new users to my instance, so I'm going to kind of assume they've got as far as picking one at that point.
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.