What were some of your motivations for joining the #instances you’re currently part of 🤔?
I’ve never at any stage of my life seen myself as someone who’s part of a particular #community but I considered that approach for a moment when trying to find instances. Because #research is a big part of my life I considered the #scholar instance, but I’ve honestly never seen such ridiculous rules...😨🤣
So I settled on just wanting a space to be myself. I. Just. Needed. Space. 🧘🏾♀️🌸
I originally started on https://todon.nl/about
At first I was thrilled to see the discussions going on and news of movements happening around the world. Then I realised absolutely none of it was relevant to me because it was all geographically so far away.
So I basically looked for an Aussie instance, found chinwag, and never looked back.
It doesn't have the heavy political theme of todon.nl, but it turns out that's not really what I needed anyway.
@rolaveric funny...I was kinda also looking for an Australian instance cuz I figured it may be the closest to a South African (where I'm from) instance which currently doesn't exist🤔 . Chinwag was the only Australian open-access instance available...the other one called "Melbourne" was by-invite only 😕 .
The admin of chinwag is my housemate and business partner.
@Andrea 😂 I have nothing to say to you 😂
@themugue I joined fosstodon.org and still use my account there, because Mike whom I followed on G+ is an admin there. It's a great instance full of great people but I try and keep my posts foss or tech related there.
This instance had about 30 people who seemed like a neat bunch and I was lucky to grab myself an invite from a user here. Now I'm the only active person on here 😆 but I like the instance name 😉
Welcome to Mastodon 🙂
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