Howdy fam! I just got here from shonalika's youtube video and am down to make some friends
@valgrind @pfx hihi!! welcome to mastodon:D I’d start by seeing what’s happening on your local timeline and then take it from there (you'll come across more ppl to follow via other ppl's interactions and boosts)
would also defo recommend doing a # introduction post to tell people who you are and what you’re interested in ^^
Have a look at the feeds, follow cool people, maybe check out who they follow or follows them, tags work as expected.
@Naeva @valgrind When I started I looked at the federated timeline (that's the feed that contains everything that is seen by your instance, in other words any post by people that others on your instance are following).
If anyone on the federated timeline said anything even remotely interesting I followed them. I then followed people whose posts were boosted by people that I was already following.
After a while the feed got too full and I started unfollowing people and now I have a very nice feed with people posting things that I enjoy reading. I saw your post because @mike boosted it.
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.