I have moved to weirder.earth, in an effort to take mastodon more seriously as a way to find community, positivity and growth.
Feel free to follow me here: https://weirder.earth/@pootz
Thanks for the responses y'all :)
To elaborate, I've noticed that browsing facebook and reddit stories, and sometimes even my own rss feed can become alienating and depressing. Then when I come to masto, sometimes I get the same thing.
However it's the only place people usually respond in a genuine way when I bring this subject up, so that's positive.
Sure I should just go in the real world but I remember when I could message random people on the internet and make a friend.
Now I don't get that.
I feel like the tech instances are cool but I don't have much sense of community and the political instances are cool because people "get it" but often mildly insufferable, because I get it you know how to read political books
My main question is how do I find a healthy, motivating community to be a part of?
None of the online spaces other than facebook are places where I even feel like having conversations means anything or will go anywhere so when I do post it's just depressive pessimistic shit
Helped some dudes at the thrift store get set up with a VGA cable for their monitor they bought there cause they thought I worked there because I was wearing my work clothes lol.
I was like "I don't work here, buuuut the cables are over there"
That was pretty fun, especially since two people from the same group independently asked me haha. The look from the guy who asked me the first time as the second guy started asking was pretty priceless too.
Helping others is praxis.
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Also it federates with people's bookmarks or something? I dunno, just spitballin.
I decided to do an open letter for my 25th birthday. It's definitely weird being an adult, but I'm hoping to get back into music and find time for exciting new stuff. Mostly I just wanted to let people who haven't heard from me in a while know how things are going. Hope you're doing well!
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!