To All Who are #NewHere
Besides all the other very helpful stuff that people post here about the #Federation
and the #Fediverse
, we still see a lot of new people appear, post their #newhere
message, and then we never see them again. To help with that, I wanted to offer this little bit of information.Diaspora takes time to become what you want it it to be.
This is because #Diaspora
will not suggest “people you may know” or “stuff you might be interested in.” There’s no data-mining or tracking or spying on you to find out what to “suggest” to you. You build your own here, and that takes a little more time. It’s well worth the investment, but things will get off to a slow start at first. So I suggest the following:Follow #hashtags that you’re interested in.
You’ll find some really great stuff written by people who share that interest. Read the comments
on those posts, and you’ll find even more
people who write great stuff on the subject.Follow people instead of just hashtags.
Those people you find who write really good stuff, you can share with (add to your Aspects). I create new Aspect Categories according to some of the hashtags I follow. You can also ignore people who write stupid stuff, or who just fill your Stream with spam posts.Make an imaginative profile
that makes people want to share with you. Besides just listing your interests, you can include things you have contributed to the world. Even if it’s just “Little League outfielder” or “I talk too much in class” or “I have an awesome recipe for peach cobbler.”
Invest a little time in making Diaspora your own. It doesn’t really work on “auto-pilot.” It’s well worth the time!