jarrod
jarrod

@darrenhester It’s been fantastic for me. I’ve found people I really enjoy talking with, I feel comfortable sharing more here, and it never feels like Micro.blog is stealing my attention. 👍👍

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darrenhester
darrenhester

@jarrod Thanks for the feedback! That's great to hear. Micro.blog does have a calmer vibe to it. So far I'm enjoying it.

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renevanbelzen
renevanbelzen

@darrenhester Welcome!

Micro∙blog has been great as a social network for me. One major problem, though, is finding interesting people. On micro∙blog it's mostly tech enthusiasts, which I am not, so I had to widen my scope of followers to Mastodon (for now no Threads here in the EU).

I'm also happy spammers, scammers and other individuals with bad intent are actively blocked, even if they're willing to pay, be denied, lengthily dispute through a credit card company to get access that way, and still aren't allowed to spew their awful content on this community. I'd pay for only that, yet it's included for anyone who pulls content via the publicly accessible micro∙blog social media feed. That content is actively monitored by a human and pretty much safe.

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darrenhester
darrenhester

@renevanbelzen Thanks for the welcome and info. I may consider Mastodon at some point also.

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dfr
dfr

@darrenhester welcome to microblog! 👋

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darrenhester
darrenhester

@dfr Thanks! Excited to join the community🙂

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heyloura
heyloura

@darrenhester Welcome! I've enjoyed it here on Micro.blog and I've found plenty of wonderful people to follow and interact with. (though it took a bit and I needed to use the conversations people were having to find new people to follow 😊)

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darrenhester
darrenhester

@heyloura Hi 👋, thanks for the reply and nice to meet you. For me, I think it will be good to start over with Micro.blog and slowly add to my follow list. Even if you can find a dozen or so like minded people to connect with, that's more than enough to have a good experience in a community. Have a great weekend!

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ovr
ovr

@darrenhester Welcome! I can relate to your choice and the "burnout" that preceded it.

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gregmoore
gregmoore

@darrenhester Welcome 👋🏻 I came to Micro.blog with similar burnout and discovered that the blog part of this service can be just as rewarding as chatting with the awesome people here. Unlike the capsule hotels that social networks rent you, Micro.blog is a village where you get your own house. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your site and create things for your own enjoyment. For example, reading lists are super popular here but I’m more of a music person so I rolled my own page for that. I hope you enjoy it here.

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darrenhester
darrenhester

@ovr Thanks for the welcome! I appreciate it!

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darrenhester
darrenhester

@gregmoore 👋 Thanks for the welcome! Looking forward to experimenting with the site features and learning my way around. Appreciate the info and encouragement!

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pimoore
pimoore

@darrenhester Welcome to Micro.blog, Darren!

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darrenhester
darrenhester

@pimoore Thanks Pete!

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numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@darrenhester welcome here! I want to let you know that you might find these videos about Micro.blog interesting for a newcomer like you. Enjoy.

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darrenhester
darrenhester

@numericcitizen Hello! 👋 Thanks so much for the video links. Watching now...

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numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@darrenhester you are welcome!

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