Remember that mastodon doesn't have any algorithms, all the posts in your timeline appear in chronological order. You can try boosting your own posts at a different time to reach people on different time-zones, a lot of people on fedi do this.
BTW not getting any interaction for a post doesn't always mean people are avoiding you, sometimes they just don't have any anything to say about the post, lol
@thebiologist1117 I also sometimes just mention people if I think they'll be interested in the post, but I only do that with people I'm already friends with :)
@firstname.lastname@example.org For a while now, I've been thinking about what the best way to make friends on the fediverse is... It has something to do with the number of positive interactions you have with someone, and if you have enough of them, they become your friend... so... what's the easiest way to do that? I think it's by "liking" other people's posts regularly or somewhat regularly, since that helps other people become aware of you and what times you're online.
@email@example.com I would say the steps are to follow someone, then be online and like their posts after you read them, share them if you think other people might be interested in whatever it is.
@thebiologist1117 Both of these things are important, but I'd say its also an important step to engage with them by replying and having conversations if possible. Those are the things that really get you closer to the other person.
@firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com to me, I think positivity is part of it. Another part is being able to relate and/or goof off. For me, I enjoy having convos bit I also tend to have a bit of banter too. Then again I don't have a lot of followers. I do prefer quality over quantity.
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