Why I follow few users and why it's not personal - https://hunden.linuxkompis.se/2020/07/23/why-i-follow-few-users-and-why-it's-not-personal.html
@hund Tbh social media can be overwhelming, and reading RSS too. I have many sites I follow, but sometimes I don't read them for days, and when I end I up like 500+ entry, I just look at some of the categories and mark read all the rest, and forgot about it.
@parasurv I'm getting better at the 'marking everything read'-part. :)
@hund it is interesting how much we probably have in common, judging by the little mastodon and your blog reveals about you.
@marian_mizik That's fun! Well. You use Gentoo so you must be a good guy. :D
@hund Thanks for posting this. It somehow made me feel less lonely. Just wanted to say this. No reply or follow expectations.
@frankstrater Thank you! That means a lot to hear that it made a positive impact in some way. How did it made you feel less lonely if I may ask?
@hund Your blog post describes the exact same struggle I'm dealing with. So just knowing I'm not the only one somehow made me feel less lonely, because I don't have anyone else that understands.
@frankstrater Okey! :) Thank you!
@hund don't feel bad :) the blame is on those who would feel offended. If everyone tries to rely more on themselves and less on other people, I think it might make the world a better place.
Seems like there's already enough things you keep yourself busy with, and only you know how to best divide the attention between all those things.
@vancha Thanks! That is true. :)
@hund Yeah, same. Don't follow just everyone who follows me (not sure why would people do that), do not expect people follow back, and best read here at Fosstodon is local feed (with couple muted persons), not my own =)
@efftoyz That's what I like about Mastodon, you can still read what people are up to in the other feeds without the need of following them. It's also perhaps a bit dangerous as I find myself dragged into that feed way to much. :)
I have muted a lot of people to be honest. If I find them toxic or anything I mute them, it's nothing personal, it's just me trying to be effective with my time. I have also added tons of filters as well.
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