One of the things I'd like to do is to rotate the page header image on a weekly basis with a 'featured artist' image, and accompany that with a pinned toot with the creators' info and links.
I feel like Sunday is a good day to kick that off!
If you'd like your art to be featured, it needs to be 1500x500px, and you can toot it to us with the hashtag #MastoArtHeader ^.^ You can include some info about yourself for us to share, or we'll pull it from your profile. 💜
A #fediverse MMORG intro-village, you get to walk around, talk to friendly people, (and bots,) but you don't meet any of the trolls and dragons, roaming in the dark...
The first instance I joined was not a success. It's a bit hit or miss, if you're lucky you meet nice (like-minded) people, if not then you either move or start again.
Not very user-friendly, but not easy to solve.
@sikkdays that's something mastodon Kolektiva is doing, to an extent. a broad landing pad without a specific topic requirement, although at least right now we're not offering explicit support to show people around
What about a #Mastodon temporary residence?
An instance that hosts people interested in mastodon, introduces them around and empowers them to either find an instance they might enjoy or make their own?
You get 6mos. on the instance and after that you spread your wings migrating with all your new friends to an instance of your own.
This would help spread the idea of decentralization and to an extent, self-hosting.
As I piece together some of my life, the depression and anxiety push back. I found myself unable to paint, something that helped me through the challenges. I started small, got myself on track and was able to paint once more. Then, the writing and journaling fell off. Lately, I sit down to write something and only get a paragraph in before stepping away.
There's no magic pill. It's unrealistic to think everything would work concurrently, Yet, here I am, frustrated.
@JLGribble Honestly I've found that what gives artists the most trouble here is getting used to using a social platform rather than a brand platform. There's no algorithm to game here and people will avoid interacting with you if you post more like a brand than a person, and all that is backwards from what artists on the birdsite and instagram are used to.
I'm looking for Sales Engineers, joining my team at #Nextcloud!
You are used to work in a international and distributed teams? You have good technical knowledge and like to work closely with customers and partners, helping them to integrate Nextcloud into their environment and use cases? Than you might be the right person!
You can find the detailed job description here: https://nextcloud.com/jobs/
I would love to hear from you!
If people wore masks for as long as they leave their xmas lights up, there would be no #covid19 pandemic.
In regards to my @sikkdays I believe someone on masto made the original joke. I just decided to sketch it.
Writer, video editor, motion graphics occasionally pay me. Creating art and having conversations fuel me.
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