Mastodon is starting to lose its luster because as someone who is not a coder/IT person and not an anarchist I feel like I don't belong.
@shortcake That's OK. I still think you belong here. We need more perspectives here.
You can always create an instance of people like you. That is the beauty of decentralization and software freedom. If you feel there is an unserved group, you should!
@Divert I already made my own instance because I didn't feel like I belonged on any of the open ones, but I'm a "normie" and "normies" don't use Mastodon.
Till they start using it. don't give up!
@shortcake It's a lot of tech people for now, but I'm sure that will change more gradually. As others have said, we need more variety in general. Just keep being you. Look at other weird instances and try to follow some non-tech people and randos. Keep the fediverse weird .. and weed 😇
@djsumdog yeah, it's just weird to see people call people with jobs your friends/family have "evil" and saying things that you're passionate about should be eradicated. It is kinda scary to know that you represent a lot of what people who are inclined towards mob action hate.
WRT coding & technology in general, yes, that may be unfortunate. Not sure what to do about it. Personally, I just assume most people follow me for a concrete, primarily technical, stuff so that should not be a problem.
So maybe you should also follow less techies and have your follow list more balanced towards things you really enjoy?
@shortcake I like seeing your posts, having a variety of interests around here is great. :)
@shortcake Would be great when you stay around ^^
We need more pioneers! And yes, small instances for you and your friends are a really good idea 👍🏻 That's something that should be pushed more!
@shortcake would be sad to see you go Leni, but it's important that you don't stay if you don't want to because you feel pressured to.
@Flowless I feel pressured to not be on here more than anything
@shortcake I have similar feelings. I'm learning a lot here about communities I didn't know about, but what I was looking for isn't here yet. I hope it will be. I'm fascinated by the technology though.
Toot.Style is a private instance, meant for just a handful of users. I created it mostly to have an instance for myself that I could customize however I'd like (can you tell I like pink?).