Things no one warned me about when I came to Mastodon:

. You'll use CWs for things that aren't triggers
. You'll crush and hard for many fedi peeps
. You'll shitpost, eventually make an account just for that
. You'll care about strangers online and they shall no more be like strangers but a family instead
. There'll be at least one person telling you to go to sleep already
. You can always ask for help and help shall make your way, one way or another

To be continued, I'm sure! :ablobsmile:

Note: this should have been "Things no one warned me about when I came to Fedi", but it came out wrong. :blobpats:

My deepest apologies to people using Pleroma and other software to access the Fediverse. I did not intend to exclude you! :blobcatsurprised:

@eloisa Ooooh! I love people like you as well, you bring happiness the world! 🤗

That is mostly right! :-)
I could use more CW, but really, ppl could just stop telling me what to post and block or mute me.
Crush hard... yes
Shitpost... well, not on purpose, but...
Care, yes. Absolutely.
Sleep, yes
Ask for help? Yes!! And rx'd it? Yes!

@gemlog You can always mute them. ;)

But I get it. I used to have a really hard time with CWs when I joined. I even thought I wouldn't use them for stuff like selfies, and yet, I did.

I don't like it when people who aren't even following someone demand for CWs, though. Unless it's an admin making sure the instance's rules are being followed, I don't see much sense in demanding anything from a stranger...

@eloisa +1 for "There'll be at least one person telling you to go to sleep already" 😆

@eloisa The crushing and caring for strangers thing I was not fucking prepared for. Why are there so many cute and sweet girls for me to get hung up on here?

@alice I don't know!!! D:

But if you ever find out, please lemme know! :blobheart:

@eloisa Maybe, just maybe: girls ❤️

And that could be why

@darkouille gah! And I usually say and call for Fedi! :blob_dizzy_face:

Sorry, peeps that use other software! D:

When I came to Mastodon I was expecting a Reddit alternative, an aggregator of shitpost content. Instead I got a lot of educational materials and genuinely caring people. ~~I miss the shitpost a bit though~~

@Rovine oh, there are shitposters abound... Do you want me to boost this and perhaps help you find some? :blobspy:

@eloisa Ciao Eloisa, what a beautiful thing you wrote ^_^
I hope you're doing well and wish a very good caturday!

@eloisa I came to this place in very difficult time, I was in a bad place and traumatized by an insane birth. This place and my instance has made me a more acceptable person. It has made me believe in myself and made me focus on my creativity in way I have never done before.
My life would look so different if I hadn't joined. ❤️:tootplanet:

@eloisa sure :) ❤️ oh and yes yesterday I got officially registered with my business, I'm going freelance now and I don't think I would have the courage or confidence if it hadn't been for the last 1.5 years on here.

Congratulations on your new freelance venture! I still need to pick up the courage to start something myself.

@eloisa I'm finding the softness of the fediverse very enthralling. There are no filters here, and yet people behave at their best. Meanwhile, in other social networks, meaningful discussions are almost impossible to nave, algorithms assure that you never know why you're seeing what you see, and monetization seeps into every nook and cranny. Not so, over here.

> There'll be at least one person telling you to go to sleep already

Guilty as charged :blobsmilesweat:

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