Hello, World

Just setting up an account on this blogging site. I haven't blogged before, and don't really have anything in particular in mind, so why set up the site, and why this one?

Well, to put it simply, I have long been fascinated by the potential and promise of social media, but have been repeatedly disappointed in how it has developed. I have had accounts on a number of social media sites, and pretty much stopped using every one of them. Some of the sites folded on their own, on some I closed out my account. A few have been left to languish.

When Elon Musk purchased Twitter and started making all of those changes, it got a lot of media attention. That is where I started to learn about the Fediverse and Mastodon, and as I read more, it appeared that Mastodon was deliberately set up to avoid or minimize all the ways I had been disappointed in other networks, so I decided to give it a try.

Mastodon is a microblogging utility, and microblogging, by its nature, limits the size of each post. I am fine with that. But there are always the one-off times when I don't feel I can say what I need to within posting limit, and I personally feel that getting an account on a federated blog site is preferable to breaking up my thoughts into multiple threaded posts.

So here I am.

You can find me on Mastodon at BrianJohnson@universeodon.com

Tags: #Fediverse

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