Last month I set a goal to follow 100 people on Micro.blog by the end of the year (I was at 79 at the time). I easily surpassed that goal yesterday and it is very nice to see the quality of my timeline remains high. 💯
On social media like Facebook and Twitter virtually everyone I interact(ed) with is someone I knew before (family, friends, colleagues). In the early days of Flickr almost everyone I interacted with was new to me and I still have very fond memories of that period and retain some of those people as friends. Micro.blog is the only other instance where I’ve met a lot of smart, reasonable and kind people online and felt it was a net benefit to me. I recently tried Mastodon and at least my experience hasn’t been good and I doubt I’ll really participate there.
Like some others I have a long list of things (I think?) I’d like to see changed on Micro.blog. But at the same time I really appreciate that they’re taking their time to manage the experience. Flickr ruined the social aspects (as well as undermining it as a serious, or at least semi-serious) site for discussing photos. I wouldn’t want to see that happen again.