Neat, #WritingExchange was mentioned as an instance worth checking out in this article:
@matt The article is pretty thin: it describes Mastodon... sort of. and recommends some instances. There's no question, the Fediverse is freedom.
... BUT ...
What I'd really like to know, especially about your instance, Matt, is why?
It's costing you time and money to host and maintain it.
I, for one, am totally appreciative of your investment and effort, but I'd sure love to know:
what's in it for you?
@meg Essentially I want to see the fediverse grow and become a real viable alternative to surveillance-based networks. I think it can help make the web a more human place.
This is what I'm trying to do every day -- create these liberating, ethical spaces -- including with @write_as. That's why it pays for all the costs associated with this instance. All money and time well-spent :)