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Hi writing.exchange, I'm Apple! I'm a writer trying to reach out to fellow writers, and am new to Mastodon. Anyone wanna show me the ropes of this instance?

@missmansanas Welcome. I'm still trying to figure out the ropes myself.

@missmansanas I am not on that instance but am happy to help show you the ropes of the fediverse if you have any questions. Welcome!

@missmansanas Welcome! I'll probably split this into multiple toots, but I hope this helps.

This article is a good general crash course into the world of Mastodon + the Fediverse: kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

Pertaining more to our instance:

@matt is the admin of this instance. He is also the founder of write.as which is a popular writing + blogging platform on the Fediverse. A few of us on here post regularly on our write.as sites. (1/3 or 4)

@missmansanas We're a fairly slow instance compared to instances like radical.town and mastodon.social since we don't have as many users. But that just means less shitposting white noise.

If you want to find other writers I find searching the hashtag is helpful, along with many other writing related hashtags like and . You can do this with other hashtags + interests too. (2/3)

@missmansanas Also -- different instances have different character limits. I know here the character limit is 500. On other instances it varies. So if you see a long toot it's just that -- I couldn't wrap my head around that for a while.

That's pretty much all I have. I'm by no means an expert, but I like to be helpful. And I also think this place is a hell of a lot nicer than any other platform out there right now.

I hope you like it here. (3/3)

@mara_cav_ Oh these are so helpful, thank you! It took me a while to log in and see your replies - I get your point about how much slower it is here haha!

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