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Mandy Honeyman @mandyHoneyman

So how does this work. wanting this to be easy, not sure it will be. @dajbelshaw @katebowles @cogdog I found you.... who else is here?

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@mandyHoneyman @cogdog @katebowles @dajbelshaw hello and welcome. If you're looking for a smooth start, feel free to introduce yourself (tip: use hashtags when listing your interests to make it easier for likeminded people to find you, if you so wish) and tell us a little about you :)

@mandyHoneyman People you'll find welcoming also: @lauraritchie @ShorterPearson @Tdorey @clhendricksbc @econproph @fgraver @actualham @dajbelshaw @cogdog

How it works: it's not quick. Build up a following list, add to it slowly, stop when you have enough.

#introduction is a nice way to jump in. Also #smallstories is an ongoing project of reflection.

@katebowles @lauraritchie @ShorterPearson @Tdorey @clhendricksbc @econproph @fgraver @actualham @dajbelshaw @cogdog Hello everyone. Thank you so much for the boosts and replies. Feeling welcome already in under 24 hours!

@mandyHoneyman Hi Mandy, nice to meet you. I think of this as a place of small and slow. Small: a place to take the time to notice and appreciate the little things that too often pass by unnoticed
Slow: where conversations run over days and weeks. You can take the time to reflect and ponder.

It might not be easy to find your around, but I hope it's not hard either. When in doubt: ask :)

@mandyHoneyman @lauraritchie @ShorterPearson @Tdorey @clhendricksbc @econproph @fgraver @actualham @dajbelshaw @cogdog And social.coop is one of the best instances I see working. It's a good spot to meet interesting folk.

@mandyHoneyman @katebowles @lauraritchie @ShorterPearson @Tdorey @econproph @fgraver @actualham @dajbelshaw @cogdog Glad to meet you!

I agree with Kate--it goes slowly but it is very much worth it. Take your time to find people. And don't be afraid to try interacting with those you don't know but who seem interesting. I have not had a bad experience here with that yet, and have made many new connections!

@mandyHoneyman @cogdog @katebowles Hi Mandy, not sure if discovery is better now, but I just looked at who other people were following!

@mandyHoneyman @cogdog @katebowles @dajbelshaw Welcome! If you have not yes, check the local timeline for active peeps to follow, and explore some hashtags of interest...