If you include hashtags for your interests in your , it makes it easier for you to find other people with similar ones by clicking the hashtag in your post. (And vice versa.) I was going to boost my last intro post, but I can’t find it. Oh well!

(Important note: no spaces or punctuation in hashtags. Also, might suit you better than . It’s a Mastodon thing.)


@gannet Um, I am excited because your handle is the name of one of my series' main characters. How did you choose it?

@adoxyinherear I was vacationing on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and was birdwatching. The gannets diving into the ocean made a huge impression on me, even with just cheap binoculars, so the next time I needed an internet handle, it’s what I picked.

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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our Code of Conduct.