For the past several months I've felt like my voice isn't one that's worth hearing on social media. Recently I've had the occasional inclination to post a brief thought, usually inconsequential, but it feels awkward and still kind of wrong to start posting again after so long. Maybe I'm trying to break that pattern by writing this, or maybe this post will just stay up to explain the silence that precedes and follows it
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.