Reflecting on 1 year in the Fediverse

I started my Fediverse journey a little over a year ago, with my account creation date being August 3rd, 2022. I was initially drawn to the Fediverse due to the simple fact that this was social media I could host myself. Neat, right? And I want to reflect a little bit on how it’s going. So let’s start with my social media usage in the past, so you can properly classify where the following comments are coming from....

August 6, 2023 · 15 min · Michael
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Fediverse: (Almost) Three months in

At the beginning of August 2022, I made my first steps in the Fediverse after setting up my very own Mastodon instance at I wrote about my initial impressions after a couple of days here. And because there’s another large movement to the Fediverse after Elon Musks takeover of twitter has finally become official, I thought I would write down my impressions after a couple of months on the Fediverse....

October 30, 2022 · 6 min · Michael
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Fediverse: First Impressions

A couple of days ago, I installed Mastodon and created my own instance. You can now find me at The installation of the software, setup of the account and so on was pretty simple. The bigger problem is actually using the Fediverse properly. And I still have no idea how to do that. My timeline is currently still pretty empty. I’m not sure whether I’m doing something wrong, but it seems that the Fediverse is simply not compatible with somebody setting up a single user instance and then using it....

August 6, 2022 · 3 min · Michael