When I joined masto, I gravitated towards following creative peeps and noticed a thing that's pretty common to all of us: we feel guilty for promoting places that people can buy our work or otherwise support us financially. So I started the #CreativeToots hashtag for that very reason. Got an Etsy page? Online store? Patreon? Selling a piece of art? Throw that tag on it. Do it with unfettered abandon. Everyone else: Look at that tag for artists to support. Buy their stuff. Help them create. <3

@metbril I'm trying to figure out why you'd want to advertise doing this - if you did it from a place of 'I'm not really into art and this kinda thing doesn't interest me', then you'd probably not shout about it, so I can only assume you're mentioning that you do it because you're devoid of some attention somewhere in your life and the only way you feel you can reliably get any is through being abrasive.

I'm sorry your life isn't great right now, I hope you find some peace soon. <3

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@WelshPixie Sorry if I have offended you. And I do not intend to start a flame war. But I follow people that boost toots with that hashtag, which I'm personally not interested in. So from my perspective, filtering it would clean up my timeline to my liking.

@metbril You didn't offend me. I just find it curious when people feel the need to contribute something negative and of no value to an otherwise positive thing. If I see posts that aren't of personal interest to me on the timeline I don't respond to all of them saying I don't like those things. I just quietly ignore. I don't feel the need to let people know when I'm actively unfollowing something they do because I might personally dislike it. :D

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