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 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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