I really fucking wish I could follow other instance's local timelines. I love toot.cat but it's kinda quiet and not particularly about any of my interest. It just feels safe here.
But I'd like to grow my following of folks in open source and art communities and i don't think mastodon makes that very easy :(
@zkat if you like calligraphy art, @MightyOneSam posts some lovely things!
LGBTQIA+ friendly community. Lots of retro games, bad movies. Keep it supportive, keep it kind.