Sundays, my 'do-little' day. i let myself spend more time on the internet. i have elsewhere referred to YouTube as 'the Rabbit Hole', because when i go there looking for a specific song, or time lapse vid of flowers blossoming or fascinating 3D optical illusions i have trouble resisting some of the 'suggestions' that pop up, they often remind me of something else i want to hear/see/learn and i'm falling...getting lost in interesting people and ideas when i just went there for ONE thing!
Well now i have a second rabbit hole (fitting, burrowing animals always have 2 doors): ello's 'discover' function. i have never been a person to just scroll thru profile at a social network, i usually meet people in the give/take of commenting. But here, unless you simply want to use the site as a storage facility for your thoughts and creations you have to explore a bit. If you want some interactions...you need to reach out some.
If you've got a broad range of interests, and very eclectic tastes as i do...well...you can get lost checking out interesting fellow users...maybe one you click on is not as edgy or insightful as you'd hoped...but oh..astute comment by a third party on one of the posts...so you check out that page/feed (what are we calling it here?), which often leads you to someone else. i've found a few people here i'd like to 'engage' that signed up 5 months ago but haven't back in the last month or 3 months. But...seem to be new folks signing on all the time.
Someone reposted a list of things they liked and things they didn't like about ello: the two lists were identical. Makes sense to me. i had hoped that the absense of a 'like' button would encourage people to interact more directly even with one or two word comments: "Pretty"; "Disturbing": "Thought provoking"; "Funny" (actually have seen that a couple of times. But for a people who like 'feedback' (for me that means honest reaction/response, needn't be 'praise'...i know what i felt creating something, i want to know what you feel looking at it, reading it. And i'm always wondering who looked, and why did they have not one word to say. (Part of why, if something moves or interests me, i'm commenting even if its an old post. One of the wonderful things about social media is we can converse not only across space (love the global aspect---diversity of POV probably only thing i miss about city living) but across time as well.