WOW! It's like I hit jackpot today on notifications.
New people: (1) Welcome! (2) Look around: there's plenty to see on @ello (3) first thing to know about Ello: it's not about popularity, but kindness and admiration. (4) Therefore, don't be shy. Take a chance, show who you are and what you do best, or use Ello to discover just that. (5) So, please please please post stuff so others can decide whether they should follow back. (6) Interact. 99% of the times, people will reply, and they will consult your stuff, and some will then follow you back.
This said, have a great time!