@mood Also this is not at all intended to push anything back on you, sorry! I am just reflecting on how I could do better
@zigg oh no apology needed 💜 for the like 40 or so folks who regularly see me liking posts and we interact — even if it’s once in a blue moon — don’t worry a bit.
it’s the majority who have truly, for real, never so much as faved something in passing, that make me increasingly worried
@mood Thank you ☺️
The majority thing is totally fair and regrettably familiar—over the years that group has made me anxious more than once and led me to self-censor, not least because I have had a handful of bad experiences with vulnerable posts I’ve made in the past.
@pagrus @zigg it’s a feeling, and then in the UI for managing followers, i can at least remove dormant and moved accounts (housekeeping)—which honestly will remove maybe a hundred of those “why are you following me?!” things
it’s also getting periodic waves of new requests, and then not hearing from those people ever. they’re fresher in my mind. so i notice if a few weeks pass with zero anything beyond the initial request
More queer, more garden.