After reactivating the Mastodon account I provisioned in 2019 over at mstdn.social, I started noticing that that instance, well managed and moderated as it is, is a larger one, getting bigger all the time, and it was starting to throw errors.
They say to build the fediverse out and not up, so I started exploring smaller instances that seemed in line with my values and interests. Quickly, I found (and joined) three really nice servers: indieweb.local, tilde.zone, and xoxo.zone. There are tens of thousands of users on indieweb, a couple of thousand on tilde, and just several hundred on xoxo!
I wanted to test migration, so I made the least dramatic leap and migrated from mstdn to indieweb, where I am now based for at least the next thirty days (I’m xian there, and not mediajunkie for once). After that I may consider stepping down to a smaller instance yet.
And if I don’t see you before next week, have a great holiday!