Please boost if it’s okay to befriend you, ask questions, ask for advice, rant, vent, let something off your chest, or just have a nice chat.

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@EpicMiscreant I like answering questions. However I don't spend much time on social networks.

@EpicMiscreant this thing really needs multiple ways to follow.

At some point the home timeline will go too fast, and sometimes i just want to follow people for their projects/interest in news/politics/technology etcetera..

@pinkprius @EpicMiscreant Thanks!

I couldn't find how to add people to them and then forgot.. Notice i can add people now!

So it is roughly the same as following though? Except people don't see you've listed them?

I think you can only list people that you follow.
So it divides follows up into categories.

@pinkprius I know you can make lists. I made a test one now. However, I'm clueless on how to add people to it. It's probably so simple and I'll kick myself later for not figuring it out on my own.

it's kinda complicated tbh.
You click on the list, then the settings icon on the top right, then you click edit list and there you can search for people and add them to the list.

@EpicMiscreant actually I feel like I could give some good advice but nobody asks me so hey 😊

@SallyStrange I get questions and folks seeking advice every now and again, but mostly I'm a good conversationalist and kept around for the humor and entertainment, lol.

@EpicMiscreant Hi! An otter INTJ over here! I just love that pun, sorry but I'm not sorry. πŸ˜…

@EpicMiscreant Hey there, I'm an INTP so we'll probably have a bit of overlap, especially in problem solving abilities.

emotional labour meta, scope limitations, perspective. 

@EpicMiscreant ...there's a super big difference between "yes you can communicate with me" and being available to do the emotional labour of listening to a rant, helping someone get something off their chest, or venting.

So, yeah, can't boost this, it's just not realistic to expect these things, even in that order.

If you're capable of friendly conversation, can articulate questions and contemplate responses before replying...sure, that other stuff is possible, with time.

But accepting a broad-spectrum ask to "boost for extra emotional labour" is...not something that can be met with enthusiastic consent, so...

...hard no, but thank you for asking.

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