Thoughts on Mastodon: First impressions

So far, this first week on Mastodon has been a lot of fun. The last time I dipped my toe in the Fediverse (the broad term for all federated social media — including Mastodon), it felt…empty. There wasn’t anyone on the service to chat with, or so it felt. Now, with everyone fleeing Twitter, I’m finding many of the folks I would follow have at least opened an account. But I’m also realizing how important connecting on the right instance is as the conversations on the server have been fun to follow! Also, my recent revelation that Mastodon allows...

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Mastodon verification

I’m checking out Mastodon and you should give me a follow over there. I’m still on Twitter for the moment and cross-post between the two sites. If you are curious, they are really similar but there are some important differences as well. The biggest being one is not owned by anyone person, the other is owned by a single person that may or may not have our best interests in mind. My Mastodon profile

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Starting a new role means leaving the one I’m at…

I have been, first at TekLinks, and then C Spire, for nearly a decade so posting this is something I do not do lightly. But a great opportunity presented itself and I’ve decided to take a role at Kemper Insurance in their IT department. I’m really excited for this new challenge but I am absolutely crushed leaving everyone I’ve gotten to know over the years. I have had a chance to get to know so many folks through this role and I will cherish my time at this company. Many of you really had a massive impact on me and...

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July Fourth Getaway to Tybee Island

We escaped out to Tybee Island for the Fourth of July weekend and had a wonderful time! It was our first time out visiting and there was so much to see and do we are hoping to go again and explore, especially Savanah, Georgia since we only got a taste of the beautiful architecture and history. Exploring Oatland Our first adventure was at Oatland Wildlife Center where we were able to walk the nature trails and get up close and personal with wildlife from all over the Southeast. The Pirate’s House Samantha had reserved lunch at The Pirate’s House after...

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