Woohoo! I was sad because I didn't make the cut for my own instance's profile directory. You have to have 10 followers. I had 7.
I scoured the list of people @SecondJon follows, followed a bunch of them and got a few follows back. Now I'm on the directory!
Thanks to @SecondJon for the list of fascinating folks to follow. Thanks to those who followed back.
And pardon the laziness that has me doing anything to get followers except ... well ... you know ... actually posting something interesting. ;)
@RomeoTBravo Well hey, I'm glad to have helped out!
#qoto in particular and #mastodon in general is great for having a list of fascinating folks to follow.