@TuvixJaneway Hello RandomAlien, and welcome to Qoto.
Enjoy the network and all it has to offer. If you are new to using Mastodon, there's a good guide here: https://lifehacker.com/a-beginner-s-guide-to-mastodon-1828503235
Finding insteresting people to follow, there are a few different ways, a good start is doing what you did and posting a hello message when you join the system.
We have a lot of nice users here at Qoto, and there's many more out there. I would suggest you take a look at the guide above, and chat here to clarify any doubts, get extra suggestions.
Any question, just ask, and someone will try and help out.
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