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kantos  ·  744 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to Hubski

Hello. The tighter-knit community is a better platform, in my eyes, for sharing/opening up/what have you. Glad you found your way here. If you've seen the primer as well, then I think you've got the idea. Feel free to lurk, or contribute, or both. All-in-all, welcome. :)

antonius  ·  744 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you, I'll try to strike up a conversation here and there -- as opposed to lurking. What would you say this place needs more of? As I'm at a loss as to what's worth contributing.

kantos  ·  744 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Of course. Follow tags and people to fill your 'chatter' feed - that's a convenient feature I'm a fan of for finding conversations of interest.

    What would you say this place needs more of? As I'm at a loss as to what's worth contributing.

I've been asking myself this of late. With a relatively small posting community in each tag, there's a lot of room for posting any content you're interested in: articles, personal works, images, and the like. I've been here 'round a year, so I'm still feeling out what I'd like to see more of, and how I can express/implement any idea that comes to mind. Only recently have I slowly scoured news sources to post here in tags of interest....

If anything, the advice I'd write is take it slow and (platitude incoming) enjoy the ride. Find people that say things you like, follow them or the tags they post to alongside tags of content you enjoy, and (finally, once more) ask questions. Allow yourself to be curious, and you'll come to find what you want out of Hubski, and make it so. In some way, is that not why we've all come here?

EDIT: My non-preachy answer (I swear I don't write like this much): audio, video. thenewgreen, flac and other users are musicians who post their own original content for the community to enjoy (As seen in #hubskioriginalmusicclub, and #music). elizabeth updates us on her global travels (check out her vlogs of her trip to Vietnam for sweet footage). I could be missing a couple, but there are a handful of gems that share the fruits of their passions here. I'd encourage just that when/if you feel comfortable doing so. You may see some awesome collaborations happen if you scroll down some of the mentioned threads. Ah, and other arts, updates on STEM projects in the like are not unusual to find in #pubski's on Wednesdays. That tends to be the go-to place to strike up some conversation.

Damn, that was more than I expected to type. Ah well. Enjoy your stay. Happy you found us.

antonius  ·  743 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wow, appreciate the welcoming welcome. I went ahead and followed your recommendations, and pondered your "preachy answer" for the better part of an hour. Swap "Hubski" with "life" and you get what looks like solid advice for existing.

With sincerity, thank you for taking the time.

The community encouragement in your EDIT has sold me on exploring this week, and certainly on sticking around long-term. I'm not sure what I'm looking for, but you've given me reason to sit down and think about it for once. Here's to a good chat in the near future, thanks again.

kantos  ·  742 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In truth, I had a similar thought re: "Hubski" => "life" while typing that bit out. Take your time, things can go as fast or slow as you like 'round here. Hope you had a good weekend. Cheers!