Re-boosting your own posts for 'the morning crew' or 'the night crew' is an acceptable and encouraged practice here. We are largely a community of supportive people who enjoy being given the opportunity to help each other and boost content we may have previously missed.

You should never feel ashamed of promoting yourself, especially as an artist, when it's so difficult to reach people. If anyone doesn't want to see your boosts, they can just scroll past.



Indeed! Some people never see each other's posts because of differences in time zone or personal schedules.

It is okay to boost your own post so that people in other time zones can see it 👍

There is no timeline algorithm on here, everything is chronological, so self-boosting may be the only way to get your posts visible in other time zones.

@feditips @Curator

Great advice!

Taking the stigma off boosting yourself might also have a positive effect on boosting others:

On here content relies on boosts by others to be seen outside your immediate circles.

I noticed on myself that I started hesitating to boost others' toots directly after tooting "valuable" content myself for fear of it getting bumped down too far too quickly.

Knowing that it's acceptable to boost my own post later on reduces that mental hurdle for me. Thoughts?

@Curator ._. so... reboosts because of timezones is kinda necessary?

@okaylol It's personal preference I guess. There's no algorithm here so feeds are displayed 100% chronologically; people who follow you (or watch the public timelines) will see your post at the time you post it, and anyone else seeing it will find it through boots or hashtag searches. If you feel that you'd like more people to see your post, then yeah you can boost it again later on - but if you're happy with the engagement it got then you don't need to. It's up to you. :)

@Curator more engagement would be nice... but i am too lazy for that. 😅 posting has to do

@okaylol As long as you're tagging your posts you should be fine - and it looks like you are :D :D

@Curator I actually curate my feed short enough so I'm always able to scroll through everything. If I'm not on Mastodon when it's posted, I'll see it later.
This practice kinda suggests, that it's more common to have a feed one usually can't look through completely?

If it happens ocassionally I don't mind, but if the half-a-day-later-retoots becomes excessive from my perspective, I'll just turn off retoots for that person. xD

Self-retoots from old artworks are always nice tho!

@fluffyfied Yeah, I think it depends how you use the site and what your following count is like - on WelshPixie I'm following over 1000 people, and while I'm sure a lot of them aren't active (or aren't active much), that's still too many people for me to see *everything* everyone posts during the time I'm online and too much to catch up with every day, so I appreciate people boosting stuff that I might have missed. As you say though, you can turn off RTs for people so you can self-curate :D

@Curator Hm yeah, I guess my practice has its limits. 😆
My 200 people I'm following probably also only work this way, because a lot are inactive.

unsolicited policy feedback, meta 

Not to speak out of turn for what another instance's rules and policies are, but please, @Curator, it can get a li'l annoying seeing the same posts several times.

Now I'm not saying ban people who do it or scold people who do it or shame people who do it or block people who do it. We wanna keep Fedi easy and welcoming and non-gatekept and all the rules you do have are there for a good reason and I don't wanna add more to the pile…

…but we at least don't have to actively encourage it. There's also no way to only filter out self-boosts or duplicate posts.

Accept: yes!
Encourage: well…

re: unsolicited policy feedback, meta 


I feel bad for not even giving a reason so let me please do that and then I'll get out of your hair:

There's no algorithm here, except for just a chronological list of posts. There's no ocean to push against from drowning except for the one of our own making.

re: unsolicited policy feedback, meta 

@Sandra my thoughts on this:

TLDR: I disagree with all of the above.

re: unsolicited policy feedback, meta 

@Curator Thank you.
I replied there instead, that's more appropriate.

@Curator That's nice wording ❤️ Exactly the reason I do it with /only/ the best posts :blobcatgiggle:

@Curator I’m happy to read this, I’ve notice that the times I get the more interactions is on European daytime but I usually post at night (American night time) and I get zero to no interaction.

@Curator Love this. I go to sleep when Europe wakes up, so bedtime reboots from the EU & UK make my morning coffee break better.

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