Soon I want to put in real legwork to get critical mass of people on this instance, but I'm not really comfortable doing that with the stock mastodon onboarding experience. Most important, need to build real assistance for new users to find people to follow. Hopefully can build something instance-independent that any instance owner in the fediverse can point new users to.
Closest I've seen to what I envision is https://communitywiki.org/trunk which is a really cool similar/related project.
Still such a crying shame the twitter bridge can't work. https://twitter.com/MastodonProject/status/1075606951885762561 - Funny that this is a crystal clear example of why the fediverse is so necessary in the first place
A general purpose Mastodon instance supported by ethical untargeted ads.