Micro.blog does not show follower counts. It doesn’t tell you when somebody follows you. It has no concept of a like or favorite.

There are definite benefits to this system.

But there is one big drawback: Because I get very few replies to my mb posts, it feels like I’m talking to myself. On Facebook and Tumblr, I get a lot of likes. On Mastodon, I get fewer, but I get ‘em. This interaction lets me know that somebody’s listening.

Mitch Wagner @MitchW