It's just all these new users are following way more people than I, and I'm feeling like I'm doing mastodon poorly
There's no wrong way to do mastodon. Personally, I try to follow back so long as the person seems decent, but some people choose to heavily curate their list. I just follow and interact with people who seem cool, and they usually, or eventually, return the favor. If not, so be it.
@Ferretsyndicate I think I just think about this stuff too much. It took me five weeks before I first boosted a post because I was worried I'd pick something wrong and it'd annoy one of my 8 followers.
A cool and chill place for cool and chill people.