I thought it would be better if I hosted my own federated social
network and owned my data. I can also have my own rules and
Chose to use Pleroma as my software. Mastodon would have also been a good choice but its just more heavy and complex. Besides this is a one or few people instance. Something not as complex is going to be better.
Now I have set everything up correctly. I really like Pleroma and
think my instance works great. All I had to do was export my following
list from Mastodon and then import it to pleroma. Then my instance
federated with others and I got all my posts just like on Mastodon.
Pleroma is light and has the Mastodon api so I can use Mastodon clients
If you want to follow me on my own instance I am over on firstname.lastname@example.org. Might be changed to something more simple in the future.
My account over at mastodon will still be used along with my Pleroma account but I will end up using Pleroma more.
This is post 5 of 100 days to offload