Findings from “The Great Follow Backup” (aka diversify my social follow graph)

Based on the bios in my Twitter follows, here’s a rough breakdown on where everyone is:

  • pixiv (and/or fanbox)
  • patreon
  • instagram
  • github
  • ko-fi
  • tumblr
  • youtube/twitch
  • wordpress/blog (aka RSS)
  • none

Many people only had a personal website (like a portfolio) that only had “resume-like” evergreen content – these people obviously considered Twitter as their microblog/social post platform. Less than 1% had a mastodon “backup” account linked.

I feel better having made the effort – if Twitter goes belly up, I can at least get back to some of the people I follow.