I said in a recent video that it is harder to find people to follow on Mastodon than it is on traditional social media because there’s no amplification of posts or people. I also mentioned that, despite the discoverability issue, I’m still enjoying it, but I didn’t explain my strategy.
I’m basically following hashtags (see video-tutorial below) and paying attention to the posts showing up in my timeline. When I see an interesting post, I usually check the person’s profile and other posts before deciding if I want to follow them. But I recently found another option, the Fedi.Directory, which is a list of accounts that are grouped by topic.