To help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.
Don't forget to boost good posts with hashtags so that searchable posts make it out to more instances!
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