I’d follow that title with an “I can quit any time” but if I quit having domains on Hover then this website would vanish. So, let’s not do that.
After days of pondering and puttering and such, I made some decisions:
- I don’t want to join one of the really big Mastodon instances. I like things cozy.
- I can’t find a cozy Mastodon instance that isn’t geared toward hyper-niche interests.
- I don’t want to spin up another VPS on Linode to run my own. Last time I tried administering a Mastodon server it blew up during an upgrade and I couldn’t get it back.
- I’m willing to pay a few dollars per month to make this someone else’s problem.
- It’s been a while since I bought a new domain for a silly project, hasn’t it?
And so, a trip to Hover and to Masto.host later, “Well, Duck Me” is up & running. I don’t yet know if I’ll open it up to other users, though if you’re a friend and have some interest I’ll probably let you join. Just give me a heads-up.