Super selective in approving follow requests. Off-hand, I make a note of the following among other stuff:

1. Do you have a profile picture of you? I toot with a real face, I expect you will too.
2. Are you vulnerable, too, or is this a one-sided sob story?

If that's not you, you may follow me on my public account instead: @celia

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If I followed you (or requested to follow you), there's a chance I liked some of the content you're posting. 😊

But if I find that I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would, over an extended period of time (weeks/months), I might unfollow you. Sorry. 😞

P.s. I'll expect you are happy to do the same for me - unfollow if you don't like what I post! There's no obligation whatsoever. It's YOUR feed.

If you're sending me a follow request, please fill your bio/pinned toots with something meaningful. Say hi.

I'll mostly reject your request if we haven't ever engaged routinely before, and/or you look like an anonymous/unknown person from your profile.

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