If you're sending me a follow request, please fill your bio/pinned toots with something meaningful. Say hi. This is my personal alt and I need to know you're a safe person.
On the flip side... if I followed you (or requested to follow you), there's a good chance I liked some of the content you're posting. 😊 And if I find that I'm not enjoying it as much as I thought I would (over an extended period of time -- typically some months), I might unfollow you. 😞 Of course, I'll expect you are happy to do the same for me. There's no obligation whatsoever around these parts.
A community that offers a safe space for people to share their personal lives online (again). Social media doesn't have to be about only showing the best of you, all the time -- finding support and community for your struggles, small and big, is a cause worth pursuing.