When I joined masto, I gravitated towards following creative peeps and noticed a thing that's pretty common to all of us: we feel guilty for promoting places that people can buy our work or otherwise support us financially. So I started the #CreativeToots hashtag for that very reason. Got an Etsy page? Online store? Patreon? Selling a piece of art? Throw that tag on it. Do it with unfettered abandon. Everyone else: Look at that tag for artists to support. Buy their stuff. Help them create. <3

@WelshPixie Anyone know if Mastodon admins can add custom profile fields? Might be a neat way to encourage members that it's ok to promote oneself and one's work if there's a "buy my stuff" field right in the profile page.

@sivy I actually have no idea but I can try to find out!

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@WelshPixie @sivy I'm 99% sure that custom profile fields would need hacking/coding on the mastodon backend, currently - So not something any admin can do :)

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