Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics 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.
@FrozenError If I learn through corrections of any updates to my proposed methods I'll forward them to you:
1. you can follow and be one of people listed in a directory on #hashtagged interests (check Settings)
2. https://communitywiki.org/trunk Trunk for the Fediverse categorizes interests and lists accounts by request
3. pinning a toot of your hashtagged interests to the profile and clicking on those on occasion will bring up recent toots, possibly those of newer accounts.
Generalistic and moderated instance. All opinions are welcome, but hate speeches are prohibited. Users who don't respect rules will be silenced or suspended, depending on the violation severity.