I've been reading a book by the minimalists, and while I do agree that I probably in general have too much stuff this book is like the script to some televangelist show.
In a decentralised social media it makes sense to host yourself. That's what we decided to do. This instance is run by two nerds, mostly for the why not of it. Feel free to join, and we'll hit you up with an "Hi, who are you?".