I updated my settings in are.na to make the homepage my own index view. For spring cleaning I want to use are.na more like a dashboard and less like a feed.
I created categories and sorting that were useful for myself as launching off points for learning and reading.
Some emoji selection is only made in order to get the list to "alphabetize" in the order I wanted.
I still use and enjoy the feed, but I found myself turning to it as a mindless scroll experience. I'd rather go there intentionally and always end up on a boring dashboard otherwise.