There's been some talk about Mastodon admins having scalability issues with the influx of new users the last couple of weeks. So I thought I'd share my experience running an instance-of-one for 4+ years.
When I started in 2018, I wanted to see how much of a headache it would be to maintain... And I'm happy to say it hasn't been a headache at all! Honestly, I'm surprised it's been so easy. Even with the recent increase in activity, I haven't noticed a hitch (hopefully I won't jinx it now xD).
The only thing I've had to do on a regular basis is running the following command: `tootctl media remove`. And it's so rarely that I haven't even bothered scheduling it (even renewing SSL certificates is more annoying).
I also migrated servers once, whilst keeping the same domain. And it was also easier than expected: https://noeldemartin.social/@noeldemartin/100788065871626613
This is an instance-of-one managed by Noel De Martin.
If you're still worried about scalability, I've heard that pleroma.social scales even better for instances-of-one.
In any case, I hope this was useful to someone, and see you in the fediverse!