@oliphant thinking of relaying a couple of servers... in my geo. particularly. Example:
You're the person who's opine I'd pay most attention to...
"In your vast quantities of spare time" ;-) share a thought or two?
S.Oregon Coast. Aiming to be a loose affiliation of compulsively inclusive folks.
Take a look at FediBuzz.
That's my preferred relay strategy at this point, and does basically what you're talking about: Find an instance you trust, mirror their posts to your federated feed.