It’s official, I’m a people-pleaser and big fat old wuss.
I used to be very active on Facebook and religiously used to upload pics etc. These days, because my work circumstances have changed, I don’t see many of the people I am friends with and in general life just moves on. Also, because I heart Twitter, FB is so slow in comparison.
So, I was going through my ‘friends’ and I was overcome by the urge to unfriend a whole lot of people that I won’t be in contact with anymore for various reasons. I had an internal dialogue about not having so many people have ‘access’ to my life. But then, it’s really easy to find my blog and twitter account anyway. And it’s not like I have anything to hide.
That’s part of why I love Twitter. People constantly follow and unfollow you, and that’s ok.
And then I had the most ridiculous thought: do people judge me by the number of friends I have on FB? Do you judge people by their friends on FB? To be honest, I do. A little. How silly is that?
I unfriended a couple of people recently, but it feels a bit petty. Almost like when your 4yr old says : “I’m not your friend” It just feels a bit juvenile. So, clearly I am just too much of a wuss to unfriend everyone that has annoyed me unless they have really, really annoyed me. And then they usually beat me to it anyway. Like our friend whose soon-to-be-ex-wife unfriended me. She just beat me to it. Or the friend that behaved really, really badly. I did the honours there.
Which brings me to my next thought: is the end in sight for this kind of social media (for those of you that part-take) or are you more/less active than before? Are you a trigger-happy short-fused unfriender or a big old people-pleasing wuss like me?