While perusing my Facebook page the last couple of days and scrolling through the updates, I realized I barely recognized half of the names I was looking at. I had a list of 440 “friends”, some of which I don’t talk to and barely know. There are times I have had to scroll through endlessly to find an update from someone I really know and correspond with. That is just silly and so I decided to pare that down a little bit. By the time I got done I was at 398.
Hhhmmm. I’m not sure how to feel about that. I mean, I love meeting new people and I love that I feel like I have contact with so many people in my life, so it’s not like I am opposed to having a larger number in that spot. As a matter of fact, there are people I know through blogging and through Facebook that I’ve never even met face to face. One of my closest friends, known around my house as “Canada Jenn”, lives in another country. And some of the greatest support and advice I have gotten the last few years as a new mom and going back to school has come from all over the world.
So yeah, I love meeting and getting to know people. But do these people really know me? I think that’s part of the point of starting this blog. I want to share so much more about myself than what fits in a Facebook status update or a quick tweet. Maybe my friend number will go up from here, we shall see.
I was just thinking this the other day while I was on Facebook. I was like some of these ppl I either don’t know or don’t know anymore. And usually, they end up making some sort of smart comment to me. And I try to be super nice to them. Lol. So, I was thinking… Should I unfriend them? I’ve yet to do it, except for the ones who have been rude. But, I too would like to clean up my list a bit.
Similarly, I’ve met most of the ppl I get advice from or feel like I can be open with when talking on twitter. A lot of ppl think that’s weird. But, I think it’s just the times we live in… you know? And I’ve met some pretty good friends from my vegan blog as well. But, I feel like they really do know me, because they see all my thoughts and feelings that I don’t let other ppl see.
Anyway, just checking in to say I’ve been thinking the same. Lol.
p.s. I’m loving your blog! 🙂
I just could NOT agree with you more Alexa! Thus far I whittled my list down by a handful but I have also unsubscribed from some feeds also. While I don’t want to “unfriend” some folks, as they may get their feelings hurt, I also don’t really want to look at the 10 millionth post that doesn’t really say anything. I hope I’m not offending anyone here that’s come from my Facebook page, that’s not my point at all. Sometimes you have to edit a few things out of your life, for whatever reason, and right now Facebook had to get some edits.
I also know exactly what you mean about meeting people through the internet. I met so many through my battle with infertility and then through school and other various internet outlets. I think we live in the digital age and we may as well take advantage of that, as long as we do it in a safe and responsible way.
Thank you so much for commenting and for the positive feedback on my blog! It feels good to know someone thinks I’m going in the right direction! 🙂
My name is Loretta Deckard Brothers. I know Alexa her mother is my cousin and Alexa told me about your new blog.I’m Apostolic also. My son-in- law is a Pastor. I like to dress nice but stay very modest. And dress in fashion. I have one daughter which of course she is married to tha Pastor. I have 3 grandsons all of us are serving God. I also have a twin sister. We live together. We both have lost our husbands. We meant them both at the same time they were best friends. My husband got me saved and alot of my family also. I just wanted to tell u a little bit about myself so u would feel like u know me.
Thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself! It’s always good to meet a sister in the Lord and to hear from others that believe in modest living. Hopefully I will get to know you much better as time goes on. And welcome to my little piece of the world! 🙂