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.