So after my most recent post on Facebook Friend Collecting, I was asked to write a similar post for the Long Island Parent Source blog because Facebook is always an interesting topic. (Which I will totally do, just as soon as I stop doing other things, which may be a while from now.) But I thought you should know that my own post made me reconsider my friend-collecting habits… especially because I have to scroll through so much on my News Feed just to see something relevant. So I took my 700+ Facebook friends and used a simple 2-question metric to see if they should remain or if we could amicably part:
1. Have I interacted with this person in the past 6 months or have they interacted with me? (Meaning “liking” each other’s statuses or pictures, writing something on their Wall, etc.)
2. Are they still worth stalking or do I believe they enjoy stalking me?
It was very simple – if I answered “yes” to both questions, they remained.
So the breakups were not due to not liking people or thinking they’re unimportant, but mainly to keep myself a little more organized. Especially with a blog and a business – I need to reach out to certain people and not feel like I’m bothering others… all that much.
So to the old boyfriends, sleepover camp friends and others who wish they got the boot but didn’t, it’s because I probably still stalk you. Or I think your kids are adorable. Or your husband is adorable. (Sorry.) So if you’re still there and feel like I’m cluttering up YOUR life, feel free to make me a casualty of your self-reorganization process. I don’t mind – I actually get it now.