Follow for a Follow? Not Here
I can’t be the only one who finds it awkward when I get requested on social media by someone who I feel obligated to accept, or ‘follow back’?
It was part of the reason I deleted the Facebook app – because I found myself submerged in the stories of people’s lives, most of whom I didn’t really care about.
And as much I can clear out the crap when needed, it can be damn awkward when you have to see someone every day, to blatantly dismiss them on social media.
The problem I have is when someone wants to subject me to an influx of themselves or their kids. Or just something I’m not interested in.
Not being funny. But I see you frequently. And your kids. Why, for the love of gin, would I want to look at it when I get home and am trying to escape my ‘real’ world on social media? Or why would I want to look at something that just doesn’t tickle me?
Well. I wouldn’t.
If you want to look at me and what I post, great. That’s lovely. But I promise I won’t judge you if you decide I’m too boring. Don’t follow me just because you know me. Chances are you already know what’s happening in my life. Don’t be bored with it on social media as well.
So please, if I don’t follow you back, or accept your request, it’s not because I don’t like you. It’s just that I probably see enough of you already. Don’t be offended. I just like to fill my timelines with stuff I don’t spend all day looking at.
I like looking at craft ideas, running inspiration, fashion bloggers, interior designers and maybe the odd getaway destination.
I really don’t want to see the same faces on my phone as I do when I walk down the street.