Last Summer I deleted over 1,000 people from my Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram accounts.I do this routinely twice a year to keep in check who I follow.
I don’t check if people are following me, that no longer bothers me.Following too many people is, to be counter productive.I want to able to get to know people, engage with them and hopefully them with me.
Sometimes I unfriend/unfollow people I have ‘been friends with’ online for some time.But my life has changed, both in ‘real life’ and behind the screen.People side with certain people, you decide to cut ties and you think that is that.
But not always.Being unfriended/unfollowed by someone you’ve never met, perhaps only chatted to fleetingly doesn’t mean anything.There doesn’t have to be a reason, or maybe it’s really trivial and nothing really to upset by.
I only have a small core of people who I have actually met in real life after knowing them through blogging.We are a tight group, look out for each other, are there for ups and for the downs that life throws at us.I trust them and them me.For those people who I talk to every day and arrange to meet up with, I thank for being there.
For those who hang on outside of that circle, wanting to liked by everyone, you are fooling yourself.It was never about ‘you’.It was about ‘me’, taking back control of my online feeds, keeping track of those people who would notice if I wasn’t in there in their timeline for 3 weeks.
I have too many friends, I have no desire to know each and one of you who follow me, if I find you interesting enough I will follow back.I do not need to validate the reason why I’m not.And I certainly don’t need to do it for 10 months after the event.
I had all intentions of having next Thursday as my last blog post before I go on a blogiday until September.Having gotten my dates mixed up, Kip breaks up THIS Friday and not next Tuesday as I thought.
So fuck it.I’m having 6 weeks off blogging from Friday.I’ll still be around on social media but only until on 9 each morning, Instagram during the day and then back online after the kids are in bed, which will be late.
Seriously, life is too short and my kids aren’t going to be wanting to speak to me through a computer screen.
Have a great Summer and I’ll see you in September.