Thanks Facebook For Letting Me Know About Unfriending

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I got this on my Facebook recently.  After un-friending someone they seem to make you want to feel guilty for doing so. You can un-follow, meaning you won’t see their posts but you remain friends which I have done a lot lately. However you just need to disconnect from someone for your own reasons. I think Facebook has been a hotbed and a petri dish for political and religious discussion which is not always friendly. Passions run red hot there and sometimes disconnecting is what is best for relationships and online enjoyment. It is sad when you have to end a online connection but there are plenty more to make out there.

How To Make “Homemade Ice” From Meh Food

This is a parody/satire site on Facebook and YouTube that pokes a little fun at those short cooking videos you see on social media. You will find this to be both funny and snarky in equal measure. You can also find them on Twitter.

#FriendsDay on #Facebook

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So, it’s Friends Day on Facebook. They have a cute video with a bunch of your pictures flying around in the form of a human being. Friends Day is celebrated on the fourth so they are getting a jump on things. So in honor of their thing there is this thing above.

Facebook Break Update

keep-calm-fbI am into day 3 of my Facebook break and it seems to be going well. When you have multiple gadgets you have to log out of Facebook on each of them which can be a pain. The only thing I am connected to there is FB Messenger which I do use to PM friends who I don’t have other ways of doing so.

To tell you the truth, I am not missing it as much as I thought I might. As far as online connections WordPress.com, Twitter, Instagram and to a much lesser extent Tumblr. There are other things that will keep me busy. Facebook can be a bit of a time suck and I am realizing that now. Yes I am tempted to go back, who wouldn’t be. After this election season everyone needs a break. I think keeping out of it is a good thing for personal reasons. We shall see how long it lasts. My goal is one day at a time with a thought of going back on maybe after Thanksgiving.

Less Is Better In a Social World

social-networkingToday I created an exclusive friends list of people on Facebook I feel share my values and beliefs. Sometimes wide spread posts can create a hostile environment even among friends who really feel its necessary to assert in a heavy handed way their own agenda. Less is better in some cases. Sometimes you don’t want to have to defend your opinion with others, you just want affirmation. Social media can be a very great platform of expression and sharing, sometimes it can be a place that tears your soul apart. To make it a better place for me I shrunk my circle and I hope to be happier for it. Now this is in no way to slight others who differ from me but I just wanna be myself less filtered. You get what I am saying.

Something About Family

Originally posted on Facebook two years ago.

In life sometimes the only thing that truly matters is the people you love. Your family by birth or by choice are there to help give you identity and to sustain you and to give you belonging. It’s those people that help you make lasting memories both good and bad. No matter what be sure that you love those people and live together in a peace that knows no bounds. God, the universe, circumstances gave you those connections and community to enhance your life. Treasure the time you have together. Lord have mercy and thank you for giving me such people.