So, right before the year became 2012, I decided to do a “cleanse.” A purge, if you will.
No, not what you think. I don’t have an eating disorder.
The fundamental reasoning behind this was to try and start the new year off with only people who give me the time of day. And not because they want/need something from me.
That being said, I might have unfriended/unfollowed/blocked you on whatever service it is that I mentioned above. Don’t necessarily take it personally, as I have no real hard feelings, I just didn’t want the clutter. There are a lot of things I don’t care about or care to read about. I don’t need to see you tweet on auto-pilot with the same link to the same articles/blog posts you posted weeks ago. If all you use Twitter for is to push your Foursquare posts to it, that’s fine, but I don’t want to see them in my feed. If you’re a photographer and all you post are links to OTHER work NOT done by your self, so long. And most importantly, if you preach about embracing social media and using it properly, and you can’t even reply to people who engage with you, than you’re doing it wrong, and being unfollowed.
I’ve also unfollowed/unfriended people that just piss me off. Which, actually, seemed to be a pretty substantial number. I don’t need negativity and drama in my life. And I am sure I am being a hypocrite when I say that, because I have a tendency to vent a lot of my frustrations over several networks, and I’m sure that people often get sick of my rantings as well. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t practice what I preach about deleting/blocking people who’s status posts I just don’t care about. You can block me, and I can block you too! That’s the beauty of Facebook really. If you’ve hidden someones posts, and that someone unfriends you, then you won’t even know it unless you go to send them a message or post on their wall.
The moral of the story here kiddos, is that I needed to clean house. Kudos to those who were fortunate to stay on the nice list. If you weren’t, well, then, email me or something. I may be able to tell you why.