Sunday, 24 August 2014

Facebook "Friends"

Making more changes on my Life Journey! 

I am realising more and more that my Life Journey is not just about weight loss and learning to be happy but is about so much more! Life is everything after all!

After a discussion with a great work friend about the happenings of this weekend,
I decided I needed a very clear line between personal and professional!

To begin this process I started on my Facebook "Friends" list .. I started with over 280 "Friends" and really come on admit it, how many of us really have that many friends!
I know that a good chunk of them are Family (or my partner's family - who are now my family) and people I met while I was in America (post on that experience later). 

I went through my Facebook Friend list and started thinking would I stop and talk to this person if I saw them down the street? Would I even say Hello? Would they even recognise me? And every person who I answered NO for I deleted (unfriended)! 

I am glad I deleted all those people because really if I would stop to even say Hello to these people - why the hell would I share everything else with them!!
Think about all the stuff you post on Facebook .. Photos, Life Events, Sucesses!
None of those people would be there for me in any struggles or problems so why would I share all the wonderful things with them!! 

I then deleted everyone from work who I didn't want to be sharing my personal life with (eg most staff members & all parents of children attending my work) creating a much needed personal professional line. 

I then had the great pleasure of deleting anyone I can't be bothered with! Including those people who are always posting all that "look at me look at me" crap! Like one "friend" (from high school) who posts almost every hour complaining! 

End Result - from over 280 down to 245! 
A great start at least - now I am wondering if there is anyway to group Facebook Friends?? Would love to group all Family together, all my American friends together & all study colleagues together. 

I would then be left with a very small selected group of friends left but really it's so much better sharing your life with a few real friends!!

While I was having this very rewarding time of deleting people off Facebook, I was also browsing around Pinterest (as ya do) and saw this & thought it was perfect for the occasion so shared it on both my Facebook & Instagram


  1. I can hear in your post that you are feeling powerful about your changes. Go you!

    1. Thanks Keryn! This was one change I was excited about and don't miss anyone yet that I did delete :)

  2. You make a very good point about the relevancy of certain FB friends. I do my best to keep numbers low because quite simply some people are not part of my life and yes they probably wouldn't say hello in person.

  3. Very nice, and true - facebook makes us share personal 'stuff' with people we wouldn't ordinarily think of telling our stories to! You can make lists of people on FB and share only with certain lists :)