An interesting observation occurred to me as I try to rebuild my friends list on FB since I was deleted…it’s a heck of a way to clean out your friends list.
Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate every one of you who has followed me, enjoyed my posts, find me humorous, sympathized, empathized, or just been a friend.
There are so many types of friends too. Those of you who are fans, those who are confidants, those who you just nod to in the hall at the conference, but who you’d still consider a ‘friend.’
With only 5000 people being ‘allowed’ to be your friend on FB, I maxed out time and again. Sometimes I’d go through my list and anyone whose account had been deleted (who is still on your friends list) was then taken off my list so I could add more. Those of you who had my last two accounts on it, you might want to go weed out your friends lists as I’ll appear on there under my two old accounts and take up space you could use to welcome a new friend.
Sometimes I’d marvel that not only had I made 5000 friends, but I had an equal number of people following me, and more. I like talking to random people too. Whether it was about a character in one of my books, or what it was like to live where they live, and a host of topics in between.
One of the most awesome, silver-lining moments occurred though…people I haven’t spoken to in a coons-age, are inboxing (private messaging) me. Asking, ‘aren’t we already friends?’ which led to a discussion of what happened, how are you, etc. I have had some really wonderful conversations that would never have occurred otherwise. I relish that interaction, one of the reasons that social networking works, you get to talk to people you might never have the opportunity to do so otherwise.
I don’t know if I’m intimidating. I don’t think I am. I think I’m down to earth and am always pleased when someone hits me up for a conversation and I have the time to chat like that. I use FB not only to socially network, but for games (I suck at Wordosaur, just in case anyone was wondering), and of course to let everyone know about my book releases. So, don’t be shy, I don’t bite (hard), but please feel free to inbox me and chat, understand that sometimes I may not have the time, but I’ll welcome it at another time, I may even be the one to initiate the conversation.
In the meantime, if you haven’t subscribed to this blog, please do so, just in case FB decides to delete my new account (let’s hope not, it’s a lot of work). If you are on this blog and we aren’t connected on FB, please, befriend me. I can’t possibly remember everyone’s names! And, what’s up with you people changing your avatars on me? I can’t remember names but I do recall pictures! Lol…seriously, sometimes I look at a name that looks vaguely familiar but their avatar totally tells me I knew them.
I look forward to 2021 being a better year…for ALL of us!~