Wednesday, January 18, 2012

facebook etiquette..

I was reading through my December issue of Real Simple when I happenend upon an article regarding Facebook etiquette. I had to read it, for several reasons, A). I have none and B). I am NOT alone.

Let's start with A)., which is me! I usually like to have a generally uplifting or thought provoking quote as my Status or say something about the girls , such as a life lesson, picture of going to a dance etc. I do NOT status Yay, my daughters made all A's, are perfect and I am married to Brad Pitt the wonder husband, although he does receive his fair share of props. I am always amazed at people..people?, wait these are my so called damn friends, which brings me to B). who let us know every illness they have, every candidate they support, every cause they find thought provoking..sheesh! To me, it is annoying and nobody gives a crap, and if we do, God forbid we put our 2 cents in because we are clearly stupid and don't know Jack!

getting back to A). which is me.. I have said pretty snide comments, really not to be mean, but my opinion, which brings me to " If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"! So I guess I will be a cheerleader for everyone, which I find quite boring. I mean really, everytime you are sick, which is often, trust me.. do I need to say "feel better, thinking of you". Do i have to let you know that your child who you post 1,000 pictures of doing the say precious! I love seeing the pictures too, because by all accounts they are cute. And don't get me started on animal pictures, that are all blurry from your Iphone!

What I think I am getting at..and this is just my Opinion, it seems like there are a lot of people out there who need lots of attention and feedback to say how wonderful they are..
I mean one status the other day.. I made dinner tonight! Well, good, you are the mom and you should! Wow! you did the laundry today, you are amazing! maybe I am being a crabby pain in the arse today.. Blogs are this way too also. what happenend to just being...

* I am trying to be more understanding and THINK before I TYPE..


Anonymous said...

Great post! And exactly the reason I don't have a Facebook acct. The last thing I need is to hear my friends bragging about their kids!
The same goes for some of those blogs out there, too. Thank you for "keeping it real"!


Anonymous said...

Amen Sister!

The 5 Bickies said...

completely agree and rarely post on facebook as a result. An in law to be posts way too much on FB and I am left squirming and wondering a bit. Can't figure out if it's generational (she in her 20's and I in my 40's) or just bad etiquette.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'm so glad there is the "Hide" option so I don't have to read people's boring updates.