Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Did You Get What You Needed?

Okay...seriously?! You know you live in a new time..when you make friends and then break-up with friends over the internet...I am fairly new to all of this..twitter, facebook, etc..And I know I don't understand social media etiquette...But what is with the "following", "unfollowing", "friend request", "friend block"? Seriously?! We might as well call this time in history plant and flee...plant a seed of friendship then run like hell..or what about my dad can beat up you dad..befriend someone from your past to show them you are one up...then run away. My favorite...Tag to be tagged. Follow someone on twitter because you want them to follow you. And when they fail to grow what you planted, be less than you expected or not boost your insatiable thirst for acknowledgment..you bail. Instead of building a real relationship....which is difficult..you simply wipe them out and erase them from your life. So before you "follow" me or send me a "friend request"...stop and think...Are you sure? Are you sure you even like me? And if you "follow" for a season...I hope when you leave you get what you needed. Much love..from a jaded social media junkie who is loyal to a fault and will not de-friend any of you...(unless you are a psychotic freak)

10 comments:

Becky said...

Well....I am your friend and I plan on staying your friend. The only way you will be rid of me is if you decide not to be my friend anyone. So..you are stuck...with me!!!

Lindsey said...

This just makes me want to be your friend even MORE! :)

Dani said...

I don't have facebook...but if I did, I wouldn't unfriend you:)

I think we live in a culture that tends to be unconnected to anyone...

However, I think it's neat to be a part of someone's life, even for a brief moment, and even it is through something as insignificant as a computer screen.

Blessings to you my computer friend...that I will faithfully continue to follow:)
Hugs,
D.

EyeRytStuf said...

I'm here to stay, Steff! I just don't say much. I'm still trying to figure out how to order a headband without having to read. Is there someone who can come to my house and read for me? Reading is hard! Math is easy!

emily said...

Pretty sure I'm not going anywhere!:)

*Overflowing* said...

Love it...wish more people would stop and think about it, that's for sure!

Beautiful Mess said...

Friends are friends forever...{singing overplayed song of the decade)

I'll take real relationship and sometimes that happens over social media and sometimes...it doesn't...

I know when I have quit following a blog...it usually wasn't personal-just didn't have anything in common-OR they didn't connect with "me"...and I don't have time to artificially be a part of someone else's life...

Happy to be your FRIEND...forever :) (unless you are a psychotic freak) LOL

missy said...

I recently defriended someone on Fb BECAUSE he blocked me and my whole family from viewing his wall. It was the pastor of a church we recently left.....see why we left

Natalie said...

you are still funny! I have been away form bloggin for awhile but i still remember a comment that you made on my blog when I was so sad about working at Best Buy w/my hs son'e freinds. you said "I rock." for doing this for my family. So, I am back at BB BUT this time I hold my head high becasue i am doing this for my kids!!! lol

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Oh gosh - this is SOOOO true.