An update on the little baby! He's doing GREAT, he should be discharged this evening or tomorrow morning. Thank you so much for all the prayers and well wishes. I know my friend appreciates it. I'm on my way to visit her this morning and deliver all the gifts from her shower...that she didn't get to come to! ;)
Now on to my real post today...
Last weekend, I was dealing with a TON of drama. I stumbled (innocently, I really do promise!) on someone people talking really badly about my dance studio and in turn, attacking me directly. I have never even MET the one person involved. It was nasty. Thankfully, my aunt stepped in and took charge of the actions we needed to take. I don't have the energy or the wherewithall right now to deal with it. I just...can't. My depression flared HARD over the weekend and it took all my coping techniques to get it back under control. (I'm feeling great now. :))
This drama did do something really great for me. I decided to reduce my Facebook footprint.
I looked at my friends, up over 400, and decided I needed to trim it down. I pretty much accepted anyone's friend request, as long as they were in 9th grade or older. (No younger students on my FB!) I don't talk to most of these people anymore. I didn't really have anything to say to them if we did end up trying to talk. So. I cleaned house.
I started counting at 386 and when I was done slicing and dicing my friends list, I have 280 friends. I know for a fact I had at least 410 friends when I started cutting. Let's just say I cut over 125 people off my friends list.
And I would have cut more, but there were a few I was iffy on.
It felt FANTASTIC. The people on my newsfeed now are people I am really interested in! Not that the people I deleted weren't interesting, we just don't interact much/at all, so I was basically creeping on them all the time.
I set all my privacy settings to friends only. No more friends of friends viewing anything.
It feels GREAT. :)
I had no question about keeping any of my blog friends as FB friends. It's amazing. In a little over a year, I've found that my blog friends are some of my favorite people. I love reading, commenting and the ensuing email conversations that follow. I even started Tweeting, can you believe it?! @567k8
I guess what I'm saying is this. I reduced my FB footprint because I don't want to know when people are being rude about me. It's not worth my energy, especially when what they are saying is 100% false and just down right nasty. Nope, no thank you!