One of my favorite bloggers is Annabel Manners. She's awesome.
I have an etiquette problem that may be a problem for some of you as well, so I am writing my Dear Annabel letter here.
I love Facebook and tend to be somewhat of a . .. . you know. Rhymes with "door".
This week I noticed that I had over 450 Facebook friends.
They are my friends. Really. Each of them.
The thing is, some of them are people who are never on facebook, so we rarely connect. Some of them are people I see ALL THE TIME, so we over connect.
So I un-facebooked a few. I un-facebooked 142 to be exact. I didn't say I un-FRIENDED them. They are all still my friends -- I hope, anyway. I meant them to still be friends. Some people are better friends in person than on line. In fact, I sent an e-mail to the 142 people explaining that I was limiting my Facebook connections, but I still value their friendship.
Of the 142 people, 140 didn't care. Hell, they might not have even noticed. But 2 got offended.
Both of the 2 who were offended were people I see ALL THE TIME. It's not like I severed contact. I didn't disown them. I didn't delete their e-mails. I just didn't feel like Facebook added anything to our friendship.
Please, Miss Annabel, tell me what I should do to remedy the situation? I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.
I'll let you know what Miss Annabel says!