I am starting to get overwhelmed with my facebook account....in a good way. For each friend I find I find a few more friends of mine through that first friend....
Camp friends, school friends, hometown friends... the list goes on and on. I recently found a friend whom I had not set eyes on in over 19 years. What do you say? On one hand there is so much to say and on the other I have nothing really to share with this person who I use to know for a few years when I was a kid.
That notion leads me to my next issue... what exactly is a "friend".... I see many names on those lists of people I 'knew' in high school.... but we weren't friends... are we friends now... are we just facebook friends? And then I have a few people on my list that I have never even met.... blog friends... I call them my friends but I have never even heard their voice.
It is too much pressure for me. What if I invite them to be my friend but they never accept .... it's like being rejected all over again. Are other people seeing me on a mutual friend list and thinking the same thing... 'OH that girl....ahhhh ... I don't want anything to do with her!'
Does having my husband and parents on my facebook list count? Aren't they sort of gimmes?
It was cool when I had 20 friends... people I am actually day to day friends with in real life. It was neat to see what they were doing on a daily basis... but as I add more people I am starting to get overwhelmed with information ... Jane's mom is in town, Sara's kids are sick, Sue is on a trip blah blah blah...
I don't have time to really learn facebook either. I don't understand why people keep sending me hugs, and drinks and flowerpots for a better future or whatever...I am starting to get overloaded. I think I need facebook for dummies or something like that.
I can feel my credentials as computer nerd expiring as I type!