I have over 1000 friends and I don’t know who is who anymore. There are perks to Facebook, and for someone like me, I get a chance to market lots of my products and services.
It’s the downside that’s wearing on me. The job of starting over and cutting my FB “friends” down by 3/4 is too overwhelming. But it’s not just the numbers, it’s also the thought of all these people (most I don’t know, but accepted because they know someone I know or are fans of my books) seeing everything I put up. Granted, I don’t put up alot. But even if it’s “I’m eating a hamburger now” type message or “I just found $100 in the street” type message, I still hate to think that there are haters out there. Or evil-eye folks. You know those friends you never hear from, never communicate with you, just want to “watch” you and be nosy. That’s just bad energy.
A FB friend of mine recently announced she had a baby. I emailed her and said I had no idea she was preggers. She said, she didnt put it on FB because pregnant women need to be protected. I totally understood it. WE all need to be protected on social networks like FB. Not from burglars and robbers, but from the energy or thoughts of others about you. We can’t please everybody, but damn, don’t make it so easy to be a target. It’s like running out in the streets everyday, and running up to strangers and telling them your ups and downs.
You put stuff up to share that 8 of your friends may enjoy, but now you have 1800 friends and everyone sees it.
We all have good and bad news, and feel so free to share it with the world. But you don’t know who is watching. REALLY YOU DON’T. When you put all your forces out there, you lose power and you open up yourself. You need a strong armor, a spiritual armor to thwart these types of things. I have even had people tell me they feel “weaker” after using FB. Like tired, irritated, etc. These were the same folks who were on it for hours at a time months ago. Energy, folks.
I’ll let you know what I decide.