You know… I just have a knack for not being able to communicate with people and deal with conflict very well. I cannot tell you how many times I have disabled my Facebook, Google+, Twitter pages. Unfortunately I have a lot of opinions, many that aren’t popular. The bad thing about that is it prompts responses from those that disagree as you may well expect. What follows, it I get mad, go into seclusion for a day or two and then repeat the process.
If it wasn’t so crazy it would be funny. Just a couple of days ago, I posted an opinion, and someone responded negatively and I got mad and unfollowed about 200+ people on Facebook. My rationale was that I can’t seem to get along with people online anyway so why not just limit my exposure to only a few. Of course those that I unfollowed are probably scratching their heads trying to figure out what they did to make me mad or either wondering what my problem is. Well, if I had the answer to that, I would give it to them.
Over the years, I’ve use this blog as a sort of therapy to voice my frustrations about whatever the issue of the day might be. I figured that it was a lot better than going home and yelling at the family or kicking the dog :). Just kidding. Anyway, I am mainly posting this as an explanation to those that may be a victim of my latest tantrum. If you were one that I unfollowed, it was not you. I am not going to waste my time requesting any of them back because people think I am strange enough. I meant to say they found out.
Anyway, sometimes I think that social networking is not a good idea for everyone. I use it to keep up with people but without fail, people start posting political stories or something controversial. Then I find myself not being able to refrain from comment and then there is an argument. That is the number one reason that I limit my exposure to Google+. They have a completely different culture over there that engage too much for my good. If you go on Google+ and post an opinion, any opinion, you are in for a fight. That is just the way it is.
I really like Twitter for its fast information gathering but it comes with a price. Controversy and politics rule the day as well. Twitter is by far my favorite of the social networking sites. I love the way you can just tune into a topic or search for a topic and filter the noise to only that topic. Facebook just doesn’t have that.
Anyway, once again… If you are over here wondering why you were unfollowed by me on Facebook, just know that it was me once again not dealing with conflict in a good way.