Facebook. Whether you like it or loathe it, it has become a very big part of our world and a popular way to communicate. And while there can be a lot boasting and bashing on there, there are also a lot of great stories, tidbits of advice, and sincere joy. Not true for you? Looks like you need to do a Facebook Friends Audit. Go through your list of “friends” and find those who you aren’t really close with, who you do not admire, and whose Facebook feed is full of negativity, envy, trash talking, or (God forbid) only Candy Crush and Farmville invites. Don’t feel bad about unfriending. Most likely, they won’t notice, and your stream of friendly, uplifting, sincere posts will improve. This is something that I need to do. And this week as I was Spring Cleaning my apartment to get rid of clutter, I realized it’s totally time to declutter my Facebook feed. Putting it on my to-do list now!
Want to know what it’s like to have great stories in your Facebook feed? Here’s just two real Facebook posts that I found in the last few days from friends of mine on Facebook. I asked them if I could share their posts here on Hurray Kimmay, because these friends (and their posts) makes me say Hurray!
I’m proud to have these two women as friends and as Facebook friends. They are uplifting, funny, thoughtful, courageous and positive… and they fill my Facebook feed with the same. And my “real life” relationship with each of them is different. One I have known since I was seven, the other I have only recently met, and both live far away from me! These are just two of the wonderful stories I’ve found on Facebook recently (not trying to leave anyone out!), but there are so many more. And as a person who makes a living (and almost lives on) Facebook, I’m glad for these types of posts.
You don’t have to go through your entire Facebook friends list all at once. Let’s face it, some of us are soooooo popular that it’d be overwhelming to go through them all in one sitting – HA! But really, when you come across someone in your feed and you cringe a little, or bypass their status on purpose, or recognize their negativity, go ahead and unfriend them. As mean as that action sounds, it’s really the best thing you can do for yourself. Go ahead, declutter your Facebook feed, and say a prayer of thanks for your fabulous Facebook friends!
And don’t be afraid to LIKE a few Facebook pages that truly inspire you! I love reading posts in my feed from Marie Forleo, She Takes on the World, and (of course) Linda the Bra Lady (run by yours truly)! In fact, go give Hurray Kimmay a LIKE on Facebook! I share the posts from the blog, plus fun photos and links to all of those people, places, products and projects that make me say Hurray! Your LIKE on the page would really make my day
Have you ever had to unfriend a Facebook friend? How did you feel about it? Have any favorite Facebook pages that you like to follow? Share with me in the comments below!