At the very end of my pre–Evie+Sarah launch to-do list was one slightly off-topic bullet:
- Weed through Facebook “friends”
I’m not someone who’s ever played the game of seeing if they could collect the most token acquaintances on Facebook. But over years, I had accumulated more than a few questionable connections. Friends of friends I’d met once years ago during weddings; stuff like that. You know how it is.
But before this launch, I felt like it was time to weed out—trim the fat and get Facebook back to the list of people I actually know and care about. So I went at my “Friend” list with a machete and cut…
Anyone who I didn’t believe truly gave a rat’s ass about me
Anyone I friended in hopes of building a relationship only to find that wasn’t going to pan out
Anyone who friended me for their own personal, political, or financial gain
Anyone I haven’t seen since high school and who I didn’t even like back then
Anyone who doesn’t know how many children I have
Anyone who has never liked or commented on a single damn thing I’ve posted on Facebook
When all was said and done, I was down to a meager 116 friends.
Not “Friends”. Friends.
If I don’t want you in my real life, I don’t want you in my Facebook life either.
So when I shared the news about launching Evie+Sarah on my personal Facebook page, I knew it would be seen by people who cared, and not just for the gossip factor.
Have you ever gutted your Facebook friend list? What prompted you to do it?