Facebook, how I love thee…
I may just lose a few facebooking BFF’s over this but there are some Facebook Faux Pas that I feel compelled to share.
1.) The repetitive “My life is awesome” post.
Life is good!
Lovin’ Life, fabulous & sassy!
Come on, it’s not possible to be fabulous and sassy everyday, just sayin’
I have people on my stream that put these little statements at the end of every.single. status. update.
When I’m knee deep in twin drama and add to that fact that I can’t keep up with, um…anything, I’m not diggin’ the illusion of perfection.
2.) The complainer. You know the type…
Monday: My aching back is acting up again and I stepped in dog doo.
Tues: I’m always so tired, boo.
Wed: I’m so upset they cancelled XYZ on T.V.
Thurs: I’m annoying because I post negativity all day long.
Fri: You’ve just deleted me from your feed because I can’t seem to stop reminding my “friends” about every teeny-tiny annoyance in my life.
I get it, we all have bad days and posting those bad days on occasion…COMPLETELY OK. Just don’t be a daily “Debbie Downer” M’Kay?
3.) The listy “look how productive I was today” status post…exhibit A
Blog post done. Print publication deadlines complete. Ebay items listed. Fed the twins. Washed all the laundry, folded and put it ALL away. Loaded the dishwasher, washed and put ALL the dishes away. Scrubbed the floors. Dusted. Exercised for 50 minutes…
Ok, so this is my to-do wish list, perhaps that’s why I’m so disgruntled when I see posts like this…because I NEVER get this much done.
I’m a hater, what can I say.
4.) The grammatically incorrect-text-style-code-word-can-hardly-make-sense-of-the-status type posting.
OMG, i hp u r hm sn. sooooooo bored.
smh @ ur ph convo w ur boo.
i miz ur smile
ok, u lmk knw i’ll b chking my fb
How hard is it to type an extra letter or hit shift to capitalize in the proper locations?
I’ve seen this from really intelligent people. Call it the teacher in me, but this is a sad state of proper English affairs.
Not that I am impeccable in my grammar endeavors…because I am not. I know, shocking. BUT, you will not see me smh or writing short-hand, even that’s too much for me. It’s physically impossible for me to knowingly misspell (although I’ve been known to when hastily publishing a blog post)…dictionary.com is also my friend…and I overuse ellipsis…and improperly…I’m working on it…I swear I use them in their proper context when I write my articles.
5.) The TMI poster:
I do not care to know that your monthly “gift” has arrived or that your spicy Mexican lunch didn’t sit right with you. Oh and family drama and/or personal details about another person…SO not ok. Posting those kind of details just isn’t necessary nor appropriate.
6.) The “what’s for dinner” every. single. night post…
I don’t need to be reminded how I am routinely offering my children processed chicken nuggets and my husband takeout…because you know, your facebook habits should be tailored to meet my needs.
I’m no Betty Crocker. But I do make a mean Turkey Chili? (Thanks Jen E.!)
7.) The bragger…
Ok…so I’m guilty of this.
I can’t be a perfect facebooker all the time.
What are are your Facebook pet peeves? Have you committed any Facebook Faux Pas?