Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Facebook Friendship Feedback

I'm too much of chicken to ask anyone else.  But I thought maybe you can be my sounding board and give it to me straight!  What did you think of this piece I did for yesterday about Facebook friends?

Facebook Friendships: How to handle a hurtful status situation 

Like over 250 million others, you pull up your Facebook page sometime during the day and scroll through the newsfeed, checking out what your friends are up to.  Usually, this is a fun and light distraction from your work or household chores: a funny status update here, a link to a mildly interesting article there--it’s all pretty harmless.  But sometimes, pulling up your Facebook page can end up being much more than you bargained for emotionally. See more...

It's one of those that I enjoyed doing and thought was good (and it had the added benefit of a picture of the back of my friend Kate's head, which I love!) but didn't get as much response as the previous ones I've done and I was wondering if the subject matter of the piece was just not that relatable to most people.  What do you think?


  1. I think that piece was spot-on! Honestly, the reason I didn't comment at first was because I thought the article wouldn't apply to me. I have only had a 'girl jealousy' situation like that occur on facebook once -- and after talking it over with Matt, I calmed myself down. When I first signed up for it, there were people that irritated me with their posts, etc, but I've either de-friended them, or blocked all of their posts so there's no way I can get upset. I live in a little bubble, Rebecca, what can I say!? I like it that way. So, in general, I think your take of Facebook is perfect. It's my happy place, and that's the way I like it! :)

  2. Thanks for letting me know. I totally understand. It turned out that it actually got some great feedback and support from friends that don't usually read the women themed pieces. There's something for everyone!