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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Let's be friends

After much skepticism, I finally joined Facebook. And I have to say I'm feeling a little vulnerable. I've been sending off requests to link up with people I used to work with that I haven't seen or talked with in years. The request says you want to connect to this friend or that friend, but what if they reject my request to be friends? What if they don't remember me?

(Oooh, I already have six friends)

And what does it mean once I have this big network of friends? Do I need to start booking my calendar with coffee dates to catch up? That seems exhausting. And I still don't have childcare (another story altogether), so I'm not sure what I'd do with the kids for all these possible networking dates.

(Now I have eight friends)

So far, no rejects. But perhaps a less offensive way to reject someone invitation is to simply ignore their request. Then you don't actually have to officially decline their request to be friends. Then you'll just wonder if some people ever got your request in the first place. I actually hesitated before sending some requests... Will he remember me? I don't think she ever knew my last name.

Still, I don't want to be rejected. No one wants to be person or online. So I think that's what I'll hope for. If you don't want to be my friend, then just ignore my request. Maybe I shouldn't take it all so personally.


  1. Oh Facebook was so much fun! I joined a while back and was totally addicted, and although most of my 'real' friends were on as my 'friends' there were tons of friends I added because I felt guilty if I didn't add - and then having to reject others was tough, too. Eventually I had over 100 friends (no kidding) and I said, this is insane... and I quit facebook. I'm totally tempted to go back on, but luckily now it has been banned from work and I have not time to be on it when I am at home, so there you go. It seems everyone loves it... for a while! ;) Have fun!

  2. I don't think I have been invited to this facebook thing. Am I being pre-screened or something? ;^) Just wanted you to know that I didn't reject you. :^)