- good things in their lives
- bad things in their lives
- love for a significant other
- feelings/emotions without thoroughly explaining in minute detail the reason for said feelings/emotions
- daily activities
- benign messages to friends that others can see
- expressions of gratitude
- support for any opinion shared by others
- any philosophical comment/quote
Do you know who I find insufferable? People who maintain a facebook friendship or follow a blog only to make fun of the author for exhibiting the qualities of your average human being anywhere. I'm curious as to what remains that is acceptable to post on facebook according to the etiquette police, since it seems designed for precisely the topics listed above. Any substantial discussion is more easily addressed in a blog or personal conversation, which leaves the trivial to find a cozy home in facebook status updates.
I like the alleged "image crafters" that I've previously known as my friends. A friendship may have drifted apart emotionally or geographically, but I'm still interested in what that person is doing and enjoy the casual chats about their latest projects and plans. Then again, my facebook friends list is limited to people who I like and whose thoughts and activities do interest me. It's a bold concept that others might consider implementing in their own facebook lives.
I don't want to mess up the image I've been developing in my well thought-out facebook posts, so I'm working on getting the wording just right for my next status update:
Stop taking social media so seriously, precious. If you have a problem with everything everyone else posts, maybe the problem is you.
Now to sit back and wait for the applause! #lol!