I wonder what makes our friends on Facebook come and go? In my FB memories for yesterday, as I scrolled through, I was amazed at the folks who were commenting. They no longer do. We are still friends on FB, and in real life, but several of these folks no longer follow along with me at all, and 3 of them have passed on.
I tend to engage with those who engage back. There is one gal that I have known since the old blogging days. I would comment and like her posts. I rather enjoyed what she shared. There has never even been an acknowledgment, EVER. Even when I would ask a question about something. I always wished her a Happy Birthday and Happy Christmas and all that. Nada. So, I quit following along. After all, the point of SOCIAL media, is to be social! And I was starting to feel like a tool.
I had an old high school friend tell me she adored me and loved reading my posts and seeing my pics. I thanked her. She never commented again. I still pop in to see what is new in her world every now and again. It leaves me wondering though… What happens?
Several people I consider to be close friends, have nothing to do with me on FB anymore. I see them commenting and liking all over the place. I even tagged one in a birthday post. She never saw it.
It makes me sad.
That all being said, there are lots of folks who DO engage, and for that I am thankful.