I like reading your Facebook statuses
I really do.
I don’t find them “annoying” or “insufferable”.
Because I am interested in you as a person.
I like to cheer virtually when your messy divorce is finalised.
Gloat with you when your baking has been particularly successful.
I love to see how excited you are to purchase your new home or receive your degree, or choose your degree!
Your dog is cute, your cat is crazy and your kids are both!
Humble brag or straight out brag about your new book deal, Ferrari or high distinction, do it!
I love to hear of other people’s achievements, it inspires and motivates me!
Tell me about the struggles you are having parenting, the Facebook hive mind is a great resource to use for help and commiserations.
Share the beauty of the world, big and small as you experience it. Share your running and weight lifting PBs- I think it is wonderful you have found a passion that makes you feel good and healthy.
You are not a brand.
You are a person.
You do not exist purely for other people’s entertainment.
We are all better off without social media “friends” who find actual updates about people’s lives “annoying”.
They seem to have missed the point of social media.
It’s about people, people.
That’s all that matters.