Do You Really Need to Follow All Those People? Why to Hit the Unfollow Button.

I am the opposite of a hoarder. A purger – that’s what they call it. I don’t like clutter – physical or mental.

My closet gets cleaned out once per month. For every new clothing item I buy, I get rid of an old one.

I was having a conversation with a friend about Facebook and Instagram. There is so much clutter that comes through our newsfeed. I wasn’t sure if I should start defriending or “muting” certain individuals. Nothing against these people; I actually like them. So is this a big enough deal that I need to take action and stop following them?

It is. The things you read and the people you interact with on a daily basis are crucial to your well being. It’s like the food you eat.

I’ve begun to clean up what comes through my newsfeed. For sure, I unfollow anyone who constantly complains or puts out negative news. I also unfollow anyone I feel indifferent about. People either inspire or drain you – Choose them wisely.

I was hesitant to do this because I was worried what people would think. What if this person noticed that I stopped following them – would they be offended? I see people following and unfollowing my business page all the time. The number has fluctuated around 54,000 for a while. I’m happy that some people gave it a try, then decided what I have to offer wasn’t for them. In the end, I want people there who actually want to be there.  🙂

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  1. Hey there Christine 🙂
    Hello from the island of Cebu Philippines. Please continue inspire “meh” and others to take good photos and to love life. If I’ll ever clean up my facebook I’ll surely delete all the Hollywood rumor pages and retain your page. I’m one of the very firsts to like your page. I liked it when it was around 1000 but now it’s 54000 and coming.. I dreamt of becoming just like you soon so never stop motivating me and the rest.

    marianjoortiz.blogspot.com

  2. It’s been a while. Thank you for this reminder 🙂

  3. jtm ta photo

  4. Nice one! I like the outfit of the characters. Wish i could do the same thing too but im not that techie.i like the outfit of “from farmer to warden”.. really interesting

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