I love Facebook, because it helps us stay in contact with our family and friends. But, some of the things posted on Facebook are just downright aggravating, annoying or getting old. After much research, I’ve compiled a list of some of the worst offenders for eye roll-worthy Facebook posts.
Most Annoying Facebook Posts
- Pictures of meals in restaurants. Or at home. Sorry, no one is interested in what you ate. Or they’re like me and they’re jealous that you were able to get out to the house and eat something that isn’t macaroni and cheese.
- Vague rants, complaints, or expressions of sadness. I don’t know if I should rush to your house to make sure you’re okay, or if you’ve already recovered and you’re enjoying a tasty beverage at a coffee shop with your friends. The whole situation is awkward. Tell us what is going on, or don’t…
- Updates on the random Facebook games you’re playing. What? What is this?
- The political articles. Good grief. No one is going to change their minds about a topic just because they read the Huffington Post article you posted.
- Articles about breastfeeding, the inadequacy of family leave in the US, or how sleep training is good/bad. Oh, and articles about vaccination. Almost always posted by new moms. Of course, the new moms get a pass for being tired and overwhelmed. But my eyes usually roll. Been there. Done that.
- “Jokes” about how work-at-home moms have it harder. Or stay-at-home moms have it harder. Please stop it. Everyone is working hard. Not just you.
As I look at this list of annoying posts, I am realizing that I would love to share any of them in person. I’d be so happy to share a meal with my friends. I’d love to vent, complain, and talk about sadnesses with a true friend. Maybe we could play a real game? Or talk about politics? I wish I could tell all of the new moms that things will get easier. And I’d like to reassure all of my mom-friends that they are valued, and we see that they are working hard to make things good for their families.
Perhaps these posts drive me nuts because I wish they were happening in real-life instead of on Facebook. I wish we could interact like the real friends we used to be instead of cyber buddies. Hmmm.
So, I’m going to challenge myself to connect with people who post annoying posts. I’m going to try to call one annoying poster each week and have that real conversation. Go out for a real meal together (and perhaps take a selfie with the food?). Maybe even give a new mom a break so she can take a nap or go hang out at Target.
Will you join me? Please share on your Facebook page (of course!) if you agree. Think this is a bunch of hogwash? Read about how to declutter your Facebook feed for a more satisfying Facebook experience.