5.13.2013

I'm Sorry

 
Sometimes on Facebook, I actively choose not to wish people a happy birthday when I see the reminder.  Is that mean?  Sometimes they're just distant friends or people I don't know very well.  You know, people that you're Facebook friends with but you don't really interact with them much on Facebook or in real life.  I think it'll be awkward or weird if I were to say it since it'd be so random.

And then the Facebook guilt gets to me.  I start wondering if they'll notice the absence of a happy birthday post from me.  And then I wonder if it comes across as me being a beezy.  It's not that.  Not all.  I just never really understood Facebook etiquette.  I mean, if I wouldn't otherwise know it's your birthday in real life and I just walked up to you on the street and said, "Happy birthday!" wouldn't you be a little like, "Um, that's nice but ...?"  I'm pretty sure I would.  It'd be nice but also a little strange.  Almost strange enough to outweigh the niceness.

But I realize that not everyone is as Facebook-weird as I am so, for those of you to whom I've actively chosen not to wish a happy birthday in the past, I'm truly sorry.  Please don't take it personally.  It's really just my social media awkwardness rearing it's ugly head.  And happy belated birthday.


LET'S KEEP IN TOUCH:  FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  INSTAGRAM


Share:

13 comments

  1. Hehe funny! I know what you mean though. But why am I going to wish someone happy birthday who you last saw 20 years a go at a 9th birthday party! xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hahaha, very true and very hilarious at the same time! Thanks for cheering up my Monday ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would also like to take the time to apologize.... I do the same thing. Except I never feel guilty. :/

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nope. You aren't weird at all! In fact, I think that it is weird to wish people happy birthday on facebook at all! If I want to tell you happy birthday, I'll tell you straight from my mouth! No need for guilt ;) XO Brynn

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh shoot, this cracks me up. I've been totally guilty of that same thing. I can be really social media awkward too. All that etiquette is just something I can't seem to keep up with.

    Thankfully I don't have a facebook anymore, so I don't have to second guess whether or not I should tell my friend's cousin's coworker's friend "Happy Birthday". :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love this! I feel the same way. I almost get offended when people who NEVER speak to me wish me a happy birthday on my wall. Birthdays: the worst day of the year to have a Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I totally get this. And I do the same thing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. ha. I'm such a horrible facebooker these days. I post a few photos here and there for my family, annnnnd occasionally do some stalking. I guess Instagram is where it's at now? xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  9. I don't wish every Facebook friend of mine on their birthday either. Sometimes yes, it does help remind me of a good friend's birthday, and then, of course, I do wish them. But if it's someone I don't have contact with at all, apart from being in their friend list, I don't wish them. I feel like that would be a "forced" wish; if I feel like it's not coming from my heart, I don't do it. You're not alone in this :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. i do the exact same thing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is hilarious. I think I'm just as facebook-weird as you are.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm super facebook awkward to the point where I'm invisible on it now - you know it's bad when you can't handle the cyber pressure!

    ReplyDelete

Tell me more.

© Twentieth Street | All rights reserved.
Blog Design Handcrafted by pipdig