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.