I meet a lot of lovely people as a result of writing two books, and I meet them via email, online, on social networking sites.
Recently on FB, I decided to restrict who I friended to people I’d met, people who I knew pretty well, people I’d worked with, went to school with, taught… you get the idea.
Some people have been upset that I de-friended them, & I’m very sorry they are.
I did make a point of asking people to move to my more public page on FB so that I could cut down on the spam, but left messaging available to anyone & everyone.
Honestly, I was about *this close* to eliminating my personal page altogether but decided to try out this compromise first. Sadly, I offended people who I didn’t mean to offend even for a second.
Apologies: navigating private & public is no easy task and surely requires someone far more graceful than me.