Unfollow. Delete. Block. Repeat
Who follows you and who you follow is in your hands. You have control over who has access to you on social media and what you see.
I recently did a social media follower cleanse/purge – I do this periodically. This is another way of social distancing.
I removed anyone who I haven’t talked to in years, who I don’t know well personally, who I didn’t feel was supportive, who commented negatively on a post of mine or who don’t share the same values as me. I also cut out anyone who is connected to my ex.
If they don’t lift you up, cut them out.
Think quality over quantity always.
In an age of hyperconnectivity, it’s common to virtually connect with people we don’t know all that well. Sometimes those connections can be positive. Other times, they’re unnecessary and don’t serve us very well.
It’s important to ensure that your social feeds are what you want them to be. You are in control of who has access to every and anything about you.
You are not required to stay connected with anyone.
Clearing out connections can make more room in your newsfeed for people you’re close with now, which is a more rewarding way to use social media. It is perfectly normal for connections with others to change over time.
I want my social media feeds to be filled with positive interactions, social support and social connectedness.
If you aren’t ready to delete someone from social media, you can unfollow/mute them, which hides their posts. Don’t worry, they aren’t notified if this action.
I highly encourage the personal social media edit. Who’s with me on this?