Bye Bye Byeeee
IF you are going to unfollow me (hey do what ya gotta do), and you feel the need to throw me a "peace out post/speech" at least do me a solid and make it a good one. I mean, I've painstakingly studied exit speech after exit speech in mom groups and provided you a "how to!" But, how do I say this gently? Puddin' pop, I don't care if you unfollow.
Maybe I'm a selfish broad, but I started this page, for ME! Sure, it's public. You can post on it, banter, laugh, cry, call me names, yadda yadda. But I'm not being paid to be your bitch, and until I am, I'm only catering to me, me, me and what I'd like to post. That's the magic of having my own page! I get to decide what I share and, holy shit, I get to post my opinions!! And if ya feel me on those opinions and we have a shared sense of humor, YAY WE CAN BE INTERNET FRIENDS! If not, girl, ain't no sweat off my back.
I have no responsibility to cater to the built up image or expectation you have of me, or my page. This gal ain't a one trick pony. I'm not sorry that I'm not ONLY posting #tmi posts or whatever shit you demand I must to retain you. You're upset because this "isn't the page you initially followed?" Well, I honestly take that as a compliment. I'm not a stagnant person. My page reflects my personality. My faults. My wit. My mistakes. My growing pains as I figure out my voice as a writer on a plethora of topics. My page will grow with me. I will grow with my page. It will have good days and bad days, just like me.
Yes, I'm a mom. And yes, this blog was inspired by the social experiment that is "mom groups." But I'm also a person. I have many thoughts and experiences that shape me --- not just limited to "momming." I will never apologize for posting a variety of articles that I find interesting. I know you won't like all of what I have to say. Shit, I don't like all of what my friends say. I don't put them in a box, on a pedestal and ask them to turn tricks for me though.
You've already "seen enough of this" on your page? Hmmm. Maybe that's an indicator it's a conversation worth having? Some people use Facebook to post pictures of their kittens or their food. That's cool. I post pictures of my dog. And AB. And, I also post articles I find interesting and engaging that provide a place for discourse. WHAT? Facebook isn't the place for that?!!! Dammit. I knew I should have started a conversation with that guy in the milk aisle about the Planned Pregnancy controversy! He certainly would have been able to write down websites on a sticky note for me, and we could have engaged in a learning opportunity. Or I could have had him friend me on Facebook, and then he could have messaged me....
Anyway, I like to have conversations. I like to hear different view points. I'm not so delicate a flower that I demand everyone post what I want to hear. That's me personally. If you want your Facebook page to be filled with stand up comedy and flowers, I'm sure you'll be able to find those accounts to follow. You can totally keep scrolling if you don't like something I post. You can even post on something that you don't agree with it! SHUT UP, NO WAY!!!! I mean, unless it's hate speech or actual bullying, then get out of here.
But real talk, I'm never going to apologize for my page, because it's mine, and I'm being me. Uncomfortable getting to know more about me because you have some vision in your head of the person I'm supposed to be? Byyyyyyye. Ain't nobody got time to worry about pleasing EVERYONE because it's not going to happen. Someone will ALWAYS find a way to be offended. I learned that a long time ago. So if that's you, peace out sugar. Right now, there's only one little lady who I worry about pleasing, and she's currently throwing a dance party.
So, I'm gonna hop off and join her. We're gonna dance to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," and we're gonna continue being ourselves, despite your disappointment.
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