I was thinking today – and for awhile actually – that Facebook has gotten boring. Sure, there’s the occasional really moving or inspiring quote that catches my attention, and interesting articles that pop up every now and then. But, for some reason, I have never figured out how to fix my news feed where I get all of my friends posts. I get about 10 people’s posts all the time, and then I have to go over to my other friends’ pages to see what they’ve been doing. It’s frustrating, and it used to be a lot more fun before all those ads started coming up and polluting my news feed.
So, I had an idea to google “fun things to do on Facebook”. Surely there are other fun things to do on Facebook besides insult friends over politics or religion. I found a ton of things to do on Facebook that made me as happy as a clam. The first one that popped up was a hyperlink that would send whoever clicked on it back to their own timeline. Hmmmmm….. That would be fun on April Fools’ Day, wouldn’t it?
Besides, I kind of liked the idea of posting something really complimentary and sending people back to see their own face! It just seemed like a great way to create good karma. I do think people enjoyed it. And I honestly still don’t know how it works, but it does. Pretty snazzy. I also posted one on my Midlife Moments Blog Facebook page if you’re interested in trying it out. It didn’t get as much traction, but that’s okay.
So, the next time you’re bored or you want to slam your friends and call them stupid because they support a different political party or they worship in a different way, maybe you could take a look at one of the below articles for some ideas. You could learn something new, and it might even lift your spirits. Kitten videos can only do so much. I do know that laughter is good medicine and anger is not. Why don’t we start a movement to have fun again on Facebook?
Oh yeah …. I did go to that page to see if I could find out who unfriended me. Then I got to thinking…. “Why would I intentionally seek out information that could hurt my feelings?” You know, sometimes we need to just let sleeping dogs lie. There are so many fun things to do on Facebook and on the internet in general that I could probably stay busy the rest of my life. I think I’ll focus on the fun posts, the cute pictures, the happy families, the beautiful vacation pictures and the wonderful people I’ve reconnected with over the years.
Did you ever realize that if Facebook hadn’t come along, most of us would not even be in each other’s lives anymore? And, instead of being grateful for an opportunity that has never happened in the history of the world, we pelt each other with insults and negative news at an insane pace. And I know that life is NOT Facebook. I have plenty going on otherwise. But, it is a place where I keep up with folks, and I want that to by my happy place.
Happy April Fools’ Day, y’all. I, for one, am choosing to be grateful that you and Facebook are in my life today … even with all the issues that we all have. Without it, I would have never known how your story turned out. That’s truly a gift.