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Spring Cleaning your Facebook Page

March 28, 2016

We all love Facebook. I am always on there 24/7. The key with me though is that I only have about 100 friends on Facebook. I am not a fan of having people on my Facebook page that I don’t know so I put them on the restriction list until I get to know them better. I also want to see what they post on their TL before I decide to let them into my world. Not everyone can take my cussing and shat so I have to be careful who I let on my Facebook personal page. I also share pictures of my family on there so it’s another reason I am very careful about that space. There are a few people that I just can’t have on my Facebook page so every so often I do a spring cleaning of Facebook peeps, fan pages, and Facebook groups. Let’s start with spring cleaning the Facebook Peeps

The Showoff

I love to brag every now and then but some people take it to the extreme bragging at least 3 times a day. Those people have to go off of your timeline. I can’t stand someone who says life is good every single day…..survey says that’s a lie. Life has ups and downs and portraying that your life is perfect all the time and telling people you bought this or you bought that….I can’t stand it. If you are that person you have got to go.

The Arguer

The person who argues with you about what foods you should or shouldn’t eat. They debate with you about politics one day and then how you raise your child the next. They always have something to say about everything you share and they want to pop off as the president says. Get rid of this person…immediately

The Coworker or Boss

Why you have your boss on your FB page I will never know. Do you really want them on your page piecing together what you do? How about that coworker whose not really a friend but you let them on your FB page just because and they start spreading stuff or making assumptions about what you put on your page. Get rid of them or if you don’t want to be mean…put them on the restriction list. That way they only see when you change your profile pictures lol.

The Stranger

You know the one who use to know from a various outing or maybe your kids played together for football or something. You don’t really interact with them very much and you don’t really know them that well. Yeah you use to have something in common but not anymore. Get rid of them…they won’t miss you because they don’t even talk to you, comment on your pictures, or like anything on your TL. Trust me they won’t even know you are gone.

spring cleaning your facebook page

Fan pages

So I join a lot of follow threads (it’s a blogger thing) and I like way to many pages. I stopped joining them because I just don’t want a lot of pages in my feed. If I see a page in my feed that just doesn’t gel with me I will unlike the page. I do this once a month. Yes I love for my numbers to be high but at the end of the day I only want to follow pages that I truly love and want to keep up with.

Facebook Groups

I am apart of about 10 (I think) I try not to go over 12 at the most. If I never comment or give any value to the group then why am I a part of it. Most people turn notifications off to most groups that don’t appeal to them but why even do that….just leave the group. Don’t jump in the group when there is a follow thread or you need eyes on a post or only when it’s beneficial to you. Join groups that you can benefit from and you have something of value to add. I will join a group and look around and if I don’t comment or like anything in the group after a few weeks I get rid of it. I always get rid of groups that don’t update often. There are some groups that are just to overwhelming…..if the group has over 1,000 people I am weary unless it’s a group that will benefit my growth.

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What are some things you do to make your feed clean?

 

  • Reply
    Louida
    March 28, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Hey girl, love your new blog name!!

    Yep, I’ve been spring cleaning my FB throughout the year. I want to keep my personal FB page for people I actually talk to. I use to accept just anyone that is a blogger, but not anymore. Some of them wanted to friend me just to be nosy and never spoke, they got the unfriend button real quick.

    I have my old boss and coworkers on my FB, however, they are like family to me and we still talk to each other. I have nothing to hide so that’s why I allow them to be on my page.

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      Kita
      March 28, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Thank you ma’am!
      That’s good about you and your boss/coworkers are like family. That’s very very rare.

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    Anosa
    March 28, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I really need to make some time and clean up my facebook peeps and pages. I have been bitten before when I added a coworker who ended up backstabbing me at work so never again

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    Alli Smith
    March 28, 2016 at 11:31 am

    I need to spring clean my FB page and get rid of groups I don’t participate in or care about. The thing I hate the most is when someone adds me to a group or a chat without my permission. I usually immediately hit the delete button.

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    Sherelle
    March 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I unfollowed a few groups last year…I just couldn’t take all the ‘expert advise’ on life. My rule of thumb is to never follow my bosses or coworkers (I’ll allow coworkers I like to follow me, if I genuinely liked them). I love the new site Kita! You inspire me in so many ways…I admire your strength! πŸ™‚

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    Franc Ramon
    March 28, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    I usually just unfollow people who stirs negativity. It’s nice that you’ve carefully selected your friends, It will make your wall more personal.

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    Amanda
    March 28, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I just went through and cleaned up a lot of people who just weren’t bringing anything positive or uplifting to my Facebook feed. I also tend to block the people who I just don’t want to deal with.

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    Mimi Green
    March 28, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I need to spring clean my friends list and fan pages big time. The thought of doing it all makes my head hurt. In the moment I will delete someone in a New York minute.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy
    March 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Yes, I think I definitely need to clean out my Facebook page. There are definitely some groups that I don’t participate in and that don’t really interest me anymore. I need to make time to clean that out!

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    Megan Elford
    March 28, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I totally need to clean up my FB feed. I have a ton of people on there that I never talk to. For some of them, it’s a great way to keep updated on their lives. But for others – well, I only accepted their friend request so I wouldn’t hurt their feelings. Bad reason, and I totally regret it now!

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    Vera Sweeney
    March 28, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    I love this idea of spring cleaning facebook!! I get added to things and forgot to leave, those facebook groups add up fast!

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    alexandria
    March 29, 2016 at 1:22 am

    I need to go through my groups. I feel like because I have a good amount, I just feel like I have to post in them. There are a few that dont do anything for me or my blog.

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    Tiffany
    March 29, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Wow! I don’t know if I can dwindle my friends list to 100 (small town, everyone knows everyone), but I do have a few that I’ve been deleting. They would be in the “stranger” category. Someone I was friends with for 5 minutes because our daughters did a pageant together, but now we’re not!

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    Up Run For Life
    March 29, 2016 at 3:32 am

    I probably should clean up my personal Facebook account. I have added people to my page as I met them. Then I won’t remember where I met them at. Oh well. I’m very cautious as to what I share on my social media.

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    Vidya Sudarsan
    March 29, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Great idea!! I am going to seriously implement your advice and clean up my facebook account. I don’t need to be groups that I don’t even participate or even go there.. I think I will also feel more comfortable sharing pictures and status when I do a spring cleanup on my facebook page πŸ™‚

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    Jeanine
    March 29, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    This is a fabulous idea. I really need to do this, I have so many people and groups/pages I DON’T need on my facebook anymore, so I will get on this asap!

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    Cassie
    March 29, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    This sounds like a great idea and something I should really do. There are so many things I have liked on FB that I really just don’t care about anymore.

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    Bites for Babies
    March 30, 2016 at 1:18 am

    I have not ‘cleaned’ up my Facebook account but I’ve been reminding myself to do it for ages! I’m really unlucky though because in the past the moment I’ve deleted someone I end up seeing them or bumping into them and they actually ask me about it!!!

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    Kiwi
    March 30, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Girl you are so right about Spring Cleaning my FB. I have been cleaning it out naturally over the months like its sad but when its someones birthday and I dont know them I unfriend them LOL!

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    Tiffany Hathorn
    March 30, 2016 at 7:24 am

    I don’t do regular mass purges, but I do remove people who are consistently negative or who reveal themselves to be someone I just don’t want to associate with. Since I work from home in the online space, I spend a lot of time on social media. I need for that space to be as positive as possible. I can’t really control everything that I see, but I can moderate it to an extent.

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    Jasmine Watts
    March 30, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I need to spring my facebook groups to cleaned-up all unwanted groups!! Thanks for your post!!

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    Kenya G. Johnson
    March 30, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    LOL, I can’t get rid of my dad. I have deleted one of his comments before. I think he got the message. I’ve got an older cousin – she’s got one mo’ time.

    I rarely see any fan pages in my feed. I don’t understand why.

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    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    March 31, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Early this year I cleaned up on the Facebook Groups I’m in. Some are not so active anymore.

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    Kari
    September 7, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I have a love-hate thing with Facebook. I started FB strictly as a personal thing to keep in touch with family and friends. I soon realized I wanted to also incorporate my blog into facebook — but I don’t really want my “family/friends” and “blog contacts” to be all together on the same page but they are and I don’t know how to separate things. I think I need to do a MAJOR clean-up, LOL!

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