While devouring The New York Times on Sunday I read this article about unfollowing and felt empowered by one simple reminder, “Unfollowing is the best. I think that social media is so pervasive in our everyday life that it can be easy to forget that it is entirely optional. You can get into a cycle of being irritated and not remember that you don’t have to participate.”
While I totally agree and would love to be entirely liberated by this idea prompting an unfollowing rampage, I’m guilty of following people that I don’t necessarily enjoy following simply because I feel bad about unfollowing them if they follow me back. Will it hurt their feelings? Is it mean? Is it possible to like someone in real life but also dislike their social media? Is it unhealthy to follow people that are irritating? Would I feel bad if they unfollowed me? It’s a tricky game this social media and it isn’t one that I always enjoy playing.
So, I ask you, to follow or unfollow? I would love to hear YOUR thoughts.