I resisted that time consumer called Facebook for a long time. I finally succombed to it several months back. Mostly because some of my friends had abandoned their blogs in favor of daily postings there. I wanted to see what they were/are up to.
I check into FB several times a day. Sometimes, but not always, I make a comment. Sometimes I comment on what other people have said. Most of the stuff on there is (to me) trivial and meaningless. But there are some gems of information also.
I really hate having to scroll through all of the announcements of what people have just achieved in some FB game they are playing. I don't care how many watermelons you are able to grow, that a brown cow just wandered onto your farm or that you need help to find gems in your mine. Continually only posting this sort of thing is a quick invite for me to put you on HIDE.
But I do care to know what is going on in your life, how your family is doing, how you are feeling and what you are thinking.
I don't feel any particular need to have thousands of friends on my Friend page either. I am not a teenager trying to outdo my classmates and rivals by getting the highest number. With that said, if I know you personally, have an already established relationship with you, then I will gladly accept a Friend invitation from you.
But if not, chances are very, very good that I will just hit Ignore. I get invitations almost daily from people I have never heard of. I fear that they may be some of my loyal Blog readers, but, still, the Ignore button gets hit. Sorry about that.
Do any of you FB users have rules too?