Facebook and JSF
When I created my Facebook account in 2008, I did so reluctantly. In fact, when my Facebook account was created there was a debate on the JSF Forums (down in the Wasteland) about whether or not the account was really mine, or a fake.
It was my account. This came as a surprise to many, as I’d stated on more than one occasion that I had no interest in being on Facebook.
Without giving it much thought, I decided to link John Stone Fitness to my personal Facebook account. Because I didn’t expect to use Facebook all that much, I didn’t see the point in making separate accounts: one personal, and one for John Stone Fitness. Whoops.
Well, turns out I actually liked Facebook (for the most part), and I began to frequent the site. At some point over the past 7 years I realized that I’d made an error very early on by not creating a distinct JSF Facebook account, but I couldn’t put the genie back in the bottle.
Over the years hundreds and hundreds of JSF’ers added me as a friend. A few months ago I had more than 1,500 “friends” on my Facebook account, many of whom I did not know.
Earlier this year, I decided I needed to make some changes. I began the cumbersome task of unfriending people I do not know in person and/or do not interact with very often online. Since making this decision I’ve manged to cut my friend list nearly in half, and I’m still working on removing more.
The reason I’m telling you all this is because I don’t want anyone who has been unfriended (or will be) to be offended! With very few exceptions, this is not personal in any way, shape or form. I simply need to reclaim my personal Facebook page.
I will be creating a Facebook page for John Stone Fitness, and expect to launch that with the new forums in the very near future.
Thanks for understanding.