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A note on facebook and other social media [Oct. 18th, 2016|01:52 pm]
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Because it's been a while since I said this and clearly it needs repeating.

If we are not friends in real life, especially if I've never met you in real life or only spoke to you in passing, I will NOT accept your friends request on facebook. Especially not from people I don't know.
I don't care in which band you are, or how many mutual friends we have, it's not going to happen.
Feel free to add me on here, twitter, tumblr and instagram, I might actually add you back, but I hate facebook with the fire of a thousand suns, so I am EXTREMELY picky about who I accept on there.
(The fact that FB encourages social stalking, and brings out the worst in people has a lot to do with that).

Please do NOT, and I repeat, do NOT come and talk to me about HIGHFeeL, REALive, BCM or The Gatehouse on my PRIVATE account. I can do without the stress of having to deal with "omg I need answers to this or that now" on facebook and other chats.
I have an email address (hilde dot heyvaert at gmail dot com), if you need to get hold of me about these things, MAIL ME!
I will simply not reply to these messages anymore with anything other than a repeat of my email address and/or a link to this post (hey, it's worked wonders with the photo rules post, so it's worth keeping up).
You have been warned.

Feel free to talk to me about all other stuff though, but no rants, drama and general crap after 9.30 PM my time. Unless there is a serious issue (a serious issue, celebs splitting up or theme park ride misery does not fall under that :P) or you really NEED to talk to me.
That is of course fine, I am happy to be there for my friends (although I can not guarantee I won't fall asleep on you if it's late in the evening).
I'm just saying, I'm here for my friends, but please be mindful of me, too. I need sleep, I need to be able to go to bed and not being utterly stressed by stuff. I'm of no use to anyone if I'm snappy and zombified due to exhaustion ;).

This is NOT open for discussion or debate, I will NOT justify my choices, it is how it is. I've spent too much time doing that already, and enough is enough. I've got to think of me and my emotional well being as well. And I don't need the stress social media are often giving me.

For the record, this has NOT been brought on by anything any of my friends have done. So if we're friends, please do not feel like this is addressed to you, because it is really NOT.
This post was brought on by the actions of total strangers that seem to think all my time is theirs, and I have nothing better to do than jump at their beck and call.