My Social Media Fail

Image credit: Microsoft Clip Art

Image credit: Microsoft Clip Art

I have failed.

I have failed me. I have failed my limited inner circle. I have failed Mark Zuckerberg. For surely my auto-generated, year-in-review montage is not what the curly haired billionaire had in mind.

On no, what happened?

A couple weeks back as I scrolled through my personal* Facebook page, splendid month-by-month displays from friends and family members greeted me. Picture after picture, smile after smile, joy after joy.

“I must see my own!” I cried.

With staccato breaths and feverish fingers, I flipped to my montage and left-clicked my mouse. I could hardly contain my excitement.

Me either!

And then there it was.

But there was no laughter. There was no flair.  There weren’t even locks of Mark Zuckerberg’s hair.

There was only me stuffing my mouth with bread pudding. Twice. And my profile pic.

Oh, dear, such a sad little introvert.

In case you think I’m lying, here’s proof:

FB year summary all together 2

 

This jaw-dropping collection was accompanied by the words: “It’s been a great year! Thanks for being a part of it.”

Aw, you’re welcome, Mark. Glad I could help.

Hmm, perhaps I’ll do better next year…

Are you a pathetic Facebooker? Like me, are you drowning in a sea of social media? Can somebody toss me a flotation device?

*I’m happy to report my public FB page is not as sad. Almost, but not quite…

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Rubin4Carrie Rubin is the author of The Seneca Scourgea medical thriller. For full bio, click here.

264 Responses to “My Social Media Fail”

  1. butimbeautiful

    yeah, I’m pathetic. But not as bad as you, Carrie – I don’t have a pic of me stuffing my face looking guilty! So room for smugness on my part, I think! (just kidding)

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Haha, I do look rather guilty, don’t I? The worst part was, I didn’t even post the picture. My sister tagged me in it. Dang you, Facebook!

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  2. Kate Johnston

    I think that FB is kind of losing ground to some more up-and-current social media sites, Twitter being a big one. So, I decided I’m not going to care too much about how I fare on my public FB page, and I haven’t been nurturing it at all.

    My personal page, well, you know, it’s personal, and it’s just there for fun. The idea that I should care how much fun I have on FB by checking out my stats? That’s just plain weird to me. I don’t freakin’ care how active I am on FB in regard to my family/friend page. Why should anyone else?

    Happy 2015!

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    • Carrie Rubin

      “Nurturing”–that’s a good word for what I haven’t been doing to my FB pages. My personal one has probably given up on me. My public one is probably close!

      Hope things are going well, Kate. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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    • Carrie Rubin

      It doesn’t come up automatically. You have to find it first. And finding it has proved as elusive as finding the holy grail. (I only landed on mine after viewing someone else’s and clicking a link that said “See your review” or something like that. Kind of wish I hadn’t…)

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  3. muddledmom

    I didn’t do it for that very reason. I think I would have had a few photos of my dog on there…and the hole in the paper bag he ate through to eat a scone. (That was a sad surprise and needed to be Facebooked. What can I say?)

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Pets are always good social media posts! Unfortunately, we don’t have any pets thanks to the hub’s allergies. I have to get my pet-photo fix through others. 🙂

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  4. J.B. Whitmore

    Ha ha! I can hardly stand to visit Facebook because in retrospect everything on it seems kind of embarrassing. That is a bitchen hat by the way. And bread pudding is something that deserves a Facebook post, especially if it’s good.

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  5. Lily Lau

    Oh Carrie, it was so hilarious! Mine was just me smiling like the average, I wish it had been like yours to laugh a bit! 🙂

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Little did I know when my sister tagged me in that photo eating bread pudding that I’d get a blog post out of it. 😉

      Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Joseph Nebus

    I haven’t got on Facebook yet, though my love tells me of stuff I ought to hear about that goes on with it. I did get a WordPress “Look At The Fireworks You Made” thing, though, so that’s something. I’m still not sure what.

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Ah, yes, I received one of those WordPress summaries, too. It’s still sitting in my inbox. I suppose I should give it more attention. Poor neglected summary…

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      • Joseph Nebus

        The worst it can do to you is tell you how many New York City subway cars it would take to carry all your readers for the past year, and that it wasn’t too many of them.

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  7. earthriderjudyberman

    Someone on FB said that ‘we’ had the ability to edit which photos we wanted to be published. I see from your comments though that you didn’t post many photos last year. I rarely do myself – advise to the wise. Thanks, Carrie.

    Our FB photo was of my deranged family photo bombing my husband and me. I liked it and let it be. 😉

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  8. Curt Mekemson

    Maybe it is a mark of honor to be a Facebook Failure. I mean wouldn’t a double F be ever so much more meaningful than a single F? 🙂 –Curt

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  9. Kourtney Heintz

    LOL. It’s all good. I Facebook about my dog, my meals, cities I visit, random thoughts I have. I try to get lots of pics up there too. I think you’re way better on Twitter than I am. So maybe you’re a Twitter person and not as big a Facebooker? And bread pudding is definitely worthy of two pics. 🙂

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    • Carrie Rubin

      I’m definitely more of a Twitter lover. I’m much more comfortable over there. I probably should’ve never migrated over to Facebook. 🙂

      The bread pudding was in Lindy’s Diner in Keene, NH. Maybe you’ve heard of the place since you live in CT? I guess it’s where the politicians eat when they’re campaigning there. A nice, old-fashioned diner. With really, really good bread pudding!

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  10. Topaz

    Er, if it helps, the only images I have on my Facebook are my cover picture and my profile photo. (But then, the only reason I use Facebook in the first place is to connect with my critique group. And in a study done by the Institute of Inaccurate Statistics, 90% of writers are introverts anyway, so I think they’ll forgive me. WE DON’T NEED YOU, MARK ZUCKERBERG. *shakes fist* 😉 )

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    • Carrie Rubin

      Haha, good to know. I feel better now knowing I’m not alone. And I even had one more picture than you! Oh, me and my bread pudding… 🙂

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