I have come to the conclusion with little input from others that I really do not know what a “Follower’s Etiquette” entails.
Have you come across someone you follow and you enjoy following them, but they seem to have disappeared?
Now in this day and age where so many physical boundaries are breached by the internet, what is the proper way to ask if they are okay?
That to me is the question of the day. How does one say ‘Hey everything all right?” knowing that you are virtual strangers and that how someone appears online/in text is not always who they wholly are. But that it is a faucet of them that you get to see. Sometimes it is the best, and sometimes it is the tip of the iceberg.
Can people get to know each other via electronics? While I would not consider this friend, a strong acquaintance is not the strongest word either. Can chat reveal a person to another.
In this day and age, is it safer to just wait. To say “Hey, I thought about you the other day” when they show back up.
The same could be said for distant friends, distance making it hard to hunt them down. To make sure they are okay.
And this could just be me. I’ve been this way forever. There are just some people some faces you come to rely on to improve your day. Hoping that in someway you in turn provide some inspiration to them or someone else down the road.
But at what point is too much, too much? I am afraid I do not know. Etiquette was never my strong suit, I have been the bull in the china shop barging in. With a gruff attitude, and an offbeat humor that does not translate well in person let alone on the internet I can be off-putting.
There is the key point, am I wondering because I am being my true nosy need to know everyone’s business but my own self? Or am I truly hoping everything is okay? In this case, I can say a little of both. I do hope that all is well and that it truly is a case of life just running its course and things happen.
Then if that is the case, updates are needed.
Oh, that is so the pot calling the kettle. I am now making myself laugh. I myself have been known in moments of frustration to just disappear off the internet. So I guess in a way karma has come back to show me that it is a let down to followers to just disappear and not say ‘Hey, I am taking a momentary hiatus”.
at the same time to remember, in life’s disappointments to come back, come to where like minds are. Where people have experienced the same life choices and let downs or up lifts. While I now have answered some of my previous questions, I still do not know if it is appropriate to ask, “are you okay?”