I tend to be something of a social-media-slut. Which is to say, I’ll accept (almost) anyone’s friend-request. I love learning about people and *especially* about people who see life differently than I do. It helps me professionally, but even more: the kaleidoscope of views enriches my world.
That being said, I’ve blocked some folks lately (a rarity) and, in doing so, thought it might be useful to give a blanket warning before my next strike.
You & I don’t have to share the same political or religious beliefs to be friends. In fact, I’ll probably make a point of reading your pages or posts or blogs *even more* than those of my like-minded friends, because I want to understand other people’s perspectives far more than I want to live in an echo chamber. (I might not “like” what you write, but that doesn’t mean I’m not paying attention.)
If you over-post or share things that upset me, I might unfollow you…but we can still be friends. 🙂
If you *attack* me or my friends on my page or in the comments of my posts, I will block you faster than a brick mason. Were I a more patient person, I might try to have a “teaching moment”…but alas, I am an impulsive, nasty woman, and I will cut you without a second thought.
(Also: while I strive to be politically agnostic within the confines of my clinic — I want that to be a safe space for everyone — my opinions tend to bleed over on my social media pages. If you don’t want to see them, feel free to unfollow or unfriend me; no hard feelings here.)