I have received a ton of e-mails from people who are upset that they are no longer on my friends list. They have also taken umbrage with the fact that I am now calling my “friends” – “fans” and that my “friends” list has been purged and is now closed for new friends.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think by changing my “facebook” to a “fan-page” that it would elicit such an emotional response – but it has – and now I’d like to take a few moments of your time to explain myself and be done with this. 🙂
Listen. Here’s the skinny: Facebook was taking up WAY too much of my time. Trying to navigate, engage and be part of a ever growing 3000+ friendship account was taking over my life in a negative way. So in an attempt to simplify how I stay connected to my readers – I moved everyone over to a fan-page.
It’s not that I think I am better than you!! I only called it a “fan” page because that’s how facebook categorizes these types of pages.
I deleted everyone from my “personal” friends list and now my friends list only contains my family and close friends.
I’m sorry if you were hurt in the “Great Purge of 2010” but removing you from my “friends” list is not a reflection of how I feel about you in my life.
I have such deep admiration and appreciation for each and every one of you who have spent your hard earned pennies on my books. Those who have supported me and my endeavors over the years are very dear to me and that’s why I went to each and every one of your profiles and left a message telling you about the fan-page because I didn’t want anyone to be left behind.
This whole thing is just me trying to simplify my facebook time so that I can have more time to be creative. Seriously. Facebook was KILLING my creative time and that’s not something I want. I want to continue to educate, motivate and inspire vegans … and I can’t do that if I’m on facebook 24-7.