And can I both humble brag and mock Facebook groups just a bit? Of course I can, this is my blog.
So, when the Move program started I joined an unofficial FB group about it, because why not? Keep in mind that I’m 63, and most of the members of that group (not all, there are a few other Olds) are in their 40s, 30s, and younger.
Everybody starts with enthusiasm and commitment. By Day 7, the bitching and excusing had begun. Some excuses are totally legit of course, I’ve had those myself. I can do 30 minutes of morning yoga if I plan carefully, but 45-60 minutes just can’t happen. It was the other complaints that got me, as an old lady.
Day 6 was freaking hard, y’all, lots of core work, and the complaints were like “It didn’t feel like yoga.” I’m not sure what that meant, but yeah, that’s yoga too, and you know it. It was about 20 minutes of core strengthening poses, and if this old lady without a core could do it (awkwardly and with laughing and cursing) honestly child, just STFU. If you don’t want to do it, just don’t. There’s no reason to make an online complaint that it “disappointed” you.
When did Facebook become Karen’s Complaint Department on every fucking topic? (Don’t even get me started on most of the Disney boards. Did you know Disney Is Expensive? Apparently this is news.)
Meanwhile, Twitter is just an endless Whoring for Followers. I’ve had a Twitter account for a long time (@bossylittledogs). I am not asking you to follow me, because I’m very boring. I don’t tweet much, I mostly follow political figures, writers, and since COVID, doctors who know their shit.
I do not understand the purpose of accounts that just endlessly post stupid questions: “Are you vaxxed and wearing a mask? I want to follow you.” (Spoiler: they don’t actually want to follow you.) “Raise your hand if” Nope, I will not. And no actual journalist will tweet “BREAKING:” with news that broke 12 hours ago. Jesus people, just stop doing that stupid shit!
These aren’t obvious bot accounts either, some of them are blue checks (Twitter verified). I haven’t figured out the scam there, but I’m assuming there’s money to be made for having a shitload of Twitter followers, and once again, I’m doing it all wrong.
I’m a very disappointing Twitter account, because I have an actual day job and mostly read the tweets of official accounts and only interact with other small accounts like mine. And mine is still really, really small, like this blog level small.
And I’m not trolling for Twitter followers here, God knows. I’m a lousy tweeter. I’m just baffled by the point of begging for followers.
But I’ve done 7 days of yoga that made much younger women bitch and whine on FB, so I’m feeling pretty damn good this Saturday evening.