Ever get inundated by notifications from a post your friend posted on Facebook?

Last week, something I posted on my personal Facebook profile took off. In fact, it was my most popular post in nearly 10 years. It received nearly 220 reactions and about 280 comments. I posted it shortly before going to bed, and when I woke up the following morning, I discovered that there were already about 2 dozen comments and several reactions.

One thing that stuck out to me, however, is that a friend of mine had blocked me. It seems that he got into a discussion with a few people on the post and I believe he ended up with hurt feelings. Again, this all happened while I was asleep. To be clear, he blocked me for something other people had done.

It turns out that a complete stranger commented a day or two later, then blocked me, so I couldn’t even respond to the comment.

Anyhow, the point being is if you find yourself frustrated by notifications from a post you commented on (whether by the shear volume of notifications, the emotional toll, or some other reason), don’t feel that your only option is to unfriend or block your friend.

Don’t block your friend or unfriend them, turn off post notifications instead.

Watch the following video to see how.

About Kim Siever

I am a copywriter and copyeditor. I blog on writing tips mostly, but I sometimes throw in my thoughts about running a small business. Follow me on Twitter at @hotpepper.

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