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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