Over the past several months I have accepted hundreds of friends requests from Amy fans on my personal facebook page. I accepted the requests because there are several longtime Amy fans that I have gotten to know over the years on a personal basis and it didn't seem fair to accept them as friends and not accept other people. I made the decision to accept everybody but I have continually stressed via private messages and this blog that I was asking those Amy fans who were not also personal friends of mine to respect the page as my own personal page and not ask questions about Amy or work.
For the most part everyone has respected my wishes. On a couple of occassions I have had to write a gentle reminder via private message to those who have made numerous comments about Amy on my page. The problem for me is that my own page gets so many comments from Amy fans that my own friends and family are reluctant to engage with my page. My own sister told me the other day that she doesn't comment on my status updates because she doesn't want to deal with all the incoming texts on her phone when a slew of other people she doesn't know also respond.
So, I am going to make another request of all of you — PLEASE do not comment or respond to my every post or status update. An occasional comment is fine but there are some people who comment numerous times every single day and that makes my personal facebook page feel more like an extension of Amy's fanbase than it does of my own personal friends and family.
I am not trying to upset anyone and I hope this is not taken out of context. I'm fine to have some interaction on the page with FOA'er but don't want it to be overrun.
For those of you who have refrained from making a lot of comments on my page — thank you. For those of you who are not facebook users or could care less about being my "friend" — sorry to waste your time with this. But for those of you who respond to something on my page every day or several times a day, please give it a bit of a rest. If it doesn't get better I am going to have to make my page private for friends and family only.
Thanks for understanding…