Feb 222017
 

Our family just set up a private Facebook page for its members–and only its family members. The single rule of our page is that we post only fun and positive family stuff and photos–nothing nasty or divisive. That’s what we’re doing, and what a respite it is.

Whatever side of the aisle you’re on, by now you must be sick of being labeled a deplorable, a racist, a bigot, an imbecile, a libtard, a socialist, a communist, a snowflake, or whatever the politically charged label of the day may be.

One by one my family members grew weary of having to wade through toxic political posts, not to mention condescending lectures from the politically correct police, fake news, and conspiracy theories, in order to get a glimpse of pleasant posts and photos from family and friends that we actually wanted to see. Finally, we all had enough.

I mentioned to our Firstborn that we should consider having a Facebook family page of our own where we could post our family news and photos so we don’t have to put up with all the negativity on our personal pages. He took the suggestion and ran with it. He created the Family Stuff Only Zone Facebook page and sent our family members a notification.

Everyone,

I created this group as a place where we can simply share updates on our families. I realized by completely leaving Facebook I gave up access to stay connected to you guys. No politics, no rants, no judgement. Just cute adorable things that our kids are doing – that kind of stuff.

Now I skip past my personal page as quickly as I can to get to our Family Stuff Only Zone page to see news and photos of my sons and their families, my sister and her family, my in-laws and their families, and I post happy news and fun photos of my own. This is what Facebook ought to be like, once was like, and hopefully will be like again someday.

Feel free to copy what we’ve done. It will do wonders for your blood pressure.

  • Elizabeth Meyette

    What a wonderful idea, Lana!

    • Thanks, Betty! It’s nice not having to hunt for family posts in my newsfeed. 🙂

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