Hi everyone, I'm new here and thought I'd throw myself into this right away!
After resisting for a long time, i finally joined FB. I would seem to be a good candidate because I'm far from home and it'd be a good way to catch up with friends and family. OTH I'm a bad candidate because my closest friends/family refuse to join so I ended up connectineg with long lost cousins, high school friends, former co-workers,etc. In fact the ppl I really wanted to connect don't seem to be on FB at all. Now I feel like a fish out of water and the odd one out because most of my FB friends know each other and I feel like I'm crashing the party when I post a comment. I do have an Aunt and Uncle who I know fairly well and they have been very welcoming
The point is, i don't want to look like an idiot to may family and friends and I'm not sure of FB etiquette and how to approach things on there. For instance, my uncle's birthday is today, so his daughter posted a song for him last night and wished him a happy b'day. Well, I was on and my first instinct was just to 'like' the comment, not to post since maybe she wanted this between her and her dad. But then later I saw someone else has posted happy b'day so I felt I should do the same, since I'd already 'liked' it. This morning I check and there is an entirely different comment set up with several ppl wishing him well and noone else posted on the daughter's comment. Now I feel I stepped on her toes, and I'm embarrassed! Was it okay to post on her comment, I only did it after the other person did.
Also, I've been on FB a week and only have 38 friends, whereas everyone else has at least 70+. I KNOW I shouldn't worry about that and normally I wouldn't care but I don't want my extended family to think I have noone to friend. It's not like I can tell them my REAL friends aren't on FB, plus I could friend friends of friends but I hate the idea of approaching strangers! Sorry about this, but I really wish I never joined FB...it's doing my head in!