I’ve fallen a little out of love with Facebook lately. Sure I still waste minutes of my day scrolling through my feed aimlessly, but I’m not as active a poster as I used to be. I guess I’m just not that keen to post about the great apple walnut bread I baked the other
I guess I’m just not that keen to post about the great apple walnut bread I baked the other day, or the fact that I’m thinking about buying a longboard (both true things). And I don’t think other people are either.
But last week I was checking on the dates for my Guardian Masterclass on Public Speaking, and discovered that it was sold out. That made me feel good.
This is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve done this class, and it’s sold out every time. Because of the Guardian obviously, but also because the class is fun and people learn a lot. It made me proud. Not in that nasty ‘pride goes before a fall’ type of way, but in the “Hey, I feel good about this work I’m doing” type of way.
As I was looking at that page I thought: “Oh, here’s a thing I could post to Facebook”. So I did.
I wasn’t at all prepared for the response. It got a bunch of comments, a share from my high school drama teacher, and 185 likes. This was not at all what I expected.
The lesson here seems to be that when something good is going on in your life, share it. It can amplify that good feeling that you have.