The Top 10 Most Annoying Facebook Posts

Friday, February 07, 2014

By Rachel Hoeing

It's Flashback Friday! From the archives we bring you one of our favorite blogs that Rachel wrote a few years ago. Enjoy ...

Ahhh, Facebook. The addiction that people love to hate and hate to love.  As with most of you I am sure it is tough to imagine what our lives were like before we were able to see cousin Janie's baby 30 seconds after birth, or know what your friend's new home in Europe looks like without ever having to leave your desk. Facebook can be an incredible tool for your social life as well as your business venture and I personally have no plans to leave my virtual Facebook world anytime soon. But in the meantime I thought we could all use a good laugh as I recall some of those status posts that leave you chuckling, rolling your eyes, or picking your chin off the floor ...

1. The TMI Post

"Oh my gosh, my poor husband ate some bad seafood at dinner last night and has not been able to get off the toilet for seven hours!"

Seriously, way too much information.  We really didn't need to know about the bad fish in the first place, but the visual image of your husband on the crapper is now embedded in my brain for life.

2. The TLI Post (Too Little Information)

"Yes!  Best news E-V-E-R!!!"

So now what?  Am I going to have to stay on your Facebook page all day until you let us all know what this best news may be???  Or are you giddy sitting by your computer just waiting for the comments to rush in asking, "What? What?  Please tell us your exciting news!"

3. The "Thanking Jesus for Something Ridiculous" Post

"Thank you Jesus!  Johnny and I are headed to a wedding today in NY and I left my shoes back in Greensboro.  Thank the Lord that we passed a Talbots store on the way to the church and I was able to get some adorable heels!  Praise God!"

I love Jesus, and I offer no offense to you and your relationship with him, but I think he has much bigger things to worry about than your shoes for the wedding.

4. The "Checklist" Post

"Kids off to school - check, Ran three miles - check, hit the grocery store - check, crock pot started for dinner - check!  Starting out to be an awesome day!"

Not quite sure why people take the time to do these checklist posts.  Do you want approval that you are on the right track today?  Are these simple items things that normally take a lot of effort and so you want everyone to congratulate you?  Do you realize that we all do these same things every day but just don't feel the need to post our To Do list on our wall for everyone else to see?  Not quite sure, but I'll comment with a "Way to go, Amy!"  just to make you feel good if needed. 

5. The Drama Queen Post

"My brand new car got a flat tire and I had to wait on the side of the highway for 30 minutes until my husband got there to change the tire!!!  Then I got grease on my jeans and had to meet a friend for lunch!  How embarrassing and what a waste of my morning.  Worst day ever!!!"

Seriously?  If that is your worst day ever, I want to live your life every day.

6. The Political Post

I am not even going to give an example for this one because it will ultimately lean to the right or left and frankly I think they are all annoying, no matter which side they come from. Do you really think that your 144 character count post on FB about health care is going to change someone's political stance?  I could be wrong, but I think instead you will just end up being blocked or "de-friended" by all friends from the opposite party.  Or ignored by those who agree with you and do not want to say so in fear of being judged.  If that is what your goal may be, then carry on, my friend, carry on!

7. The "I Am Awesome" Post

"Completed my seventh marathon today in record time and came home to a clean house and candlelight dinner from my husband.  Good thing I just bought that new diamond necklace so I could wear it for our awesome date night!"

No explanation needed here, but I will say that I do throw up a little in my mouth when the first person comments saying, "Way to go, Karen!  No wonder you are so skinny!  And lucky you, your husband is amazing!  Wish I had your life!" 

8. The Not Scared Post

"Don't you hate it when all you want to do is smoke a bowl and you can't find your lighter?"

No lie, ladies and gents, this was an actual post that I read on Facebook.  Not saying who posted it or when, but I will tell you she certainly isn't scared to admit she’s doing something illegal!!

9. The Vent Post

"Greg Simmons, you are an absolute jerk!  I hate your guts and hope that every woman you ever date again from here on out will cheat on you!"

This post kind of sucks when you get back together with him the next week.

10. The Obvious Post

"Welp, it's midnight and I am still up.  Getting sleepy.  Off to bed.  Night ya'll!"

Thank goodness you let me know!  I was sitting here just waiting for your next photo or status to appear but now I know I can comfortably go to bed without missing anything from you!

Now before you either go off crying in a corner, or write me a scathing email because I called you out on your annoying Facebook post, keep in mind that this is all in good fun. I will admit that I am guilty of annoying posts as well! We have to be able to laugh at ourselves. And for all the Facebook haters out there who are thinking, "See, this is why I haven't joined that stupid thing" ... don't knock it til you try it! For every one annoying Facebook post, there are usually one hundred that make our hearts smile, share wonderful news that we really do want to hear, or give us a good laugh. Personally, I am in awe of the support and love that something as simple as a message from someone miles away can provide. Globally, the world has done amazing things coming to the aid of one another by using social media. So keep on Facebookin' dear friends, keep on!

Debbie D commented on 11-Jan-2012 07:28 AM
Ahhhhh...I've been waiting for this one! Love them all and while the post can be annoying I'm so glad people post them (me included in regards to some of them) because if they didn't I would have no way to judge them and make fun of them or feel better
about myself. Ha ha I think the only ones I'm sure I have not posted were the ones about running a marathon (you know me so let's be honest it wasn't one of mine lol) and "smoking a bowl". Though I wouldn't mind being able to run a marathon and....oh never
becky johnston commented on 11-Jan-2012 07:32 AM
I. Love. You. :)
SJH commented on 11-Jan-2012 08:08 AM
Great laugh this morning! You are dead on!
Jennifer commented on 11-Jan-2012 08:15 AM
Love love love this!
Anonymous commented on 11-Jan-2012 08:21 AM
The one that annoys me is the person who has to report everything they do all day long. It seriously scares me that they are that addicted to telling people what is happening in their life!
fber commented on 11-Jan-2012 08:34 AM
I'm guilty of some. I use it as a general blog at times or whats going on in life, what I read, what interests me. If my "friends" dont like that they can always get a backbone and tell me instead of making little catty side observations or scroll and
not read. Its really that simple. You can skim past what you are not interested in reading. I dont see why people who gripe about what is posted all the time are even on fb.
Gretchen commented on 11-Jan-2012 09:00 AM
I read an article that talked about how people really need to filter their facebook post ideas before they put them up. An example they gave was to picture yourself in a room with all of your facebook friends. Average is about 300-400 so if you were standing
with all those people who include relatives, co-workers, etc think about if you would be willing to get on a microphone and announce whatever you are about to put on your page. If not then you should not post!
Julie G commented on 11-Jan-2012 09:23 AM
Love it Rach! And we're all guilty of doing a few of these. Thanks for putting words to the feelings of many.
Tammy LaRue commented on 11-Jan-2012 01:34 PM
Wendy commented on 11-Jan-2012 02:14 PM
The ones I hate are the exercise posts. Ran 10 miles, lifted 150 pounds, swam 200 laps. Gag. If it is the first time you do something that is great for you to share and brag on yourself. I would do it too. But every day giving us the low down on your exercise
routine is ANNOYING.
Katie commented on 11-Jan-2012 02:25 PM
Good one! I do use FB to hold myself accountable, so if I post about something I'm going to do that's amazing (to me), then it makes me follow through at times. It's also nice to have friends rooting for you when you're trying to accomplish something.
I do it for others and its fun. I keep my FB friends to very little people because I want mine private. I know everybody on there, except an author, so I know I could stand up in a room with them and share it--that's why I have it. FB has definitely let me
get to know some of my relatives better..not sure if that's always good or bad.
Jenny commented on 11-Jan-2012 02:45 PM
Completely agree. Love your commentary on each one of those. I am so guilty of bragging about things but I always call myself out on it and say I am having a mom bragging moment! If we can't laugh at ourselves we need to lighten up! Great blog about this.
I enjoyed it.
Brookey hardee commented on 11-Jan-2012 03:05 PM
I hate the "what I made for dinner" posts. Who cares about your meatloaf or your green beans. Not me. Worse tho are the psuedo gourmet cooks who not only write about what they made but also feel compelled to post a picture. ANNOYING!!!!
Kristen Daukas commented on 11-Jan-2012 05:37 PM
Posting extremely personal information is another no-no and one that I hate. My M-I-L found out her niece had passed away when she logged into her FB one morning before Christmas. It was expected (the death, not the posting) but still.. you do NOT post
anything that sensitive and personal unless you are immediate family or you know with all certainty that ALL family and friends are aware. Good post, Rachel... sometimes people just don't understand that what they're doing is wrong.
Anonymous commented on 11-Jan-2012 06:29 PM
My favorite is people who complain scathingly about their jobs, or about people they work with. Um, hello, y'all. Your coworkers and bosses can read those. : ) I hope that by the time my kids are old enough, it's long gone. Meanwhile, I love to read what
other people are too silly to not stop themselves for saying. Yep, myself included, sometimes..
ewillett commented on 11-Jan-2012 07:30 PM
What drives me crazy are the people that constantly post pictures of themselves so that people can tell them how pretty they are!
Anonymous commented on 11-Jan-2012 07:46 PM
What I hate is that the entire world seems to resolve around Facebook now. I get that it is a very great thing and all, but dang, come on people!
Teresa commented on 11-Jan-2012 09:42 PM
These are great! #7 is the one that always bugs me the most!
Caren commented on 12-Jan-2012 08:11 AM
Andi commented on 12-Jan-2012 08:42 AM
Very insightful and very funny Rachel!--The Obvious Post is definitely the most annoying to me.
Heather commented on 12-Jan-2012 09:52 AM
Funny stuff! And while I am sure we are all guilty of some of these types of posts from time to time, isn't it great to be able to laugh at ourselves! What is that saying...if we couldn't laugh, we would cry! ;)
CBW commented on 12-Jan-2012 08:07 PM
LOVE this! Here's another one...people who use profanity in their posts, especially the F word. It just seems so crude.
Anonymous commented on 13-Jan-2012 02:59 PM
TOP 10 most annoying posts are 10 posts of anything from the ex wife's club named Diane who shouldnt ever show her face on facebook, in public or elsewhere ever again.
Anonymous commented on 14-Jan-2012 03:08 AM
that is friggin hillarious! I know a few idiots that fits this to the T.
Anonymous commented on 14-Jan-2012 08:43 PM
Love this. Also hate when people misspell "y'all."

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