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Remember that one time yesterday when I announced that I have a boyfriend?  Well, I also posted about it on Instagram and Facebook.  This is all fine and dandy, except for the fact that I forgot to tell certain people about it in a more personal way.  For example, my roommate and my dad... especially my dad...



Oh, and also my best friend...
It got me thinking... There are probably several things you should tell people about in a more personal way than social media.  It's so much easier to share big news by just typing in a few characters and clicking "share", but your dad just doesn't like it when he finds out about your boyfriend because Mark Zuckerburg completely altered acceptable forms of communication.  Damn it, Mark...  In my defense, I thought my parents talked about how much of the favorite I am and every detail about my life.  Apparently I was wrong, as proven by the fact that my dad didn't realize that the letter I sent with the return address "Your Favorite", was me... P.S. I'm the only child of his who doesn't live with him... Who the hell else would it have been?  Anyways...

1. Relationships. Honestly, do I even have to explain this one? If so, please see above images.  Just keep your family and friends in the loop.  I'm the worst about this.  Don't worry, I told my mom and my little via text.  I guess I just expected everyone else to automatically know.  Oops. Oh, and I posted about it to my blog before I posted it to Facebook, followed by Instagram... Clearly I have social media priorities...

2. Important life events.  Being accepted to graduate schools, planning on studying abroad, winning a scholarship... These are all big deals, and your family and friends want to know about it.  I forgot to tell my friends that I had been accepted to study abroad in Rome, Italy, this summer after making a huge deal about applying.  My big finally texted me to tell me congratulations after I announced it on Facebook.  So did everyone else, because I forgot to tell them...

3. Bad news.  I learned via social media that my great grandmother passed away a couple of months ago.  Even though we weren't extremely close and I knew it was expected, it was still upsetting to receive that news from a Facebook status.  Thankfully, my mom called me to talk about it soon after I found out and texted her to make sure she knew and was okay.

Once you've talked to your close family members and friends, post to every social media you can possibly think of.  Or post it anyways and then deal with all of the confusion later, just like I did.

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  1. Haha! I love this. The last time my sister got in a relationship I found out through Facebook, but she called me about ten minutes later to tell me (because my other sister had told her "Megan won't be happy if she has to find out online!" lol)
    I also found out about the death of a great-grandparent through a Facebook status. I haven't let my family live that one down yet.

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