I’m pretty lax with my Instagram followers. If someone I don’t know sends me a follow request, I typically take a peek at their account and if they seem cool I follow them back, if their feed doesn’t interest me, but they seem like an otherwise nice person I accept their request and if they’re spammy or raging misogynists I decline their invite.
So, I guess at some point, way back last June, I took on a new follower and he seemed nice enough and I followed him back. In February, I was rummaging around in that “Other” inbox on FaceBook where messages from people you don’t know are sent. And I had a message from this guy explaining he was my IG follower XXX and he had sent me a FB friend request in November (that I had not accepted because I didn’t know who he was). I felt bad for not responding, so I immediately accepted his request. A few days later, I noticed we didn’t have any mutual friends, so I messaged him, “How do we know each other?”
“We don’t. Continue Reading →