How To Be My Friend On Facebook

“Dear John. How come you haven’t responded to my friend request? Are you too good for me? F**k you!”

The above isn’t the exact email I got but it’s a pretty close representation. While I would love to be respond to and approve all Facebook friend requests, the truth of the matter is, I can’t. The first problem is Facebook has a 5,000 friends limit and I’m pretty close to that.

The second problem is I just don’t have time to go through all the friend requests, which currently stands at 1,025.

If you’re among the 1,025 people wanting to be my friend on Facebook, I recommend you go the extra mile by sending me a nice Facebook message saying hi. Chances are high that I will approve the friend request. However, if you’re hoping that I will go through all the friend requests one day and approve you, you’ll be waiting until the cows come home.


16 thoughts on “How To Be My Friend On Facebook”

  1. itsabhik says:

    Glad we are friends already.. 🙂

    1. John Chow says:

      That’s a good thing!

      1. d3so says:

        I too am glad we are FB friends. 🙂

  2. IAmBlogDog says:

    Damn, I wish I had that many friends.

    1. d3so says:

      @Chris McCoy No you don’t. Imagine how active your wall would be and how many people would bother you on a daily basis.

      1. John Chow says:

        @[email protected] McCoy That’s another reason I stop answering friend requests.

  3. EyeInstantLift says:

    I don’t know if you have already, but you could just activate Facebook Subscriptions and allow people to ‘subscribe’ to you and then make some of your statuses “public” so people who are subscribed to you can interact on those statuses.

  4. aheneghana says:

    Hehe John, hope you doing great. wish I could have you as a fan on our http://www.facebook.com/Thailandfloods pages…. Well, ask for Rene to run on Singapore 2011 Marathon for our Facebook page … sponsors welcome

  5. Kristi Hines says:

    Glad I made the cut then! 🙂 I have the same issue – I don’t approve people I don’t recognize, especially if they don’t include a personalized message as to why they added me in the first place.

  6. julianwp says:

    you’re a blogger, not a facebook celebrity

    i think getting in touch with you via blog is more valuable than getting approved on Facebook

  7. aheneghana says:

    John, appreciate 🙂 @johnchow cc @aheneghana @squidoo_u_2 twitter #atvp – http://africasiaeuro.com/wordpress

  8. We Make Money says:

    Many friends of your facebook.

  9. That is a problem I will love to have !

  10. AnoopSudhakaran says:

    I can understand that approving every friend request is impossible for you. But by asking them to send you a message you are going to be heavily inboxed 🙂 Better make yourself a personal fanpage and ask fans to join that or as now Facebook provides Subscribers its even more easier for people like you to ask them to subscribe to your updates 🙂

  11. thanks i joined there. …

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