Every year it happens. I fret and over analyze how I should go about acknowledging all the wonderful birthday wishes people leave on my Facebook wall. Like any good Google dependent Gen-Xer, I searched the idea to see how much thought others had already given the topic. You know, save me some thinking time. The best I found in my admittedly short and lazy search was a Gizmodo article: How to Respond to Facebook Birthday Wishes.
The blanket thanks is quick and easy, but I’d like to do something more personable that each friend will see. I like the idea of posting a photo, the problem is I don’t have any pictures from my birthday this year. So that’s out. I’ve seen others “Like” each comment individually. That seems practical, but that’s a lot of liking, and how does that come across?
I attempted to add a wall post and tag each person who sent a birthday wish by name, but apparently Facebook allows only a small number of tags (8 to 10, I think; spam prevention?).
So, I’m stumped. I’m truly grateful for all the kind posts, but I’m not sure the best way to acknowledge each one.
What do you suggest?