I Downsized My Circle

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 82 People

    I May Have Gone A Little Overboard....

    From over 300 to 41.... I am soooooooooooooo glad I did it too =)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2010

    It Was Time

    I decided to go through my circle. I have been here almost a year, I  had a large circle but few if any really spoke to me. I have met some really great people here, if you are no longer in my circle it is because you never talked to me, or I had tried to speak to you but...
    Selendra Selendra
    22-25
    3 Responses May 19, 2010

    Several Times

      Every now and again I downsize my circle. I don't really like to do it but there are cases where it is really needed.  Sometimes friends have left, sometimes they just arent online anymore, some became toxic and some our paths and journey's have changed. ...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2010

    Yes I Hav

    and i do constantly..no hard feelings..still friends.. can add u back anytime if we really do b/c friends(mutual interest friends :)  ...... .. *STILL FRIENDS~even out of my circle... please remove me too! do me no hard feelings :) .. one reason why toOoOooo many...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Mar 1, 2010

    It is a slow day here today,

    so I am trimming my circle down. I think I just added everyone when I first joined 6 weeks ago.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    Its the Recession!

    Seriously, I had to. Several reasons: I'm not suspicious just a bit private, but once you get to know me I am very open. In real life I have a few close friends that I am compeltely open with (OK, not to the EP degree, well not yet). I hated seeing people in my...
    iams iams
    41-45, M
    1 Response Sep 4, 2009

    Sometimes It's Necessary

    It starts innocently enough. You add a few people and then a few more and then one day you look and there are people in your circle that not only don't you speak with, you don't even recall adding them. Whats the point in that? For me its much more about quality than quantity...
    bassplayer bassplayer
    46-50, M
    8 Responses Mar 30, 2010

    Broken Circles Become A 'c'

    I too am down sizing my circle! There have been many people come and go over 20 months! I am quite happy with the circle I have now, they are great people! If you find you are no longer a member,JUST ASK ME!..You'll be welcome!
    mzdivine mzdivine
    56-60
    1 Response May 18, 2010

    Just A Few

    Yes, I just did. The only reason I do so is because I get no interactions from them. I prefer to add someone if we have similar interests and we COMMUNICATE. I only deleted those that I feel that the interaction on EP is one-sided; that is me doing all the talk, comments...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2010

    Every now and then I just have to clean house.

    The long-term people always stay.
    GenesiusRedux GenesiusRedux
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 26

    Fair Enough

    I will have no pleasure with Profiles (people) in my circle who has stories or been commenting to stories for the sake of sarcasms. I love knowing friends about their life and mind, but not on how they treat others with rude commentings. Making and having fun with people's...
    ladyryan ladyryan
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Jul 3, 2012

    What's the point of having people in your circle

    that you rarely if ever chat with? Plus, if people add you to their circle they could at least say hello, so I no longer automatically add people who simply add me. Rant over! Back to a lazy Sunday zzzz
    ClownNine ClownNine
    56-60, M
    Jul 26, 2015

    Related Experiences

    This may be my last EP post as the closure is coming fast. Hope to see you on Relate To That or answer mug.
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Apr 20
    I don't even know where to start. It saddens me to see EP go. I have so many good memories of it and have been fortunate enough to meet the best people I've ever known from here...
    Jennifer337 Jennifer337
    31-35, T
    2 Responses Apr 20
    This is my last. A full two days before I thought I'd be posting it. I thought it'd be a long, sappy ode to EP... But I don't think I can. I don't feel like I want to go back to...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 19
    because it´s the quality, what I want. Not the quantity. And until now my principle has served me very well. :)
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    I deleted my first account without telling some of the people in my circle. I felt bad about that... but I still didn't reach out to them when I was on this one. Because I never...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 18
    Friends , EP I wear a kilt group is closing this Thursday. Rasy and I are now chatting on answermug I wear a kilt circle. Any members of E.P. I wear a kilt group are welcome to...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    Apr 18
    I really find myself in a closed circle the same person with same conditions repeat himself over and over again with different people in my life Maybe small things are different...
    Nouf1 Nouf1
    26-30, F
    Apr 17
    When you drop a rock in the water it forms a circle. And the circle waves another circle until it all disappears. You were my circle of support here. You have been an inspiration...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    I love you guys! I love you.
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Apr 17
    Guys, if any of you want to remain in contact when EP closes, please message me and I will add you as a contact on another social platform.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    http://exp2.xyz COME ON everyone in There?!
    Bjoern1997 Bjoern1997
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    This cute guy added me to his circle a while ago. Woo hoo
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    (((((Group Hug)))) If I haven't already contacted you, you can find me on AnswerMug (username = Madeleine), RelateToThat (Katyoclare). No messengers as my phone doesn't like it and...
    ProfessorYaffle ProfessorYaffle
    41-45, F
    Apr 15
    most of you are ******* lame..go **** yourself
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 14
    I'm very sad that ep is ending soon but I want everyone to know that it has been very good to know you all, and share my experiences with you, thank you for listening! You're all...
    Purpleflower97 Purpleflower97
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 14
    There are few people I hold very dear to my heart and knowing I may not be in contact with some of them soon makes me appreciate them and the time we shared so much more. Lorenzo...
    Lee124 Lee124
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Apr 14
    I want you to give me $20 before you add me to your circle.
    thenicholasexperience thenicholasexperience
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Apr 12
    To anyone adding me to their circle or sending me a message. Unless I know you or have previously interacted with you in the open forum, I will not be accepting anyone else into my...
    Lee124 Lee124
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Apr 11
    I coached a boys youth basketball team for 6-8th graders when I was a freshman in high school, one day at practice I went to the bathroom and when I came back they were all in a...
    Spencer53 Spencer53
    22-25, M
    Apr 10
    MY VERY LAST PUBLIC DEDICATION TO THE LAST FRIEND IN MY CIRCLE OF FRIENDS AND I AM READY FOR CLOSURE IN EP.... ...we made our acquintance when you commented one of my frequent...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Apr 9
    butterlover123 (http://www.experienceproject.com/about/butterlover123)
    Crackedvision Crackedvision
    18-21
    Apr 8
    I haven't been on EP as much lately. Today I decided to log in and just read that EP will go on "pause" soon. This is sad. I've been a member for 5 years...since 2011. EP was here...
    surrealreality surrealreality
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 8
    "I wear a Kilt circle- answerMug " I have now published two posts with what I consider to be our new group. This is a replacement for EP. I have called the circle of friends " I...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    3 Responses Apr 7
    Everything seems so wrong nowdays, and i dont mean that it wasnt bad before. Im just becoming more senseless everyday and everyone is becoming more alienated with computers, mobile...
    Mic99 Mic99
    16-17, M
    Apr 7
    The first woman I saw naked was my friend, Brad's mother, Jenny. I was 11 years old, Jenny would have been in her early 30s. I was best friends with Brad growing up, and always...
    tacomareacher tacomareacher
    46-50, M
    Apr 5
    Anyone that's in my circle and or you want to contact me after ep closes my username is crazyram45. Just message and say that you were from ep
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 4
    It may not be like me to post something like this, but admittedly I've felt so lonely for a good while now. And when I say lonely, I mean as in ALONE, with barely ANY friends. Why...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 4
    As E/P will be shutting down within 3 weeks I WILL NOT add ANYONE to my already small circle UNLESS You write me an EMAIL REQUEST FIRST.Just because you read my profile or stories...
    puddetat puddetat
    61-65, F
    Apr 4
    Over the last four days, I have been out of state on a field trip with my school music department--a group of 88 people with their own lives, personalities, interests, and values...
    HypoallergenicUnicorn HypoallergenicUnicorn
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 4
    If any of my circle of friends, and I mean responsible friends, wish to pass an email address to my mail box, I will store your email address relevant to a new webb site we agree...
    kiltiekid kiltiekid
    66-70, M
    1 Response Apr 4
    Hey People if u r don't wanna interact with me , please let me know so that I can kick you out from my circles. just let me know the reason so that I can have a better reason to...
    MysteriousLion MysteriousLion
    22-25, M
    Apr 4
    My reflection Wraps and pulls me under Healing waters to be Bathed in Brena Guides me safely in Worlds Ive never been to Heal me, heal me My dear Brena Vulnerable Its all right...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 4
    My circle is so perfect and I don't need anyone else. I've kept the people who truly matter and that is enough for me.
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 3
    I'm 16 and I didn't know this was a thing until I started questioning what in the world I was actually doing. I'm a very social person with just one friend though I do speak to...
    dontluppinyellatme dontluppinyellatme
    16-17, F
    Apr 3
    Then Final Chapter I can remember even at the age of two, How happy my mother and Father was to have their own home, It had two bedrooms up stairs a bathroom and a attic the...
    streets718 streets718
    26-30, M
    Apr 3
    From BigAsset... I connected with Starlily online for the first time on May 18 2014. It all started with a simple post from her under the group 'I'm looking to make genuine...
    StarLily71 StarLily71
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Apr 3
    Kind of pointless with the demise of EP
    Dan1739 Dan1739
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 3
    I'm 16 and I only have one very close friend. However, I'm a very social person who talks to everyone in school and love socializing a lot. When I'm home, I tend to isolate myself...
    dontluppinyellatme dontluppinyellatme
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Apr 3
    I'm 16 and I only have one very close friend. However, I'm a very social person who talks to everyone in school and love socializing a lot. When I'm home, I tend to isolate myself...
    dontluppinyellatme dontluppinyellatme
    16-17, F
    Apr 3
    In the Garden of Eden, As everyone knows, Lives Adam and Eve, Without any clothes. In this garden, Were two little leaves, One covered Adam's, One covered Eve's. As the story...
    pantypro pantypro
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 3
    Hi my name is Amanda I am here to make friends and be myself. If you are interested in getting to know me ask me any Questions you want. I dont send nudes so please dont ask I...
    FallingRose FallingRose
    18-21, F
    Apr 3
    EP is ending, sadly. But I want to "celebrate" having 720+ experiences, 35400+ profile views and 10,000+ Circle friends. Yes, I'm one of few maybe many who cares about these...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    9 Responses Apr 2
    I fell in love with a girl, let's call her Ellie, and she loved me back. After a few weeks of dating I found that she hid her true personality at school and was actually a truly...
    MichaelByers MichaelByers
    16-17, T
    4 Responses Apr 2
    I was thinking about a 'Spring Clean' but actually I'm preparing to leave so ... if you've been in my circle ... thank you (especially if we've spoken) ... and (very soon...
    splashUK2014 splashUK2014
    46-50, M
    Apr 2
    In the Garden of Eden, As everyone knows, Lives Adam and Eve, Without any clothes. In this garden, Were two little leaves, One covered Adam's, One covered Eve's. As the story...
    pantypro pantypro
    18-21, M
    Apr 2
    So. We come to the end of EP – the end of an era for me. An odd feeling - leaving it all behind. For the last 8 years EP has been a second home of sorts – a place for...
    LadyBronte LadyBronte
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 2
    Every day is worth it now that I have you Every thing feels better, taste better and looks better The sky is bluer. ..the sun is brighter too The dark is not as dark all my burden...
    pantypro pantypro
    18-21, M
    Apr 1
    Ages ago I cleaned up my circle and decided not to add any more people. It was a slow process deleting people but I managed to narrow it down to five people that I really care...
    Hannah1100 Hannah1100
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 1
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