I Keep My Circle Small

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 530 People

    Why do people just randomly add me to their

    circle to do nothing about that after. I don't need fans. I dont' get it!!!
    Stubborngirll Stubborngirll
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2014

    Small Is Managable

    I keep my circle small as I like to get to know a little about the person  underneath the profile and maybe exchange personal messages. You can't do that with hundreds of "friends" or you'd never be away from the computer.Quality, not quantity is what counts, and I have met some...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 31, 2010

    Compared to Zenamarie.

    Good lawd! Who keeps in touch with 214 people? I can barley keep track of my 48.
    Chirieleison Chirieleison
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 6, 2016

    Me Too

    I just cleaned out my "friends" on here, I'm down to 20 I believe, all of which I communicate regularly, I'm not interested in stories of people I don't know generally, I'm happy with my little group where some are literally my online family :) and others are just as close
    deleted deleted
    Sep 15, 2013


    I like having a small circle.  I have wrote in my profile to read before adding and no offense, I do not accept friends requests at this instance.  I know some cannot take NO for an answer and I am still sticking to my guns, sorry!  I am glad you guys want me in your circle...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2011

    I consider you all trusted friends.

    If I haven't added you to my circle, then we either haven't talked, I don't trust you, or I don't like you. Just that simple
    JuBear424 JuBear424
    22-25, F
    Jun 15, 2014

    I prefer to know my circle.

    Since I don't have a photographic memory, I cannot keep track of 100+ people in my circle. So by necessity, I add few people, and prune my circle if it gets too large. No offense if I drop you--it just means we don't interact and therefore, what's the point?
    deleted deleted
    Feb 1, 2014

    I only add people to my circle

    who I'm sincerely interested in, for example for their sense of humor, their world views or their adventures. Generally when I add you to my circle it is because I want your stories to show up on my home page so I won't miss them. For the same reason I don't add everyone who...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 21, 2014

    Keep It Manageable

    There are some here on EP who have hundreds (if not thousands) of friends. I can't understand why unless they're attention seekers, insecure or don't really intend to converse with their circle on a regular basis. I'm trying to keep my circle below 100 so I can contribute to...
    EnglishMuffin EnglishMuffin
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Oct 19, 2010

    Your friends should motivate and inspire you.

    Your Circle Should be well rounded and supportive keep it tight. Quality over quantity always. slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman
    46-50, F
    Jan 20, 2015


    No offense to anyone cause it wasn't meant in a bad way but I deleted quite a few people in my circle. To each their own, I rather have a small circle.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 10, 2011

    I like to talk to the people in my circle

    and I like to consider them friends. So please don't add me to your circle if we haven't talked or we don't have anything in common. I rarely add people to my circle if we haven't talked. But if I so count yourself as special lol. If I haven't added you back that means I have no...
    JuBear424 JuBear424
    22-25, F
    Jun 1, 2014

    I whittled down my circle from over 180 to 14.

    I don't add people 'just because'. You have to be my friend, you have to want to stick around and you have to actually talk to me first! I don't add just any Tom, **** or Harry. Trust is earned. Just sayin' :-)
    seashells123hope seashells123hope
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2014

    I'm happy to add people to my circle,

    but if I see you have a squillion in your circle there is every chance I WON'T add you. I'm not here to be yet another number. And if we don't chat once in a while I may well remove you. There are some who have a free life membership, but that needs to be earned. Don't mean...
    junkfan junkfan
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2016

    The Great Thing About Small...

    I keep things small and intimate! I want to know the people in my circle and so I dedicate time to their profiles and experiences. I keep a small group of active participants so that I can follow them and support them. I have limited time and I want to sweeten the deal by...
    AvengingSouls AvengingSouls
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2013

    Recently, I decided that I want AT MOST 150 EP

    friends. I currently have 130. :) If you want 300,000 EP friends, more power to ya, but I think 150 will be a good limit for me. I have more than 150 currently in my circle, but some of them either never returned the favor of adding me, or we were buddies but dropped me for one...
    gingershuman gingershuman
    41-45, M
    Apr 11, 2014

    Missing all my circle,

    nobody seem to be on, sure would of liked some convo.
    Original23 Original23
    26-30, M
    Sep 12, 2014
    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    Feb 25, 2015

    Close And Tight

    As I have ventured away from (and came crawling back to) EP, I have had few, and very few, people that I held onto. My first account I had hundreds of people in my circle- 98% of them only added me to view my pictures to see what I look like. With this being my third account, I...
    YouBeTheAnchor YouBeTheAnchor
    26-30, F
    Nov 12, 2013

    "Like really really small.

    .. " I proclaimed to no one clicking ' add to circle' on my profile
    UglyButtCheeks UglyButtCheeks
    18-21, F
    Jan 3, 2015

    I cleaned out my EP circle today

    and the only persons I left are the few I regularly converse with. so please take time to read this before you go adding me, I won't add u to my circle if we haven't chat and know one another. my circle is small for a reason. I'd rather a small group of friends I know closely...
    ALifeInterupted ALifeInterupted
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    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, 2016

    I've been on EP for a few years,

    off and on. This time, I have decided to be a bit more discerning about who I add to my circle. It is not because I am superior to anyone. It is because I'm not interested in having contact with people who are cliquish. That tends to rule out a large swath of active users on...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2014

    My circle only has 3 people

    and yet it feels like it to much :(
    EBestest EBestest
    22-25, M
    Sep 24, 2014

    I don't have a circle,

    I have a line & I dare you to cross it
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    So...i'll just wait 1 week.

    ..if one of my friends doesn't messages me i'll delete him/her....i want to talk...i hate pople that only talk to you if you say something to them....
    deleted deleted
    Feb 13, 2015
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    Bank Robbery

    Let's rob a bank and get out the country
    ronaldsavage ronaldsavage
    18-21, M
    Nov 13, 2013

    Small And Select...

    When I first joined EP it was like finding my way into a secret garden; I ran wild, looking at this, reading that...I couldn`t believe the diversity of what I was finding! Consequently I `Friended` or became friended by quite a lot of people; I enjoyed reading about their...
    SquadronLeader SquadronLeader
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

    It was time again this morning,

    time to review my circle. I look to see who has not had a meaningful conversation with me in weeks and those with no activity for over 2 months. If you're reading this and realize its all a big misunderstanding, send me a message!
    storyteller4u2 storyteller4u2
    51-55, M
    Oct 30, 2015

    It's Me. It's Not You.

    Yes. I get it. It's only a website (or an app, if that's how you roll.) So, why should I bother? Why don't I just accept all friend requests and let my circle grow over time? I don't know that I have a clear answer. All I know is that I keep my circle small. I am...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo
    46-50, M
    Nov 18, 2015

    I shrank it again. If anyone finds she was

    erroneously removed, please send me a message and stay in touch. My friends are those who stay in touch or let me know they'll be absent for a while. When a few months go by with no contact I presume people have moved on.
    storyteller4u2 storyteller4u2
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2016

    To endless river, because I can't respond to

    you. I added you to my circle because you seemed genuinely nice. Nothing sexual or creepy. That's hard to find on here. Sorry it makes you upset. I'll delete you. Don't worry.
    Floo64 Floo64
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2015

    I keep my circle small

    because I'm afraid of betrayal. I've had my supposed best friends stab me in the back, and had found my ex-fiancé cheating on me. I am opened to new relationships and friendships, but not sure how to go about it.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 4, 2014

    Too Much To Ask

    I know that EP like other online sites has people who...for lack of a better phrase...create alter ego's and pretend to be either someone they wish they could be or someone they find fascinating. I don't quite get why you do it, but hey..it's a part of the internet life...
    mzplaytoi mzplaytoi
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 9, 2013

    Not Here For A Popularity Contest

    I keep my circle relatively small, because having a large circle is just too much trouble to keep up with. I never was one to care about popularity. In life I have always cared about quality friendship rather than quantity. So, why should EP be any different? When I am fanned...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Mar 16, 2012

    I See You

    I keep my circle small because I like to talk to me members of my circle.  I won't add someone who has a lot of circle friends.  I don't see the point.  If someone has hundreds or thousands of friends, then they certainly will not find the time to have conversations with all...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2011

    me myself and I, That's it

    and the heart of a poet in a jar in the study
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels
    46-50, M
    Sep 23, 2014

    Small In Intimate Group Of Friends

    I am not one for big groups on Social Networking sites! I like to keep it small and intimate other wise you just become a number (i.e 4 of 400 friends) or face and to me that not fair to the other person.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 14, 2012

    I only really need a handful of friends

    that stay true to you, ya know? Some people that can accept you and genuinely care
    Janelybeans Janelybeans
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2014

    I'm going through right now

    and taking people off. 1. If you don't talk/communicate with me in ant way, I'm taking you off. 2. If you are NEVER online, I'm taking you off. I'm not blocking you if I take you off, just come find me again.
    16-17, T
    Feb 11, 2015
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