you know, I honestly work pretty hard to be a good friend. I can’t be that for everyone and when someone is overextending my bandwidth I have a bad habit of fading (working on that) but one thing I virtually never do is pick fights or become needlessly combative with friends. if I like you, I might openly disagree with a stance you take or maybe just grumble a little, but I’m sure not gonna attack you or sever ties on a whim. so it does hurt a bit to see people I count as friends pull the soft-block/avoidance thing, when nothing I’ve done has ever warranted that. I don’t even mind being unfollowed and will happily remain friendly with non-mutuals, but the added layer of being banished out of the blue doesn’t feel good.