First of all, I'm going to start by being honest and saying that I do block certain people from seeing my statuses on facebook.
Here is the one and only reason:
The people that I block have stalked me on facebook and when they can't find fodder for gossip, they have made things up. Instead of having them know my business, I'd just rather them not know.
I can't delete them because my husband works with their husbands and it would cause problems. (Oh the politics of military wives...)
Now, in saying that, recently I know of people who have blocked others that I know because of a disagreement (in with the blocker was in the wrong). I feel like that is so immature. It doesn't REALLY matter, but it just makes me shake my head.
I actually have a list on my facebook of people to delete after we move. There are over 20 people on that list. It's actually kind of sad. Some I used to consider good friends. Gossip can really take its toll on people, especially in the hands of the weak minded.
I think I've convinced Ben to go back to our home state for Delilah's first birthday. I simply explained to him that I didn't want to celebrate our first child's first birthday away from our family and friends. Why celebrate it in the desolate desert where we live?