|a friend from college came to visit bobby and i which meant of course we had to get a selfie|
There's nothing wrong with that, and people wouldn't follow along on our journeys if they didn't enjoy sharing in the process. I have to wonder though, if all this sharing isn't having an impact on how we go about our rides.
It can be easy to want to push yourself farther than you want to keep up with what others are doing with their own horses. There are times where I've felt almost obligated to do more than I might necessarily want to just to stay relevant and interesting in the blogging world. Certainly that could speak to my own insecurities (Neurotic hot mess? Me? Nooo...), but sometimes I get a sense that social media forces us to push harder and reach farther not just for ourselves, but to get content that's worthy of sharing.
|only selfies with bobby involve him heavily mugging for treats instead of posing|
There are plenty of good things about being so involved in social media. In a way, it holds you accountable for your actions, and that certainly should make you strive to be the best you can be in all aspects for your horse--not just riding, but also horse care. Following along with other people can also expand your knowledge of things in the horse world you might only be remotely familiar with, or thought you knew all about but discovered there's even more out there to learn.
But what happens when beating out the competition becomes more about beating the online competition than those you're actually competing against?
Have you changed your goals or any aspects of your riding or what you do with your horse for social media?
|so this was the best we got.|