I have been experiencing the opposite of nesting…I am suddenly obsessed with getting rid of stuff. I have things on eBay, every local sale application (craigslist, Facebook,letgo etc.) and have piles of stuff waiting to be dropped off at goodwill. It feels so good to shed off some of this stuff we don’t need anymore.
This weekend I tried to carry this “clean-out” thought pattern over into my social media accounts, starting with Facebook, and was met with one major overlying theme. Horses. Horses freaking everywhere. My Facebook home page is covered in posts from OTTB connect, the Hunter/Jumper sale pages, and dozens of equestrian related companies. And that’s just the beginning. It doesn’t account for the horsey friends who are posting and sharing all over the place.
Now don’t get me wrong – I think that social media is an amazing resource, and I rely on it daily to keep up to date with everything. But somehow I have reached a point where I think I might be drowning in equestrian related accounts. I barely see anything else! And the ones I do see, aren’t necessarily the things I’m most interested in.
So my plan is to try to whittle things down a little; maybe unfollowing or leave some of the dozens of sale groups will be a smart place to start. (see plan to not by horse in 2018) Eventually I would like to be able to log on and see a more condensed view of the equestrian world, with the people/companies/products I care about the most in easy view.
How do you all handle the bombarding effect that social media can have? Do you love to ‘like’ them all? Or perhaps present a more minimalist take on things? I’m open to any and all advice on how to manage this better.