State Of The Blog, The Lure Of Being Definitive
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debandtoby: Pictures of random items are nice.
Me: I get caught in a loop of thinking I need to be reporting our progress. No. This is not a training journal. This is for amusement, yours and mine. Training is part of it. So are random images. I shall endeavor to remember that.
Comment exchange on an earlier blog post. [SitRep Summer 2019]
I often find myself sliding into a mindset that stresses over not being comprehensive in my recounting of how Rodney and Milton are progressing day-to-day. Their most recent rides. What they are eating now. Schooling plans are for the next few days. Minor health issues.
Meh. Boring to write. Boring to read.
I only need to hit the highlights. You’re smart. You can connect the dots. If I say I’ve been to a horse show, I don’t have to detail every practice ride leading up to it. Unless the practice is part of the story, for example, boot camp at Stepping Stone Farm [Third & Final Progress Report].
You can assume they are eating. I don’t have to document every change in amount or additives. Hint, we keep our horses at home. We are *always* tinkering with amounts and additives. Unless, again, the food is part of the story, for example experimenting with a possible soy allergy [Feed Adventures]. BTW, results inconclusive & assumed to be negative. Back on regular feed [What’s In The Feed Scoop].
And so on.
There is no mandate. There is no editor expecting a certain word count, no House Style that I need to match, no expectations for this content or that. Clearly, creating demands where none exist is a recurring issue for me [Attitude Check 2015]. I am free to record whatever amuses me, whatever interests me. The hope is that what amuses & interests me will amuse & interest you. The big moments. The small moments. The interesting moments. Each entry is part of a mosaic that makes the whole picture. What is the whole picture? I have no idea. We will find out together.
Fun to write. Fun to read.
I have incorporated Training Journal and Random Images into my subhead roster to remind me of this.
Thank you for reading,