I started my Motorcycle Travels FB page, at the cusp of gaining my full motorbike license and moving to Cornwall. It was also after we had suffered several losses of loved ones in our family which made a huge impact on me wanting to start sharing my own memories for others to look back on.
I had always had a huge passion for bikes, ever since I can remember. My insatiable passion for bikes and love of this beautiful part of England was something I just had to share with others, if anything I had learnt in that year was that life is way too short. Although truth be told I was well behind with my lack of knowledge regarding social media and technology. It just wasn’t something I had really been into.
Fast forward to 2017 and I had only just started to properly socialise with other bikers after a few years studying and working full time. This was also the year I started to discover other platforms of social media such as WordPress, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn (like I said, well behind in the grand scheme of things).
I quickly discovered a passion for learning how to use these platforms to build my blog and gained lots of happiness from sharing my journeys and photography with others. Also the friends I made in this short amount of time was amazing.
But here’s the thing, as well as the blog is going and despite my enjoyment doing it and the support I receive from everyone, I just can’t seem to find my mojo at the moment.
Being in the thick of technology and social media as much as I enjoy doing it, it is still fairly new and it feels a little overwhelming to be honest. Also, as much as I try to avoid it, I find the constant politics, bickering and sometimes negativity of all the different bike groups coming together in a small area, draining. Although don’t get me wrong, I have met and continue to meet some awesome unique people through these sites and regular meet-ups.
I think I just need to learn to not take on so much. Also to take the most useful advise a friend gave me the other week and that’s to turn my phone onto aeroplane mode every now and then and learn to switch off which I think is true for all of us.
Advancements in technology are evolutionary and a fantastic way to create your own online story for the world to see and people to remember you by. But it’s just as important to remember to enjoy the little things. This is where I find my true happiness in those moments spent with my family, riding the open road, sat on an empty beach or just simply sat in a beautiful spot listening to the birds.
So I will continue to share my motorbike adventures with you but I am more mindful to not be completely consumed by the madness that is social media.
I would love to hear your thoughts on how you balance regularly using social media but also making time for those little things in your life?