If you have followed me on YouTube, or Instagram, you know that I have been creating horse related videos for the past 7 years. But recently, I decided to make a change and move away from creating equestrian content.
Some of my subscribers were very supportive while others were quick to let me know they would be unsubscribing from my channel. And it’s because of people like that why I decided to stop with my entire Budget Equestrian channel.
In the past 7 years, I have shared over 650 videos with ideas, tips, and DIY projects for people to do with their horses. Not something easy to do if you truly are a budget equestrian. Most of us love horses, and love getting tips and new ideas to help us to make the most of the time we have with our beloved horses.
You’re Doing It Wrong
But then there are those who make sure to point out everything I’m doing wrong. Or they feel the need to make sure I know how horrible my horses look. Thanks for that by the way. I have had people comment how cringe-worthy my content is, and how they have slumber parties to review my videos and make fun of me. And while the thoughtful and kind comments make me so happy to know I have helped someone with their horse, the hurtful ones are the ones I remember the most. It shouldn’t be that way, but it is.
Believe me, I know I am a complete dork and I march to the beat of my own drum. But having complete strangers feel the need to point out every flaw is exhausting. And I know I should not take it personally, but I do. And people have this uncanny ability to really touch a nerve – especially from the safety behind their computer screen. These keyboard warriors really jack things up for those of us who are trying to provide information, or content to those who are truly interested.
So I guess the trolls won. But life is way too short to only be focused on the negative. I have horses because I love them. I make videos because I love doing it. I put myself out there because I might actually have something to offer to someone that might help them. That is why I have done what I have done for the past 7 years.
And usually the monthly income that is generated from my channel has been enough for me to say F the haters. But for the past few months that hasn’t been the case. And focusing on the negativity has been easier, and pushing me down a darker path that I don’t really enjoy going down.
Changing Things Up
So instead of continuing to focus on the bad, and the ugly until I get to the point of 100% believing all of the crap people say, I decided to do away with my YouTube channel The Budget Equestrian and replace it with a more general DIY channel.
And I also decided that I will be posting videos that are focused around home DIY projects, Dollar Tree decorating and an occasional equestrian related video. Because I really do like sharing my DIY horse related content once in a while, especially when I come up with something really cool!
I will still be writing on my blog, but I will be censoring mean or hurtful comments. It’s my blog, and I get to decide what comments I let go live on MY platform. So if you have something mean to say, why don’t you look at yourself in the mirror and say your mean comments to yourself and see how you like it. Because they will not get an audience from me, or my followers.