In our 3rd edition of horse blogger interview, we are joined by Hannah Greetham from Life in the countryside with Hannah and Joey. Hannah has been through a tough time and continues to be positive despite her ordeal. I am amazed that Hannah continues to ride and think she is an inspiration to others. Hannah also suffers with Fibromyalgia & Psoriasis.
Hannah is also a distributor Of AlvaHorse & Eliza T Equestrian Apparel so pop over if you are interested in some lovely new horse wear. Read on to find out more about Hannah and Joey.
Photo credit: Life in the countryside
1. How did you first get into blogging and what inspired you to start your blog?
I got into blogging in a very different way, I was involved in horrific RTC last year involving a horse I was sharing at the time. Being bed-bound and in and out of hospital over 8 months it made me think, why don’t I start a blog on my recovery process, while I had all the time in the world. I was hoping it would raise awareness and show the dangers of what could happen out hacking.
2. What was your most successful post? Why do you think it was appealing?
I didn’t think the blog would take off but when I had my operations on the 1st April 2019 and I posted a gory photo from my first operation, the page really seemed to take off, everyone was so interested. Also just recently I have just started riding again after a year recovering, everyone has been so supportive.
3. Tell me about your proudest horsey achievement?
Getting back on a horse again after being run over by a lorry 1 year ago.
4. How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running? How much time do you spend blogging?
I love keeping my blog updated even now. Everyone always loves the horse-related content and even when I post updates about myself.
5. What do you find the most frustrating aspect of blogging?
The frustrating part of blogging is knowing whether or not people will be interested in what you are blogging about.
6. What advice would you give to fellow bloggers? Are there any strategies that you would recommend?
Definitely don’t put too many of your own opinions in blogs, sometimes it ends up in backlash. Not that has happened to me but having seen fellow blogger pages. Also always keep the blog’s related to what you set out to theme it on, people reading end up bored.
7. Do you have any plans/goals for the future?
The goals are to definitely keep growing my blog page, hopefully, keep raising awareness and inspiring people to not give up when something bad crops up in life
To read more about Life in the countryside with Hannah and Joey you can follow their story on Facebook and Instagram. Hannah also runs a Facebook group which focuses on having a positive mindset.
To read more on passing horses safely on the road, see our post on bridleways here.