Next week, Cheryl and her team from Action PR will take the reigns by co-hosting a super engaging #BlogHour to discuss all things selfie related, how social media has affected our society and your Blog journey. If you haven't already heard, Action PR are supporting the UK Blog Awards 2017 and have been a huge advocate in us launching the Sports and Fitness category.
Earlier this month Business Insider cited a study which links people who post their fitness routines to Facebook with psychological problems. The research found that posts about fitness achievements earn more likes than other kinds of posts but are sparked by a need for attention and validation from the Facebook community. This study is not alone in its findings; fitness selfies and endless photos of healthy food have also been connected with narcissistic tendencies.
Action PR love reading fitness blogs (and they post a fair few workout pics and fitness selfies too), but they also won’t shy away from asking difficult questions. Action PR are really up for an honest debate around fitness blogging and validation, because the results of a study don’t always tell the whole story…
Q1. How does social media support positive fitness journeys? via @_ActionPR #BlogHour
Q2. Has a need for validation ever been part of your blogging journey? via @_ActionPR #BlogHour
Q3. Would you still blog if there was no facility for comments, sharing or engagement? via @_ActionPR #BlogHour
Q4. What are the positive aspects of sharing your fitness selfies? via @_ActionPR #BlogHour
Q5. Have you witnessed any negative sides of sharing fitness selfies, either your own or other people's? via @_ActionPR #BlogHour
Q6. Should there be more awareness of narcissistic behaviours or other psychological issues in the fitness world? via @_ActionPR #BlogHour
We are looking forward to reading some inspiring answers to next weeks debate. Feel free to leave a comment below for us too!