On the train this very cold London morning and I caught myself analysing an advert. The company (who shall not be named) had chosen a cartoon theme to advertise a throat spray. Immediately I started thinking about if I would have done the same thing. I started thinking about the way I would have advertised the product. The colours, theme, wording etc I would have used. I then reached my stop and had to get off the train. Getting off the train made me think about the difference with my thought process in comparison to the graphic designer, ad exec and copywriter who had approved the poster. I was suddenly (yes suddenly – it was like a lightening bolt) struck by the revelation that variety is where the genius lies.
How amazing is it when different minds come together? To give people a sneak peek into your mind and you into theirs. I think about the revolution of blogging now and the way we can essentially have a glimpse into the life and mind of human beings we have never met. The way we can engage in creative and intellectual conversation with someone who has had completely different life experiences to the ones we’ve had.
When I first started blogging I was petrified and constantly thinking about what other people would think. I would sit on an already written blog post for months preparing myself mentally and emotionally for any less than welcoming feedback. As with most things, the more I blogged the less fearful I became. More than that I soon became excited and impatient to see what other people thought. I started to understand that everyone was entitled to their opinion. Reading people’s opinions of my blog also helped to broaden my horizons and opened my eyes to a whole way of seeing I was unaware of.
I think this lesson from blogging is also applicable to life. It is beautiful and exciting to interact with different people. Lets be people who look to see beyond ourselves.
Have a blessed day/night.