Well, well, well! After 17 weeks this Ogilvy blogging journey is slowly coming to an end.
We were challenged to be interesting, to be different and to be authentic. Through many moments of ‘blogger’s block’ and indecisiveness about whether snowboards or camels were best for the particular week, I hope that I’ve managed to tick those boxes. But more than that, I hope that anyone who read anything on this blog – whether you read all my posts or just one – managed to identify with some of the moments, found something to crack a smile at, or even just found some distraction from life for a moment.
For myself, I have learnt, at long last, that blogging isn’t simply as breezy and trendy as it is perceived to be; it’s a challenge. Well, it is if you actually want people to read the content you’re putting out there. It’s been a roller coaster ride of anxiously watching my visitor and view count and wondering how on earth to bring people here. Maybe I should’ve offered them free stuff…
But it’s not just about the blogging and the skills. I loved having the chance to take some time to reflect on the experiences I’ve had, the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve encountered. Not everything made it up onto the blog, but reliving it all from a distance was great all the same. In a way this journey was like looking at a scrapbook of my own life; surreal if nothing else.
So, if you’re reading this, or if you’ve ever read anything here, I thank you. Thanks for coming this journey with me. And to the Ogilvy Graduate Programme, thank you for challenging me to go on this journey of self-reflection. See you all on the other side!