Once I had a friend try to be different by creating a six sentence blog… he wasn’t really being different, he was simply copying and changing a number.
This is how most of us attempt to be different or original most of the time.
The other common starting point for “being different” is rebellion and a refusal to conform. This may get you attention if you are 65 and your rebellion is out of character with your demographic BUT will this attention be good?
I guess that’s my point, if your soul aim is to get attention, then the type of attention you get online or anywhere else needs to be weighed and measured.
Attention isn’t a bad thing and standing out from the crowd is a necessary evil for anyone who wants to initiate change BUT once you have my attention you must have the skills to keep it.
And that is the real trick behind being a change maker, having the authenticity, stamina and the relational know how to take “attention” and build long lasting loyalty.