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Pretty powerful message, isn’t it? And here’s why I think it works.
I had a visit from my neighbour Janette last week. I opened the door to her knock, noticing she had scissors in hand and asked to …. would you believe I don’t remember? I was so ‘in the zone’ that my mind was in two places.
She stopped in mid sentence at the entrance when she noticed what I was doing. “Oh.. you’re decorating for Christmas…. (pause)…. OH!!!!”….. hand running over project I just created..
“… this is REALLY amazing!”
“Really? You don’t think it’s too weird?”
” I think it’s REALLY. QUITE. AMAZING. is what I think!”
(that project will be revealed in the FOLK nov/dec issue)
This is the reaction I attempt to create each and every time I pull out a new project. I strive to make it amazing in my own mind, not really worrying about what others will think. I study a given item, then allow my mind to wander and dream up ridiculous options. And if I like what my mind sees, I go for it. If it doesn’t work out, I simply try again.
I think differently. Which makes me original.
It’s my belief that it doesn’t even really matter WHAT you create. If it’s original and you proved you can pull it off, it’ll draw attention.
You may become known for it
But be careful what you wish for… being original can also become your trademark. Originality takes more thought. It’s about creating a new invention not tried before so you’ll likely be starting from scratch, with a lot of trial and error time attached.
What’s your special recipe?
Think back to someone you admire. What’s their special recipe that keeps you coming back? They all have one. You just don’t forget what they pulled out of their hat last time and you just can’t seem to get enough until next time.
So what does this have to do with earning income on your blog? Lots.
Originality draws major BUZZ
Apartment Therapy home tour is HERE
The premise to the AP writeup was that I created a ‘handmade home.’ While most buy their components, I made mine. And to the AP crowd, that was original. And then the feature continued to get an extra 269 shares on Facebook.
And once you’re out there, that’s where opportunity can knock.
So next time you dream up recarpeting those stairs during your renovation, think beyond and ask yourself, “What can I do to this that I haven’t seen done before?”
Push your idea further.
And then sit back
and watch what transpires.
One little stairway caused all this commotion.
What will transpire with your own?
All 31 Day posts to date can be found HERE.
Day 6 – my big announcement (offer something)