Your Attention, Please!

Remember when that phrase (command, really) was something you might hear over a loudspeaker or a P. A. system? People would actually listen. The idea was simple. There must be some important thing about to be announced that might have to do with the crowd or with some individual in the crowd. But, surely, there was reason enough, from a self-preservation psychology, to at least pay attention long enough to decide if the message was important to you, personally. If that announcement had anything to do with ensuring your safety, it just made sense to listen and heed the advice.

These days, you have potentially billions of people shouting that same phrase. The big difference is, they are hoping everyone will listen. Social Media, websites, blogs, text messaging, even email is now broadcast with the hope of getting someone to pay attention – Your attention, PLEASE!
If you’ll only give them a moment of your time, they may be able to sell you something.

In some ways, this points out the value of membership. It also points out the problem with “free!” Anything that is free may also be of little or no value to you. Dare I say it? Yes, I do. You get what you pay for.

If you are paying for your membership in just about any group, you acknowledge that there is far more likely to be something of value for you in becoming and being a member. The logic is simple, but it bears mentioning here. So many of the “free” services that compete for our attention today are crowded places on the internet. Indeed, look at any internet based service that charges a fee and you’ll find the crowd thinner and far more focused on the communication available to the members.

Why discuss this? What is the meaning of it? As much as I hope to get some attention on what I’m saying here, I’m truly hoping that my next membership based site will hold so much ggs image
value for the members that it will become indispensable as a place for enjoying a meaningful experience, made possible by the highest quality content available on the web for the purpose it serves.

The idea itself is still in development and I’ll need a dedicated management team and many participants (and funding) to bring it to fruition. Those details are in the works. You’ll have to come back here for updates.

That’s all, for now.