Why I Blog the Way I Blog: The Method to My Madness


I thought it would be nice to provide a little information structure for those that are new to DBDO as we have added a lot of new followers and readers to the blog in the last couple of weeks.

I focus our conversations around 4 basic topics, all of which have to do with personal development: living a healthy lifestyle, living an organized/goal oriented life, living debt-free and living a life of charity.  I call these the 4 Pillars of Successful Living.  I not only espouse these, I live them.

I focus on these 4 because my research has revealed that these are the 4 basic areas that were common among people who considered themselves unsuccessful or under-achieving.

Along with these 4 topics I believe in and use a 6-step formula for helping me to achieve my goals:

  1. determine what it is that you want and state it
  2. determine what you are willing to sacrifice to get what you want,
  3. develop a persistent attitude,
  4. have faith,
  5. develop organized planning and
  6. execute.

Because of this formula I will often discuss desire, developing persistence, having faith (which happens to be yesterday’s TOTD) developing a plan or executing the plan.

I post a Dream Big Original each morning at 6am est.  I then use reblogged articles to provide supporting material for the Topic of the Day.

After 4:30 pm I conduct an Open Blog Night for reblogging which allows me to share random reblogs I have enjoyed reading during my early morning networking session and from those that have requested a reblog.  Each morning I read 100 blogs from those that follow me and note which ones caught my eye and then reblog them at night.  Not only does this provide me fun reblog material, but it also allows me to keep in contact with all of the bloggers that follow me throughout the month.  I wish I could get to everyone more often but I simply cannot.

Also, on the 2nd and 4th weekend of every month I conduct a Meet and Greet which allows all bloggers the opportunity to leave a link on my page and meet and find new followers.  This is a great way for others to gain exposure for their page.

I hope this helps some of the new folks to understand my blogging strategy.  I believe every blogger needs to have some type of formula that works for them other than “build it and they will come.”


23 thoughts on “Why I Blog the Way I Blog: The Method to My Madness

    1. I love the Meet and Greet weekends also. Funny development is I get a lot of feedback from my non-blogger readers as they get to read a lot of new blogs as well.

  1. Hey Dray0308! 😉 I really enjoyed this blog because it has a lot of value for me. I especially liked the 6 step formula, getting stuff done is really that simple.

    Stop thinking about it, just do it!

    I’m a new personal development blogger on WordPress.

    Hope to see more of your stuff! ;D

  2. In his book The Tipping Point, Gladwell shows how trends and phenomena spread in certain conditions and by certain factors that are strikingly similar. All things that gain a momentum and become powerful in our culture get to be facilitated by some crucial factors called by Gladwell the “tipping point”. He names these factors Connectors – people with the possibility and credibility to connect to others and spread ideas, Mavens, who have a strong compulsion to help others with their knowledge and experience, and Salesmen, those whose charisma persuades people in “buying” the idea or product. I’ve been following your blogging work and can tell that you are a special mix of all these three. Well done.

    1. Wow! Thank you so much for such kind words. I joke with my wife that I am simply a guy trying to do his little part in this world to convince people to make their world a touch better.

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