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 hundreds of new followers and readers to the blog in the last couple of weeks AND my page strategy has changed a lot since December.

What is Dream Big, Dream Often All About?

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 focused on these 4 because my research 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 any goal:

  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 developing a plan, executing the plan and successful habits.

What Is the Posting Schedule on Dream Big?

My posting schedule works as follows: a Dream Big Original at 6am est followed by supporting materialsIMG_7127 such as memes, quotes, reblogs and article shares.  I recycle posts throughout the day to keep things fresh and new.

At 6 pm est, I publish my Featured Blogger segment in which I feature 10 bloggers that have left a link to their page or post.  I share as a way to give back to the blogging community.  This segment replaces my previous practice of reblogging.  I found that the reblogging had 2 negative impacts on my page: 1. it distracted from my overall message, and 2. it cluttered up people’s inboxes.

Lastly, 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.”



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

  1. Thank you. It makes sense. Your ‘plan’ works at connecting like minded people…poets, writers, artists. I’m very glad I took the risk and re blogged you (for the first time ever) on my poetry blog. I’ve connected with some fantastic people. Thank you. 😎 Jx

  2. I’m with Jodine on this. I have made some awesome contacts through reblogging and reading other reblogged posts on your blog. I love that you do what you do – it’s a great forum and there are so many great blogs out there. Loving the process 🙂

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