When Paul and I started Dream On almost a year ago, we didn’t really know what to expect. We had a dream of making a difference and we thought we’d give it a go.
We had a vision for Dream On; about building a better life, being the best you can be and achieving your dreams.
What we have realised over the last year is that Dream On is very much about every day life too; it’s about making the most of where you are, and of every day.
It’s as much about joining the Brownies, cooking a great meal, talking to your best friend, as it is about improving your health, finding true love, or making a living from doing what you love.
When I started writing the blog on the 25th august last year, I knew four things; I wanted to write, I wanted to connect with people, I wanted to make a difference and if at all possible I wanted to make a living from it all.
I have written 68 blogs so far, have fallen in love with my facebook community, started an affair with twitter, and interviewed people who inspire me and teach me new things every day.
The readership has grown from the original 4 family and friends readers, to over 1,000 this month (in part to do with the Olympics and the Metro blog)
We are not currently making any money from Dream On, but we are starting to investigate potential sponsorship possibilities with organisations who have similar visions to Dream On.
We both totally love being a part of Dream On, and love what Dream on is becoming.
To make a real difference though, to us and to you, we need to increase our reader numbers and also build a real Dream On community.
To be honest, we’d like to build up to 5000 readers a month, and have an actual community of 1000 people.
That would mean that we can really help bands like Trenton and Free Radical, Boy of the After Thought, and people like Ella, Becky, Paul, Theo and Selina to get out there. It would give us ‘little’ people a bit of oomph.
That would mean that we can approach people like Nando’s, perhaps a big chain of beauticians, even a supermarket perhaps… and get some special deals for the community.
That would mean we can approach people (nutritionists, marketing specialists, venture capitalists, healers, relationship gurus) and ask them to be a part Dream On and share their expertise with us. With the right support, I believe that anything is possible.
That would mean that Paul and I can start to earn a living from doing what we love, and from making a difference.
We need your help to take Dream On to the next level.
You can do this in two ways.
The first is by talking about Dream On and sharing it with everyone you know through facebook and twitter. You can be our word-of-mouth angels.
We would really like to build up the likes on our Masters and Harris facebook page and subscribers to the Dream On blog (this will help with attracting companies and other support.)
The second is by sharing your experiences, and your dreams with us, by doing a Dream On guest blog.
If you go on holiday and you love it, write 500 words on it, email me on firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll share it with the community. If you are doing a hobby that you love, write about it. If you have a dream that you would like to share, do it. If you are a f1 enthusiast let us know about it and we’ll share the f1 love.
We want to hear from you guys, about your lives, your dreams.
Paul and I have big hopes and dreams for Dream On, and big hopes and dreams for you too.
It is the best feeling in the world to make a difference and I hope we have helped to make your last 11 months a bit better.
Big love from us.
Dream On guysxxx
PS Don’t forget that on Saturday the 25th august from 1pm we are hosting the first Dream On day at the Crown and Anchor in Chiswick to celebrate the first year of Dream On and the current members of the Dream On community. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.