Chip and Co Featured Partner – My Dreams of Disney

The other day Chip, our fearless and generous leader, decided that all of us with blogs should write about them and he would post them on the Chip and Company website.  So without further ado, I give you “My Dreams of Disney”!

I started writing My Dreams of Disney back in September 2010.  The previous June my wife and I had taken my daughter Sophie and our niece Stephanie to Walt Disney World for Sophie’s birthday, and we had such an incredible time that I wanted to remember all of those great memories for years to come.  The more I thought about it, the more I decided that starting a blog was the way to go!  My Dreams of Disney was born.

I have been going to Walt Disney World since I was ten years old.  My first trip to the Magic Kingdom was with my Grandma and Grandpa and my Mom and my sister, and I never forgot how cool it was to stand on Main Street, U.S.A. and look down the street at a world that I never knew before.  I had read about this world, a world of simpler times, of lazy walks to the movie theater, but until that first trip, I had never imagined that I would live in that world.

Since I started writing My Dreams of Disney, the world of Walt Disney has opened up so many exciting possibilities.  For starters, I sent an email to Chip because I had read that he needed writers, and he took me on to be one of the writers!  Once that started, readership in my blog started increasing!  Before I was added to the Chip & Company writer pool, I averaged about 73 page views per month.  Since December, though, I am averaging 710 pageviews a month!  Writing that number down astounds me.

In addition to writing for Chip & Company, I have also been writing for The Magical Blogorail on a monthly basis.  That has opened up even new possibilities for me, all because I started a blog.  It is amazing to me.

Walt Disney himself, of course, created the Magic that is Walt Disney World.  Everything I’ve read about the man indicates that everything he did was done for the betterment of improving life for countless people.  I think Mr. Disney would be extremely proud that the Magic he created was being spread day by day by the incredible Disney Community, starting with each of our blogs, continuing into the bigger blogs such as Chip & Company and The Magical Blogorail, and hopefully passing along some of that Magic on to our readers.

My Dreams of Disney is my repository of memories about Walt Disney World.  The memories of past trips that we have taken, both when I was a kid being taken by my family, and now my memories of when I’m the Dad, taking my family on vacation and helping them to have memories that they will remember when they grow up.  This site is a labor of love; a joyous, constant reminder that for us, Walt Disney World is that place that we can go to when we need to forget about the troubles of the world for a while; that place where we can wear Mickey Ears or Minnie Ears (or my Mickey Safari Hat); and most of all, that place where we can feel the stress, worry, and anxiety of the world roll off of our shoulders, and just remember that we are all kids at heart, as long as we choose to be.  And that, my friends, is why I started this blog.

  • Why I started My Dreams of Disney (mydreamsofdisney.com)


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