We are all on a journey to become better people and build a life that we don’t need a vacation from. Sometimes it takes longer for us to realize that we are not living up to our full potential. We may be unhappy, feel stuck or lost hope. This blog was started so that we can help each other with this thing called life, find our purpose and truly live a life that we don’t need a vacation from.
In 1998 Karen Tries started FollowYourDreams.com at a time when the internet was just beginning to flourish for the general public. She was at a transitional time in her life after she sold a successful business that was wearing her out.
Karen states,” I was excited about the internet and everything to do with it because it was rather new still then. … I was reading a lot of inspirational material at the time .”
She learned HTML and started the page and an email list where she created a daily inspiration postcard for the subscribers. She called the email “postcard” Quick Bites” because they were bites of beautiful artwork along with inspirational quotations. She eventually also sold unique books with inspirational quotations and a built-in journal.
The email list became wildly popular and before she knew it, Karen had 50,000 subscribers to the email list. In 1998, that was a feat!
” I have a long-held belief in that what you put out does come back and I wanted to put good things out there to contribute to the general happiness and goodwill,”
Over the years FollowYourDreams.com transformed, she sort of passed it on to her daughter. Actually, her daughter took it over! That’s me
We really worked together and discussed the potential of FollowYourDreams.com. Karen knew the potential of putting that positive energy out into the internet and into the universe, she had done it before…
It has been a place for quotes, then a place for jpg images with quotes and videos and inspirational stories. At least 10 years ago, we started a Facebook page.
When we started the facebook page, we started using images and art from Karen’s art gallery Gallery of Dreams – Galleryofdreams.com. We paired the beautiful artwork with quotations. That now has over 48K in “Likes” We are grateful for that number as that came purely organically.
This was mostly possible because of a beautiful soul name Noel, who helped us along the way. When we were busy with the craziness of making a paycheck, Noel was putting in the time and effort to maintain that page. We were mere spectators and sporadic contributors at that time.
Many of the subscribers to the facebook page also came over from the original daily “postcards.” When I review the people who like our posts the most, they have been members for over 8 years! That is so amazing!
Now I am at a transition in MY life. I am ready to spread positivity and go on a journey of not only self-discovery but I realized that I need to live the life that I was destined for. I plan on opening up about how I came to this point to transition my life, the methods that I am choosing to use to help me with the journey, the obstacles that I overcome and the challenges that I face along the way. I am positive that there are so many people like me. People who are stuck. People who do not understand their potential for greatness.
Join me on the journey, let’s build a life that we don’t need a vacation from!