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Weekend Project: Take a Blogging Retreat

As bloggers, we all face challenges. They might be as big as expanding our blog beyond a five-figure income. Or they might be ongoing, like the challenges of finding post ideas, or clearly defining our niches.


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And we look for answers wherever we can: on our favorite blogs, in ebooks and whitepapers, at meetups, on social media, in our networks and with our contacts.

But all too rarely do we look inside ourselves for those answers.

You already have what you need to succeed

It sounds corny, but it’s true: you have what you need to succeed already. That doesn’t mean none of us ever need to learn anything, or buy any software, or do any research!

What it means is that your own drives, motivations, interests, and capabilities are what will lead you to success.

The problem is that online, things move so fast. We can spend so much energy simply trying to keep up that we don’t make time to look inside ourselves and work out what suits us—what we want as bloggers, and what we can give to those goals.

That’s what this weekend project is all about.

Take a blogging retreat

This weekend, I’m inviting you to take a blogging retreat. Today and tomorrow, we’ll tackle some of the most common blogging problems with a healthy dose of good old-fashioned introspection.

We’ll help you:

These posts will put you back in touch with yourself, and help you connect better with your blog, so it, in turn, can connect better with readers.

It should help you reconnect with your desires and goals as a blogger, and refresh your outlook on what you’re doing and where your blog’s headed.

I know how hard it can be to make time to do this kind of thing on a daily basis, so I hope you’ll join us this weekend to improve your blog in some unexpected ways, through our blogging retreat! Watch out for our first post later today.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  • Will this be on only? Or is it a seminar?

  • I appreciate how much you do to help bloggers out, it is extremely helpful. Thanks so much!

    • Sure a nice thing isn’t it Perry? Just curious but how long have you been a reader on this site? Do you find yourself implementing many concepts Darren provides?

      • You’re right Christopher, many would asked different ways to make money with blog, the would follow as many post they can, yet they haven’t implement the ideas they got so far.

  • HI Darren Rowse, was looking forward to this, but see I double booked myself at the same start time, thought my other event was later. Sorry, please keep me in mind for the next one :) HAve a great day!

  • I’m so there! Great weekend for it; but I’ll need a break from the retreat to drool over James Bond, but I’ll be back.

    I think I’m doing a great job creating quality content on a regular basis; I also did a lot of research and came up with a laundry list (over 100) of ways to bring traffic to my site. I’m always interested in finding new ways to help my blog stand out from the crowd of pet bloggers.


    • Janet

      Well, commenting to Darren got my attention: I am in the pet industry in Houston and will be sharing your blog.

  • Thanks so much Darren. It’s easy to become jaded in the blogosphere so we all need to be able to reach higher and open ourselves up to much greater things for our blog.

  • I am in. Bring it on.

  • I like how you say “You already have what you need to succeed”. Such a true point.

  • A blogging retreat can never be bad for a blogger!

    It can definitely help with success!

  • This will be really helpful for every newbie as well as experienced blogger. I agree with your point on everyone has what they need to get success.

  • Can’t wait. Thanks :)

  • What got me here, you ask? Your title plus the weekend.

    I look forward to the upcoming posts!

  • Thanks Darren.. Hope this Weekend Gives Better Ideas..

  • is it this weekend, man looks like I miss out! I hope everyone had a great insight time! I know I need a get away on blogging everyday! looks more like once a month!

  • So where was this retreat? I was so looking forward, came by Problogger on Saturday, looking for assignments and prompts to ponder, and did not find any subsequent posts labeled “Weekend Project” or “Blogging Retreat.” Where was the commune? Obviously I must be missing something…