Amazing Creator’s Winter Blog Retreat Info
DATES & LOCATION (Postponed until 2025)
- February 2025, Punta Gorda, Florida $TBA
- Does not include airfare, hotel, or transportation.
- Hotel Info Coming Soon
- Must have a minimum of 6
Your Host and Instructors
- Kimberly Snyder (Farmhouse To Florida) – Read about Kimberly
- Chas Greener (Site Consulting Services & Chas’ Crazy Creations) – Read about Chas
Hotel Info TBA
Each session includes coaching, discussion, brainstorming, and independent work time. *Schedule subject to slight changes.
Day 1 (Arrival Day)
- Arrive, introductions, and Pizza Party Hosted at Kimberly’s Home
- 8 am Lobby, get ready to learn
- 9 AM Cruise To Cabbage Key
- 9:30-11:30/12, 2-2 1/2 hour narrated cruise on the Charlotte Harbor aquatic preserve
- 12:00 Lunch at Cabbage Key Inn (BYO)
- Video Lessons Covered for the Day: This will be an immersive experience.
- Filming Video – settings, angels, best practices, etc
- Editing – find your app in advance, start editing, ask questions, and get the support you need. Gain valuable input on your videos.
- Video Storage – You’ve shot your video, now what, where, and how to store your video.
- Repurposing Video – You’ve shot your main video, learn how to repurpose it in several ways to create valuable content that keeps giving back.
- Departure from Island TBA (set by the company), Q & A Session
- Dinner on your own or join the group (BYO)
Day 3 – this is a sample schedule. Those attending will have the opportunity to give us a list of things they’d like to learn so that we can build a custom blog retreat that fits those attending’s desires.
- 9 am Arrive, check in, goal setting, set up, and get ready to learn
- 10 am Google Search Console
- 11 am Google Analytics (GA4)
- 12 pm Lunch (BYO), topic – Find Your Tribe
- 1:30 pm Create a Mood Board and all of the uses (some you never thought of)
- 2:30 pm Brain Dump – Going in the round, brain dump, brainstorm, ask questions, and leave this session inspired with direction, ideas, and more!
- 3:30 pm-5 pm Independent work, build and work on future collaborations and small 30-minute group ask Chas, Kimberly, and Mona anything, bring your questions!
- 5:00 pm Dinner on your own or join the group (BYO)
Day 4 (Departure Day)
BONUSES After the retreat receive 1-week access to the Site Membership FREE
- You’ll have access to the membership online classes for 1 week.
- See all the benefits of the site membership here
- Discounts on additional services for 1 month after the retreat
- Option to join a mastermind (weekly or bi-weekly) with Bonuses
- Free enrollment into the membership, unlocks over 100 topics and classes.
Space is limited. So what are you waiting for friend? Start growing today and contact me below.
Are you interested? Use the contact form below and let me know! or reach out to Kimberly – [email protected] or chas@siteconstulting services.com
Cruise to Famous Cabbage Key!
Departs 9 – 10 am, Returns 4 – 5 pm
Departure and return time varies. Click on the date to determine the schedule for that day.
Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure
Cruise departs from Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda, FL
About The Cruise
Begin your trip with a 2 – 2.5 hour narrated cruise on the Charlotte Harbor aquatic preserve. We will cruise from the mouth of the Peace River, down the length of the harbor, onto the Intracoastal Waterway, and among the islands of Pine Island Sound.
Charlotte Harbor is home to many, many playful dolphins who love to swim with the boat on all our cruises. You will likely see them on this cruise.
Our destination for lunch – Cabbage Key Inn, Pine Island Sound, Florida. Relax for lunch at the historic Cabbage Key Inn, former home of mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart and current home of the “Cheeseburger in Paradise”. A panoramic view is provided from the front porch of the open-air restaurant situated atop a thirty-eight-foot Indian shell mound. There are no cars, not even a paved road.
The main room is nestled among live Cuban laurels dripping with moss. Previous visitors have taped thousands of one-dollar bills to every surface. Ask your server for a black marker and tape to add yours to the collection. The front room is the old porch with a view of the marina and sound. Look around at antique fishing gear, classic Cabbage Key photographs and replicas of tarpon, snook and other game fish that make our waters world famous. Known by many as “the bar with all the money on the walls”, the Cabbage Key bar has been serving up drinks to boaters for over 60 years. With active fireplaces, original hardwood floors, and Cypress walls, the bar, and the formal dining room make up the other two dining locations.
After a memorable lunch, visit the gift shop, explore the nature trail which includes signs identifying floral and fauna or climb the popular water tower look-out for magnificent photos. Join us back aboard for the return trip. Cost of lunch is not included in boat ticket price.
(Picnicking is not allowed on the island.)
Please be sure to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time. Wear weather-appropriate clothes and closed-toed shoes.
Popular items brought by passengers for this cruise: hat, camera, and sunscreen.
- The boat has bathrooms
- We offer for purchase: cocktails, beer, wine, soda, water, and coffee, along with snacks such as chips, crackers, and cookies
- Alcohol may not be brought aboard
- Please let us know at the time of reservation if you have any special mobility requirements so we can properly prepare for your arrival and ensure a smooth boarding process. See info about accessibility here.
Mary (Life at Bella Terra) Chas from Chas Crazy Creations is one of the most knowledgeable, genuine, helpful, and enthusiastic people I know. She continues to help me master the intricacies of blogging techniques. From video editing to blog creation, Chas has extensive experience, patience, and an effective teaching style. And the most important element is that she truly cares and wants you to succeed.
Carena (The Accidental Dream House) I met Chas at a blogger retreat. I am new to blogging. Everyone that was more seasoned at the retreat knew that Chas was an expert on all things Hometalk. It was an unwritten rule. I soon learned why; After an evening dinner, she had completely convinced me that I needed to be posting regularly on the Hometalk platform. Chas is so warm and sincere that it was natural to trust her advice. As a new blogger, it is hard to get your name and blog out there. However, Chas explained that you WANT to feature me and my content. She went on to lay out just how simple it is to participate in Hometalk. I am currently working on my first 3 posts thanks to Chas’s advice and encouragement. I am so grateful for her taking the time to help me understand just how valuable Hometalk can be to get noticed in the blog world.
Kristin (White Arrows Home) One of the greatest help, since I’ve started blogging, has been working with Chas of Chas’ Crazy Creations. Chas is not only knowledgeable but is an amazing teacher, patient and encouraging. She makes sure not only am I able to improve my site, but I understand how to make it better as well. I appreciate that while working with her I never feel any question (whether big or small) is a bad question. Whenever a fellow blogger comes to me for a recommendation, without hesitation I sent them to Chas. With her mentorship, my blog pageviews have increased greatly and I have gained connections and followers on Hometalk.com. I highly recommend Chas’ as a teacher, coach, and mentor!
Michele (Vintage Home) I just had to share how grateful I am to have had Chas (aka Chas’ Crazy Creations) walk me through using and navigating Hometalk. I first started posting on Hometalk in April and honestly didn’t know that much about it. I was getting a bit frustrated because I really wasn’t sure how to use it or how it worked. I met Chas at a retreat recently and she mentioned that she had been with Hometalk for a while and offered to help me out. She spent some time with me actually walking through it and answering all of my questions along with offering some advice. Since that retreat, I have actually reached out via phone and she was so gracious to spend a few minutes with me again and insisted that I contact her anytime with questions. She has been such an invaluable help to me and I am so appreciative!
Barbara (Mantel & Table) I love Chas at Chas’ Crazy Creations! She always has such creative projects and useful strategies for all kinds of things. Plus, her instructions are so easy to understand and fun to do. She makes me feel like I’m talking to an old trusted friend. I turn to Chas first when I want to know how something’s done, and I know you’ll love her too!
Cynthia (Create with Cynthia) Chas has been a wonderful resource when it comes to utilizing HomeTalk and HomeTalk TV. As a website blogger, I was looking for ways to increase traffic to my own site. Chas has worked with HomeTalk for many years and knows all the ins and outs of how to best utilize their system. She has lots of knowledge and a history of partnering with the folks there and was very helpful in guiding me on my own work with them.
Andrea (Design Morsels) I first heard the name Hometalk at the Haven conference when I spoke with an employee at dinner one night. After leaving Haven I had no idea that Hometalk could be a tool that could drive traffic to my website. I met Chas a year later and she clearly explained how much her partnership with Hometalk had transformed her blog. Not only did she explain the benefits more clearly than the Hometalk employee, but she also walked me through exactly how to set up posts the right way. There are no tutorials that I could find. If it weren’t for Chas I would still be struggling to get traffic. Hometalk really helped my blog, but Chas was the key I needed to unlock the door.
Ahna (Hammers & Hugs) Chas was fabulous in helping me to create an account with HomeTalk. She showed me how to create a post and explained how it would drive traffic back to my blog!