This weekend you’ll find me parked at my computer in between furious bouts of working on class content. The occasion? Amy from Lemon and Raspberry is hosting a virtual retreat for registered BUILDers.

You’ve heard of BUILD from me before: I’m one of the guest contributors in the ecourse*. Amy interviewed me about my top 7 tips for guest posting… a video interview that clocks in at just under an hour. Even though I’m one of the expert guest interviewees in the course (along with folks like Elise Blaha Cripe, Sara of Yes and Yes, Rachel of Smile and Wave, Kara Haupt, Mollie of Wild Olive and Kam of Campfire Chic), I’m still a student. I’ve been using BUILD over the past year to help me to re-focus my content, more effectively monazite, improve my social media presence, and focus my energies to align with my goals.

If you’re wondering why I’ve been spending a FULL YEAR working on this course, that’s because it’s not the fluffy “this is how I’ve become successful” pretty photo driven “how to blog” content you may have seen in courses elsewhere. This class is more like an in-depth college course. It’s serious stuff, and it’s a lot of work. It’s not magic. But it WILL help you figure out how to build your online platform if you put in the work.

I’m planning on posting more in-depth about the specific changes I’ve made because of BUILD, but that sort of thing will take me forever to write. I didn’t want to put off talking about BUILD until I’m finished with that long post: I wanted to pop in before the virtual retreat this weekend and before the price of the course goes up September 1 to reflect the new content Amy is adding.

I am so looking forward to this opportunity to discuss my goals with others, ask questions in the many topic sessions (design, content, monetization, marketing, and maintenance), and hang out with other BUILDers. I’ve built strong businesses relationships with these online business savvy people in the BUILD mastermind Facebook group, and having us all in one place at one time with Amy at the helm is going to be crazy motivating.

My main goal for this weekend? Hopefully, it will give me the push I need to finish that darn site redesign that is SO long overdue. I’m stuck in a few places, so talking it out will help me extraordinarily.

P.S. If you want to see the quality of content Amy puts into BUILD, I definitely recommend you sign up for the free weekly BUILD newsletter.

* Because I’m a contributor, I’m also an affiliate. So, you know, if you purchase the course through these links, yay! You’re helping me pay my bills! Amy didn’t ask me to write about the retreat and these are all my own opinions and words.