A Peek Inside a Wit + Wisdom Retreat
Wit + Wisdom is a people-first business, and y'all are our people. We hosted our first Wit + Wisdom retreat in March with 7 attendees to focus on various aspects of content creation, repurposing, and analyzing. We ate, we laughed, we played games and drank wine, and we enjoyed time with our people.
Before I share all the fun details of the March retreat, I have to give a big virtual hug and "thank-you" to Casey McMinn who perfectly captured the vibe of the retreat through her photography. Most images in this post were taken by Casey.
A lot of thought went into choosing the perfect venue for the retreat. We truly wanted this to be as relaxing as it was educational. When I discovered this home in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains and saw the view for the first time, I knew this was the place for us.
The living room and every bedroom has a view of the lake below and surrounding foothills. On clear days you can even see the Atlanta skyline in the distance.
There are 5 bedrooms - the master suite Erin & I shared, two twin rooms, 1 queen room, and 1 king room. The home also has a movie theater (from which we enjoyed recording our podcast episode) and a game room with a pool table and dart board.
The focus of the March retreat was CONTENT. We broke down our two full days of training into morning and afternoon sessions with lunches in between.
The sessions for this retreat included:
- All Things Google: a deep-dive into Google Analytics and Google Search Console
- SEO + Site Structure: how to optimize your website and create paths for readers to follow
- Content Planning + Repurposing: theming your content and repurposing creatively for your audience
- Video Content: YouTube channel setup and incorporating video into your content strategy
The small number of attendees at the retreat made it easy for Erin and I to work closely with each person, answer questions specifically related to their blog or business, and give proper feedback.
Bonus: Everyone pretty much worked in their pajamas all day long. YAY for comfort!
A retreat wouldn't be a retreat if it was all work and no play! We played Cards Against Humanity, watched Bridesmaids, drank wine, laughed A LOT, sang and danced like fools, and ate our body weight in home-cooked meals and yummy snacks.
Erin and I asked each attendee ahead of time about any food allergies and planned meals accordingly. We ate everything from build-your-own-burrito bowls to bacon-wrapped, honey glazed pork tenderloin with dairy-free mashed potatoes.
All meals, snacks, and wine were included in the cost of the retreat so attendees didn't have to worry about a thing once they arrived. We even handled transportation to and from the airport!