I attended the November 2014 Tropical Writers’ Workshop on inspirational Koh Phangan. I had no writing, blogging or social media experience prior to attending and were very unsure as to whether the scope of the workshop would be beyond me. I worried whether I would be seen as a bit of a joke by the others attending. The cost was another concern, as it may not justify the outcome; I wondered whether I would actually complete the workshop with tangible skills that I could use to establish an online business? When we wrapped up after the first day the two of us both felt like we had learned 2 weeks’ worth of valuable information in the one day! Between the writing skills, travel writing, social media and web design components the workshop provided us with a wealth of information. My writing has improved greatly and my confidence has been bolstered. We’ve been given the tools and resources to improve on our website design and enhance our social media following and engagement. In just a month, we’ve seen some amazing improvements in ourselves, in our site and following and in the work we’ve produced. We had truly incredibly instructors and were lucky to have an amazing group of fellow attendees. We left the workshop with more than just knowledge and skills – we left with new friends, part of a group of people invested in each other’s success and dedicated to helping each other achieve our goals.