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From the ProBlogger Christmas Party

Well today’s the last working day before Christmas here and while a lot of my friends are out at office parties this work at home single person business guy is kicking back having my own little ProBlogger office party.

I’m toying with the idea of photocopying my bum and/or making a move on the boss – but all in all it’s one of the tamer office parties I’ve been to.

Perhaps next year a few Melbourne ProBlogging types should get together for drinks and a face to face party.

Christmas-Problogger

What’s happening at Problogger over the Holidays?

A few readers have asked whether this blog will take a break over the holiday period so I thought I should share my plans.

Between now and the start of the New Year I’ll continue to blog here at ProBlogger (although it will be lighter than normal). I’ll cover any breaking news and have a few posts already written that I’ll post at some point – but I figure a few light days with the family are probably what I need at the moment after a pretty heavy year.

Then in the second week of January we’re heading down the coast for a few days break and I’ve arranged for a special guest blogger to take my place for the week. Tony Hung from Deep Jive Interests is going to to take over the blog that week which I’m really looking forward to as Tony has become one of my daily reads in the last month or two.

I’m also looking forward to the break as I’m feeling very tired at the moment after such a huge year.

My other blogs will similarly be light posting for the coming week. A Digital Photography School I’ve just posted a Christmas Photography Tips post and will take a week off.

Speaking of that blog – I’m going to post a case study update of it in the coming week as a few readers have been asking how it’s been going and there have been a few interesting developments I’m looking forward to sharing.

Christmas Wishes

While I’ll probably post between now and Christmas I thought I’d take this opportunity to wish you all a happy time over the coming week or so.

Those of you that are able to get away for a few days – I hope you have safe travels. Those of you who are working through – I hope you can find a little time to relax and enjoy the season with someone special.

Thank you to everyone for another great year of blogging. While there have been challenges this year it’s been one that has been full of wonderful experiences and moments. I don’t say it enough, but I do value your readership and support.

The community at ProBlogger has been very rich. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve received encouraging emails and comments from readers on days when it all seemed to get too much – you spur me on to keep blogging and finding new ways to improve what I do and for that I thank you all.

I hope the next couple of weeks is a fun and relaxing time for everyone!

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.

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Comments

  1. brem says:

    I wish you now the non-politically correct, non-reasonable accomodation:

    Merry Christmas!

  2. I hope you enjoy your holidays. It always feels good to drop everything for a week or two.

  3. Tony says:

    Hey, everyone!

    Tony Hung, here your “Darren Rowse” stand-in for a week in January. If any of you have particular things you would like me to blog about, I’m open to any ideas.

    Feel free to leave a comment or three below, or email me directly at anthony.hung{at}gmail.com

    To Darren and everyone else at ProBlogger — Best of the Season and a Merry Christmas to you all! :)

    Cheers
    Tony.

  4. GetSheila says:

    Happy Christmas, Darren! (You know the butt shot is supposed to be a naked butt shot, right? I’m just sayin’.)

  5. Lara says:

    Happy Holidays, Darren and Family!!!

    Thank you, Darren, for YOUR support of all of us over the past year. You’ve been at times a blessing, at other times an inspiration, and at others still, a way for people to understand that they’re not alone in this crazy world of blogging and business.You’re one absolutely amazing person, and I’m grateful to have found you here!

    May your Christmas be full of wonder and blessed love, and may the New Year bring you even grander success!

  6. Roberta says:

    Darren,

    Thanks for the best writing on the net. Have a safe and merry Christmas!

    Enjoy your time off, you definitely deserve it!

  7. Dana says:

    Thank you Darren for everything!

    Now, if something unscrupulous happened at your Christmas Party, how would you do a harassment case? Hmmm….

    Blessings & Peace to you & yours all year and this Christmas Season!

  8. Martin Lindsey says:

    Darren, geography question. Is it already Saturday in Australia? It’s just past 11:30AM Friday here in Alabama, USA. Happy Holidays to you and the family. Have a great vacation. I’m headed to work. When my blog is ready in January I’ll share it with the planet at that point. I’d appreciate any helpful critiques from you when we get there as I respect your work.

    And one day in the future when I’m a full time blogger and public speaker maybe I’ll come down to Melbourne and hang out with you and the Aussies at one of your currently one man Christmas parties.

    Later and be safe.

    Martin Lindsey,
    Opelika, AL
    Creator of the up and coming MartyBLOG!

  9. Adam says:

    Hi Darren,

    I just recently started reading your blog. Wow, it has been quite thought provoking. I’m even trying to apply some of your advice to my own blog. Keep up the great work!

    I have a question. I noticed you’re drinking some kind of beverage in your pictures above. Is that Coors? Do you have a favorite beer?

    Adam
    Co-Creator of The Brew Lounge :-)

  10. Kian Ann says:

    Merry Christmas Darren and Family and everyone else at Problogger!

    Thanks so much for this blog – it has been one of the best resources on the Internet.

    Enjoy your holidays!

  11. Phil Newton says:

    All the best for the New Year, Darren!

  12. Richie says:

    I recently discovered your site and wanted to say that it’s been a real eye-opener!

    The way in which you share your expertise is an example of blogging at its best. I’m looking forward to scouring your site over Christmas for more useful information.

    So I’d like to wish you a merry Christmas and, of course, a prosperous New Year.

  13. DJ says:

    Merry Christmas Darren, V, and family. Best wishes in the new year.

  14. *

    Hi Darren & Everyone !
    I think it’s great that you’re taking some time away from your work Darren,
    everyone needs to.

    When you spend SO MUCH TIME in front of a computer screen or other
    electronic device to communicate with, it can do something to your mind
    as well as your body.

    You need to break away from it for a while. I honestly hope you enjoy your
    away-time and not even concern yourself with this cyber world during that
    time *

    Take Care!
    * * * MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all you guys ! * * *

    Michael F.T.F.

  15. Vlad says:

    Darren,
    Long time reader first time poster here. Merry Christmass to you and your family and much success in the 2007.

  16. Sameer says:

    Hi Darren
    Thanks for a year full of insighful stuff. Keep up the good work. Merry Xmas to you and yours.

    Best, Sameer

  17. Darren – How many Crownies did you have? ;-)

    Two questions…
    “making the move on the boss” – Um, aren’t you the boss? so … :-)

    “photocopying yer bum” – that photocopier … burn it!

    Cheers and have a great silly season … and all the best in 2007.

  18. Dave Starr says:

    Darren,
    Best wishes for a joyous Christmas and a happy and prosperous New year. You’ve been a great help and inspiration to many and we wish you and V and X all the best.

  19. Photocopied bums are always fun.

    Merry Christmas!
    =^..^=

  20. Luke says:

    hhaa Darren’s a crownie boy..

    When you say the coast do you mean Gold Coast?

  21. Merry Christmas, D! :)

  22. Miriguy says:

    Merry Christmas :) It’s been a busy year, aye?
    Enjoy ur holiday, u deserve it.

  23. Alvin Phang says:

    Meery Christmas! and a Happy New Year

    To your success in 2007!

    Alvin Phang
    http://www.gathersuccess.com

  24. 黔山毛豆 says:

    Merry Christmas

  25. Peter says:

    I wanted to say that I really appreciate your work and I hope you have a great holiday. Your blog work is some of the best out there. Thanks again!

  26. Darren Rowse says:

    hehe…

    coast – not gold coast, just here in Victoria

    crownies – not really my preferred beer but when you get a free case of it with an order of wine you gotta drink it sometime :-) I much prefer coopers.

  27. Gary says:

    looks like a great party D…at least you were in good company!

    i just came across a christmas video that’s been very special to me over the years & i’ve posted it here for all to enjoy. http://thegarageblog.com/garage/2006/12/24/merry-christmas/

    you gotta love youtube.

    merry christmas all

    tony…i’m looking forward to seeing your influence on DR’s space!

  28. Nneka says:

    Merry Christmas!

    All year long you give us the gift of your expertise and knowledge. Thank you very much for sharing.

    Have a wonderful, joyous holiday season!

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