So, I’ve had a few days to process and think about my Alt experience. And to be honest, I’m still trying to figure it all out. Yes, there were amazing parties with fabulous attention to detail. The whole weekend was a one of a kind experience and I feel like a took advantage of every moment and opportunity I could. I definitely took away information and inspiration from the panels and sessions. So, after pouring over my notes again, here’s my Top 10 tidbits of useful information and inspiration. They are kind of sporadic and random, but I think that’s how my brain works. I’m going to read over these every week and try to remind myself of where I want to go, and some of the tools and ideas that will help take me there.
1. Content is King!
2. Know your goal and stay true to that goal.
3. Think Bold, Think Beautiful, Think Big.
4. Traffic doesn’t matter, just have an engaged audience.
5. Clean is beautiful.
6. Have a unique perspective and a strong voice.
7. Think customization not organization.
8. Find your own voice.
9. Collaborate with those that inspire you.
10. Figure out what you are good at and what you like.
There’s also something about being around the same people for concentrated periods of time, that teaches you about people and human nature. I love to observe people, and this was a good learning experience. A lot of it was just a reminder of the person I DON’T want to be. I want to be a relatable, approachable, and an authentic person. I want that to come across in my blog and when I meet people face to face. And though I was disappointed with, what I thought were, “blog friends”, I also met some fantastic people that were down to earth and real. Some were even BIG TIME bloggers and that was very refreshing.
Well, without boring you with all kinds of silly details, that’s my synopsis of Alt. If you have specific questions, feel free to email me. I’d be happy to share more. And I would definitely recommend this conference for anyone wanting to take their blog to the next level.