Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fab 5: Things I Learned at Alt For Everyone

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Alt for Everyone, and I'm excited to share a five key points I learned along the way. For those of you who don't know Alt for Everyone is the online version of the incredible Alt Summit Conferences taught by super talented bloggers. I attended 7 online classes + a keynote session that helped me brush up on some key blogging tips and connect with new bloggers.

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1. Figure out your "why" (Branding - Pencil Shavings Studio)
To build a brand you need to have a genuine purpose and answer the question "why?" Determine your passions, values, strengths and weaknesses to tell your story through your brand.

2. Perfect your pitch (Perfecting the Pitch - Design for Mankind)
In order to perfect your pitch you need to be proactive and strategic. Make a list of sponsors you want to work with and focus on your goals with each pitch.

3. Set boundaries (Branding - Pencil Shavings Studio)
Understand that your blog can't be all things to all people. Define who you are and aren't to have a clear vision for your blog and become "unforgettable"

4. Collaborate = Elevate (Collaborations - The House that Lars Built)
Collaborating is a great way to grow the traffic of your blog and establish new connections.

5. Be consistent (Branding - Pencil Shavings Studio)
To manage your brand you must be consistent with your signature style.




  1. Alt for Everyone was amazing! I learned so much & I'm so inspired to grow my blog! I can't recommend Alt for Everyone enough and I hope to one day be able to attend Alt Summit in person!

  2. I LOVE Pencil Shavings studio! I would love to chat to hear about your Alt for all experience more - I've always wanted to attend, but I don't think I can swing the plane ticket. This seems like a good compromise :) xx

  3. These are great tips for bloggers or any new business to follow. I especially like the part about becoming "unforgettable" - that's a mission in and of itself! Thanks for posting.


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