Alt Chat Wednesday: Growing Your Business by Going Beyond Best Practices


By: Eden Hensley; Photo by: Brooke Dennis for Alt Summit

As business owners we’re constantly being barraged with shoulds. You should do this if you want to be successful. You should never do that if you want an engaged community. But one size does not fit all. What may work for one creative may not work for another. So let’s get real. Let’s talk about the best practices we’ve tried that didn’t work out as expected. 

Join us Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT on Twitter to chat about strategies and techniques for growing your blog and your business. We’ll be talking about what we’ve found that works and what we’ve tried that didn’t.  

New to Twitter chats? You can find all the details on how to participate in a live Twitter chat here.

Suggest a Topic for a Future Alt Chat

Mark your calendars for next week’s Alt Chat: Promoting Yourself and Pitching Your Projects August 5th at 9AM PDT / 12PM EDT.

Got a topic you’d like to see covered in a future Alt Chat? Comment below or send Eden an email.

Currently in queue we have Newsletters: Building Your Subscriber List; Is Doing It All the New Having It All: A Tale of Balance and Time Management; Intentional Content: Using an Editorial Calendar to Set Expectations; The Art of the Pitch and Media Kits; Community: Building Online and Offline.


Eden Hensley

Marketing creative, community engagement specialist, technophile, photographer, food and wine enthusiast, and the founder and editor-in-chief of The Road to The Good Life, a lifestyle blog about appreciating and enhancing your life by being grateful for the "haves" instead of lingering on the "wants." There you will find personal stories about my life and family weaved in with real-life, achievable entertaining tips, recipes for hearty home cooked meals, and DIY projects for capturing and sharing memories. I believe the best place to swap stories is over a shared meal, preferably a Thai-meal served family style, and teach an online introduction class to Thai Flavors and host the Family Dinners at The Station supper club in San Francisco.