Alt Chat Wednesday: Finding a Social Media Approach that Works for You


By: Eden Hensley; Photos by: Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit

Social media, love it or hate it, is essential to the success of businesses today. Ventures won’t be successful if no one knows about them. And how do you get the word out?  Social media.

Let’s chat about which social media platforms you’re liking right now and which ones you’re over. Join us Wednesday August 12, 2015 at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT on Twitter. We’ll discuss how to explore new platforms and decide if they’re right for your brand, how to paint a consistent picture of who you are, and more.

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


Craft a Standout Social Media Presence in Seven Steps

  1. Write your social media bio.

  2. Stand out on social media by being consistent.

  3. Expand your reach with hashtags.

  4. Build your business on Instagram.

  5. Utilize Pinterest.

  6. Utilize Facebook.

  7. Use Twitter like a pro.

Have an Idea for a Future Alt Chat?

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

Curious how members of the Alt community are pitching brands? What types of projects they're working on with brands and other creatives? Make plans to join Wednesday, August 19 9AM PDT/12PM EDT on Twitter as we discuss The In's and Out's of Working with Brands.

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.