Alt Chat Wednesday: Intentional Content through Editorial Calendars

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

We’ve all been there. Our to do lists fill the page and in the rush to post, we dash off a few lines about what’s on our mind and we hit publish.

We swear to ourselves we’ll never do that again. We’ll plan better in the future. But, projects pile up and it happens again. Can we break the cycle? And can we do so without elaborate spreadsheets and calendars?

Join us this Wednesday September 9th on Twitter for #AltChat at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT/4PM GMT when we ask the Alt Community for their tips and tricks for consistently publishing quality content, whether it’s editorial calendars, slow blogging, a combination of both, or something else entirely.

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

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Editorial Calendars: What, Why, How, and More!

Editorial calendars don't have to be complex. They don't even need to include 100% of your content. Learn how some bloggers use editorial calendars to keep their work more organic and not contrived. Also see what tools are available for creating your own.

Upcoming #AltChat Topics

Curious what topics are coming up? Subscribe to our Events via our Facebook page. We’ve got all of the chats through the end of September posted there.

Mark your calendars for next week’s Alt Chat: Perfecting Your Visuals September 16th at 9AM PDT / 12PM EDT / 4PM GMT. (It's the perfect follow up to last week's chat about styling props!)

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 Collaboration: The In's and Out's of Successful Partnerships; Newsletters: Building Your Subscriber List; Is Doing It All the New Having It All: A Tale of Balance and Time Management; The Art of the Pitch and Media Kits; Community: Building Online and Offline; Mastermind Groups: Finding or Creating One that Works for You.

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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.