5 Tips for Sparking Creativity

5 Tips for Sparking Creativity

Today's #AltChat is sponsored by @workmanpub and they are offering not one, but two Paint by Sticker books - one aimed for you adults and one for kids! The chat topic is all about finding the joy in your journey and expressing creativity in this world of work and hustle. Join us at 9am PT/12pm ET and don't forget to tag #AltChat and @workmanbub for your chance to win! 

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What's in Your Bag with Lorissa's Kitchen

What's in Your Bag with Lorissa's Kitchen

We loved having Lorissa's Kitchen at Alt in January and not just because they were handing out tasty treats and spoiling us with beautiful bags. Everyone from Lorissa's Kitchen was energetic and so much fun to hang out with. Join us tomorrow March 2nd at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST for an hour-long chat on Twitter all about what you keep in your bag. To kick things off Lorissa's Kitchen wrote this guest post to share what they love to keep in their bag. 

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Brand Collaborations 101 with Collectively

Brand Collaborations 101 with Collectively

If you don't know about the amazing community that is Collectively, you should hop on over to their site and get to know them! They work with a network of bloggers to create the best brand collaborations over all platforms. 

Join the Alt community + Collectively (@CollectivelyInc) on Twitter Wednesday morning (tomorrow), February 24th at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST for an hour-long chat all about brand collaborations. We would love to have each of you there, to hear what has and has not worked for you! Better yet, they are giving away a $100 gift card to Frambrdige eligible to anyone who participates using both @Altsummit @Collectively and #AltChat. 

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Blogging On The Go with PicsArt

Blogging On The Go with PicsArt

PicsArt is here to give us five of their best tips to answer all our questions! Best yet, join the Alt community + PicsArt (@picsartstudio) on Twitter Wednesday morning (tomorrow), February 17th at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST for an hour-long chat all about mobile blogging. We would love to have each of you there, to hear your live thoughts and options on the subject! 

5 Tips For Blogging During Travel

As bloggers, we rarely get a break from social media. In fact, when we’re traveling, that’s often when we have the most content, and when our readers are most engaged. For them, it’s a chance to travel around the world with us with just their phone. On the other hand, the last thing we want to do is spend all our time working while we’re on vacation. Check out these 5 tips to help you blog efficiently during travel, whether or not you have a laptop!

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Photos from Alt Winter 2016

By: Julia Fain; Photos by Justin Hackworth for Alt Summit

We can't think of a better way to kick off 2016 than with an event like Alt Summit. Seeing all your lovely faces has left us feeling energized and excited for what’s next. Listening to such amazing speakers, inspiring topics, and inside tips has left us feeling capable and ready to accomplish new goals. And, who can forget being excited for new opportunities, and feeling so spoiled, by each of our generous sponsors?

Alt Photos

Head over to the Alt Flickr account and relive every second of the conference through the photos taken by our wonderful photographers Justin Hackworth and Brooke Dennis. Feel free to share any of them with your audiences, (please credit Alt Summit as the source). If you need a quick reminder of how to share photos and what is considered best practice, click over to this post.

And keep an eye out for a photobook courtesy of Chatbooks filled with all things #AltSummit. If you weren't able to post pictures during the conference (we get it, it was busy) go ahead and post (and tag) your favorites now so that they make it into the book!
 

Blog Post Round-Up

As you share your Alt experience and reflect on what was learned, be sure to use the hashtag #altsummit, and email kelly@altitudesummit.com a link to any blog post published, so that we can include it in a roundup on the Alt blog and spread the love!

As always, a huge thank you to everyone involved!

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Julia Fain

Julia is the founder and author of Tag&Tibby, a site dedicated to home design, diy projects, family, and making a house a home. Julia has a background in product design and is a wife and mom to 2.

Alt Chat Wednesday: Finding the Perfect Collaboration Partner

Alt Chat Wednesday: Finding the Perfect Collaboration Partner

Kick off your Alt Winter 2016 experience on Twitter with #AltChat Wednesday January 20th at 9AM PT/10AM MT/12PM ET/5PM GMT. We'll be breaking the ice and practicing our asks as we chat about the in's and out's of successful colllaborations.

Unable to Attend Alt Winter 2016? Here are three ways you can hear the latest news and interact with attendees.

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Alt Winter 2016 Sponsors, Part 3

Alt Winter 2016 Sponsors, Part 3

This is the third of three blog posts introducing you to the companies who will be at Alt Winter 2016. Ticket holders to Alt can use this information to get a head start on deciding who you want to connect with in SLC. For those who can't make it to the winter conference, feel free to connect with these brands through social platforms. They welcome the conversation!

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Alt Winter 2016 Sponsors, Part 2

Alt Winter 2016 Sponsors, Part 2

This blog post is number two of three, introducing the Alt community to Alt Winter 2016 sponsors. For those with a ticket to the upcoming conference, this information may give you a head start on considering who you want to connect with at the conference. For the larger Alt community, feel free to reach out to these brands through social platforms.

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Alt Winter 2016 Sponsors, Part 1

Alt Winter 2016 Sponsors, Part 1

Hooray! It’s sponsor time! Grab your pen, because this is the first of three blog posts where you will hear all about the sponsors you'll meet at Alt Summit, and we know you are going to want to take notes.

Of course, the Alt Community is big and wonderful and goes way beyond the group of people attending Alt Winter. So we are sharing this information with the full Alt Community - some of these brands may be a great fit for you and your site, whether you have a ticket to Alt Winter or not. And these sponsors definitely want to connect with the whole community. Yes, you and you and you and even you!

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The Secret to a Stand Out Signature Look

The Secret to a Stand Out Signature Look

How is it that the most successful people tend to look the most put together? Well, it is all about the perspective, the strategy. Just like using accessories to complement and complete an outfit, supporting elements (accessories) can complement and complete your blog. 

Think about it, your blog is your outfit and each social media platform acts as an accessory.

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Finding Your Signature Color: Starting in Your Closet

Finding Your Signature Color: Starting in Your Closet

Coco Chanel said it best. You pick out clothing based on what color looks good on you. You know what color makes your eyes pop and what color washes you out. Why shouldn’t it be the same for picking out paint color for your home?

Join Alt Winter 2016 sponsor Sherwin-Williams on Twitter this Wednesday January 13th at 9AM PT/12PM ET/5PM GMT to chat about color. 

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Alt Winter 2016 Ticket Giveaway: Bring Home the Bacon!

Alt Winter 2016 Ticket Giveaway: Bring Home the Bacon!

We have some EXCITING news for you today! Mountain America Credit Union is giving away a ticket to Alt Winter 2016! 

They want you to Bring Home the Bacon, learn how to manage your blog as a business, and come to them with questions at the conference. So, to get your ideas flowing and your questions coming to the surface, here are 10 things every small business owner should know about their finances. 

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