Alt Chat Wednesday: Keeping Your World View Fresh

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

How often do you step outside your comfort zone? Change up your daily routine?

Why does this matter? Because when we’re not changing up what we’re seeing and doing our perspective and our writing can get stale.

I often forget to try something new. I get caught up in the daily hustle that I don’t stop to smell the roses.

It’s easy to give yourself perspective when you’re on vacation, traveling to a new place. But we don’t have to go away to find inspiration. We can take a different route home or explore a part of town we’ve never been to or haven’t visited lately. We can purposely get lost. (Have you ever set out without a direction and flipped a coin to see if you’ll go right or left at an intersection?) We can try the new restaurant that just opened up or a cuisine we’re unfamiliar with.

Let’s Chat

Join the Alt community and our co-host Airbnb on Twitter Wednesday morning (tomorrow) April 29th at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET for an hour-long chat about how to use food and travel to keep your writing fresh. We will be talking about how to incorporate travel and new cuisines into your blogging, engage readers in your adventures, and more.

Never participated in a Twitter Chat before? Visit this previous post for a few pointers on how to join a Twitter Chat.

Win a $500 Airbnb gift card

Here are the details:

  • Join the #AltChat tomorrow Wednesday April 29th from 9 - 10AM PT / 12 – 1PM ET, if you can.
  • Every tweet using the hashtags #AltChat and #AltLovesAirbnb will be entered to win one $500 gift card from Airbnb. You can tweet once or tweet 17 times, each is another chance to win.
  • Tweet all day! All tweets related to the conversation and using the hashtags #AltChat #AltLovesAirbnb will be entered to win from 9 AM - 5 PM PDT. You must use both hashtags.

One winner will be randomly selected and announced on Twitter. The winner will also be listed here and on our Contests page. 

UPDATE: The contest has ended. The winner is Christine, @DimesandDonuts.

Get Started Travel Blogging

Thinking of trying your hand at travel blogging? Here are some more resources to help you get started.

  1. Stay positive.
  2. Find a unique photographic voice.
  3. Pitch yourself for travel

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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.