Wondering how you can stay on top of your online content and social media when you attend a conference? We’ve got you covered!Read More
Facebook groups are a great place to connect with others with similar interests. Many conferences, including Alt Winter 2016, have private Facebook groups for their attendees. Attendees can arrange pre-conference meet ups, shared hotel accommodations, and more.
If you’re new to Facebook Groups, they can be a little overwhelming. These tips will have you networking and collaborating with fellow group members in no time at all!Read More
For many creatives, Instagram is a lifeline to customers. We use it to share our process, announce new products, thank customers, and more. And when it comes to disconnecting to enjoy a holiday or a vacation that might not be an option.
Here are five tips for posting to Instagram while on vacation or a holiday break.Read More
Pinterest is a form of social media all of its own. This year Pinterest changed their algorithms. With a smart feed in place, pins are weighed for value and how likely a Pinner is to interact with a Pin. And this is influenced in part by how often a brand pins to Pinterest.
So while it is healthy and important to take breaks over the upcoming holidays, you will want to have a plan in place for your Pinterest boards so your audience stays connected! Below are 4 tips for scheduling your Pinterest pins for your holiday break.Read More
First impressions are often made before you ever extend your hand to another person in real life. How are they being made? Your online presence, specifically what you say about yourself in your bios.
Here are six characteristics for a bio that leaves a good first impression.Read More
Have you considered the first impression your Pinterest boards make when a reader clicks your Pinterest link for the first time? Here are 5 tips for improving the branding of your Pinterest boards!Read More
When it comes to building a brand there are lots of choices we make consciously and unconsciously. Here are eight steps you can take to curate your aesthetic so that it reflects who you are today.
Join us this Wednesday September 30 on Twitter at 9AM PDT / 12 PM EDT / 4PM GMT to chat about how to find your aesthetic; how to curate your work and social media to reflect that aesthetic; how to communicate that aesthetic with brands and potential collaboration partners; and more.Read More
You work hard. So why shouldn’t you be excited about what you do? And why shouldn’t others share that excitement? Join #AltChat on Twitter this Wednesday September 23 at 9AM PDT / 12PM EDT / 4PM GMT as we talk about how you can get your community excited about projects you’re working on.
Effortless reveals don’t just happen. They take practice and planning (just like successful photo shoots!). A great idea. Impeccable execution. Gorgeous images. Here are seven steps for sharing what you do.
Yesterday we went over the four most important things you need to know about Periscope and today we are digging into Snapchat. I know that I am not the only one who spent way too much time trying to figure out how to work it like a pro. Am I right? It is a little confusing! Here is what you need to know about the benefits of Snapchat.Read More
Periscope is a live video-streaming app from Twitter. Unlike Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+, Periscope, available for both Android and Apple devices, is about original content, not curated content. It brings both immediacy and intimacy to your content – if used wisely.
Here are four things you need to know to use Periscope effectively.
Promoting what we do can be hard as creatives, bloggers, solo entrepreneurs, and small businesses. Not only do we need to determine which social media platforms our community is on, we need to develop and perfect the content for those platforms. A tall order.
Here are fourteen apps or services that will simplify the creation of amazing graphics, provide insight into what’s working and what’s not working, and help with scheduling your content.Read More
Infographics with the best times to share on social media and the worst times to share on social media are everywhere. They’re eye catching. But they can be overwhelming and they can actually hurt your engagement.
Here’s how to prioritize your social media efforts based on where your community is (or isn’t) today.Read More
When blogging first hit the scene it was all about curation and sharing ideas, plans, and life stories. It was very messy and raw and yet a beautiful community was born. With that community came mutual understanding and common etiquette for acknowledging each other's work and artistic contributions.
Here are five rules to follow when sharing other people's content.Read More
Now that you've perfected your social media presence and actual business card, it's time to hone your craft. Here are the rest of Guy Kawaski's tips from his Alt Summer 2015 closing keynote. For examples of each tip, be sure to watch what he has to say himself.Read More
Are you easily recognizable? Can people contact you if they need to reach you? Guy Kawasaki shared four tips during his Alt Summer 2015 closing keynote that will have people deciding if you're the right fit for them and adding you to their roster of people to contact for collaborations and other opportunities.Read More
With all the changes taking place within Pinterest, it can feel daunting to know how to use it effectively. Good thing Alexandra Even came to Alt Summer 2015 and broke everything down for us. She took the audience members through her process of defining what the space has to offer, brainstorming possibilities, and then utilizing a best-fit scenario.Read More
Facebook is the largest social network, receives the most traffic referrals, has the 2nd longest shelf life for social media posts, and holds the possibility of building a highly targeted audience. However, Facebook can also seem unpredictable when sharing content which can lead to frustration. Peg Fitzpatrick, co-author of The Art of Social Media, spoke at Alt Summer 2015 and broke down the most important elements for turning Facebook into your blog's BFF.Read More
Sometimes the best way to see what works is to look at what the pros are doing and follow their example. Now, we are not saying to copy them, instead we want you to start to notice patterns and similarities. Here are 8 social media bios where the blogger had a well-thought plan to inspire you!Read More
Having an engaging about page is certainly important to a blog and, of course, your social media bios need to be just as stimulating. Yet, crafting that perfect bio in such a small space can be daunting and downright frustrating to some.
Here are six things that we think you need to include.Read More