Monday, January 30, 2012

Do You Have Alt Envy?

If you're like me, a lot of the blogs you read have been doing amazing Alt Summit recaps and you've been living vicariously through your blog friends while trying to tame your Alt Envy.

(If you haven't heard of Alt Summit, it's an amazing blog/design conference in Salt Lake City. It just took place last week and the internet has been abuzz about how incredible it was!)

We are so lucky that in this digital age, we can still learn from Alt even though we weren't there. Here are some of my favorite round ups and wrap ups from Alt!

photo by b.a.d. photography

My friend Heather of Joy Of All Crafts attended Alt Summit and posted notes from the various panels she attended. Check out Successful Collaborations / Building Relationship with Ad Networks / From Blog To Book.

She also got the chance to interview my favorite* designer, Emily Henderson! Read the interview here!

Dottie and Alix from Modern Kiddo posted a great recap full of beautiful and super fun photos from their time at Alt!

photo by b.a.d. photography

Danni from oh, hello friend posted a recap of Alt with a ton of great blogging tips.

Nicole from Making It Lovely created a Storify page for the Twitter conversations happening during her panel, Growing a Readership. You can learn a lot from this conversation!

photo by justin hackworth

Here's a great Pinterest board that also gathers lots of Alt Summit posts and you can see more Alt Summit recaps on the Alt Summit Blog!

I think the biggest lesson I've learned from the recaps is to be true to yourself and focus on relationships and not numbers.

Here's hoping I can go next year and experience it for myself and learn firsthand!

Did you go? Have you read great recaps? Let's talk Alt in the comments!

*Hahahah, wishful thinking! In your Google Reader, it probably said "my friend designer" but that is not the case, sadly! What a slip! I meant to write "favorite." :)

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  1. I would be excited to go because I know it would help me grow as a blogger. I don't think my blog will ever be as big as say, Making it Lovely. Salt Lake City is only like a 600 mile drive from me, so I was totally jealous. lol I will go check out some of the links you shared! Thanks.

  2. I felt this very same way last year after Blissdom, and now I'm going this year. :)
    I will have to check out those links as well! Thanks for putting it all in one place for us.

  3. Thanks for sharing the links! Yeah, I'll admit that I'm jealous. But in an "I'm happy for them!" way. Still jealous though. :)

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