Last Friday at Alt.
Our second day of sessions and we start off with round tables. There were about 20 different tables all discussing different topics. Jess checked out the tax round table (FYI: I’m hiring an accountant this year) and I joined Kelly Keegan from Better Homes and Gardens. Some great info from that.
THEN we checked out our next session: Growing a Readership. I really enjoyed this as well. Plus, I loved everyone on that panel. Pretty much the key to growing a readership: good original content. Remember: it’s quality over quantity.
Next up was lunch where I shared a table with a lovely group of people. And, I was SO happy and excited to meet the adorable couple behind Ollibird. AND, Mike of Ollibird gave me a little artist trading card. I definitely plan on bringing a few of my own trading cards for next year.
Ok…. Following lunch was the keynote from Ben Silberman of Pinterest. He was by far the highlight of Alt. he is definitely one amazing guy. he was inspiring, humble, and a great speaker! He got a standing ovation. I will try and find the video of his keynote. It’s long…. But, oh man is it great. Pinterest has been a wonderful thing for the growth of my blog. I think it’s safe to say that 50% of my new readers find me through one of my items pinned on Pinterest. Still don’t know what Pinterest is? Then, you must be living under a rock… I kid. But, really. Hee hee. So, I nerded out when I was able to take a photo with Ben. See my totally geeked out smile? Yeeeah. Big moment for me. 🙂
And, our last session was about up and coming blogs. Picked by these ladies: (http://modernkiddo.com/, http://www.natthefatrat.com/, http://blackeiffel.blogspot.
The final keynote for the summit was Gretchen Rubin of The Happiness Project. I had been to her session at BlogHer. She’s a pretty neat lady. I haven’t read her book, but, some people swear by it and find it so helpful.
This night was all about the mini-parties! All so much fun. Enjoy all our photobooth photos below… you know bloggers LOVE a good photobooth… (there were like 6 photobooths…. we only did 4… hee… BUT, some aren’t ready and I’ll share them next week).
We made it ‘home’ by 1… Asleep by 2. And, we wake up at 7! So tired…
The next day at Alt: classes!