Day 2 of Alt Sessions

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: (,, There were a couple on that list I already read. Here’s the list if you want to check it out!

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…

I’ve gathered all of these photos from many different sources: my photos, SLC Photo Collective, Uppercase, Justin Hackworth, b.a.d. photography.

The next day at Alt: classes!

{Related posts: Day 1 Alt Design Summit, Alt Summit Begins!}


  • Jodi Hall on said:

    You look like you had a blast! love this 🙂

  • Regina Morrison on said:

    I too am hiring an accountant…I just don't have the patience anymore and I want to get the best refund possible and avoid any major mistakes – they're costly!

    I would love to see the keynote speech – please post if you can find it =).

  • Tara on said:

    it just seems like so much fun!! I would be scared I would end up alone! LOL. but it always sounds like everyone has a blast!

  • shannon@bungalow960 on said:

    Thanks so much for the recaps! It's awesome for us lowly bloggers to learn from your awesome experiences.

  • Megan on said:

    So excited to read about everything you learned! Thanks for sharing with the rest of us!

  • Monica on said:

    Alt looks like so much fun. Thanks for the recaps. I am pretty sure I found your blog through Pinterest. And now I am hooked. =)

  • Andrea on said:

    This looks like so much fun! It really makes me want to look into going next year!

  • Elizabeth on said:

    Looks like an incredible time and amazing opportunity! And I have to say…(although off topic) I'm LOVING the wallpaper behind you and Ben! =)

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Oh man! I don't know! You can ask Robin. Her twitter name is @robinwithani 😀

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