5 Tips for Sparking Creativity

Today’s #AltChat is sponsored by @workmanpub and they are offering not one, but two Paint by Sticker books – one aimed for you adults and one for kids! The chat topic is all about finding the joy in your journey and expressing creativity in this world of work and hustle. Join us at 9am PT/12pm ET and don’t forget to tag #AltChat and @workmanbub for your chance to win! 

What’s in Your Bag with Lorissa’s Kitchen

We loved having Lorissa’s Kitchen at Alt in January and not just because they were handing out tasty treats and spoiling us with beautiful bags. Everyone from Lorissa’s Kitchen was energetic and so much fun to hang out with. Join us tomorrow March 2nd at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST for an hour-long chat on Twitter all about what you keep in your bag. To kick things off Lorissa’s Kitchen wrote this guest post to share what they love to keep in their bag. 

Brand Collaborations 101 with Collectively

If you don’t know about the amazing community that is Collectively, you should hop on over to their site and get to know them! They work with a network of bloggers to create the best brand collaborations over all platforms. 

Join the Alt community + Collectively (@CollectivelyInc) on Twitter Wednesday morning (tomorrow), February 24th at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST for an hour-long chat all about brand collaborations. We would love to have each of you there, to hear what has and has not worked for you! Better yet, they are giving away a $100 gift card to Frambrdige eligible to anyone who participates using both @Altsummit @Collectively and #AltChat. 

Blogging On The Go with PicsArt

PicsArt is here to give us five of their best tips to answer all our questions! Best yet, join the Alt community + PicsArt (@picsartstudio) on Twitter Wednesday morning (tomorrow), February 17th at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST for an hour-long chat all about mobile blogging. We would love to have each of you there, to hear your live thoughts and options on the subject! 

5 Tips For Blogging During Travel

As bloggers, we rarely get a break from social media. In fact, when we’re traveling, that’s often when we have the most content, and when our readers are most engaged. For them, it’s a chance to travel around the world with us with just their phone. On the other hand, the last thing we want to do is spend all our time working while we’re on vacation. Check out these 5 tips to help you blog efficiently during travel, whether or not you have a laptop!

The Secret to a Stand Out Signature Look

How is it that the most successful people tend to look the most put together? Well, it is all about the perspective, the strategy. Just like using accessories to complement and complete an outfit, supporting elements (accessories) can complement and complete your blog. 

Think about it, your blog is your outfit and each social media platform acts as an accessory.

Finding Your Signature Color: Starting in Your Closet

Coco Chanel said it best. You pick out clothing based on what color looks good on you. You know what color makes your eyes pop and what color washes you out. Why shouldn’t it be the same for picking out paint color for your home?

Join Alt Winter 2016 sponsor Sherwin-Williams on Twitter this Wednesday January 13th at 9AM PT/12PM ET/5PM GMT to chat about color. 

5 Things Bloggers Can Learn from Scrapbooking

At Close To My Heart, we love creating beautiful artwork to celebrate and preserve life’s most precious moments. We also love sharing inspiration, for crafting and for life, on our blog. Like scrapbooking, blogging is an art form, and the two share many parallels.

Here are five things bloggers can learn from scrapbooking.

Fostering New Relationships from a Conference

Relationships are one of the best perks of participating in a conference, right alongside the information gained. And the most crucial thing you need to do post-conference is to begin building the relationships you started while you were there.

Don’t miss out on opportunities to build better relationships just because you didn’t put in a little effort to follow up. Eight tips to ensure your follow up nets results.

Four Tips for Building Long-Term Blogger/Brand Relationships

Building long-term relationships is one of the best ways for bloggers to grow their business and for brands to maximize their exposure.

These four tips will help establish the foundation for successful long-term relationships with your favorite brand.