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. 

Alt Chat Wednesday: Finding the Perfect Collaboration Partner

Kick off your Alt Winter 2016 experience on Twitter with #AltChat Wednesday January 20th at 9AM PT/10AM MT/12PM ET/5PM GMT. We’ll be breaking the ice and practicing our asks as we chat about the in’s and out’s of successful colllaborations.

Unable to Attend Alt Winter 2016? Here are three ways you can hear the latest news and interact with attendees.

Alt Chat Wednesday: Celebrating the Holidays on Your Blog

Can you believe the holidays are fast approaching? Regardless of whether or not you share holiday specific content on your blog or social media, it’s important to think about how the holidays can affect your workflow.


Join Minted, one of our Alt Winter 2016 sponsors, and the Alt community on Twitter Wednesday November 18 at 9AM PST/12PM EST/5PM GMT for an hour-long chat about bringing the holidays home. And read on for seven simple things you can do to keep the holidays from overwhelming you.

Alt Chat Wednesday: Is Doing It All the New Having It All?

The media landscape has changed. Online influencers and creatives have moved beyond a blog and online advertising as a main or sole stream of income. What this has meant is a dizzying array of seemingly unending tasks that need to be done. Content creation and curation. Impeccable visual styling. Promotion. Research. Constant learning. Experimentation. 

How are you approaching it all? Trying to do everything? Or being more selective with your creative goals? Join us Wednesday November 11 at 9AM PST/12PM EST/4PM GMT on Twitter for #AltChat as we look at balance and time management and find out what we’re saying yes to, as well as what we’re saying no to. 

Alt Chat Wednesday: 80 Days Until Alt Winter 2016

Creatives dream big. Making those dreams come true is often the challenge. The culprits? Creative Perfectionism. Perseverance. Or more specifically, the gap between our taste and the work we produce.

So how do you get past the gap? How do you keep going when your work doesn’t match your expectations?

Join us Wednesday November 4, 2015 at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT/4PM GMT on Twitter to chat about strategies and techniques for overcoming roadblocks and managing creative perfectionism. We’ll be talking about what we’ve found that works and what we’ve tried that didn’t.  

Alt Chat Wednesday: Scheduling Apps – Growing Your Business with a Plan

The secret to growth is consistency. But as a solo entrepreneur or micro business time is often not on our side and consistency can suffer. With a little planning and the help of a few apps, we can delegate some tasks. 

Join us on Twitter this Wednesday October 14th at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT/4PM GMT for a chat about how to grow your business with a plan and use apps to do it.

Alt Chat Wednesday: Intentional Content through Editorial Calendars

We swear to ourselves we’ll never do that again. What’s that? Rushing to get a post live. 

We promise we’ll plan better in the future. But, projects pile up and it happens again. Join us this Wednesday September 9th on Twitter for #AltChat at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT/4PM GMT when we ask the Alt Community for their tips and tricks for consistently publishing quality content, whether it’s editorial calendars, slow blogging, a combination of both, or something else entirely.

In the meantime, here’s everything you need to know about editorial calendars: why they’re useful; what tools you can use to create one; and more!

Alt Chat Wednesday: The Art of Decluttering

Starting a new project can be challenging. We have clutter—both emotional and physical—getting in our way. Here are three steps to help you prepare your mind and space for new projects. Then join us Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT on Twitter. We’ll discuss how to prepare for a new project, whether it’s clearing your mind or preparing your workspace or both. We’ll also cover the challenges of working in small or shared spaces and how to stay organized.

Alt Chat Wednesday: The In’s And Out’s of Working with Brands

Working with brands can propel a standard blog into a full-time business and successful career. But getting started and knowing who to approach can be very intimidating and quite overwhelming. So here are seven steps to help you get started working with brands. Then join us Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 9AM PDT/12PM EDT on Twitter. We’ll discuss how to approach brands, what skills equate to a successful partnership, what brands look for, and more.