We’re not at Alt Summit this year, but we’re keeping a close eye on the #altsummit Twitter feed, taking notes from key players in the design and lifestyle blogging space. A special thanks goes to Lisa Butler from Elembee, who was kind enough to share these tweets on her feed. You rock, Lisa!
Systemize everything and make it scalable, then teach it to someone. @freshlypicked
Plan your content and amplification at the same time. How will you promote you post? @helenjane
If you don’t have an editorial calendar, you’re heavily influenced by what you just read. @helenjane
Do more of the things you like and less of the things you don’t. @sagmeisterwalsh
The only risk is not taking any risks. @sagmeisterwalsh
Instagram is totally voyeuristic, people want to see behind the curtain an know you’re a real person. #altsummit
There is value in being an early adopter of a new social media platform, but it has to be a good fit for you. @missbeaux
Don’t Instagram screenshots of your site. @designcrush
Connect your social media across all your platforms. You want people to get lost in YOU. @megbiram
Leave thoughtful comments on other Instagrams to grow your own following. @megbiram
Live your life so you have something interesting to say or show. You don’t have to Instagram everything. @megbiram
Match your Instagram and Twitter usernames for best results. @megbiram
Make sure your pin links to the actual site and is properly credited, especially if it’s work someone else created. @designcrush
Think strategically about your usernames. Do you want to be known by your name or blog? @designcrush
Don’t follow people who don’t add value to your twitter feed, you won’t get as much out of the community. @engagedinspired
If you aren’t at Alt this year, we feel your pain! Follow the #altsummit hashtag on Twitter to learn, engage, and find inspiration to fuel your upcoming projects.
We read a lot of blogs in our day to day. We read blogs that have been around for years, and then every once in a while we stumble across an awesome blogger, quietly crafting beautiful posts in their little corner of the internet.
So today, inspired by our friends at Altitude Design Summit we’ve decided to put together a list of a few of our favs.
Drum roll please……..
The Artful Desperado - One my absolute favorite sites on the internet, mostly because of the ESL slipups and awesome ramblings about urinals, cheap beer and cupcakes.
I Like Nice Things - Fresh off a redesign, Alyssa has some killer style, awesome photography and beautiful layouts that she does all by herself. Plus she started WLWL Magazine which is growing like a weed.
That’s it for round one.
So if you or a friend have a great blog you’d like to share with us, please leave it in the comments or send it over to paul [at] skyscrpr [dot] com.