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My top 5 takeaways from Alt

top 5 takeaways from alt // a thousand threads
I may have missed a few panels, but I still managed to walk away with some serious knowledge and inspiration that I can’t wait to put to good use. Here are my top 5 takeaways from Alt Summer 2014…

1 // Follow up. This internal case study from Megan Gilger was a real eye-opener for me. There are so many more things I could be doing to follow up after a campaign, both internally and with the brand.

2 // Get clear about the life you want, and run like hell at it. We were reminded over and over (and this is maybe one of the most awesome things about Alt) that we are so not alone. Success is about hard work and no sleep, you have to be relentless.

3 // Post to social media at 10, 12, and 4 every day. That’s when the most folks are available on both coasts. (Full disclosure: This advice came from Susan Peterson, who I think we can all agree knows exactly what she’s talking about, but I’m not sure which time zone she’s referring to. I do, however, find that 10-4 east coast time is my most active on Twitter.)

4 // Take advantage of “monetizable moments.” This is another one from the Alt panel on working with brands. Sure having a baby and getting married are moments to seize (I’m reminded of Joy the Baker’s tongue in cheek food blogger tip #3) but what about travel, shopping for a new home, and other big events? Not that it’s a requirement, but I haven’t always used these to the best of their ability.

5 // Set aside one day a month to dream big. I’m always dreaming, but I love the idea of setting some dedicated time aside.

P.S. See my top 6 takeaways from January’s Alt Summit here.

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