It would be impossible to tell you everything I learned and I think I am still digesting everything but here are some of the highlights from the day.
Keynote Speaker: Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge
I have been a long time fan of Grace's and was thrilled to hear her speak. She talked about the growing and ever changing blogger community and how to stay on target. I learned its ok to revisit your mission statement, breaking down big projects into small manageable steps, and to adopt early but maybe not fully- it's ok to sit back and see how things pan out. Trends are important but it's not necessary to follow all of them.
And then a suprise visit from Martha Stewart... no big deal.
Yeah right! I think the whole room jumped out of their chairs when she walked in!
Next favorite speaker- Isabel Kallman of Alpha Mom
Isabel spoke on the topic of urgent vs. important using Stephen Covey's quadrant
Spending too much time in Quadrant #3- Urgent & Not Important can really drain you and leave you feeling empty. I feel like too often I find myself in this category and I am going to try and make it a point to get myself in Quadrant #2 and #1 more often.
As a new blogger it can sometimes feel lonely- never really sure if anyone is reading it or getting anything out of what I am posting. But I left Alt with a new lease on life- feeling motivated and inspired to keep blogging.
To see more pictures from the event- stop over to Alt Summit's Flickr page.
all photography courtesy of Justin Hackworth and sponsor, Atly