Alt was so much fun and incredibly inspiring. I’m still on the alt high and trying to process all I learned. Also, still giggling about Dooce’s opening line “I hope you are all enjoying your complimentary sister-wife you received at the airport”. Oh yes, yes I am.
These photos above are from the opening social party. It was Old Hollywood themed and super glam complete with cigarette girls. I really think there should be cigarette girls at every party.
Above are the business cards I printed out at the last minute for Alt.
Below are some of my favorite bits of advice from the conference. Apologies if I’m citing them incorrectly, they’re from my notes:
Apartment Therapy started after 9/11 as Maxwell went around Manhattan helping people fix their homes- all came from a sense of providing a service to its readers. People come to blogs to learn.
Jonathan Adler says the secret to success is panic! Panic can be a driving force when you have the responsibilities of running your own show- Maxwell, AT
Martha Stewart is OVER people! No more perfection, be real- Maxwell, AT
If you don’t want to hear someone’s feedback on something, don’t share it. Also, definitely maintain a PO Box- Dooce
"People are readers, not users. Only bloggers and drug dealers call people users." Neil Chase of Federated Media (HA!)
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>