About a month ago, Kaleb and I had the opportunity to attend Alt Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has been my dream since the first year it began to attend one day as a blogger. And last year we made it our goal to do whatever it took to get there and have a blog that was ready to share. While our blog has been a constant work-in-progress, and I think we will always be highly critical of everything that could be better about it, I must say I am proud really proud of what our blog has become. Brewed Together has helped us to sharpen our skills in photography, writing, communication, discipline, our marriage, and the list goes on. I can’t describe how grateful I am for that. And it pretty much all started with the idea of attending Alt Summit.Alt Summit was a whirlwind of amazingness packed into half of a week. It was like 4-day party where you learn everything about blogging in hour long classes and meet everyone ever in the blogging world (okay not everyone, but SO many). We met some of the most amazingly talented and kind people. And we are feeling so blessed and still on cloud 9 from everything.One of my favorite classes, “Emotional Analytics,” was by Erika Domesek of  P.S. I made this. First of all, she is pretty much a DIY queen and can make anything out of nothing (i.e. a really expensive designer necklace out of feathers and jewelry chains). I feel that if you enjoy do-it-yourself projects and you are constantly thinking like that, then ideas just come to you. But I really enjoyed Erika’s class because she really dove into making your content the best it can be and to ‘know your audience.’.And one of my other favorite classes was, “Growing Your Community,” by Jen Hansard of Simple Green Smoothies, Susan Petersen of Freshly Picked, Jessie Artigue of Style & Pepper, and Salem Stanley of Vacation Races. I actually loved this panel because they talked about different ways to be a part of your community through different social media platforms. I really enjoyed hearing from each of these speakers, but the biggest take away for me was that the best way to grow as a blogger is to be genuine, patient, and involved in your community within the platform you choose to focus on.Amongst some of our other favorite things about Alt were all of the parties, hearing from keynote speakers: Garance Doré and Ben Silbermann of Pinterest. The talent from the Alt community really shined at each of these events. We feel so blessed we were able to share in this event!Photography by Justin Hackworth and Brooke Dennis

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3 Comments on Recap on Alt Summit by Marilyn

  1. Eva
    February 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm (4 years ago)

    It looks so exacting! I would like to be there as well !

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