Alt for Everyone is here!! This morning I’ve already had the pleasure of listening in on the keynote presented by Joy of Oh, Joy! Just that alone was very inspiring and has me excited for the next 3 days. She spoke of how she got to where she is today and how she really had to just get out there and take life by the horns to get what she wants.
Here are 5 anecdotes she shared on The Art of Goal-Getting:
- You cannot wait around for it. The only person who will make your goals come true is you.
- You have to want it. (And then she threw in a Spice Girls reference. More reason to love her.)
- Do your research.
- Put together a presentation that shines.
- “No” is not the end of the world. You might not always get what you want, but it’ll pave the way for something better.
Do you have any advice on obtaining your goals?
If you’d like to follow along with Alt Summit, I’ll be live-tweeting at @heylovedesigns. Except not really because live tweeting is a lot of work! I’ll try to post some of the highlights and then I’ll do a recap on the blog. You can also follow along with everyone’s tweets with the #altsummit or #altforeveryone hashtag on twitter.
And thank you Bing for providing these classes for us!
I’m a selfish hoarder. I’ve been pinning and bookmarking all these amazing resources for blogging and haven’t been sharing them on this blog. Shame on me? Actually, I’ve been stockpiling so I could create you an amazing list of blogging resources!!
Whether you’re a blogging pro, a non-chalant blogger, or new to the game, I think these resources will help everyone in some way or another. Maybe most of this list won’t apply to you or you’ve been dying to figure out self-hosting, Photoshop, or how to add a “Pin It!” button. There’s something for everyone.
Layout and Design Tips
- 10 Blog Layout Tips | A Beautiful Mess
- Primp My Blog: Design Tips and Resources | Her New Leaf
- 12 Great Google Web Fonts | Katelyn Brooke Blog
- Blog Branding 101 | The Flourishing Abode
- Blog Photo Layout Guide | Shrimp Salad Circus
- Course: Blog Design Love | A Beautiful Mess
- The Anatomy of an Effective Homepage | Alltop
- 7 Tips to Instantly Make Your Blog More Reader Friendly | Food Bloggers of Canada
- Tips on Blog Pages | The Flourishing Adobe
- Blog Design 101 | Blog Brunch
- How to Make Product Collages for Your Blog | A Beautiful Mess
- Tips for Building a Bright and Successful Blogging Brand | Erin Vale Design
- Add an Icon to Blog Post Titles with CSS | Code it Pretty
- Online Tips for Success | Nicole’s Classes
- How to Clean Up Your Blog and Make it More User Friendly | Yellow Bliss Road
- 50 Online Tools to Better Your Blog | Independent Fashion Bloggers
- Put Instagram on Your Blog | SnapWidget
- wordpress.org vs wordpress.com | wpbeginner
- Blog Design Resources for 2013 | cre8d design
- How to Create a Project Gallery for Your Blog | Design, Dining + Diapers
- 5 Great Blogging Plugins | A Subtle Revelry
- How to See if Your Photos are Being Used on Another Site | Kevin & Amanda
- How to Feature Your Most Pinterest-Worthy Posts in Your Sidebar | The Blog Maven
- 22 Cool WordPress Tools | Tip Junkie
Promoting Your Blog
- Secret Ingredients: How I Use Social Media for the Blog | designlovefest
- How to Make a Media Kit that ROCKS | Blog Sponsorship | The Blog Maven
- Why Every Blogger Should Have a Media Kit | vmac+cheese
- 12 Things to Do After You Write a Blog Post | Ruhani Rabin
- Facebook Apps Guide | Breanna Rose
- Growing Your Blog as a Business: A Daily Checklist | The SITS Girls
- The Business of Blogging | A Subtle Revelry
- 58 Ways to Get Noticed as a New Blogger | Blog World
- Social Media Tips and No-No’s | Burnett’s Boards
- 5 Knows of Advertising on Blogs | Rags to Stitches
- How to Go Viral on Pinterest | Unskinny Boppy
- How to Label Pictures for Pinterest | I Am Baker
- Link Parties 101 | Build Your Blog
- Blogiquette: Etiquette Guidelines for Bloggers | Her New Leaf
- Blogging Tips and Advice to Help Grow Your Blog | Inspire Me Heather
- What Do Bloggers Need to Claim for Taxes | Blogging Basics 101
- 25 Blog Post Ideas for the Uninspired | The Barn Blog
- How to Get Out of Your Blogging Rut | Brand Camp
- 10 Super Rad Blog Post Ideas | Joy the Baker
- 5 Tips for Blogging on a Busy Schedule | Sincerely, Kinsey
- 12 Best Time Management Tips for Bloggers | The Blog Maven
- 18 Blogging Tips | A Subtle Revelry
- The Perks of Being a Blog Contributor | Independent Fashion Bloggers
- 15 (More) Blog Post Ideas for the Uninspired | The Barn Blog
- Scraper Sites & How to Truncate Blog Feeds 101 | Home Stories A to Z
- What Every Blogger Wants You to Know (But Doesn’t Tell You) | Infarrantly Creative
I think this is a good life rule to live by. “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – Coco Chanel
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For some reason or another, I’m completely obsessed with the Expedit shelving unit from IKEA. There’s something about a large, totally grid-like book shelf that just tickles my fancy. Is it the fact that you can use it to organize and decorate with this? That it’s super affordable? That it’s so clean and fresh? Who knows, but what I can tell you is that every time I see the Expedit shelf pop up in my Pinterest feed, I have to pin it. It’s almost worth of its own board.
And to make matters worse, there’s no space in my home for it. So it kind of feeds into that whole “you want what you can’t have” theory. I want it even more!
There’s just so much you can do with this shelving unit. Use it to divide a large room or separate the bedroom from the living room in a studio. It can organize your books. Display cute trinkets. Organize an office. Make cubbies for a classroom. Seriously, the Expedit can do so much!
It also comes in all shapes and colors. You can get a large 5×5 cube or keep it small at 2×2. You can also get it 4 boxes long and 2 high. You can lay it horizontally or vertically. You can add doors, paint the shelf, or add some scrapbook paper or wallpaper to the back. It comes in white, black, birch, and more.
Here are some more inspiration photos.
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Have I convinced you that you need one now, too?
So is there a piece of furniture you’re obsessed with? Is it weird that I have an obsession with a shelving unit? It’s okay. You can tell me…