Mini-Alt Week: The Miscellaneous Stuff

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Blogging Bliss eBook
Blogging Your Way to the Front Row
Independent Fashion Bloggers
This post on Blogging Resolutions from Grace
Blogging Your Way
The Blog Stylist

So…what did you guys think of Mini-Alt Week? I’m guessing by the comments that you liked it, you really liked it!, and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. I hope you’ll be able to refer back to this series of posts early and often, and that it not only helps you and inspires you, but that perhaps you’ll be able to make a connection with one of these bloggers too. For your reference, I created a category for all these posts, so they’ll all live at this URL. Bookmark it!

I’m back from Alt very late tonight, and will see you back here on Monday, when regular non-how-to-blog posting will re-commence. A lot of you heard about some very personal, exciting news that happened last Friday, and your patience will pay off — the full story will be told Monday.

{Image Credits: Les Composantes, Pocahontes Tumblr, Out of Sight Out of Mind}

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  1. 1.20.12

    This has been one of the best series I have read since I started blogging. Thanks so much to all of the bloggers who participated! Incredibly helpful…

    I can’t wait to hear all of the details on Monday. So excited for you! Have a great weekend.

  2. 1.20.12
    viv said:

    Thank you for creating such a wonderful series! It has helped me immensely and answered so many questions I had.

  3. 1.20.12

    Taking that advice to get a graphic designer to heart right now…

    Thanks so so much for this series!

  4. 1.20.12

    Victoria- what a great week with all of these tips and tidbits! Thank you for pulling it together. It’s great to see what our little blogger community can do! Have a fantastic weekend! xo

  5. 1.20.12

    I loved this series and have it bookmarked to refer back to. All the tips and information have made me feel a lot more confident in what I’m doing with my blog- wish I had this when I first started!

  6. 1.20.12
    eva rose said:

    a must read! very well done!

  7. 1.20.12
    Evann said:

    Hello! I found this series of posts via Stripes and Sequins. I just started my own blog about life as a PR girl in NYC and will definitely read through all of these tips to help me get started. I’m also your newest follower. Happy Friday!


  8. 1.20.12
    Holly said:

    I loved this series and am so glad to have found your blog too. It was great tips some of which I think about often and the PS tips day was really awesome.

  9. 1.20.12
    Tamra said:

    This was such a fantastic series! V, thank you so much for putting it together! xo

  10. 1.20.12
    Nnenna said:

    I have loved reading this series of posts and found each and every one of them really helpful! Thank you so much for putting this together! I’m also following your tweets about Alt Summit too, which have included some great tips. I’m checking out each of the girls you’ve had contribute to the series and I’m having a great time discovering new blogs that I love, especially yours! :D

  11. 1.20.12
    alyson said:

    I am in awe and in love with this post and this series. I am incredibly grateful that you asked these questions and took the time to share with us. We are lucky! Looking forward to hearing a ALT recap as well. xo

  12. 1.20.12

    I loved this series so much… so much fun to read… have read each post at least twice now! Thanks for putting together such a fun series.

  13. 1.20.12
    Lisi said:

    This is great! I just found your site from Paloma of Dolce Vita and Grace at Stripes and Sequins. I am a full time mom, part time student and never know how to make my blog a priority these days. Reading everyone’s comments made me realize we all go through the same stuff. Pressing on is what’s important. I’m going to follow you and read all your posts from this week!

  14. 1.20.12
    ashley said:

    so so so great. seriously some of the best content i’ve read in a while. thanks so much for compiling this. i’m sharing one of the mini alts on my blog today to spread the love! xo

  15. 1.20.12
    Casey said:


    This was such a mega awesome series – thank you so much for putting it together. I have totally needed something like this. I wonder if you could turn it into a mini e-book of some sort. Just a thought. Anyway, thank you so much for taking the time to do this. I’m sure it was very time consuming but I found it extremely helpful and insightful.

    Thanks again,
    Casey xo

  16. 1.20.12
    Lisa said:

    I really appreciate the time put into this series. I am new to blogging and found this to be very helpful. Thank you thank you thank you. I hope to follow your advice and grow my blog sucessfully.

  17. 1.20.12

    Let’s just say that this series was by far one of the best I’ve read in a super long time!! Thank you to all of the incredible contributors on this piece for giving such thoughtful answers. As a fairly new blogger, it helps to know that others have had the same thoughts, questions, and hurdles! We truly are a community and that is why I love blogging SO much.

    Thanks Victoria. Hope you had fun at Alt and enjoy a relaxing weekend!

    XO – Marion

  18. 1.20.12
    Elle Sees said:

    Now, I’m not a style blogger, and don’t have to create outfits, but I never run out of inspiration. “I have nothing to write about” has never entered my mind once.
    great advice all around!

  19. 1.20.12
    Traci said:

    Thank you so much for this series. It couldn’t have come at a better time. I have really taken to your advice and I feel I am already getting some new readers. There is a lot of work I need to do, but now I know what needs to be done. Thanks again!

  20. 1.20.12
    Alexa said:

    Love this! Have learned so much from your posts, so thank you. And blogging IS a lot of work…but it’s so worth it. I’m in love with my community of new friends, who inspire me each and every day! xo

  21. 1.20.12
    Cyndi said:

    Victoria, this series is truly outstanding!! You and your blogging friends are incredibly generous to share your wisdom and experience. Since you all seem to be part of the same generation, it fills me with great joy for the world’s future. I really like your blog’s look, too…so visually attractive!! Keep up the great work, and congratulations on your engagement!! – Steph B’s Mom

  22. 1.20.12
    Liz said:

    Thanks so much for doing this! It is so interesting and helpful to hear other blogger’s story!

    I am really enjoying your blog – xo


  23. 1.20.12

    Such a fantastic series! Thanks to you and your blogger network for sharing!!!

  24. 1.20.12
    Bettina said:

    This is really great! I’m relatively new to blogging and it was so nice to hear people’s thoughts on things they’d wish they knew when, it definitely is giving me the push I need. Thanks for putting this together!

  25. 1.20.12
    Dara said:

    I’ve just recently started blogging and I’m so glad I found your blog! This is such a great series for us – newbie bloggers. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together and I will definitely be referring these pieces in the future!

  26. 1.20.12
    lorlee1 said:

    Brilliant, interesting and helpful! Thanks for your time in putting it all together, much appreciated

  27. 1.20.12

    As I said it before, an incredible initiative! Loved reading all these amazing tips and insights!

  28. 1.20.12
    Katalina said:

    This has been so helpful and has provided a lot of food for thought. Thank you for doing this!

  29. 1.20.12
    Melissa said:

    This was really a fantastic series. Thanks for taking the time to put it together! I hope you had a blast at the real Alt :) I would love to attend one day!

  30. 1.20.12
    meghan said:

    These tips have been amazing! I’ve enjoyed reading all of them along with looking at the designs by which you conveyed them! Thanks so much!

  31. 1.20.12

    Your hard work in compiling all of this awesome advice is so appreciated!!! I will definitely be bookmarking this, and linking back to you on my blog as well. I loved seeing that other bloggers feel/go through the same things I do. In a nutshell, we’re all in this together aren’t we? Thanks so much to you and all the contributors!

  32. 1.20.12

    Thank you so much for including me in your Mini-Alt week post! So great to see you here in SLC but we def have to get together again in SF! Hope you have a safe flight back. xo

  33. 1.20.12
    Emily said:

    This series has been amazing. Ever since the first one was posted, I’ve been itching for the rest. Thank you so much for taking the time to gather this nugget of a series!

  34. 1.21.12

    I love it!

  35. 1.21.12
    Lauren said:

    This series was so incredibly useful Victoria! Hope you had a great time at ALT!

  36. 1.21.12
    Charlotte said:

    Seriously, Victoria, thank you from the bottom of my heart for this series! In my opinion, this is the absolute best information on blogging that I’ve seen anywhere. So generous of you to share your contacts and insider knowledge with us. Thank you, thank you, thank you- from all the baby bloggers out there!

  37. 1.21.12

    This is awesome! Would you mind if I re-blogged it?

  38. 1.21.12
    Leah said:

    Thank you for writing this series! It’s so encouraging to hear bits of other people’s stories! Love it!

  39. 1.21.12
    Erin said:

    Thank you for putting together such a thoughtful and informative series, and such a beautiful fashion! I loved the contributors advice and I am looking forward to checking out their blogs.

  40. 1.22.12
    Cam said:

    I am loving the design on your blog! And the Alt Week series was awesome. Lot’s of great pointers for little blogs like mine :).

  41. 1.22.12
    Lotts said:

    What a great week of posts – I have book marked so I can look back and reference all the handy hints. I’m pretty new to the blogging world so I’m absorbing all the information I can. Can’t wait to check out all the bloggers that contributed too.
    Have a a great week.
    Lotts x

  42. 1.22.12
    soanthro said:

    These have been so incredibly helpful, so many things I am actually embarrassed I didn’t know before. You have rounded up such a fantastic group of sources and I will refer to these for help from now on! Thank you thank you thank you!!

  43. 1.22.12

    Brilliant series Victoria; I have loved hearing from other bloggers their ideas and tips and reading everyone’s comments too! Plus, I’ve discovered a few new blogs too, so thank you lady for putting this together! xx

  44. 1.23.12
    Albertina said:

    This is fantastic!!!! This is so helpful!! Wao, and you put so much work into it. Fab! I really appreciated all the nuggets of wisdom that came out of the summit. I just learned about the summit ( a few weeks before) so obviously was not able to go this time around. I found out about your site from Molly (a piece of toast) and absolutely love it. I just started blogging (literally, I have 2 posts!) so all this info. is ideal. thanks again

  45. 1.23.12
    Joy said:

    a slight newbie here (almost one year now) and i feel i still have so much to learn. thanks for such an awesome series.

  46. 1.24.12

    Thanks SO much for sharing this! Very inspiring.

  47. 2.6.12

    Hi Victoria – I’m late on reading your mini-Alt week posts, I got a little overwhelmed after coming back from Salt Lake City! I just wanted to take a minute to say WOW what a great series! Very informative and it’s so good to hear from other bloggers. I think you perfectly summarized each topic, it’s very well presented and there is lots to learn. Thank you for taking the time to do this (I can easily imagine this was a lot of work!) and I look forward to keep on following your blog.

  48. 2.6.12

    i went to alt and i still found this series helpful – loved it! would love to see more like it !