The Blog

Teach Me, Teacher

I’m teaching a few classes online for Alt Summit.

I’ve already taught my first, on Growing a Readership, and I’ll be teaching my second this afternoon about Understanding Analytics. Both will be repeated in March in the evening, so there’s still time to sign up if you’re interested. Each class is just $15.

Understanding Analytics
February 23, 11am PST & March 13, 6pm PST
Page views, subscribers, and unique visitors, oh my! Learn what to use and how to use it when it comes to keeping track of your site’s stats.

Growing a Readership
February 9, 11am PST & March 28, 6pm PST
Looking to grow your blog? Of course you are! Learn tips and get concrete steps to grow your readership and create a true community for your site.

I’ll be honest; I do get nervous before these things. I’m introverted and shy! I love talking about the business of blogging though, and I have so much information to share. Really, once I get past seeing my face staring back at me during the class (oh yeah, there’s video), I’m very comfortable. Plus I’ve put together some awesome powerpoint presentations (which is something I never imagined I would be typing), and I’m proud to be partnering with Alt Summit on the whole thing.

Besides, I’m going to pretend you were all listening to this before class. It’s my version of imagining the audience in their underwear; much less intimidating.

Sources & Paint ColorsNeed design help? Let's work together.

You Might Also Like...

  • Amanda
    February 23, 2012 at 12:36 am

    I don’t see the Understanding Analytics class on March 13th. Is it because it’s already full?

    • Making it Lovely
      February 23, 2012 at 12:37 am

      I think that they’re waiting to list it until after today’s class has ended, to avoid duplicates.

  • Kate
    February 23, 2012 at 4:15 am

    As I am in the UK, the evening slot for Growing a Readership is a bit late for me (it will be 2am here!) – will you be selling a pdf version of your presentation / session?

    • Sue
      February 23, 2012 at 8:38 am

      Would also love to see the 2am March growing a readership class but it’s very early in the morning. Will there be another?

    • Making it Lovely
      February 23, 2012 at 9:25 am

      The other time slot would have been 7pm for you, I believe, but that class sold out fairly quickly. I don’t have any more class sessions scheduled, so I’m not sure if the course will be offered again.

  • EB
    February 23, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Oh wow…this is going to sound so cheeky, but I’d love to see what an awesome PowerPoint looks like. I have to teach PowerPoint to children and it is quite hard sometimes, just because there are so many hideous examples out there (word art, hideous stock backgrounds, shudder).

    • Making it Lovely
      February 23, 2012 at 9:26 am

      The two slides above are from my Growing a Readership presentation. Nothing groundbreaking, just nicely designed (especially when compared to most PowerPoints).

  • meg@thisweekendlife
    February 23, 2012 at 7:49 am

    I’m definitely looking forward to taking one of those classes in March. Here’s hoping they’re planning on repeating the photography classes as well. I’m already signed up for an intensive yoga practice this month. Why hasn’t anyone one invented a way for us to be in two places at once yet? Come on, scientists! And while you’re at it, get on teleportation.

  • Jeanne
    February 23, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I will be there today! I’m taking a late lunch at work (it’s at 2 EST here) to watch. You’ll do fine!

  • Jill V / TerraSavvy
    February 23, 2012 at 8:47 am

    You were AWESOME in your other class! Love hearing all your words of wisdom and seeing your smiling face too!


    See you later online!

  • Alison
    February 23, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Yeah! This is awesome.

    I just signed up for “Growing a Readership” in March, totally looking forward to it.


  • Sophie
    February 23, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I went to your first class, growing a readership! Absolutely loved it, and I couldn’t even tell you were nervous. I learned a lot, and it was really motivating.

  • Dottie
    February 23, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Pshaw! You are going to be awesome! You were amazing at Alt and will be equally so in these wonderful online classes!

    I can’t wait to take the Understanding Analytics one! I’m super excited to go in March! Whoohoo!

  • Fiona
    February 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

    I just wanted to say that I felt a bit doubtful about some of the descriptions of the classes, but I when I read you were a presenter, I felt total confidence that your classes would be worthwhile. You seem very savvy and while I obviously don’t know you, you seem like someone who would really want to make sure you offered something of value.

    • Making it Lovely
      February 23, 2012 at 12:48 pm

      Yes. I spent a lot of time on each presentation, making sure each is the best it could be.

  • Melissa
    February 23, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I just made my first prezi: I love it! It is adorable. I will never make another powerpoint again, unless I am forced to.
    I love how your little girl dresses. Can I have those clothes? I mean, 17 isn’t too old to wear those tights, right?
    Thanks for the great blog…I have been reading it since before Eleanor’s first b-day party. :)

  • Emily
    February 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    AHH, these look amazing! I will be signing up. I really want to understand my google analytics better. :)

    • Making it Lovely
      February 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Sign up! I go over a bunch of other stats too.

  • Molly the Waffler
    February 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Like Kate and Sue, I’m not able to make the March class so I’m chiming in for you to teach another one in the late spring or summer!

  • Jessica at Lavender and Lilies
    February 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Its so great you are teaching. I get so many emails from new bloggers asking questions so this is a great resource!

  • Rachel May
    February 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you for letting me know! I didn’t realize Alt was accessible via classes. What a great resource! I signed up for a blogging basics class, but I can’t decide between your two-they’re both great topics! Maybe Growing Readership first. Thanks again!

  • Lexy @ The Proper Pinwheel
    February 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I took your “Growing Your Readership” class and I absolutely loved it. You totally fooled me; I wouldn’t guess you were shy! You know so much about so much! Love your blog and I love that you are trying to help and support growing bloggers. You’ve got a big heart!

  • Maria på
    February 24, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    I really like your blog:) Great pics and so much inspiration…I wish you a lovely weekend.
    LOVE Maria at

  • Patricia
    February 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I would love to sign up for the March classes I have been following you since baby number two was in your belly! I am smitten by your blog!

  • Kelly
    February 24, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    How exciting! Are you planning on sharing the high points/tips on here? I’d love the Cliff’s Notes!

  • Vickie D.
    February 25, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    A bit unrelated, but I was wondering if you could share the name of the font you used for the titles in your powerpoint? Thanks!

  • Bite-sized Blogging Classes by the Alt Summit Folks! « Home.Spice.Life
    February 25, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    […] novice with lots of room to improve, so I was so excited when one of my favorite bloggers Nicole at Making it Lovely, posted that she was teaching blogging classes via Alt […]