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Blogging Your Way 2.0

Holly Becker of Decor8 has expanded her long-running course, Blogging Your Way, with a new 2.0 class for bloggers past the beginning stages. Holly is a supportive, open, and honest teacher, and I’m proud to be joining her along with Jeanette Lunde from Fryd + Design to teach the first session this June.

I’ll be showing how I create layouts for Making it Lovely, talking about advertising and monetizing your blog, and more. The full list of course topics covered can be found here.

Join Us!

Registration has begun and you can sign up here. I also have two spots to give away! You can enter by leaving a comment below with the class’ hashtag: #byw2.

Rules: The giveaway is open to international entrants until midnight CST, May 20. One entry per person. Two winners will be chosen at random and notified on May 21. Seats are non-transferrable, and those who have already registered and paid for BYW 2.0 are ineligible. Valid only for the June e-course. Comments must include #byw2 to be eligible.

* The winners are Sarah A. and Kate S.

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  • Giulia
    May 17, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I’d love to learn more! I attended the BYW last year and really enjoyed it! #byw2 Would be lovely to have you as a teacher.

  • Alexis
    May 17, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Ooh, I’d love to win a spot in this course!! #byw2

  • Amanda Joy
    May 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Ah I would LOVE to be a part of #byw2! The class sounds like great content.

  • Amber Wallace
    May 17, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Wow!!! I would absolutely love to win #byw2

  • Amber
    May 17, 2012 at 9:20 am

    So excited about #byw2!

  • Lindsey
    May 17, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I took the original BYW and LOVED it! I could really use a refresher though! #byw2

  • Molly
    May 17, 2012 at 9:26 am

    I was just wondering the other day how you go about making the layouts for your blog and how you learned to do all of your own coding. I’m so impressed and would love to learn from you at #byw2. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Laura
    May 17, 2012 at 9:29 am

    #byw2 I have been wanting to take this course for such a long time! I would love to win!

  • melissa
    May 17, 2012 at 9:32 am

    This is exactly the class I’ve been looking for! #byw2

  • Ilaria
    May 17, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I love both your blog and decor8 blog and thought of taking the e-course #byw2. This will be a great way for getting the chance to get to know yours and Holly’s tips ;)

  • Crystal
    May 17, 2012 at 9:35 am

    #byw2 I’d love to learn more from experienced bloggers.

  • jane davila
    May 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

    What a fabulous, generous offer! Would love to be in class. #byw2

  • Christina
    May 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Oh, I would love to take #byw2!! I saw that it was open for registration and read every page on the site, I just couldn’t figure out how to come up with the $ for it.

  • Kimberly
    May 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Perfect timing! The class outline looks amazing! #byw2

  • Bekki Beilby
    May 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I just started blogging and would love to gain insight from your experience. #byw2

  • Sarah
    May 17, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I’d love to win a spot in #byw2!

  • alyse
    May 17, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Sounds like an awesome course! #byw2

  • wtfCeliac
    May 17, 2012 at 9:58 am

    This is exactly what I need! #byw2

  • trisha_cm
    May 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Ive been wanting to revamp my blog and this is just the class I need! #byw2

  • Jerith
    May 17, 2012 at 10:02 am

    This is a very generous offer! I’d love to take part. #byw2

  • Grace
    May 17, 2012 at 10:03 am

    #byw2 What a great giveaway!

  • Marthalynn
    May 17, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I would just love to win this! I love both of your blogs and find inspiration from you lovely ladies every day :) #byw2

  • Monica
    May 17, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Oh, I would love to win a spot. My blog needs help! #byw2

  • Courtney
    May 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

    What’s that?! Byw2 is calling my name?! Hold on I’ll be right there ;.) haha seriously, thanks for the opportunity. This class will be amazing…..knowing this class merely exists knocks my Blog socks off! Would love to win! *fingers crossed.

  • Ashley {GirlyObsessions}
    May 17, 2012 at 10:16 am

    I attended the BYW RoadTrip in NYC a few months ago and was looking forward to BYW 2.0! Especially now that you’re on board! But I’m traveling the last two weeks of June so I can’t do it! I’m sure it iwll be a great experience for those who do!

  • Jen
    May 17, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I took BYW and I’ve been looking forward to part 2, winning a seat would make it that much more exciting;)! #byw2

  • LMF
    May 17, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Wow I’d love a spot in the course. I could definitely use some help! What a great giveaway! #byw2

  • wyndi
    May 17, 2012 at 10:25 am


  • Joelle
    May 17, 2012 at 10:34 am

    What a fun giveaway! I’d love to win #byw2 :)


  • Kara
    May 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Oh, what a great opportunity! #byw2

  • Vy Pen
    May 17, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I took this class last year. I’m so excited that you will be teaching. What an awesome combo! #byw2

  • Martine
    May 17, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Exciting! #byw2

  • Holly
    May 17, 2012 at 10:46 am

    #byw2 looks fantastic!

  • laura parke
    May 17, 2012 at 10:48 am

    i’m so glad you’ll be joining holly. what a duo! #byw2

  • Karley Checketts
    May 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I would love this opportunity! #byw2

  • Kate
    May 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I took BYW #1 and would love to be able to win a spot in BYW#2! Fingers crossed! ;)

  • Samantha
    May 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I am dying for something like this. Need so much help with the business side of expressing myself! Thanks Nicole!

  • Dana @ House*Tweaking
    May 17, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I’ve always admired the layouts on MIL. Would love to know how you do it! #byw2

  • aam
    May 17, 2012 at 11:07 am

    I registered for this class last fall and was not able to take full advantage of it due to both my parents struggling with health issues, namely heart disease and bypass surgery. My father had lost his job and Medicare benefits did not completely cover his costs. We have a tight-knit family and between all of us, we adjusted our finances to make sure his expenses were covered. It was a very trying time to manage it all. Things are good, though; he’s on the road to recovery and my mother is with a non-negligent doctor who is monitoring her closely. We made it to open enrollment and with a supplemental insurance, were able to reduce the family’s out-of-pocket costs. I’d love to take the class again, now that I’m in a better place — mentally, emotionally, and financially. The fact that you’re joining in as an instructor is SO EXCITING! Please consider me for the give-away! #byw2

  • Stephanie
    May 17, 2012 at 11:12 am

    This sounds like a great opportunity to learn from some very talented people! #byw2

  • Emily
    May 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

    What a wonderful opportunity! Keeping my fingers crossed. #byw2

  • Oum
    May 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I would definetely love to attend a course of yours :) #byw2
    Thank you !

  • Anna Ostman
    May 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Oh wow – this is an opportunity I’ve been waiting for!! I read your blog and Holly’s almost everyday! I dream of running a successful blog of my own but don’t know where to start, and really cannot afford to sign up to the course, so: #byw2 Fingers crossed! :)

  • Anita Boeira
    May 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I’m fairly new at blogging and eager to learn more about monetizing this hobby, so I’d be very happy to be able to participate in the #byw2!

  • Abigail
    May 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Would LOVE to win this!! #byw2

  • kelley
    May 17, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Would love to win! Thank you for the chance at a spot. :) #byw2

  • Andrea Howe
    May 17, 2012 at 11:20 am

    I’ve heard so many amazing things about this class from Jules and Tristan I would love to win a spot! #byw2

  • Reichel
    May 17, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Ooo! I’d love to win a spot! :) #byw2

  • Angie M.
    May 17, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I wanted to take her class a few years ago but money ( lack of ) and life (too much) got in the way. I would love to win this and get back into blogging! #byw2

  • Rebecca - A Daily Something
    May 17, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Wow, what a fantastic giveaway….so hope to win! #byw2

  • Okka
    May 17, 2012 at 11:24 am

    #byw2 looks fantastic! Would love to win a spot! What a generous offer…

  • Holly Marie Gibbs
    May 17, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Oh my goodness, I want to win this so badly! #byw2

  • Daniela
    May 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! #byw2

  • Bonnie
    May 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Oh how I would love to win #byw2! The course line-up is amazing!

  • Stefi
    May 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

    How exciting! After a lifetime of self doubt I’ve finally commited to starting a shop and blog. My new mantra is “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right!” and you’re an inspiration! #byw2.

  • Christina W.
    May 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

    #byw2 I’d love to learn how to make pretty layouts!

  • Ingrid
    May 17, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Congratulations! What a great opportunity! I’l love to join you. #byw2

  • michelle
    May 17, 2012 at 11:32 am

    #byw2 wow, what a great opportunity to learn from the best!

  • Cindy Miller, Bliss Designs
    May 17, 2012 at 11:33 am

    #byw2, I NEED to win. I’m trying to learn to blog, I need help!

  • emilyjmwi
    May 17, 2012 at 11:34 am

    I’d love to be a part of this class! #byw2.

  • Ashley Lee
    May 17, 2012 at 11:36 am

    #byw2 – This would be so amazing! I would love to register and have spent the last few years wishing I could, but my hubby thinks blogging is a waste of time, but I enjoy it so! Would love to learn some more ins and outs of successful blogging. Pick me, random picker! Pretty please!

  • megan
    May 17, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I’m so thrilled! You are my favorite blogger and you’ll be there??? WOW!! lucky me :)

  • CT
    May 17, 2012 at 11:37 am

    #byw2 — Thanks for such a great giveaway/opportunity rolled into one. It is so great to have generous bloggers who are willing to help us newbies get a leg-up. Cheers – CT

  • houseofearnest
    May 17, 2012 at 11:40 am

    This would be a dream!! Blogging your way, here I (maybe) come :) #byw2

  • michelle
    May 17, 2012 at 11:41 am

    oh my god.. such a great giveaway
    would find it fantastic to go into it. german bloggers are able to learn a lot of another bloggercountries.


  • Nikki Townsley McCormick
    May 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    You never know what will come until you try. Here’s to putting myself out there! #byw2

  • Breanna
    May 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    This sounds fabulous! #byw2

  • Didi
    May 17, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Nicole I think you are going to be a real asset to this course. The topics you are teaching are so integral to blogging. I’d love to win a spot in this much coveted course. I’m developing a line of herbal infused oils and vinegars and am currently trying to synthesize all the blogging *stuff* into a unified whole so I can begin to document my gardening and product development efforts on a blog.#byw2

  • Kat
    May 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

    #byw2 What a great lineup! That sounds fantastic!

  • Kathryn Humphreys
    May 17, 2012 at 11:46 am

    This looks like exactly what I need as I try to figure out how to effectively make this blogging thing happen :) Thanks! #byw2

  • ayanna
    May 17, 2012 at 11:46 am

    We just soft launched an idea – twodopemoms – and we have soooo many questions about our layout and how to get our ideas across to the readership. We want folks to read us and like us but we also always want to remember why we blog (if that makes any sense at all….) and if we can cover our hosting fees and have a little bit for our girls’ bedroom makeovers – SWEET. #byw2.

  • Joanne
    May 17, 2012 at 11:48 am

    This would be awesome!! Been stuck in a rut for a while and need something to get back to my blog. #byw2

  • Nicole Spinella
    May 17, 2012 at 11:52 am

    this is exactly what i need to improve my mom/lifestyle blog!! fingers crossed this #byw2 entry will be a winner! looking forward to the possibility of joining the class. thank you!

  • Lindsay@ ADesignStory
    May 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

    #byw2 I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a spot! Thanks so the opportunity! I would love to go through this class and learn from you talented gals!

    Congrats on teaming up!

  • Vanessa
    May 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Always looking to up the ante on my Tried & True blog! #byw2

  • Susie
    May 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm


    Enjoy your blog and would love to have one of my own but need some navigational help! Lots of ideas but no technical expertise : ) Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Bobbi
    May 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I’m starting a vegan cooking blog with a friend of mine and #byw2 would be a great launching present. :)

  • Kerry {Super Swoon}
    May 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    #byw2 I would LOVE(!!!) to be a part of this! I’ve been blogging for about a year but would like to get a seasoned pro’s insight on what works, etc. I think this class would really help me take my blog to the next level!!

  • Jillian
    May 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I’m planning to take this class already, but winning it would be even better! #byw2

  • tiffany
    May 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I would love to take my blog to the next level. #byw2

  • Kate
    May 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    #byw2 sounds fantastic. I would really love to learn about advertising.

  • Nora
    May 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I would love to take this class…thanks so much for the chance. #byw2

  • Lisa Dudley
    May 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    This sounds awesome and just what I need to learn more about making the most of my blog! Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class! #byw2

  • sue
    May 17, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    what a power combo you three will make… have already signed up and am hugely looking forward to it… particularly so now that i know you’re on the line-up! :)

  • Elizabeth
    May 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    #byw2 Sounds like it will be a fun and informative class!

  • Stephanie
    May 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I have been thinking about (re) launching my blog and this is exactly what I need! #byw2

  • Amy Dolgin
    May 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Oh would I love to win this! This would really help me take my blog (and my life!) to the next level. #byw2

  • Jo
    May 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    How Fun!!! #byw2

  • Bonnie
    May 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    #byw2 Pick Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • julie @ duet letterpress
    May 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    oh, i’d really love to win this! #byw2

  • Adriane /// The A & B Stories
    May 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Ooooh! Hope I win a spot!! #byw2

  • Caitlin
    May 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I’ve been wanting to take this class. What a great giveaway! Thanks! #byw2

  • Jessica
    May 17, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    This timing couldn’t be more perfect! Would love this opportunity! #byw2

  • Karen
    May 17, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    #byw2 I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  • Bria
    May 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Looks like fun! I enjoyed the altsummit class I took with you and would love to learn more! #byw2

  • Fran
    May 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Oh, this sounds v. interesting! I’d love to learn more about blogging! Heres to hoping I win!! #byw2

  • Terri
    May 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I would love this class, I have so much to learn! #byw2

  • Pholesha Johnson
    May 17, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    #byw2 I need this more than you know!! You are truly an inspiration and have the cutest kids!!

  • Hannah
    May 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    #byw2 as many others have said, I could really benefit from this class! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Heidi S.
    May 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm


    Ooooh! I took the first class and would love to take the follow up! It is great to hear that Holly is expanding her teacher line up!

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