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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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  • Katie K.
    May 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    How fun! Fingers crossed!! #byw2

  • Ariane
    May 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Can’t think of a more perfect use of my 6 weeks off work while I recover from back surgery (minor, don’t freak!) than spending time improving my blog. Thanks for the opp to win it free! XO #byw2

  • Design Thoughts ~Kim
    May 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Yes!!!! THIS is exactly what I need!! :) #byw2

  • isa
    May 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    thanks!! #byw2

  • Melissa Ritacco
    May 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I love Making it Lovely! I just started my blog and would love to learn anything I can. :) #byw2

  • Michele
    May 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Thank you for this! It’s just what I need. #byw2

  • Jessica DeMaio
    May 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    #byw2 count me in!

  • Emily @ Peck Life
    May 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I took BYW 1.0 and would love to get to the “next level” – that’s so awesome you are joining the team! YAY! #byw2

  • Kelly
    May 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I really want to do this new class (took BYW 1.0), but I’ll be paying for summer activity camps for my kids…not in the budget, so hope I win!#byw2.

  • Raquel
    May 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Would be ecstatic to win! I adore both of your blogs! #byw2

  • Alex
    May 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I was thinking about following that course, I even wrote to decor8 but I had no answer :(
    thank you for this oportunity :) #byw2

  • Lacey
    May 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Oh my goodness! I need this… I have gotten started but don’t know how to take it to the next level. #byw2

  • Susan
    May 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Would love to take a class! #byw2

  • Sarah van Loon
    May 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    This class would be so, so perfect for where I’m at right now, and what a thrill to have it be co-taught by you! Fingers crossed. #byw2

  • holly | bijou lovely
    May 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I’d love to take this class! Sounds like it will be great :) #byw2

  • Brooke
    May 17, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Sounds great! #byw2

  • Amy
    May 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    this sounds really cool. i’d love to win a spot! #byw2

  • Shoni
    May 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I love this blog. And I need help with my own blog! Thanks for the opportunity ;0) #byw2

  • Jennifer
    May 17, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I would love to win a spot in the #BYW2 class!!!! Jennifer

  • shannon
    May 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Would love to learn from you! #byw2

  • Darcy
    May 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I would love to win this. I desperately need to learn some coding basics. Let’s hope that’s included in how you create your layouts! #byw2

  • Sarah ATD
    May 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    This looks like a great class! What a wonderful opportunity. Thanks Nicole for provide such great material and inspiration! #byw2

  • Maura
    May 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I need help(or a kick in the pants!)and this sounds like such a fun and helpful class! #byw2

  • Kristen
    May 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I’d love to win! Thanks for the information and the great give away! #byw2

  • Steph at Modern Parents Messy Kids
    May 17, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Would love to win #byw2

  • Sue Bulmer
    May 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I’d love to enter to take part in this blogging course, I’ve had my eye on it for a while, Love Holly’s blog and yours too #byw2.

  • Mike Spear
    May 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Sounds fun! #byw2

  • Angie
    May 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Ooh, I think I need this, I think my blog needs this! #byw2

  • Erin K.
    May 17, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I need all the help I can get – it sounds like a great course! #byw2

  • Jen Bishop
    May 17, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I would love the chance to attend this course and really make the most out of it #byw2

  • Tina Riddell
    May 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    How exciting that you will be joining the Blogging Your Way team! Congrats! #byw2

  • Athena
    May 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I just saw Holly’s post on BYW2… would be lovely to attend! #byw2

  • Sarah
    May 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Pick me! Pick me! :) #byw2

  • Brooke {Slow Your Home}
    May 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    What an amazing opportunity! I would be stoked to sit in for the first session ALONE, never mind the amazing sessions to follow. #byw2

  • Kristie
    May 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I took BYW 1 and loved it! I would love to win a spot in #byw2 ! Pick me! Pick me!

  • michelle@decorandthedog
    May 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    This is an awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed! #byw2

  • Courtney Allison
    May 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I’d love to win a spot! #byw2

  • Ruth Tan
    May 17, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Oh boy! I found out about this 2.0 course and wish I had saved for it. This is my 4th year in online business and I’d planned the 2nd half to review the blog to make it meaningful, fun, profitable. Hope I can win a spot! Thank you! #byw2

  • se7en
    May 17, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Oh how wonderful… A golden opportunity to learn heaps more… how exciting!!!

    • se7en
      May 17, 2012 at 6:44 pm

      Great start… forgot the #… Let’s not say you cannot have a “do over” in blogging:

      Let’s try that again…

      Oh how wonderful… A golden opportunity to learn heaps more… how exciting!!! #byw2

  • Katherine
    May 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I so need this to light a fire under me to make the jump into more. Would love the opportunity!

  • Gina
    May 17, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Oh yes please! Thanks #byw2

  • Laurie
    May 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Because I’m the worst blogger on the planet and I need all the help I can get… :)

  • Bethany
    May 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Wow, that’s an awesome offer! #byw2

  • taylor
    May 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    very cool!! thanks for the opportunity!

  • AnnW
    May 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    #byw2 I would love to win this, then I have no excuse not to start a blog. Ann

  • Rocio @ Casa Haus
    May 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    #byw2 I’d love to learn from you all!!!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Sara @ zaharadessert
    May 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    #byw2. I would so LOVE to be part of the Blogging your Way event. But alas #46 on my Life List is “Pay off my credit cards in full”, so I am on a strict budget and can’t register for it this year.


  • Michelle
    May 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I would jump at the chance to take part in #byw2!

  • Liz C.
    May 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Oh goodness, I hope I am lucky enough to be picked for one of these giveaway spots! Thank you for setting this up, and for taking the time to teach! #byw2

  • Ali
    May 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Fun, thanks for the chance! :)

    Okay, when you have time will you do a follow up post on that adorable dollhouse you made for your daughter!?! I thought it was AMAZING and I’d love to see if you made any changes to the exterior or interior or if the kids are getting old enough to play with it? I’m not sure what the perfect age for dollhouse playing is!?!

    I’ve been looking at the kit you built and wondered how many hours it took to put it together and what scale it is? I wonder how you knew what type of furniture to buy on ebay so that it would fit your dollhouse so cutely! :)

    No hurry, just was wondering if you added on the front porch or if you left it looking like a Colonial clean line style?

    I’ll be checking back for the scoop! :)

    ~ Ali

  • Jacklyn (Ohbygolly)
    May 17, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Yay!!! Perfect timing for me. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us all. =) #byw2

  • Blythe
    May 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    This sounds fantastic! #byw2

  • Julie Anne
    May 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    What a great giveaway! #byw2

  • Amanda
    May 17, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    This looks awesome! #byw2

  • Sarah
    May 17, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I would LOVE to win! #byw2

  • Lauren
    May 17, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Pick Me…Please #byw2

  • Deana
    May 17, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I would sooo love to win this!! Pick me Pick me! #byw2

  • Alisha E.
    May 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    what a great giveaway! #byw2

  • Carrie Minium
    May 17, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    #byw2. I would love to come to this. As an ex-derby girl, new mother and fixer upper of a 100 year old house. I think I have a lot to learn from you and I need something to get me off of my rutt stuck butt

  • Heather {the lovely cupboard}
    May 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Oh my…I am craving this class. Is that weird? #byw2

  • Tara
    May 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Pick Meeeeeee! I’m dying to do this course – I would have registered already if the purse strings weren’t pulled so tight at the moment. #byw2

  • Maria Fe
    May 17, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I would love to win a spot #byw2.

  • Emily
    May 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    exciting! I’m such a fan #byw2

  • Priyanka
    May 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    OMG, that’s awesome! Pls pick me! #byw2

  • Nicoletta
    May 17, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Wow, this sounds great! #byw2

  • Jonica
    May 18, 2012 at 12:04 am

    i just registered yesterday and am so excited that you are going to be one of the co-teachers! i loved 1.0 and am really looking forward to 2.0 and learning from you! :)

  • Melissa Allam
    May 18, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I took the very first byw class and would love to take the byw#2 class. I have looked at the course outline a couple of times, but was not sure if I could afford the class at this time. Winning a spot in this class would be a treat!

  • kristin
    May 18, 2012 at 1:22 am

    i would love to take this class! i’ve been building my blog and am almost ready to try to monetize, so learning about more of the technical aspects of blogging would be amazing. fingers crossed! #byw2

  • Sarah
    May 18, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Beautiful blog and a fantastic give away, there are only so many books you can read on the subject! #byw2

  • Leanne
    May 18, 2012 at 4:10 am

    I would love love love to win this, the class sounds amazing, what a great idea as a giveway! #byw2

  • kristen
    May 18, 2012 at 4:38 am

    This is just perfect! Fingers crossed!!! #byw2

  • Lydia
    May 18, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! #byw2

  • Tina in Boston
    May 18, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Pretty blog! Would love to win and learn from you and Holly and Jeanette! Thanks! #byw2

  • Jan
    May 18, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Sounds like a great class! Would love to win and find out your secrets :)!

  • Fionnuala
    May 18, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Can’t book a place till payday, so I may as well put my name into the hat for the giveaway! #byw2

  • sarah@boxwoodclippings.com
    May 18, 2012 at 9:49 am

    fantastic giveaway, hopefully my irish luck will work on this one! #byw2.

  • Lettie
    May 18, 2012 at 9:55 am

    How fun! #byw2

  • katrina
    May 18, 2012 at 10:22 am

    woohoo!! that is happy news, indeed. i bet you’re an awesome teacher, Nicole!

  • ememby
    May 18, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I was just thinking this was the next step for me… #byw2

  • Lizzie
    May 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

    How exciting! I took BYW and it was wonderful! I’m sure 2.0 will be fabulous. #byw2

  • Rachel B
    May 18, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Very exciting! I took BYW and found it so helpful! #byw2 sounds great, too.

  • Kelsey
    May 18, 2012 at 11:14 am

    That sounds amazing! I’d love to go #byw2

  • Becca
    May 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    Wow! Thank you! #byw2

  • Erika
    May 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    sounds like an amazing opportunity! #byw2

  • Stefi
    May 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    *crosses fingers* #byw2.

  • laurie
    May 18, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Hooray + thank you + oh-how-I need-this! #byw2

  • Donaville
    May 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Sweet giveaway! #byw2

  • Kate
    May 18, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I can’t wait for this course the first one was so inspiring! #byw2

  • Nichole C.
    May 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    The classes you taught with Alt Summit were fantastic – but it left me wanting to know more about your process and thoughts on the blogging world. This would be a great opportunity! #byw2

  • anna
    May 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    #byw2 i just started blogging recently, inspired by my desire to keep in touch with friends back on the east coast (i live in hawaii) and share my 1st home purchase & subsequent renovation. i’d love to take my blog to the next level, make it more professional & earn some passive income.

  • Catherine
    May 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I only found your site recently, and I still can’t stop thinking about your Mathematical Mind piece. Your willingness to share something so personal really says so much about you, and I’d love to be able to blog that way. I feel kind of stuck right now, and this class might help me find a new direction. Even if I don’t win, I think I’m going to sign up for it. Thank you for inspiring me and for the offer! #byw2

  • Katie
    May 18, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Oh gosh, I would so love to win! #byw2

  • Taylor
    May 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I could really use this o: #byw2

  • Laura @ Lolalina
    May 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Ooh! I took the very first byw class, and then took it a second time because I loved it sooo much, so yes, I would L O V E to take byw 2.0…and with you and Jeanette Lunde joining Holly as teachers? So dreamy. You guys are going to rock it. #byw2

  • Jessie Engelhardt
    May 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Im a nube and know nothin’! Would love some wisdom and insight….#byw2

  • sara dee
    May 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    i love all of you. the end.



  • kay*
    May 19, 2012 at 12:20 am

    this comes at the perfect time as i’ve just recently been thinking about how to approach the whole advertising/monetizing aspect on my own blog.


  • Puk
    May 19, 2012 at 12:52 am

    This course sounds like it’s exactly what I need! #byw2

  • brieanne
    May 19, 2012 at 1:14 am

    it would be fantastic to win! #byw2

  • Nadia
    May 19, 2012 at 5:30 am

    As a mother of 2 (one of which has autism)it is almost impossible to leave the house to sell my wares/creative ideas. This course would open up the door for me, literally! #byw2.

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