Alessandra Cave Photography

June 11, 2010

It was so nice to hear from a former Blogging Your Way student, Alessandra Cave, just the other day to hear about a milestone she has reached — she launched a new website to feature her portrait/fashion photography! I always love to hear from students of mine because it helps me to press forward and to continue to stay on my path because we all have those days were little voices try to throw us off course, don’t we? Friends like Alessandra really help me personally and professionally to stay on the road and to remain steadfast and confident.

Alessandra Cave Photography

It’s often tricky when you are a small business owner trying to make your way in the world! Alessandra told me, “As usual, I like to celebrate my little milestones with you because you inspire me so much… I always have your ‘voice’ and style sensibility in my head. So you play a major role here. Your blogging course really helped me frame things in a new way.”

Her words encourage me to continue forward with Blogging Your Way too – despite all of the other blogging e-courses popping up which can be discouraging when you are the one who launched the first blogging courses online and then many others take your content, spin it their own way, and then sell it as their own. One lady took my content and used it as her own which really frustrated me (she has taken it down thankfully and never launched her course) which was quite a shock to see. I guess online these are just things a business owner has to deal with — copycats! But then again the best form of flattery is when someone tries to imitate you and I keep telling myself that to stay above the water and to be positive. But when challenged I usually work harder than ever to prove my value and so I have used these experiences to develop Blogging Your Way further to keep it fresh and interesting because I love working with students online and so soon again I will be teaching it for 5 weeks beginning in September alongside the lovely and talented Leslie Shewring from A Creative Mint who styles and takes all of the wonderful photos on her blog. We want to make it more inspiring than ever!

If you’d like to be the first to enroll when we open up registration, please click here and join the mailing list. We’d love to have you and since it will be the final Blogging Your Way course for this year I encourage you to participate so you can enjoy the tips and inspiration that Leslie and I will be sharing with you during those very special weeks together.

Alessandra thank you for the encouraging words and for sharing your new website with us!

(images: alessandra cave)


  • Reply Susana June 11, 2010 at 4:38 am

    I have already joined the mailing list… guess I did all the procedures right – I still haven´t received any more news about the course, but I’m really looking forward to starting it!!

  • Reply Brigitte June 11, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Having taken your most recent class, I can’t imagine a copycat being able to deliver such an engaging, useful experience. Your long history with blogging, your openness, your personal style of blogging — these things can’t be duplicated. I feel badly for any student who is duped into taking a copycat course, because they’re missing out on the Holly experience!

  • Reply Arlene Grasman June 11, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Wow, I keep hearing success stories…I am joining now. So excited to see what hard work can do.

    My latest post! Friday’s Fabulous Finds.

  • Reply Alessandra Cave June 11, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Thank you for featuring me at Decor8, Holly! I agree with Brigitte and I just want to reiterate that your personality is what makes your course unique. You share not only great content, but also so much of yourself and your own experience! xooxx

  • Reply Piper June 11, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Having taken your course – I just don’t think copycats can be able to provide the AMAZING experience you did. I felt like I was sitting down to coffee with you and everyday of class I left feeling energized. That’s an amazing talent to be able to do that. Only YOU can provide that wonderful experience – it’s what makes you wonderful and unique :)

  • Reply Ana June 11, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Come on! Your work is inimmitable! Even if there are copycats aroind, nobody can manage to get the experience you have! I’ve enjoyed so much your last course (though I couldn’t manage to “attend” as much as planned). Sorry for the silly question, but will it have some fresh things in it? Like, yes I’m really thinking about taking it again – do you think is a waste of time? :D

  • Reply Heather June 11, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I am really excited about this class, I am hoping I can join in! Love the images! I have to say that I am constantly inspired by other people and the www/blogland and while I may be inspired by what someone else has done or info I learned from a course, I would never take it as my own, I would never want anyone to do that to me.. I am launching my first online workshop in the next few weeks.. So I feel even stronger about that then I did before.

  • Reply Penny Patten June 12, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Alessandra’s photo’s are lovely. Holly anyone can see your expertise and your following speaks for it self. Don’t worry about those copy cats, we love you and will continue a long the road with you!

  • Reply Thea June 12, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Alessandra’s work is stunning.

    I took the blogging your way course and agree with Alessandra, that it is your personality, unique vision and dedication and hard work, that makes your course unique and something no one could carry off like you. I can’t imagine how frustrating it is though, to put so much of yourself into something, and then to have others copy and try to pass it off as their own.

    I LOVED blogging your way and all the lessons you shared were invaluable. I can’t believe how much you covered, how thorough the topics were, and how many resources you freely shared. Thank you so much Holly for all your hard work, and for not letting the copiers discourage you away from teaching.

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