What could this class possibly add that I’ve not heard already? Being a follower of Kim Klassen and admirer of Xanthe Berkeley, I decided to go for it.
What a surprise I was in for!
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause and there is so much more to blogging. What stood out to me the most is this: how personal this class has turned out to be. Seeing Kim and Xanthe on video as they talked about their experiences and thoughts added a whole new perspective.
I enjoyed seeing them as they really are: genuine, teaching from the heart and even a bit goofy at times. In some ways it may have been a risk for them to leave in some of their personal interactions. But no, that’s who they really are and they wanted us to see that too. How much they enjoy each other and how much it means for them to teach this class and encourage others to find the connections and joys that they have experienced through blogging. I’ve felt as if they were speaking just to me, sitting near me in my room.
Best of all, I learned many new techniques and met fellow creatives. The video instruction (lots of it - covering many different facets of photography and blogging) made it more real and easy to understand. Behind the Scenes has left me inspired and excited with new possibilities – thanks to the personal and unique perspectives of Kim and Xanthe.
Sharon Giordano is a marketing professional who blogs about her creative endeavors in her spare time. She is passionate about living a creative life, sharing the beauty she sees, and most of all, her cat Gracie.