April 29, 2008

IndiBlogger Meet Mumbai Q2-08

This Sunday I went for my first IndiBlogger meet. IndiBlogger is an Indian blog directory and I had never registered on it, so it was a good excuse to do so, too!

The planning and agenda seemed very professional, and the venue was the Kohinoor Hall opposite Siddhivinayak temple - also a good thing, so the line-up looked very impressive. I didn't know what to expect, but was looking forward to some fun, meeting interesting new people, pimping my blog and not sleeping through my Sunday :)

After the formalities and intros, it got more participative. I like meets to be participative - its boring to listen to one person all the time, even if that person is me (hell I'm a Leo, I'm supposed to love the limelight!). Everyone had a one minute of fame and folks were out-funning and out-performing each other with their stories. Noteworthy mentions:

"I write about good parenting.... no I'm not a parent" - 24 yr old Ronak, who looked younger than 20.
"I started blogging when I was feeling lonely. It's helped a lot. Blogging is a very emotional thing for me!" - Anjuli
"Hurr hurr!" - Abhishek
"I think I should start a sex blog" - Clement

Then came the skit. I found this a nice little addition - the story was simple, but the team did a great job putting it together and playing it out to us. Kudos, team IndiBlogger!

After a pav bhaji and ice-cream break, there was a talk by Microsoft on Windows Live Writer for bloggers, SMSGupshup.com and Ronak on professional blogging.

All in all, it was a good mix of planned stuff, impromptu stuff and fun stuff - while getting to meet a bunch of interesting peeps. What else do you expect from a blogger meet?! See you guys next time!


Anjuli said...

great, you put up a post, I just mentioned a lil about the meet in my blog and now am getting pressures to write a post, will be writing it tonight!

nice one!

by the way, u were clicking loads of pictures? can u send me some? (especially my pics if u clicked any :-P) my blogger friends might be interested in having a look at them...

my email id is desdemona.d@gmail.com



Renie said...

Dude, thanks for the great post! And the video! :) Permission to put up the video on the IndiBlogger blog? :)

Anonymous said...

Great post kaushal.. and thanks for the pics.. :-).. I ve put them up in orkut ;-)

Kaushal said...

@Anjuli - Hey thanks! Wow, I dropped by ur blog and read ur entry.. you are popular, lady!

I actually didnt click too many pics - it was mostly videos, and I put up the best one. will still send u the pics i took.

Still, for your readers' sake we could do your photosession sometime over coffee or wine ;)

@Renie - You're more than welcome sir! Neki aur pooch pooch? Please use the video any way u want!

@Abirami - Thank you, and you're welcome m'am! :)

Anwin said...

Nice one man...liked the post and review...and of course the video...nice touch with the video :)

taureandude_23 said...

hey Kaushal
good to relive the meet thru the posts of various bloggers who attended the meet. it was wonderful interacting with all u ppl. i really liked your idea of the visiting cards, was quite innovative.
i like your blog template. simple yet kickass:D did u do the code urself or was it a ctrl c + ctrl v from some site.
anyways have added u to my list.
hope to have more discussions on this blog.
take care

Shruti said...

oops.. I'm late here! blame it on my slow net.. I just lose patience when half the page is loaded. umm... this is one short and sweet review u've given :)
so.. YOU are the one who took the video!! aah..

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