Alright, I’m just back home from the indiblogger meet in Bangalore. And this is the first time I’m posting a blog post, about an event that I attended , so it automatically makes this post special . I had a fantabulous time at the indiblr meetup!!
If you guys are wondering what I’m referring to, what is indiblogger? then here is a quick recap. Indiblogger focuses on Indian bloggers and it’s a community for all the Indian bloggers.
The venue was Fortune Park JP Celestia near race course road, bangalore. It’s a huge place, all thanks to the Fortune guys for sponsoring the place. After parking my vehicle, I moved to the registration desk to find this super geeky registration desk. I thought that the registration would take a while but it hardly took less than 20 seconds.
They had 4 laptops at the desk and to register all I had to do was just punch in my Indi-registered email address and I’m registered for the event (no boring forms and it was a pretty nice plan to stay green & save paper) +1 for the registration desk i’d say . Not to forget the beautiful ladies at the registration desk .
Once the registration was done, I looked around and met some amazing bloggers and took a seat in the front part of the hall. The event roughly started around 2.15 with an awesome intro video of the indimumbai meet and then it was time for individual introduction. The best part about individual introduction was the prizes the person who gets the most applause wins a cool Printer from HP.
And the intro started; there were so many types of introductions. There was blog marketing:People giving their blog URL’s, “funny”: People said they wrote
crappy stuff, “that’s about me”: I’m a blogger and that’s it and finally the “i’m not a blogger yet”: But i’d like to be one, type of introductions, truly it was an introduction that no one could forget. Some girls even tried to butter the indiblogger meet up organizer team as the most handsome people in the meet all for the awesome HP printers. I have to confess, if I were a girl, I would have done the same . These printers were not any ordinary printers; they were E-One HP Photosmart Wireless e-All-in-One Printer, pretty smart and can print from the cloud.
Next it was time for the event sponsor – HP to give us a presentation about their all new HP Wireless All-In-One Printer. It was a futuristic product from HP. During the presentation, the person from HP said we could just email whatever needs to be printed and it would automatically get printed (in a wireless way without connecting the printer 2 a laptop or any PC).Then, we were all given Comment sheets & a sketch pen for getting comments on it. We hung the Comment sheets on our back then went roaming around – meeting new bloggers\social media folks and getting comments written on the cardboard sheets (the person who gets the most number of comments would win a gift hamper from HP). It was already time for light tea accompanied with some yummy sandwiches & samosas. We even wrote on the indiblogger organizers’ t-shirts since they weren’t carrying any comment sheet . Here’s something we drew on anoop’s shirt.. lol
After we were all done with the tea & comments on our sheets, the people who had the most comments on the sheets got gifts from HP. I have to say it was raining HP printers at the indibloggerblr meet!
After all the HP printers\gift hampers were given away it was time for some serious talks about the Forum – do we of do we not need posts like see my blog or see this blog posts in the indiblogger forum. The forum discussion concluded with a “we will have our developer develop something” and I have no clue what they decided on. Then we got to listen to this amaizing person called Raghavendra Satish. This person is physically challenged and is blind. But you should all listen to him talking, you will never call him as a physically challenged person rather you would call him as a digital challenger. Raghava spoke about digital marketing, the things that he had to face as a challenged person. His words reached each and every person’s heart and raghava’s speech ended with a good quote – love what god has given you and praise.
And then there were people who spoke about Social causes\Civil defence. Its more like a defensive strategy to protect ourselves… Simple things like “knowing your neighbour, how to save a person who’s having a heart attack. Read more on their own website http://dgcd.nic.in/training1.htm.
Finally it was already time for vote of thanks (yeah there was none) and more gifts. The criteria for the gifts were:
- A girl who’s wearing a pink dress
- Eldest blogger attending the meet – @62yrs
- Youngest blogger attending the meet – @14yrs
I have to say the criteria was a bit funny but I met a person age 14 who runs dumblittleblogger.com which is awesome!
It was already time to leave- while leaving we got our indiblogger T-shirts and people who wanted 2 stay for some drinks could stay and enjoy the after party (unlimited beer for 550rs )!!!
Since the rain had stopped giving us a breaktime to travel back home, I decided on leaving from the indiblogger meet and reaching home without getting wet like a dog . I was expecting a celebrity guest to accompany us in the indiblogger meet, oh well – maybe next time
Here are some photos for your #indiMemoriesBlr album
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And here I am, composing this blog post for all the people who missed the indiblogger bangalore meet! Hope you’d attend it next time
p.s. If you think I’ve missed out on commenting about some of the beautiful ladies, its mostly because this is a techblog
Cheers and have fun!! If you ♥ this post, pls do vote for me on Indivine