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IndiBlogger Meet at Bangalore

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A fine Saturday evening sometime back found me at the Indiblogger Bangalore Meet at the Microsoft office at Golf Link Embassy. Two quick conclusions –

#1 The meet turned out to be multitudes better than I had expected

#2 Embassy Golf Link is bigger than I had first thought 😛

Sandy and Mrinal have already done a round-up of the event. Here is my take on it.

To begin with, I was at the venue a cool one and a half hours late. I had never expected it to start on time. When I entered, this gentleman (sorry I forgot his name) was at the podium and the audience were in splits. This was the session where folks were introducing their blogs in their own unique way

The skit by the Indiblogger team was executed well and akismet came out to be the hero in the end!

The ‘identify your blog’ session was amusing too. A random comment was being read out and the blogger had to identify if it was from his/her blog. Perchance, my blog featured too though with a little goof-up. Instead of reading the comment, an excerpt from my post was read. I saved the jig 😛 Yeah, upon identification the blogger had to do a little jig!

There were pizzas courtesy M$ and I was wondering all the time what made M$ sponsor the event. Curiosity was laid to rest when a session on Live Writer started 🙂

This was followed by a session from LeadCap where I could (with all due respect to the idea and the noble thought) not go beyond appreciating the oratory skills of the person in charge. Nonetheless, it triggered a fruitful discussion where blogging ethics (content copy, credit to author etc) and role of blogs in shaping the society were highlighted. Some really amazing ideas were thrown in.

To add to the jolly good mood, a black tee with the slogan “We blog therefore we are” was handed out. Good-byes were exchanged with an intention to visit the blogs mentioned during the evening soon. I have not done that yet reason-being I do not remember many 😐
[ Anyways, when my post (mistaken as a comment) was being read, it was said – “We have a biker amongst ourselves”. Instead of beaming with pride, I went into a contemplative mode as to where/when was my last ride 😐 Well, that is exaggeration to some extent but I am dying to hit the road!

Therefore in spite of loads of work piled up and a deadline on Monday, I am riding to Bandipur and its vicinity during the weekend … err actually in 5 hours from now 🙂 Need to catch some sleep! ]

Written by Sangfroid

February 22, 2008 at 11:55 pm

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  1. shit missed it! i have started to hate work now… i was in EGL while all of this was happening…. but in office!!!!! 😦

    Ani

    February 24, 2008 at 10:26 am

  2. Ani, look at the brighter side! bcoz of dedicated employees(like you) not everyone needs to work all that hard 😛
    Anyways, better luck next time!

    Sangfroid

    February 24, 2008 at 9:20 pm

  3. Ahh..lucky you!! I don’t come across any such events happening in Delhi and worse, I don’t know how to get in touch with such organisations.. 😦
    Btw, just came across a society that conducts plays here in Gurgaon so I guess things have begun to look up!! 🙂
    How’d the ride go??

    sam

    February 25, 2008 at 9:31 am

  4. Sam, they do happen in ‘the Rajdhani’ 😛 although less frequently. There was one in Jan I suppose, not sure if anything is lined up for the coming days though!

    Glad that you found that society! 🙂 btw, there is this play called Lucknow ’76 which I am hoping to catch soon.

    And the ride, well it was quite an (mis)adventure 😉 will try n post an account soon

    Sangfroid

    February 25, 2008 at 10:30 am

  5. oh u went? i wanted to but i was cut off from the blogosphere for quite sometime so i let it pass 😦

    Sreejith

    March 7, 2008 at 12:01 am

  6. Sreejith, ohh … that was no reason to let it pass. anyways, there’ll be many more. So cheer up 🙂

    Sangfroid

    March 7, 2008 at 10:22 am

  7. Hi Sangfroid, IndiBlogger.in has organized another Bangalore blogger meet http://www.indiblogger.in/bloggermeet.php?id=26 exactly a year after the last one. And this is also at the MS office in EGL.

    The IndiBlogger team would like your presence at this meet too and blog about. Please do bring as many blogger friends as you can.

    This time we are also planning for some interesting discussions like “blogger rights”, etc during the meet.

    Hope to you see you at the meet.

    Cheers,
    Anwin
    +91-9880518019
    anwin at indiblogger dot in

    Anwin

    February 23, 2009 at 12:08 pm

  8. […] Here is the first post that we have ever received for an Indiblogger event. It may not seem like much but it certainly got the word out there. […]


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