Attending Bloggers Meets
Wonder if any of you have been to bloggers meets? Haven’t been to any myself but keep hearing of them. The most recent one was the one held on 15th February in Mumbai. Another Mumbai meet was organised by Sakshi Juneja and was held on January 31st.
A meet was held last month in Bangalore, this time organised by indiblogger. There’s even a Googlegroup of the Bangalore Bloggers. And the Bangalore bloggers are organising some sort of Blogathon in April. It says:
This April, bloggers in the nation will unite for a seven-day blogging epic to get together and voice our concern, opinion and solutions to matters of social importance that India faces every day.
There’s a Blogathon India group as well and they are also on Twitter.
There’s a Bloggers meet in Pune on the 15th of this month, organised by indiblogger.
Delhi bloggers seem to be really well organised if this write-up is anything to go by! A meet was held in January this year. An agenda which reads more like an agenda of a formal seminar.
Mumbai and Delhi and Bangalore seem to have had these bloggers meets going for quite a few years now and they seem to be having fun! Here’s a write-up on the Bangalore meet held on Microsoft premises.
The reason I have never been to one is that from I read, most people seem to go with someone, or in a group. I really do not know any bloggers personally. In fact I have never taken on online friendship into real life. So far I have met just one regular reader of my blog, but it was very briefly. And I will be meeting a blogger friend at the end of the week, in fact will be spending a whole day with her! Am looking forward to that. That is what got me thinking in fact….wondering why I have never attended a bloggers meet. I am a social person and love people but I guess have always viewed online friendships quizzically. Also I admit, I feel I will probably be a fish out of water at these meets! I am neither a college student nor a young working professional…and these are the people who seem to frequent the meets.
I have even thought of organising a bloggers meet in Mumbai myself and trying to get people of all ages to attend…
Well, I will probably attend a meet one of these days, but maybe I won’t. I really don’t know!
(Note 1: The list of some bloggers meets given above is not a comprehensive list by any means. I find it necessary to add this note in case anyone feels hurt that I have left their city out or because they feel I have not made a professional list. You are welcome to add any other details in the comment form if you wish to.
Note 2: This is a photo of mine taken exactly a year ago by my dad)