Sunday, the 26th of April, the indiblogger team was in Mumbai for their fourth indiblogger meeting. It is really exciting to note that this was the fourth blogger meet in three months, just three months. It is quite a feat I believe. I mean, this is totally unprecedented and we never even thought we will be doing so many things in so short a time. Hmmm…
Anyways, coming back to Mumbai blogger meet – it was different. For want of a better word, I will say, it was different. The Mumbai blogger crowd was totally different and the indiblogger team was quite impressed, I must say.
We met some quite interesting bloggers and blogs at the meet thanks to the “one minute to fame” feature at all indiblogger meetings. There was Clement who blogs about Bandra Buggers who was thinking if he should start a sex blog for more traffic. Then there was Anjuli who said she is probably addicted to love. Then there was Kaushal, a cool “design” guy, who gave out awesome business cards. And of course, as is usual these days in every blogger meet, there was this one guy who was a “professional blogger” and who happens to write “professionally” on good parenting but not even married. And then there was this guy who wanted to write about spitting (sorry dude, can’t find your blog). Then there were these two guys who wanted to blog about anything and everything and take them apart, sadistically obviously. Their blog is not yet “up”, I believe. The photography guy (Nimish) got some oohs and aahs for his posts and pictures from the blogger crowd.
The above is a picture of the blogger meet initiator (Preetam) and a couple of indiblogger volunteers (poor folks who for some reason or the other come early to an indiblogger meeting and get caught to act in the indiblogger skit.)
The livewriter presentation by Sandhya went on very well. But I have a bone to pick with Microsoft regarding LiveWriter. I got slightly miffed about LiveWriter asking me to do some “critical updates” to my Windows XP installation without which LiveWriter cannot continue installation. Seriously man, that was a piss off. (Please note that this is a very personal view and the indiblogger team stays neutral to Microsoft and LiveWriter.)
The tea break with snacks was a good ice breaker where everyone mingled and got to know the blog neighbours. There were a couple of women in the crowd who were eyeing the ice cream and thinking if they should indulge or not. Please note, I did not incite them into thinking that the ice cream was really awesome.
We all wanted to have a drink with some of the bloggers after the meet. But then, we got involved with settling the hall bills and everything. So, sorry folks, next time we will definitely have that “indiblogger drink”. Oh, by the way, the “indiblogger jig” was also well received with the Mumbai bloggers. Ha! The joys making a fun of ourselves while enjoying too.
Find more reviews at the indiblogger mumbai meeting page.