Finally!! The Chennai Blogger’s meet!!!

And finally, it was the blogger’s meet at my own hometown! Yup! Chennai! It was yet again a joint venture by Indiblogger and Microsoft. I had been to the previous meets organized by the Indiblogger as the representative of MS, but I have never seen a huge crowd as this at any other city.. The event was held at Hotel Dee Cee Manor at GN Chetty Road.. I wondered if the hall would be enough for 116 (and still counting) registered people.. But it seemed small and people were actually standing to see he proceedings.. I went to the venue around 3:45 PM, where the event was scheduled to start at 4! As I had been to other blogger meetings, I presumed that the event would no longer start by 5! But I was totally surprised to see the hall already half full with people talkin animatedly with the fellow bloggers..

The event, much to my surprise, started only 15-20 mins late!! The hall was totally overflowing! Man.. So, it all started by Indiblogger and Lemonade, the blogger who initiated the meet,Β giving their welcome and how they were too drunk to remember that who actually set up Indiblogger site amongst them ;-).. he he he.. Then came the 1 Min to fame!! Man.. It was the lengthiest part in any bloggers meet I ve seen..Β There were few people who really were audible enough to stay in my heart like

  • The PseudonymΒ ( The guy I loved cos of his intro and then he covered my session with his handy cam!! πŸ™‚ )
  • Puyal GaneshΒ (My dads colleague and only person to blog abt chennais traffic exclusively)
  • Rohit ChannazhiΒ (Was kind enough to give me a lift till Nungambakkam)
  • Kiruba ShankarΒ (who doesnt know him!!!)
  • Dhruva (person who left last along with me πŸ™‚ )
  • There was this guy whos link and name I forgot, and who gafve marriage and dating tips and apparently he is unmarried and not seeing someone!!! Geez!! How can I forget his link… SOmebody help me here!!!
  • And this Great Lakes Guy!! Wats his URL?????

The Intro part took too long that few people sitting behind me got uncomfortable and were constantly talking about leaving the meet and asking if they could go and have food!! ANyways, the Intro part ended and people scattered for the snacks.. I get up and go to have hot Bhajjis and stuff.. MAn!! But one guyΒ  comes to me and asks.. “Are you from Microsoft? We are from NDTV.. We want you to come over there for a small talk”.. I was like “Wow!!”

And the NDTV crew was questioning the Indiblogger team and then that reporter indeed looked damn sweet and the female was also cute.. Infact the reporter reminded me of Parthiv Patel :-).. Shit!! I should have got his card or something.. But anyways, I was representin MS.. I should not behave like a “Pakki”.. (Chennai bloggers would know what a Pakki is πŸ˜› ).. So, the guys from NDTV bring camera and stuff and totally freak me out.. But I felt like a star.. At this juncture, I thank Microsoft for letting me influence the blogging community πŸ™‚ ..


SO, after the break we have this “How well do u know your readers” game.. Its fun.. But not many remembered their comments on pretext that “we have so many comments on our blogs.. We cant remember everything”.. Man.. thats a modest answer πŸ˜›

So, then we have our Pesudonym doing a talk on Mobile Blogging (hmm.. Thats intersting man!! ).. Then the main attraction of the event.. The play by the theaterical group THE REBELZ.. AwesomE! One word is not enough to describe it.. I was totally ROFL..

Then, the regular small skit by Indiblogger on spamming followed by my sesison of Live Writer.. But overall the meet was good.. and I loved it..

Nice meeting you all you guys!!! :-).. Looking forward to the Delhi and Kolkata meets πŸ™‚

30 thoughts on “Finally!! The Chennai Blogger’s meet!!!

  1. wow… 116 ppl.. tahzt a huge crowd… and NDTV… man, we r getting good milage… πŸ™‚
    Lemonade – i hv come across her blogs earlier…
    seems like some of my friends attened.. will update u aft checking with them… πŸ™‚

  2. hey Sandhya those were kind words. Blog Meet was fun. I have transfered part of the videos and then I ran out of patience. So hopefully I am going to get it done over this week. Glad Rohit’s car could make it out of the ditch.

  3. hey the session on livewriter was very informative and we @ rebelz just experienced one of the best and receptive audiences πŸ™‚ at the bloggers meet
    prad – rebelz

  4. That was a cool write up Ms.Live writer :). Sadly missed the initial parts of the show [including the food]. Thanks a ton for the kind words about our performance.

    And yeah representing someone in a blog meet is a big time hurdle.Guess its the fear of ‘pakki’ tag which would have stopped many from getting your card too πŸ™‚

  5. @Peudonym: Yup!! Rohits car saved my day :-).. ha ha ha.. And ping me once u have uploaded the videos and the photos πŸ™‚

  6. Hey first of all… Good job with the presentation. I heard things went on very well there 8-). Im not sure about the great lakes guy but the dating advice giver guy… I dont think he even exists. I’ve heard he is single and probably is thataway coz he’s just not found the right one yet. He has chosen not to walk the path to the ‘altar’.. YET.

  7. Wanted to drop in and say “Hi”.

    Basically, I was “scared” of you. Really! You came across as someone who would kick your ass if you looked at her the wrong way, so basically I kept out of your way πŸ˜‰ What else would have made me not speak to the girl who now has the job that I wish to have in the future?

    Now I know that I was wrong (atleast I hope so! This blog kinda tells me I’m wrong). Maybe you could make it to the Photowalk where I can ask something other than “Language?”

  8. Mannnnnnnnnnnn! your name in yesterdays Hindu paper.Kewl Buddy.

    Now you are more or less Big Personality ……:-)

  9. Hey… Nice post and u have whopping 22 comments… seems u r too popular. Kewl and Keep it up.
    I was searching for u at BarCamp @ Wipro…

    As we discussed we are starting the new RIA society.
    Send ur mail id at murli.naidu @ so that i can send u the RIA society invite.

  10. @arvind and Planemad: Yup!! You missed it.. Nxt bloggers meet is in Delhi i guess.. U can make it there πŸ˜›

  11. Nice account of the event. And thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring such an event.

    It was my first meet and I enjoyed it a lot. The session on Live Writer could have been queued up earlier though. It was towards the fade end some had left while some where more keen on starting and hence there was a lot of chit chat.

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