A chance to meet the bloggers, whom I adore and those whom I stalk online- that is one event I would never want to miss. The Indiblogger meet at ITC Gardenia was hence a much-awaited event for me. Ever since I registered for the event, I was counting the hours, nay seconds to meet my fellow bloggers. That it was happening at a very luxurious restaurant added a certain charm to it and made it a magical experience.
When I entered the ITC Royal Gardenia- a 5 star hotel in Bengaluru, along with my family, the following sign in the lobby welcomed me.
I was happy I had finally reached the place, at the scheduled time. When I saw Sid Balachandran (www.iwrotethose.com), otherwise known as Mr. Fiction among us, I told my husband “Yes…now I am among friends, you can leave.”
That was the beginning. I met bloggers that I follow through their blogs and Facebook one by one. Indrani Ghose (ishare), Rachna Sreevastav Parmar, Shylaja- we all were eager to know each other. Sreesha Divakaran (Petrichor and clouds) who is another good friend soon joined me and we were inseparable until the end of the meet, exchanging news and getting to know each other.
The receiving line or the registration line was long and when we entered the hall, the beautiful arrangements made me want to click whatever caught my eye. At the table I met Shreya (shreyathinks.wordpress.com) Sharabjeet Singh (www.musedcynosure.com) and Farooq (www.reveringthoughts.com). They were such a charming gang.
The program began with song ‘Sweet Dreams’ sung by the home band of Indiblogger. It was followed by an ice-breaking session of fifteen minutes where we were asked to move around meeting other bloggers and trade personal belongings as mementos. The person who collected the maximum number of items were given a chance to speak and won gift vouchers from ASUS.
|Mr. Chu giving the presentation of the products|
After that, the product Manager of ASUS India, Mr. Chu introduced the products ASUS Eeebook and ASUS All in One PC and answered the queries from the tech bloggers who had many doubts regarding the products. I have written a post about these products HERE.
|Team leaders being briefed about the game plan|
A game followed next-About Blogging. The whole audience was divided into four teams.We had to create an Ad to promote blogging and present a skit. The blogger who was able to guess the theme of the team through a tweet was assured of a gift voucher from ASUS. Our theme was-Pirates of the Caribbean, we presented a skit showing online piracy of posts. It was huge fun planning and presenting the skit.
Then it was dinnertime- time for some yummy food. We had already tasted some starters while the function was going on and the dinner was a really sumptuous one. After dinner, we said our good-byes, promising to keep in touch via social media and blogs.
I am already looking forward to another one such meet. Thank you Indiblogger and ASUS for arranging such a memorable meet.