Im new to Hyderabad so I had gone to this Indiblogger meeting the last Saturday, in my efforts to adjust to this city.The half a kilometre walk in the afternoon sun with dust from the nearby construction area hanging like fog and heavy trucks added to the misery.
Soon, im sitting in a room with people (around hundred,maybe) in a conference room in the Microsoft campus.After a short intro, we have an ice-breaker session called the “1minute to fame”.I was hoping that it had nothing to with AXN! cause i was not prepared with it.Everyone present was given a chance to introduce themselves and what they blog about.Hunger hadnt actually set in but who would like to say no to free-pizzas.So after some snacks,we are back in the conference room for a Microsoft LiveWrite Presentation. This was the lousiest part of the whole meet.This made me feel we should have been meeting up in a bar or a dhaaba.Close to an hour is spent in explaining an easy to use blogging software.Guys, if its so ease to use why do u have to spent time explaining the menubar? Perhaps they would have just expanded on its features,and let us go off the hook instead of teaching us how to use it.It would have ended up as a technical debate if Renie hadn’t intervened.
It felt good to be there and shake hands with entrepreneurs,students,professionals,recruiting managers,alike.Its a great initiative and some collaborative effort from such meetings could come a long way in changing things around us.Thanks Indiblogger!!