Welcome one and all as we take you through the happenings on IndiBlogger for yet another week! A lot of things have happened this week including some development on the IndiBlogger website, the first IndiBlogger event of the year and the introduction of a new team member!
Will the real IndiName please stand up?
Ok, first thing’s first, how many of you tried to take “Batman” as your IndiName? :-D.
We decided to get out of “numbering” people and let people choose how they wanted their URL to be. We feel that this will help us drive more readers to your blog! It makes promoting and referencing of your blog easier too! However, I have always enjoyed anonymity of a number more than a name. Having said that, the new URLs do give our profiles on IndiBlogger a more polished look and better branding to individual bloggers. We would love to hear your theory behind choosing your IndiName; so comment away!
Another new feature is on the IndiBlogger home page where we can now see top posts from different categories. An update : I had previously mentioned top posts badges would be given to all categories but NO, the top posts will be given only for the popular blog posts of the day.
We received a very interesting tweet from Oreejit where he gave the suggestion that IndiSpire should cater to all categories. I think that is a wonderful idea. I realize that blogging isn’t really about the number of visitors who flock to your site. It’s more about the varied content and topics that affect people’s life every day in every way. I also agree with Oreejit about most of the topics on IndiSpire being about love and such. These topics definitely have a large audience but do not interest all the audience. I find this feedback really important. Agree or disagree? We will know by the upcoming IndiSpire topics soon Or you could just share your opinion here.
Why does the #Indispire on @indiblogger mostly discuss mushy topics in the garb of intellectual discussion? #Solitude #soulmates #love #cry
— Oreejit (@Oreejit_G) February 3, 2015
The Garnier campaign closed this week with 435 entries. (God bless those who will be judging these posts!) Not long ago, a Garnier campaign on IndiBlogger was won by Pallavi; who got the chance to meet Deepika Padukone as the prize! Here’s a pic of her with the actor:
Here’s what Karthik imagined happened:
The New Guy in the IndiTeam
A drum roll of a welcome for our new talented recruit, Jesuwin! He has spent most of his years in Dubai and a few in India when he was pursuing his Masters in Strategic Marketing; making him a great asset for IndiBlogger. His creative ideas and analytical skills are sure to contribute to our success in the years to come. He can sing, play guitar, smash the bloody drums, paint and doodle! And NO, we don’t go out there looking for these types but hey, they seem to find us
You can check out one of his tracks on sound cloud and you can even show him some love in the comments below..
And this is Vineet Rajan grooving to the song and Renie giving him a stink eye look that says, WTF??.
Welcome to IndiBlogger!
With “being new” the theme for this week, we decided to list some of the interesting new bloggers to sign up this week!
http://www.lifetippr.com/ – A lifestyle blog with a collection of posts that have reasons to do something or the other.
https://itis420somewhere.wordpress.com/ – An interesting blog with a lot of unique photographs and radical beliefs.
https://muffinsonstyle.wordpress.com/page/2/ – A blog on men’s fashion. Comparatively fewer of this breed around.
http://blog.whatsupnewdelhi.com/ – A blog that talks about everything Delhi!
http://www.minalspiceworld.com/ – A blogger with a lot of posts on food!
http://www.childrights.in/ – A blogger who has dedicated his life towards fighting for the rights of children ** Respect**
https://tokillamimingbird.wordpress.com/ – a nice, personal blog with a tag line that I envy, “I speak to be free and I speak freely”.. Nice!
http://www.indiancurvychic.blogspot.in/ – An adorable blog from a curvy gal.
http://themaraudingmaverick.com/ – A lifestyle blog with the name “Dire Straits”! I mean who doesn’t like Dire Straits, right?
http://gioadventures.blogspot.in/ – An adventure blog with a lot of experiences. When I saw the cover photo, I was taken back to the year 2000 when I trekked through the Himalayas. A life altering experience.
http://indianbirds.thedynamicnature.com/ – This one is for the birds!
https://thestardustelephant.wordpress.com/ – A personal blog with poems and short stories. I love the tagline “The unknown lasts longer than we believe” .. Hmm .. Profound!
http://arowanaconsulting-group.blogspot.in/ – A consulting company that blogs .. hmm .. not the best content but I guess it’s a start.
www.mydailylifetips.com – A blog with some experience on finance among other things.
http://www.security.securethelock.com/ – A blog that talks about online security. I used to be in this field in my past life doing the pre sales for such solutions. Some good info on it in here.
https://meghanarawat.wordpress.com/ – I had to put this one up. The latest post was on Bob Marley
After going through a lot of the new IndiBloggers, I realized that there is a LOT more talent out there and they are not on IndiBlogger. Not yet anyway
So there you go, a list of some of the new IndiBloggers. It is an honor that you guys joined us! For a complete list of new sign ups every week, you can look here https://www.indiblogger.in/directory.php
An unforgettable event:
The first event of the IndiBlogger year happened this weekend. It was like the old days. A full house with a relaxed bunch of bloggers! Some from the days of yore and many were new to IndiBlogger events. A great mix of people, lots of laughs and I don’t think anyone wanted to leave.
Jesuwin had a “Light Bulb” moment at the event. Here is what transpired when David Chu the product manager for Asus was addressing the crowd:
David Chu – Here is the new Asus phone (Shows a phone to the audience)
Jesuwin – Hey! That looks like my phone!
David Chu – This is the Zenfone
Jesuwin – Really? My phone is called the Zenfone? (Looks at the back of his phone)
David Chu – It runs on Android
Jesuwin – Really?? Android?? I thought my phone ran on WhatsApp!
After everyone rolled on the floor laughing, we decided to add a couple more items to his training agenda
The bloggers also did skits promoting blogging. Some really great moments there. It’s amazing to see how people who don’t know anything about each other get together and really work their heart out. Their only common denominator is blogging. Heart warming stuff! You can see all of the photos here!
Here are the winners to last weeks question of the week!
Note:- We have shipped the pending prizes for last three weeks so keep a look out for them in your mail box
This weeks question:
Tell us about your experience of meeting a blogger or bloggers. With an example or two, tell us specific instances of what made meeting a blogger so special and you can win exclusive Blog Now Live Forever magnets!
Until next time, keep blogging!