About IndiBlogger meet in Bangalore on 28 Feb
Hi All, It was great to interact with you all. this my first time to any such event. I loved it. thumbs up to all organizers for their effort.
Hard to remember name of so many people, but Finance blogger's talk was really good ,I think everyone enjoyed that. he should consider takig an our long session and teach people how to earn money ;).
Hope to catch you guys again soon.
-Arif Ali Saiyed
Yeah man it was a really cool meet. I enjoyed interacting with people at the meet and hope to make it to such meets more often.
hey all, i too think, for a virgin indiblogger like me, it was quite an enriching experience. The finance blogger's talk was one of the highlights. I look forward to more meets in the future.
Shirin was wow!!
And if people stayed long enuf to see what PMW 1.6 could do, Windows users could have gone home with a smile, a broad one at that. THnx to Arif for that!
PMW is not a simple tool. But it is the result of proper effort and intelligence of Aarif Ali Saiyed
Here is a hat off for you Arif. God bless you.
Thanks Harsha.. will meet soon again.
Very informative and fun meet.
Discussions on legal implications of controvertial content, earning money through Adsense, blog hosting, indiblogger's new exciting initiatives and microsoft's window7 cool demo were the highlights.
Pretty friendly and casual atmosphere. I guess the attendance must have been more than 50, many people dropped in for shorter intervals too.
Thanks to Indiblogger team for organizing the event; as Arif mentioned, it deserves a huge Thumbs up .
Yesterday was my first-ever Bloggers' meet - and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
- Sendil's talk about blogger's rights and responsibilities - the fine line - was extremely informative an relevant.
- Finance-guy (he should consider that as a pen-name now ;) - he was the star of the event with his excellent tips about monetizing the blog.
- Arif's little demo about PMW had me all excited - thats the kind of software every Windows user is looking for!
- Not to forget the demos of Windows 7
- And the most fun part (other than the pizzas of course :P) was the One minute of Fame.
Kudos to Indiblogger team for geting the show on the road. Looking forward to more such events in the future. Cheers!
Kiran, My name is Sherin and my blog name is The Money Maniac
IndiBlogger ki Jai Ho
It was a great meet of people with different background and interesting ideas. The Finance blogger was our hero of the day. The efforts and ideas he employed on his blog were mind blowing...to the extend he even created a creative website to attract visitors to his site.
The intro, the session on legal issues of blogging and Windows 7 was informative...
Here is his profile's Link on IndoBlogger : http://www.indiblogger.in/blogger/3198/
and here is the the link of thread he has started on Forum
That was a great meet, thanks to all of you! Please post the links to your blog posts after you blog about the meet, so we can add it to the meeting page.
Am Back online from today! A super awesome weekend my friends! Bangalore has always been an adventure .. and I will let you guys in on a little secret .. the next time we can have some casual blogger meets and there will surely be beer.. sponsored ;) . Any takers?
I am running out of alcohol..... Harsha will be my sponsor next time...
Where's the group photo? Can someone post it on Homepage of IndiBlogger...
Wish I waqs in bangalore!! waiting for the meet in Hyderabad
Though it is quite a bit late.. here is my review.. do check and comment.
And good luck with the next meet. It was fun attending the last one. Good work guys.
I got boosted a lot. It is my pleasure to share the tactics I have applied to my blog. If I get a chance next time, I will certainly have a 1 hour session to those who interested to know "required blog features, SEO technique, money making tips etc..."
My sincere thanks to IndiBlogger team and all the participants.
Thanks for the comment on my blog Sherin. As of now I aint interested in money and if in future I am, you would be the first one I would turn to for advice. :)
My point wasn't againist you personally.
I felt that comment was little hard.... please don't keep in mind dear.
I have received some very personal comments from friends who attended the meet about my views. Thank you one and all for the same.
Loved the part where the quality of my blog is discussed. I know the quality and thanks for the observation. I stated 'my perspective'. You all are free to state yours. We are living in a free country.
Yes i am not interested in making money on my blog right now. May be in future I would be and I may look at it more than a hobby. may be I will make some money too. But as of now I am not interested.
By stating that money shouldn't be the primary objective I mean that it can be the secondary one after the love of writing. I believe this is the secret of staying alive online for a long period of time and keep your creative juices flowing. Money comes second, always. The objective and the passion would reflect on one's content and writing.
The motivation of having a blog is different for many. Some of them are more oriented for money, while some are not. I belog to the latter and I know that this tribe has a smaller membership. I don't know when I will migrate to the former group. If I do that would be a real change.
Here is my question to all the bloggers out there:Do you think money is important for a blogger? Is money the sole motivation? If yes tell me why? If no tell me why too. I would like to see how long will which of them would last longer.
Thanks once again for the comments. Waiting for more. It is a pleasure.
Extreme view. Appreciated.
I would like to share my view on your question (it is totally independent);
Do you think money is important for a blogger? - Depends on how one treat his/her blogging hobby. If a person, like me, with totally focused and dedicated to blogging and would like to build a career as a blogger, money - yes, very important because of not having any other job than full time blogging.
I totally agree with the point you said about passion. Yes, passion is the utmost for success. Not only for blogging but, for any job.
If a person starts a blog without any passion to the selected subject but, with an aim of getting money, I am sure, he or she not going to get any money.
Also, if a person with enough passion to the subject and starting a blog, he or she doesn't not required to go behind money. it will come to him/her automatically. Yes passion can make a person rich. But gradually.
Congrats for this topic and this seems, going to provide enough knowledge to people. If you have a sword to cut my thought or any other view than what I mentioned, welcome and share your thoughts here right now.
I born to make spelling and gramatic mistakes - So if you consider the same in my writing, you never get a chance to do any other work.
TIP - Learn a great theory from this thread from 'Tiger'. If you visit my blog "The Money Maniac", you may notices a menu called "Get an Honor" in the top of my blog. Through the 'Get An Honor' idea, I will scan each and every comment in my blog and if I get a hint to write an another article from any of the comments, I will start the article with the perosn name and link to his blog to give a hidden honor to him/her. Here 'Tiger' does the same. He wrote this thread based on my comment in his blog (i feel I wrote the same in an angry mood - My sincere apologies to Tiger if it hurt you) and he started a thread based on the same. Yes this is a honor for me. What else I want? You can even take this idea to your blog too..l
Thanks and appreciations from Sherin
Haha you have a way with Blogs Sherin. Love you :)
Let me address the two words you have used: Focussed and dedicated.
Focussed: You stick strongly to the topic and keep on adding value to it. What this mean sis that you keep on adding content that matches the topic there by being a single source of information on the topic. Till here I agree.
But in case of making money people go and check which words make the best of the money in terms of adsense and ensure that this particular word repeats maximum number of times and there by elicit the costliest adsense ad to pop up. Induce the reader or cheat him to click on this ad. Some even go to the extreme end of concealing the ad in their post and then make money. I feel cheated when I know that the purpose of writing this post or having this blog though it is focussed is a clean way of making money out of me. In the long run I wouldn't visit such a blog! There may be occasional visitors but if I am looking for serious content I would not come to such a blog. On the other hand, if my content is good and focussed and the ads are minimal and the chances of having a high credibility is more. In this case the authenticity pulls the crowd. This depends on the quality of content too. Once in a while an aberration is good in the lighter vein.
About Dedicated: What is the meaning of dedication? Is this a quality or a passion or a scale? I think this is a scale. Some are dedicated and some are mo dedicated. Dedication towards adding to the pool of knowledge is good. And in the process if I manage to earn money it is good too. But if my primary motive is to make money and blogging is a way of doing it then I have a problem. There is no guarantee that this blogging would stop once the returns stop coming or meet my expectation! i would shift my focus once the greens stop coming in as my primary motivation was money. But if I continue to blog or do whatever was my hobby even after the money stops coming then I would call it dedication. Being a soldier is a dedication. Being a doctor is not. Being a doctor and working in rural areas is again dedication.
About the honor, Sherin deserves much more than that. You have found out how to use technology to work for you from home! I think this is a huge achievement and there is a lot of people who would like to know how you did it and learn from you. In this regard you are a leader.
This was a fun meet. Been too busy and never got around to writing about it. Meant to check the forums out earlier but did that just today.
Completely agree with you Sandil. What a meet it was. Never knew so many bloggers at the same time. Good work Indiblogger!