Delhi’s date with blogging
If you are an avid blogger, you would surely enjoy meeting other people in Delhi with a similar interest. The fifth edition of the Delhi Bloggers Meet, which is scheduled to take place on December 11, is one such platform where the city’s blogging community can get together to discuss the latest in the blogosphere. This year, the meet promises to be the biggest that the Capital has ever hosted.
The organiser of the event, IndiBlogger, which has so far done 45 blogger meets across India, is expecting more than 200 bloggers who write on technology, society, lifestyle, business, politics, sports, science and more."A bloggers meet is a gathering of bloggers who come from various parts of the city or even the country to meet each other and network. The energy during the bloggers meet is resonated from a range of activities and engaging games, which appeal to the bloggers. This would be the 46th such meet in India," says Vineet Rajan, director of IndiBlogger.
The Delhi blogosphere has evolved in the past few years, making the Capital the region with the maximum number of bloggers. “The bloggers in Delhi are surely very active. It is also the region which has the most number of bloggers in India, followed by Bangalore and Mumbai. Even when it comes to influencing Delhi, bloggers top the charts,” says Rajan, who has been blogging about travel, biking and adventure for nine years now.
The gathering, which will be quite informal, will see a number of bloggers from all around the Capital come together, interact and meet in person. “Blogging has been the new radio, the new popular voice for quite a while now. With the bloggers fraternity meeting in Delhi, we are finally reconciling ourselves to this form of media, which is a favourite with this generation that has loud voices and bold opinions,” says Sarthak Prakash, 24, a student at IIT Delhi and a keen blogger.
The event will see a range of activities such as 30 seconds of fame, where the bloggers get to introduce themselves and share interesting things, engagement activities, games, debates, a networking session called Live and Let Comment, and forum discussions on various topics.
“The meet has activities for everyone. The session Live and Let comment will be more of an ice breaker and a networking event. Bloggers scribble on each other’s chart papers, which they can take back with them,” says Rajan.
Catch them here
What: Bloggers Meet
When: December 11
Timing: 1.30pm - 6pm
Where: The Park, 15, Parliament Street
Nearest metro station: Patel Chowk on the Yellow Line
Popular blogs in Delhi
Titled Designer Purushu, the blog is all about fashion. The blogger writes on everything from fashion events in the city to latest designs and market trends.
The blogger gives makeup reviews, beauty views and fashion snippets, but all from an Indian perspective.
Called Spinning a Yarn of Life, the blog is about poems, short stories and memoirs of the author.
Titled Khamba’s blog, the author writes about the latest happenings around him and the world, from the death of Steve Jobs to his latest personal experiences while travelling to Chennai, and more.
Called Youth Ki Awaaz - Mouthpiece for the youth, is about the youth connect with topics such as society, volunteerism, politics, environment and a lot more.
Total number of bloggers in Delhi: Over 3,000
Male: 64 %
Highly Influential: 18 %
Know the Delhi blogosphere
Maximum blogs on: Personal nature (23%)
What is unique to Delhi is that 18% of these bloggers also fall in the highly influential category, which is quite high when
compared to bloggers from other regions in India
A one of its kind initiative, a blogathon kicked off in the city last month. Called Men Say No, the blogathon, by mustbol.in, a youth forum, is about activism against gender violence. The interested people have to blog about gender discrimination and then link their blog to a central blog, which will be created by mustbol.in. The 16 day long blogathon concludes on December 10.