It’s been another glorious year in the history of this group of Delhi’s bloggers! It seems like just yesterday when we were celebrating the 5th year anniversary of our group which is still growing, spreading further and hopefully adding value to the lives of all who are a part of it! :). From my end, it sure has been one hell of an experience which has provided me not just an opportunity to interact with so many bloggers and indulge in so many events/activities with them, but has also directed me towards a new profession altogether!
The Delhi Bloggers Bloc completes 6 years on 13th Jan! (It was created after the first ever Delhi Bloggers meet on 13th Jan 2004).
In the past year we have organised some spectacular meets like India’s first ever WordPress camp where Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress & Om Malik, the founder of the Gigaom network, joined us along with a lot of bloggers from all remote corners for India! This was the first such pan India bloggers/social media enthusiasts event to be organised. It was also the first such event where global attention was upon what was happening in the Indian capital, thanks to it being a WordPress Camp being fairly popular events. Such was the excitement generated during this meet that the hashtag of our event (#wci) top trended for the entire 2 days that the event was held for!
Another wonderful meet organised in the past year was the first ever meetup with a politician in India – and who else but the savviest one – a meet with Dr. Shashi Tharoor himself! It wouldn’t be entirely incorrect to state that the entire country’s twitterati and bloggerati was watching our event hashtag to see what was transpiring in this one of a kind unique interaction between a politician & users of new media.
Apart from these exciting events, we of course also had a lot of the regular fun meets, heritage walks, photography walks, food meets/tw-eatups.
We would love your suggestions on what all you want to do in the coming year (both online/offline) .
A big thanks to everyone who’s been a part of this journey whether it was by helping organise meets, participating in meets or even being a silent spectator of the goings on.
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