Chennai Bloggers Club , 1st Anniversary Meet.

A few of us from the Chennai Bloggers club(Oh yes, by the way we have a bloggers club, exclusively for the Β bloggers who belong to Chennai) took the initiative to organize a meet to celebrate the first Anniversary of the club. We planned, a lot. We were skeptical about the numbers. Still, the meet was on and we kept our fingers crossed.

It was heartening to see so many of them turn up and head across to join the others in conversation. As I always keep saying, it is nice to get to know a lot of people, from different backgrounds. People whom we would not have normally met in any other ordinary circumstances. I knew many of them even before the meet, so I took the initiative to introduce people to the latest entrants to the group. I did have fun talking with each and everyone, old friends and new friends , catching up with what was going on in their life. It was really nice.

We spent about 3 hours together. A wonderful 3 hours, I should say. There was fun, frolic and laughter. Thanks to a suggestion from one of our members, for the benefit of everyone we asked people to introduce themselves to the group. When people were telling about themselves I couldn’t help wondering how a small art, the art of writing, could actually bring so many of us together. Making a rough list of the profiles of the people who were a part of the meet, I can confidently say that there were people from about 8 different professions there.

Isn’t it interesting? How one small passion among so many different people, brings them all together?Not just in the virtual world, but in reality too? It’s nice to get to know the face behind the blog. The face behind soul stirring poems, wonderful stories and tempting delicacies. It helps build the friendship that is cultivated over the Internet and goes a step further and helps us know the other person, on a much better level.

As outgoing as I am, I never miss an opportunity to socialize.It’s always nice to know people and even better when one is able to maintain the contacts and establish a good network. Thanks to many things in my life, I’ve a wonderful network of people and more importantly, I might not talk to them every now and then, but I know how to maintain my contacts, lest their memory feels I don’t deserve a space there.

This was a wonderful opportunity for me, to meet new people and get to know them well. I’m overwhelmed by how people recognized me by my name and blog. At the end of the day, what matters is the impact you leave on people.

Here’s to the Chennai Bloggers Club and the wonderful Bloggers there. Cheers!

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  1. Nice to see so many people. The crowds for the non sponsored meet has been lesser in Bangalore so far. But good that bloggers of every city are organizing themselves and networking independent of any commercial entity.

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  2. Oh that is a great news… Even I am in Chennai and hope I post good stuffs so that you all might consider including me in you club… Eager to hear from you all and meet the bloggers of my city…

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  3. Thank you! Yes, We have a group of bloggers who are regularly in touch, this time we wanted to make sure we invited a lot of people and People did come. As I said, the passion we all share for Blogging, brought us all together πŸ™‚

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  4. Yes Sir. It is always good to know. And Sorry, I totally forgot about you Sir. One of the most eminent story writers! Looking forward to seeing you with us for the forthcoming meets !

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  5. Cheers Bikram πŸ™‚

    And Gate Crash? Nonsense, You would be our Special Guest for the occasion ;-), we would be so proud to have you amongst us. By the way, when are you coming to India, and when are you visiting Chennai? I promised to introduce you to the Chennai Bloggers, right ? πŸ™‚ The deal is still on!

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  6. Oh wow! Indeed you guys have put in special efforts to form this club and then go ahead and celebrate the first anniversary. Congratulations and here's to more and more anniversaries πŸ™‚

    And I agree, blogging has helped me in so many ways. I mean people can write about so many topics. Its all about one plain passion. Amazing!

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  7. It is nice to see -thirty plus – of you together. It is this sense of belonging and togetherness that keeps one going. The art of writing has no doubt made you all birds of the same feather- different professions notwithstanding ! One can only appreciate the efforts put in by some of you to bring all together.

    Well done CBC !

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  8. It is a good idea to have a local blogger's club like you have in Chennai. Interaction with different people from different lines is always so refreshing. Congrats!
    I can imagine the fun you all must have had.

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  9. Wow! That was quite a meet! Having one common passion is enough for people from different professions and backgrounds to meet, interact, share their experiences. What's also worth appreciating is the fact that the meet was not a “social network” meet, but a direct one. Rare in today's day and age.

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  10. It is am awesome club, Ashwini. So many people. I couldn't recognise anyone by their face but you πŸ™‚ It is indeed gratifying to meet people we intereact with online. Congrats on the anniversary!

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  11. The article in The Hindu this week on CBC led me to this page. Much needed initiative. Congrats. I would love to be part of the club, but have no facebook account. Is there any other way around this? Thanks!

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