IndiMeet #FlipkartOutdoors – Bangalore 2016

I still firmly believe am the newbie in the Blogging World and there is a lot more opportunities the Blogging community provides to all its bloggers which comes as a surprise to me every single day.  Indiblogger was one such thing. Well to the non Indian friends of mine, it’s the biggest Indian blogging community where all the Indian Bloggers from different domains (Tumblr, Blogspot, WordPress) meet and share their views, posts and blogs. It helps you with writing challenges and contests, introduce you to other  bloggers from same kinda concept or a totally different one. You want to get inspired you should join Indiblogger is what i would religiously suggest to every Indian blogger out there.

As a new comer to the blogosphere, I registered my blog on this site and i can proudly say i have met some really cool bunch of people who are now friends and not just “follower” of my blog. And for this I am really thankful to the Indiblogger community. And as its logo correctly says – “Indians by birth, bloggers by choice” it is this big umbrella where we all feel at home.

So talking about Indiblogger what most excited me about this community was it organizes bloggers meet in different places in India where in all the people who are registered on the community site get a chance to meet and interact with fellow bloggers – NOW ISN’T THAT COOL??? HUH!! And yesterday was my FIRST EVER INDIBLOGGER MEET and it was AWESOMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

#FlipkartOutdoors IndiBlogger Meet – Bangalore 2016

Having read about the previous meets i had a vague idea as to what its gonna be like  for example – A giant Sponsor like (Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Tata Indica , Dabur etc), the Indiblogger Team, some 50 odd bloggers, a conference room kinda thing, few speeches, games, contests, food , networking yeah pretty much this was what i had in mind. And then the #FlipkartOutdoors IndiBlogger Meet was announced where 140 people could register themselves and the event would be organized in Bangalore. I was super excited and the first thing i did was to register myself for the event. I was super excited to meet bloggers in person beyond the monitor screens and blogs. 

Date: 20th Feb 2016, Saturday Venue: Mango Mist Resorts Theme: This event promises to give you an adrenaline rush and a window into the world of some of the coolest gadgets around to help you make the most of your outdoor experiences. If you love nature and adventure, you wouldn’t want to miss this one! (from the event details) Prerequisites : You need to be a registered blogger on the Indiblogger website community to be a part of the event. 

I can’t stop telling this again and again but the Indiblogger team did a great job in organizing the whole event. Everything was scheduled and planned so properly that am sure nobody has anything to complain about.  All we had to do was register ourselves and be available at the pick up points mentioned in the mails sent my the team. Proper communication, double confirmation calls were made by this cool team.

** Disclaimer – am not that great at clicking pics, so am gonna post pics from the ones tweeted on Twitter by the different bloggers. So all the credits go to these bloggers for the clicks and amazing snaps . You could use the twitter handle  to check for the posts and updates from different bloggers present at the event**

On the day : My pick up was from Ulsoor where the bus start time was 7.15 am, waking up that early on a Saturday morning for an IT guy is a pain in the a**, i admit it we are lazy. I actually had last-minute thoughts of backing out just to get that good long sleep. But “stop procrastinating things” being one of my 2016 New Year Resolution i was at the stop on time. The buses were already waiting for us, nice well conditioned AC buses a relief in the approaching Bangalore summer now. There were few of the Indiblogger crew members in their black t-shirts with #BNLF written on the back and then the bloggers. We exchanged the hi’s and hello’s and then the core team , scanned the QR code we had received a day earlier in our mails to confirm the registration (yeah they do cool things unlike putting a tick on the attendance sheets 😛 )

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the auto message we received when we checked in using the QR Code
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Our ride to the venue

We reached the venue in the expected time and there were folks who came from the other stop in another bus. I had one blogger friend whom i had known well but not spoken i was excited to meet him and we were like “finally we meet” also i had made a friend in the bus i had come. Ohh i missed the core team were so sweet, they actually got water bottles and biscuits for everyone in the bus knowing that for sure we must have not had anything in the morning. Goodday biscuits to start with on a good day… hihhihi . We were given the wrist bands from mango mist so that it would be easy to use the different facilities provided there. Anoop gave us a walk through of the different things that was gonna happen for the day. And he clearly said it was not like how the other meets had taken place(the one i had in mind and written in the beginning) it’s going to be all in all an outdoor event totally. After a quick warm up fun exercise we headed straight for the breakfast buffet and once we were done we gathered back at the centre point. Anoop was there again with his whistle so that we all paid attention to him 😉 Then the Flipkart head , am sorry i missed his name told us about the different products that was put for display and the happy news that we get to use them as part of the days events unfold.

Briefing up
Briefing up

Team: We were then divided into seven teams of ten member each and that when i made my Blogger Friends 🙂 – Team 07

Team 07
Twitter tweets was part of the mini contests as part of the event 🙂

Then we had one captain for each team our’s being Rajiv , i instantly connected with him cause he visited the Andaman Nicobar Islands – my hometown (I can be biased at times) and then there were others in my group Vinay (my blog friend)Rekha (first new friend in the meet)ReemaFarooqDarpanAjay , Reeyan, Ankit,and Deepesh.

The products: Rajiv was handed over a sheet which had the mini competitions lined up for the day. There were six tables which had seven different products that would enhance any persons outdoor experience like the Samsung S2 gear watches (super cool stuff, its your mobile on your watch dial, health at hand you name it and they have it), RedChief Shoes (these were for the men), Altec Lansing Bluetooth Speakers (will post a video at the bottom of the page do check it out without fail), Polaroid Cube (this was my fav), Sony Action Cams (another hit in the crowd), Coleman Tents (they had a variety of things like tents, portable chairs and lavatory, water cans etc). polaroidsamsung

Activities: After the briefing was done, each team got one each of these products which we need to use for the different competitions set for the bloggers, below is the list.

Different gadgets to be used
Different gadgets to be used

Then we were given the coupons of all the activities present in the resorts which we could enjoy. It was super fun. Everyone trying to experience the outdoor activities some who were damn good at it and some for whom it was the first time. People were having fun the whole day. Everyone was networking trying to know other bloggers, it was a brainstorming session going all around along with the fun games.activities

After lunch everyone gathered back at the central point at the whistle of Anoop and there were prize distributions for the mini events like setting up the Coleman tent fastest, rock climbing finishers, creative tweets etc. The last day of the event was the Paintball yeah !! We were again divided into team of eight and then we headed to the paintball ground. Paintball as always was fun. Our match was against the other half of our initial team so it was pretty funny that we were fighting it out among ourselves. But on the battle ground your team is your team and we had a good match. It was surprisingly a draw in our case cause we both defended our posts amazingly well.

As the day ended, people who were friends virtually were now shaking hands and exchanging goodbyes in person, people giving each other stay in touch messages, taking note of the bloggers mail id and blog details, hoping to meet next time in another meet everyone boarded the bus and were off to their homes with hearts filled with an experience of a lifetime(that specially for the first timers like me). Reiterating again, it was a well-organized event. A loud round of applause to the Indiblogger IndiCrew for putting up an awesome day out for us bloggers

It was an amazing experience, blogging to me has changed me as a person in so many ways. And meeting the folks from this community has even more encouraged and motivated me to continue this blogging journey of mine. Looking forward to another amazing IndiMeet to know another set of crazy bloggers!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

P.S: Nothing is complete without a perfect selfie 😉

Team Selfie by Captain Rajiv

More pics from the event – Photos

The Altec Lansing bluetooth speakersWatch video here

Twitter handle for more info: #FlipkartOutdoors

Current feeling: 

47 Replies to “IndiMeet #FlipkartOutdoors – Bangalore 2016”

  1. 🙂 could not make it due to personal priorities here in Chennai. Newbie to the meet feel touches the chord and can see the excitement it had generated. Nice to know Rajiv led the team, a good blogger pal of mine, missed meeting him too. All the best.

    Best
    Katie
    http://chennaifocus.in

    1. 🙂 thank you so much. Yeah it was fun for me the first time is always the best feeling!!!! Maybe the next one we get a chance to meet. Yeah he was a good company surprisingly not so much at the event but during travelling back home from resort ….have fun!!!! Take care…

      1. Haha…not much during the events because we were roaming around trying to find some beer to cool down 😉

  2. Its just too much fun at one place…and I missed it. Kudos to you for being a part of it. Bonding with blogger pals in real life is what makes it even more cool. Good going…All the best Sneha:-)

    1. Hey it was…it would have been nice if I had a chance to meet you guys whom I have kinda known for sometime now…. 🙂

      1. It would be for sure…may be next time…I am hoping to meet you guyz too:-)

  3. Happy is awesome. Both the song & your state of mind 😉 it’s good to know that you enjoyed it & the event looks perfect. I will definitely join it next time when I am in b’lore 🙂 Janemann, sahi pics hai 😉

    1. Janeman waiting to meet you guys…hugsss

      1. Haan Janemann.. Milenge jald hi 😀 Hugs <3

  4. I’m a bangalorean and I still couldnt make . I wasn’t aware of its sadly. But yeah I could have met a fantastic blogger like you

    1. Awww Supreet just made my day with those lovely comments…aren’t you a part of Indiblogger community???

      1. Naaah how to join ?? Is it by invite ? Yeah u r definitely among my top 20 favorite bloggers dear. 🙂

        1. Yipeeeeee this is just filling me more and more confidence…. you can sign up at their site and provide details of your blog it ‘ll go under a moderation and then you are ready to go on once it gets confirmed . Lemme know if you have any doubt

          1. Hope to see u someday..

  5. Loved it!! So jelly if I were around I could have been your plus one 🙂

    1. Thank you so much..:) guess we should also skype or something someday

  6. Hey Sneha,

    It was wonderful meeting you & I can very much feel what you *feel* right now, after your first IndiMeet! That’s what is different with Indi guys, they always try to make it mpore than perfect. Hope to see you in more & more meets soon.

    And oh yeah, if you want to live another day, correct you mistake before Anoop finds out you have messed-up with his name and kills you, no seriously 😉

    Cheers,
    Rajiv

    1. hehehehe thank you so much!!! yeah it was special and i remember all those tips you gave me . 🙂 Well on my way to update Anoop’s name thanks again for saving my life 😛 😛

      1. 🙂 🙂
        Hope to catch-up again 🙂

        1. For sure..we really dont need to wait for a bloggers meet to catch up! Do let me know if any interesting events if happening like the mg road yesterday 😉

          1. Iss Sunday ko Kitch Mandi hai 😉

          2. hahahaha!!! patah hai..bt m going to hyderabad dost ki shaadi hai. I attended the last one which they did at pebbles. I think i should put up my stall also someday 😛

          3. Bilkul! Actually when I was at MG yesterday, I was thinking you should have.. there as well !

            Cheers,
            Rajiv

  7. It was a really fun meet. 🙂 You’ve captured it nicely through words! Though with all the activities and such, I didn’t interact with a lot of people from other teams. Hope to meet you next Indimeet then, whenever that is.

    1. Hey Vinay…thank you so much for your comments. Yeah true i think most of us got restricted in our own groups and the activities all around. Definitely will catch up for the next Indimeet 🙂 (whenever that is 😉 )

  8. nice report. we all had fun at the event

    1. Thank you so much!Yeah i still remember you from the event – sky diving! 🙂

  9. Wow! Looks like you Bangalore Bloggers had a blast! Such an amazingly detailed post. Thank for the run through 😀 Hope Indiblogger & Flipkart get something awesome for Mumbaikars as well!
    P.S. Welcome to the Indiblogger Family 😀

    1. hey Zainab thanks a bunch!!! Well no matter what the first time feeling of anything is so exciting. I still cant stop talking about the day at my workplace 😛 Well the year has just begun hopefully they plan it in Mumbai giving me a reason to explore the city 🙂 Thanks for the warm welcome again.

  10. This looks great. What a enjoyable day and a brilliant way to meet new people.

  11. Hi there, it looks like you had a blast at indiblogger first meet. I am also new at indiblogger and excited to meet co-bloggers. Since you already had a chance and waiting for mine too. Great post in detail. See you in if there is a blogger meet in Mumbai.

    1. Thanks Sheetal.!!! Yeah it was an awesome meet up really enjoyed it to the max… m sure BNLF would be happening later this year, nythng bfr that in mumbai i wud definitely wana attend again…welcome to the club 🙂

  12. sachinprabhu007 says: Reply

    Hello 🙂 it was fun!! so glad to meet you. Hope to meet you soon 🙂 love this post 🙂

    1. Hey Sachin..how u doing??Yup it was nice..right from the breakfast table 😀 :D. Thanks for the comment!!!

      1. sachinprabhu007 says: Reply

        i m good thank you!! we have so much in common! i am just in love with your sketches! following u on insta 😀 couldnt find on fb 😐

        1. thank you…overwhelmed!!!!! you can check my fb link its there in the blog page

  13. wow it looks like a really fun event…was out of town so missed it…hope we can catch up at some later event soon 🙂

    1. Hi Swati.. yup it was fun..more like a picnic with new set of folks 😛 Hopefully they organize another one pretty soon..and we could catch up

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  15. Nice and detailed article! You guys had a great time in the bangalore outdoor meet.

    1. Thanks Priyanka! yup it was fun.. and specially the whole outdoor concept was kinda really cool. Glad u liked the post

  16. Nice meet and I think you had a great time. Good to see these awesome pics

    1. Hey Anny. Yup it was very exciting meeting everyone and plus the outdoor concept. 10 on 10!!!

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