I just returned from Blogcamp Pune. The last session was at 4.30 PM but we left an hour early as we found things going haywire.
The things started around 9.40 AM with introduction to blogcamp Pune and introduction of the visitors started later. (which according to me was not necessary) Now, this delayed the first session from 10.30 AM to 11 AM.
I am not going to talk about every session as most of them were from the sponsors and were marketing oriented. Some even tried to pitch in the product but they forgot to have a good presentation, they kept on talking about their company and blog related stuff. They did not talk much about the product for which they were marketing haha
The only good session according to me was from Mumbai based blogger Melody on negative effects of blogging. Infact I really wanted to share some stuff on that issue but there was very less time in the end and infact she also could not finish it off properly.
I also wanted to speak on starting your own blog and earning from blogs but I don’t know I did not feel like conducting a session. The unorganized things put me off basically. The wifi needed some proxy settings to be configured to access and no information regarding the server information was provided in the rooms. The rooms did not have air conditioner, so this was another negative point. And the worst part was, only couple of blogging related sessions.
But, it happens, this is how we learn. The organizers will obviously learn from this mistakes and next time they will have something much better…
Note: This post was partially written around 6.30 PM
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Thx for what you said about my session, glad you liked it!
Have linked to you from my post on the barcamp too.
I was hoping for a blogcamp chennai it was a big success last time. Plus the TKF has a great team especially kiruba and syed did a great job last time and for PODWORKS.IN which was last week.
We did learn some interesting lessons from BlogCamp. The next one should be… no… will be… a better experience for all.
Parag – Like I said earlier, we learn from our mistakes and I am 100% that next time it will be rocking 🙂
Any pictures ? Videos ?
What did melody speak ?
I had the cam with me but I did not click much as I was not feeling like..
About Melody’s session, it must be there on her blog, it was mainly on negative effects of the blog.. flames, threats etc…
I have attended blog camps in SFO and NYC and there sponsors have no podium time at all. Its all by the bloggers for the bloggers.
But this was the first one in the west zone and Tarun should be given due credit. Someone also demanded beer at the venue!!
Yes, organizing this kind of event is a big task itself.. he gets all the credits for that 🙂
No pics ..?? No reviews ..?? Was it so boring ..?? Even Ashish didnt even write about it ..
No yaar, no pics this time.. review to likha hai na? short one coz there were no good sessions (except the one I have mentioned)
Yes need to do some things little differently, and I thought about all these things before as well. But I think as soon as you put guidelines and restrictions it no longer remains an unconf. There is a need for some change in thinking of sponsors (they need to learn how to grab attention at an unconf, if they will sell at uncof they will get trashed) and also change in thinking of participants (unconfs works best when you move around meet as many campers as possible and share, even if one guy is listening to you, that’s the real essence). I think we had a good unconf at Blogcamp Pune, the real action was in the atrium, where most of the campers were hanging and I met some interesting groups there, not in the classrooms.
As Parag said we will have a better camp next time, I am looking forward to it.
And I am also sure that next is gonna be a rock solid thing 🙂
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