It was Glamour who first found out about the workshop and called me for it. He’s crazy about the blogs of one of the speakers, and after seeing the blog, I liked it a lot too. So it was decided we go for the event. Glamour even pre-booked and stuff 🙂
Anyway, the title ( and the intention of the organisers at least ) seemed to mislead many people. Many people seem to have thought it was an on-hands-come-children-i-will-teach-you-how-to-blog kind of thing. Almost everyone was bringing laptops. Glamour even borrowed a laptop for the event.
Anyway, it turned out to be nothing like that. It was more like a tips-and-tricks of blogging kind of thing. The speakers were impressive – Krish Ashok and Kiruba Shankar. However, this blog tells you what they said quite well. And the slides from Krish’s talk are here. And the blogosphere is quite stuffed already without me telling a twice told tale. So I will write about two things that I carried away from the event, apart from the tips stuff.
As I write this, I recall Krish’s comment, “Write whatever stuff you want, some fool will find ‘meaning’ in it”. Ah well, time to be one of those fools 🙂
Krish talked a bit about what he called, “Passionate Non-seriousness”. Which is, be passionate about what you like doing, but dont get too hung up on it. He was talking about it in the context of blogging, but I think it would be a nice concept generally as well – So many times, I have started off well only to become too serious about something, then got hung up on it, eventually allowing it to take over my life 😛
The second thing that struck me was a note in one of Krish’s slides about the things he was currently doing – one of them was Playing pranks on his wife and trying to make her smile everyday. The notion of a guy in this busy life still making it his priority to take time out for stuff like that was amazing. I dont know if he meant it or not, but still 🙂