3 Nov 2015

BNLF: My First Indiblogger Meet

Compared to what was a soothing, dreamy world of literature at the Tata Lit Live (did you miss the post?)  the Blog Now, Live Forever (BNLF ) was a fast paced exhilarating ride at The Lalit Mumbai.

Oops! I couldn’t make to Day 1 at BNLF, but from what I heard and read it was a super-exciting start of the most disruptive conference on blogging by Indiblogger.


I was lucky to immediately connect with two fellow Indibloggers, Geo and Nikhil, right from the first coffee break.  Geo, from Kerala, blogs on technology reviews. You can follow his blog here: http://www.geojolly.com

Nikhil, from Bangalore, blogs on a variety of technology related topics, being passionate about Cloud computing. You can follow his blog here: https://www.pnikhil.com

Christopher Trappe, IMA Internet Marketer of Year – 2015, is a content marketing strategist and consultant. 


Christoph’s 3 hour session on “Six steps to stop traditional marketing and start authentic blogging” interspersed Q&A, felt like only an hour. My takeaways from this session were:

“Families with a shared narrative are stronger. Same goes for a company”

“The best SEO is an authentic story.”


picture courtesy: Nikhil

The fun activity before lunch was Master Class with Chef Rajeev Kumar who demonstrated the Italian cuisine Ricotta Spinach Stuffed Tortellini Pasta on a Bed of Mushrooms.

The second session was “7 Key Steps to Blogging Mastery” by Jeff Bullas, blogger, author, strategist and speaker.


My takeaways from this session:

“A blog is a digital asset for life.”

“Blogging is digital marketing with passion.”

“Blogging is about passionate interests that intersect.”

“By blogging you get to talk with your global tribe.”

And of course, being an avid reader himself, Jeff talked a lot about my favourite interest: reading books and shared a treasure of book titles worth reading.

Thanks Christoph, Jeff, The Lalit Mumbai and of course Indiblogger for this most disruptive conference on blogging!

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