'Bhopal bloggers' - this is name to a group of bloggers who blog from city of Bhopal. They met for the first time last Wednesday at Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism, Bhopal.It was chance to share, show one's blog, meet and learn from each other's experience. Even the introduction was different, instead of name and organisation etc.. it was by one's name, name of blog and may be blog's short history.
Not many blog in and from Bhopal, but interest is increasing, so is the numbers and new ones to join in include are students of journalism who are getting on it and joining in the league. Bloggers who participated and shared their experiences were -
Shaishanu Mukherjee, he who blogs at www.bhopale.blogspot.com and has a lot of information on and about Bhopal, its history and what is happening in and around Bhopal.
CNN IBN's Hemendra Sharma blogs on IBN live blogging platform and his blog is called 'IN CONVERSATION' which has many of his personal experiences during his professional career. His blog is on an open platform where many had commented including critiqued on his posts.
Shela Masood shared her experience on her blog www.letzchangedrulz-miracles.blogspot.com and how many whom she did not knew ever had got in touch due to this blog.
Manisha Pandey who blogs in Hindi on www.bedakhalkidairy.blogspot.com and shares her thoughts, ideas and feeling on women whom she says are left out 50 % percent population on her blog.
Their are many theme blogs from Bhopal like one on agricuklture www.khetkhaliyan.blogspot.com blogged by Shiv Narayan, who feels that this will serve as a resource base in hindi on issues linked to agriculture which are real important in this part of India.
Other theme blogs include www.safemotherhood.blogspot.com on maternal mortality and www.foeticide.blogspot.com
Raju who writes his poetic feelings on www.suratehal.blogspot.comshared on he started it like 'something' as a past time and now it brings you back. He adds that it indeed is becoming an important web platform to share.
Department of journalism, Makhanlal University of Journalism now has its own blog www.dojmcu.blogspot.com which not only helps us to share information on what is happening on the campus but also helps students to network with our alumni,' adds P.P. Singh, Head of Department of Journalism.
Vedvat Giri of www.mynews.in shared about his citizen journalism site and how his site can be important platform to blog. He did offer to all 'Bhopal bloggers' - though some of them are already a part, to be citzien journalist of mynews and they could share their blog stories with the site.
Students of journalism like Siddarth Bhardawaj who blogs on www.siddharthbhardwaj.blogspot.com and many other like Shiv who blogs on scam24.blogspot.com were present and shared their experiences.