This is the second time I attended a gathering of Malay bloggers is which had been an annual event since 2012. Organized by Denaihati Network, the gathering this year saw a significant increase in the number of bloggers participating. The event, Sepetang Bersama Blogger 2014 # SBBYEOS2014 was attended by more than 300 Malay bloggers part of them are first timers.
# SBBYEOS2014 held at Saloma Bistro, MATIC, Jalan Ampang and since registration in the morning it was joyuos and cheerful atmosphere among bloggers in attendance, meeting fellow bloggers and also get to know new bloggers. The gathering is a platform for bloggers to “advertise” their blogs and most of all themselves.
This years gathering received many sponsors with Yeo’s as the main sponsor. It was Yeos everywhere, drins on the table, fun time with Yeos and many more. Beside the main sponsors there are other sponsors making their appearance felt on stage and within the vicinity of Saloma Bistro. Among the sponsors making their appearance on stage was Ephyra and Lazada. Ephyra brought along their product ambassador, Norman Hakim and Memey Suhaiza.
The leisure atmosphere of the gathering make everyone at ease. Small games and lucky draw makes the gathering lively besides some educational programs of well known bloggers sharing their experiences. Ben Ashaari shared his blogging life as a full time blogger while Red Mummy, Hazman and Zarul Umbrella shared their experience during the Forum chaired by DenaiHati’s Founder Tn Hj Mohd Ilham @ Amir.
Last year I won an iPad Mini during the lucky draw but this year, I came home empty handed. Maybe this time around I was not that lucky besides one bad experience I took home that spoil my mood in the evening.
I was at the ephyra counter wishing to register for the dropshipping program offered only to bloggers who attended the gathering. A man came to me explaining about the benefits of the product that was offered during the event. Thanks for his time to explain about the product. When another blogger who was filling the form finished I step in and viewing the dropshipping process on the table. The person sitting and who attended the guy in front of me just stared at me with a “what is this old man standing in front of me doing here” look. When I look at her (or him?) she (he?) just gave me a blank look that just wash away my mood to sign up for the dropshipping program. That was a bad counter service attitude because when someone seems interested in something that you are promoting, at least put a smile and offer your service. Well, that wash away my mood for the rest of the evening.