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Friday, March 20, 2015

Blog-a-ton 53 - Topic Suggestion


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DATE OF BLOG-A-TON 53: SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015
TOPIC DECLARATION:
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015 22:00 IST
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Welcome to a new edition of Blog-a-Ton. We are doing great. We hope the same from you. I’m Sarav a.k.a Someone is Special - The Marshal of Blog-a-Ton. Well, the time is ticking along, and we move to our 53rd Blog-a-ton edition, which will be on APRIL 5, 2015. Looking forward to seeing the old hands back to writing, and new ones joining in.



The way we usually go about on Blog-a-ton is that we have a call for topics (ONLY ONE WORD) and then by voting, we decide on one of the topics as the topic for the month. After that, we give you a week’s time to write your post justifying the theme (TOPIC SELECTED) with a complementary post. Then, on the first Sunday of the succeeding month, you will publish the post on your blog, with our preset header and footer and come to Blog-a-ton and link your post in a comment. The week after the Blog-a-ton day will be for voting for your favorite blog-a-tonics from that edition.

It’s a one-day event each month, our dream is to get 100 participants in one edition, and our motto is to help writers to write better.



We will be having the secret ballot in this edition.

What you have to do is suggest the topics. Moderation is enabled, and I'll select the first eight topics that come. And we begin voting on that. If I find any topic to be inappropriate, or similar to that of a previous edition, that'll not come into the voting list.

Suggestion a topic now or Vote for a topic of your choice.


Topic
Chocolate
Season
Treasure
Crossroads
Laughter
Nostalgia
Email
Shoes

  • You can vote for any one topic.
  • If you wish to change your vote later and support another topic, you can do so during the voting time-frame. But you are allowed only one change-of-vote. I’ll consider only the second vote in that instance.
  • The voting period is from MARCH 20, 2015, FRIDAY to March 29, 2015 Sunday 21:00 HRS IST.
  • The topic that gets the majority votes will be announced on 29 March 2015, 23:30 HRS IST as the Blog-a-ton 53 topic. In case two or more topics are tied at the end of voting, my vote as Marshal vote will decide. This time, we are giving you 7 days to write your post.
  • The Date for Blog-a-ton 53 is APRIL 5, 2015 Sunday from 00:00 IST to 23:59 IST.

Looking forward to a wonderful Blog-a-ton once again…

Poetically Yours,
Marshal,

Monday, March 16, 2015

And the winners of BAT 52 are

Twenty-five entrants and from them, sixteen returned to vote for their favorites. 26 out of 26 entries garnered at least one vote, (I have voted for Parvathy and Nimi, as I felt all the entries are too good this time) which is good to see. I thank all of you for making this edition a successful one.

The results of Blog-a-Ton 52, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered:


As evident, here are the four Blog-a-Tonics of the Month. Click on their names to read their respective entries.

GOLD BATOM

SILVER BATOM

Shreyasi

Vinay Leo

BRONZE BATOM

BRONZE BATOM

Gunjan

Someone is Special


Congratulations to the well deserved winners (Shreyasi, Vinay Leo, Gunjan and myself). Cifar Shayar and Naught Authentic were close to winning this time. Anyway, better luck next time.

Winners must drop an email to pendownmythought@gmail.com with their real name, phone number and address to claim their badges and books on or before 18 March 2015 EOD. Winners name will also be featured on Blog-a-Ton Cover Photo. Keep writing..!!!

You all can also read the voting comments now. Just click here to find who all voted for you or liked your entry and what they had to say about it!

The Top Three contributors are

aativas45
Someone is Special35
Leo32

Please visit Blog-a-Ton 2.0 for more info. See you soon in next edition!!!

A Reminder - Have your number of participation reached 10 or 25??? Then you are eligible to be included into the List of Veteran or Super Veteran Blog-a-Tonics.  Just drop a mail to "pendownmythought@gmail.com" with the links to all your posts (or simply label all your BAT entries and send Marshal that single link).

Thanks to Leo for helping me out :)
Hope you all enjoyed this edition!
Poetically Yours,
Marshal,
~ Someone is Special ~

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Vote for your BAT52 Favorites

Voting ends at 22:59 hrs (IST) on March 15, 2015. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 22:59 and not 23:00 on March 15, 2015.

The curtain closes on a wonderful edition of Blog-a-ton, the 52nd one. We had 26 entries from 25 entrants this time. I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for participating! Do comeback and vote for the entries worth winning!

We had 25 blog-a-tonics enter in this edition within the stipulated time. Only those 25 Blog-a-Tonics are eligible for voting. So feel free to vote for your B-A-T 52 Favorites.

Click here to check the fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this edition of Blog-a-Ton along with the direct links to their posts.

Three Cheers to all the Blog-a-Tonics.
Please follow the following rules while voting.

1. ONLY THOSE BLOG-A-TONICS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR VOTING (i.e., Contesting for votes and voting for others) WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THIS EVENT WITHIN THE STIPULATED TIME.

2. AS PER OUR RULES LISTED IN BLOGATON 2.0 ANNOUNCEMENT, THE NUMBER OF VOTES IS NOW DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES. WE HAVE 26 ENTRIES THIS TIME, WHICH IS A GOOD NEWS. In this edition, you can cast upto 5 votes or cheers as we call them, and of course you can not vote for yourself. In short, you are allowed to vote for one, two, three, four OR five. All your votes will carry the same weightage.

3.  Your Voting Comment should be as follows:





I, BLOGGER NAME, participated.
My Blog-a-ton 52 Entry Is Here: BLOGATON52 ENTRY LINK

I vote for:

1. BLOGATONIC 1 NAME: His/her entry is here: BLOGATONIC 1 ENTRY LINK
2. BLOGATONIC 2 NAME: His/her entry is here: BLOGATONIC 2 ENTRY LINK
3. BLOGATONIC 3 NAME: His/her entry is here: BLOGATONIC 3 ENTRY LINK
4. BLOGATONIC 4 NAME: His/her entry is here: BLOGATONIC 4 ENTRY LINK
5. BLOGATONIC 5 NAME: His/her entry is here: BLOGATONIC 5 ENTRY LINK


The voting format has been simplified for assisting you. Replace "BLOGGER NAME" by your name, and "BLOGATON52 ENTRY LINK" by the direct link to your BAT52 Entry. Likewise, for the votes, replace "BLOGATONIC 1 NAME" by the name of the entrant (as used in his/her participation entry) and "BLOGATONIC 1 ENTRY LINK" by the direct link to that blogatonic's BAT52 Entry. Votes NOT IN THIS FORMAT will not be accepted.

For eg: A valid vote can look like this:

I, Vipul, participated.

My Blogaton entry is here: http://vipulgrover.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

I vote for the following:
1. Someone is Special: http://www.fewmiles.info/2015/03/an-unsent-letter-written-by-girl.html
2. Leo: http://artofleo.com/2014/10/05/a-knot-in-time/
3. Dilip Patel: http://indiaicaremovement.blogspot.in/2013/01/deaf-world.html
4. Karthik : http://unalloyedwritingpleasure.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html
5. Meenal: http://auraofthoughts.blogspot.in/2014/10/down-memory-lane-poem.html



4. While voting for a Blog-a-Tonic, use his/her name as provided by him/her in his/her participation entry and not his/her profile name.

5.  Post your vote in the comments section of this post.

6. All your votes should be posted in a single comment. So, take your time - go through all posts - only then decide your one or two or three winning entries. In case you vote separately, only the first comment will be taken into consideration.

Now coming to the other rules:
  • Voting ends at  22:59 (IST) on  SUNAY, March 15, 2015.
  • I have started moderating the comments and won’t display the voting comments till the end of this process to keep the result secret till its conclusion.
  • After the voting code mentioned above, you may also add the reason, why you voted for a particular post to help others know what you expect as a reader. Moreover, you may also mention the other posts that you liked though you can vote for just for three of them. 
  • A THOUGHT: Be it Gerneral Elections or Blog-a-Ton, it is your duty to vote, because you have the power to select the winner, so please DO NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE.

The Votes will be discarded without any prior warning in case they are not sufficiently compatible with the rules.

A Reminder - Have your number of participations reached 10 or 25??? Then you are eligible to be included into the List of Veteran Blog-a-Tonics.  Just drop a mail to "pendownmythought@gmail.com" with the links to all your posts (or simply label all your BAT entries and send Marshal that single link).



Remember, the time stamp of your comment can be at most 22:59 on March 15, 2015 and not 23:00 on March 15, 2015.  


May the best entries in this edition win..!
Poetically Yours,
Marshal,
Sarav

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-ton 52

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Welcome to Blog-a-Ton!.

The dream is having 100 entrants in a single edition! Can we read 100 entrants this time? Spread the word, invite your friends...


Publish the post anytime between 00:00 HRS and 03:29 HRS on March 09, 2015 (IST)!

Date for Blog-a-Ton 52 :  March 8, 2015

As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 52 has been finalised as: Letter


Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • You can choose the title for your post as you wish.
  • You can submit MORE THAN ONE POST this time, but you are allowed to vote only once irrespective of the number of posts that you submit.
  • Your post must justify the topic Letter
  • The post should start with this code. Just copy the following HTML code and paste to your post in Edit HTML mode:

    <div style="text-align: justify;">
    <blockquote>
    This post has been published by me as a part of the <b>Blog-a-Ton 52</b>; the fifty-second edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. In association with <a href="http://bit.ly/MetroDiariesNamrataFK" title="Metro Diaries by Namrata" target="_blank"​>Metro Diaries</a> by "<a href="www.facebook.com/wingstomywords" target="_blank"​>Namrata</a>". To be part of the next edition, visit and start following <a href="http://blogaton.in/"><b>Blog-a-Ton</b></a>.
    </blockquote>
    </div>
  • The post should end with the following code. Just copy the following HTML code and paste to your post in Edit HTML mode and replace XX with your Blog-a-Ton participation count:

    <div style="text-align: justify;">
    <blockquote>
    The <b>fellow Blog-a-Tonics</b> who took part in this Blog-a-Ton and links to their respective <b>posts</b> can be checked <a href="http://www.blogaton.in/2015/03/blogaton52.html"><b>here</b></a>. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following <b><a href="http://blogaton.in/">Blog-a-Ton</a></b>. Participation Count: XX</blockquote>
    </div>

  • Publish the post on March 8, 2015 anytime between 00:00 HRS and 03:29 HRS on March 09, 2015. (Indian Standard Time)
  • Use the following code to provide direct link to your post.
<a href="DIRECT LINK TO YOUR POST">YOUR NAME - YOUR TITLE</a> 

It will look like this: Someone is Special - Welcome to Blog-a-ton! and will link to your post.

What’s more?

  • The winners of Blog-a-ton 52 will receive the book "Metro Diaries" by Namrata. Add the book to your reading list on Goodreads.
  • The winners of Blog-a-ton 52 will also be featured on the Blog-a-ton Facebook Page cover photograph.

Please follow this rule to ensure easy navigability to your post.
  •  Use your complete name to prevent any confusion and mix up with other bloggers.
  • In case you post your link after the stipulated time, then your submission will not be considered for voting. 
  • Return between March 9th 20:00 IST and March 15th 20:00 IST to vote for your favourite post. A separate notification for the same will be posted upon the conclusion of the event. So do not vote till then. Just enjoy reading the various entries, keeping in mind your favourite but worth-winning ones.

DO NOT USE THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THIS POST FOR ANY OTHER PURPOSE. If there are any queries, ask them in the comments section of previous post.
...HAPPY WRITING ...

Looking forward to a read wonderful passionate Blog-a-Ton writers post again!
Poetically Yours,
Marshal,
~ Someone is Special ~

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Topic for Blog-a-Ton 52 is

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Welcome to Blog-a-Ton!.

DATE for BLOG-a-TON 52: March 8, 2015
TOPIC for BLOG-a-TON 52: Letter

Our dream is to have a hundred participants come in one day and take part in an edition of Blog-a-ton. Thanks for the support as always.

The rules for Blog-a-ton 52 are:

  • You can give your post any title that you wish to.
  • You must justify the theme with your post. You can do it with any type of post (i.e. Poetry, Fiction, 55 fiction, dialogue, Essay... etc). You can also choose to make it serious, humorous, tragic, romantic... whatever setting you'd love to give.
  • You can write in any language as well, but since most Blog-a-tonics would prefer English as their language of communication, we'd suggest that too, so your post reaches a wider audience, and help you when it comes to Blog-a-ton 52 voting time.
  • The other rules (viz. header & footer to put in your post, the way to submit it on March 08, 2015 etc.) will be conveyed to you on March 7, 2015 02:00 PM IST. So kindly wait for that notification then rather than putting up queries right now. If the queries are regarding general pattern of the event, please go through the posts about previous events.

The winners of Blog-a-ton 52 will receive the book "Metro Diaries" by Namrata. Add the book to your reading list on Goodreads. The winners will also be featured on the Blog-a-ton Facebook Page cover photograph.

You have eight days to write your post but please publish the post only on March 08, 2015 and not before. The aim of Blog-a-ton is to have many people posting on the same theme on the same day, and that day is March 8, 2015 for Blog-a-ton 52!!

Encourage your fellow bloggers to participate in this edition. You can share this post on your various social networking profiles through the ShareThis widget present at the bottom of this post.


Looking forward to a good Blog-a-Ton again.
Poetically Yours,
Marshal,

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Blog-a-ton 52 - Topic Suggestion


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DATE OF BLOG-A-TON 52: SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015
TOPIC DECLARATION:
SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2015 22:00 IST
.


Welcome to a new edition of Blog-a-Ton. We are doing great. We hope the same from you. I’m Sarav a.k.a Someone is Special - The Marshal of Blog-a-Ton. Well, the time is ticking along, and we move to our 52nd Blog-a-ton edition, which will be on March 8, 2015. Looking forward to seeing the old hands back to writing, and new ones joining in.



The way we usually go about on Blog-a-ton is that we have a call for topics (ONLY ONE WORD) and then by voting, we decide on one of the topics as the topic for the month. After that, we give you a week’s time to write your post justifying the theme (TOPIC SELECTED) with a complementary post. Then, on the first Sunday of the succeeding month, you will publish the post on your blog, with our preset header and footer and come to Blog-a-ton and link your post in a comment. The week after the Blog-a-ton day will be for voting for your favorite blog-a-tonics from that edition.

It’s a one-day event each month, our dream is to get 100 participants in one edition, and our motto is to help writers to write better.



We will be having the secret ballot in this edition.

What you have to do is suggest the topics. Moderation is enabled, and I'll select the first eight topics that come. And we begin voting on that. If I find any topic to be inappropriate, or similar to that of a previous edition, that'll not come into the voting list.

Suggestion a topic now or Vote for a topic of your choice.


Topic
Circle
Letter
Women
Snowglobe
Death

  • You can vote for any one topic.
  • If you wish to change your vote later and support another topic, you can do so during the voting time-frame. But you are allowed only one change-of-vote. I’ll consider only the second vote in that instance.
  • The voting period is from February 22, 2015, Sunday to March 1, 2015 Sunday 21:00 HRS IST.
  • The topic that gets the majority votes will be announced on 1 March 2015, 23:30 HRS IST as the Blog-a-ton 52 topic. In case two or more topics are tied at the end of voting, my vote as Marshal vote will decide. This time, we are giving you 7 days to write your post.
  • The Date for Blog-a-ton 52 is March 8, 2015 Sunday from 00:00 IST to 23:59 IST.

Looking forward to a wonderful Blog-a-ton once again…

Poetically Yours,
Marshal,

Monday, February 16, 2015

And the winners of BAT 51 are

Nineteen entrants and from them, eleven returned to vote for their favorites. 12 out of 20 entries garnered at least one vote, which is good to see. I thank all of you for making this edition a successful one.

The results of Blog-a-Ton 51, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered:


As evident, here are the three Blog-a-Tonics of the Month. Click on their names to read their respective entries.

GOLD BATOM

SILVER BATOM

SILVER BATOM

Megha Haware

Vinay Leo

Cifar Shayar


Congratulations to the well deserved winners (Megha Haware, Vinay Leo and Cifar Shayar). Bhavya and Namrata were close to winning this time. Anyway, better luck next time.

Winners (Megha Haware, Vinay Leo and Cifar Shayar) must drop an email to pendownmythought@gmail.com with their real name, phone number and address to claim their badges and books on or before 18 February 2015 EOD. Winners name will also be featured on Blog-a-Ton Cover Photo. Keep writing..!!!

You all can also read the voting comments now. Just click here to find who all voted for you or liked your entry and what they had to say about it!

The Top Three contributors are

aativas44
Someone is Special34
Leo31

Please visit Blog-a-Ton 2.0 for more info. See you soon in next edition!!!

A Reminder - Have your number of participation reached 10 or 25??? Then you are eligible to be included into the List of Veteran or Super Veteran Blog-a-Tonics.  Just drop a mail to "pendownmythought@gmail.com" with the links to all your posts (or simply label all your BAT entries and send Marshal that single link).

Thanks to Leo for helping me out :)
Hope you all enjoyed this edition!
Poetically Yours,
Marshal,
~ Someone is Special ~