Blog-a-Tonics

Friday, April 18, 2014

We're Back... Blog-a-ton 46 - Topic Suggestion

DATE OF BLOG-A-TON 46 : SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014
TOPIC DECLARATION:
SATURDAY APRIL 26, 2014 22:00 IST
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We're BACK. Welcome to second edition of 2014. 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, time is ticking along, and we move to our 46th Blog-a-ton edition, which will be on May 4, 2014. 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 (THREE TO EIGHT WORDS) 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 5 of your favorite blog-a-tonics from the 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
A Beautiful Heart
Life After Death
The Page Will Turn
Doesn't make sense
SUGGESTION OPEN
SUGGESTION OPEN
SUGGESTION OPEN
SUGGESTION OPEN

  • 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 April 18, 2014, Friday to April 26, 2014 Saturday 21:00 IST.
  • The topic that gets the majority votes will be announced on 26th April 2014, 22:00 IST Saturday as the Blog-a-ton 46 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 8 days to write your post.
  • The Date for Blog-a-ton 46 is May 4, 2014 SUNDAY from 00:00 IST to 23:59 IST.

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

Poetically Yours,
Co-Marshal,

Thursday, January 30, 2014

My Experience with BAT

I came across Blogaton.in while reading a post of a fellow blogger, I like the idea behind it to bring different bloggers at a single platform. It was then I decided to participate in its next edition. I am participating regularly in each edition of BAT after that( without winning though )as I enjoy reading different perspectives of a theme. I have gained many regular readers through my BAT posts. It has also increased my confidence in writing poems as all my blogaton posts are poems on the given topics. When you think and research about a topic you learn many new things before the final outcome. Similar things happened to me with each BAT entry.

It’s said that a good writer is one who is a good reader. If it was not blogaton I may remain unaware of many good blogs in the blogosphere. These blogs not only provided me with fantastic reading materials but also became a very good source of knowledge about many aspects of blogging .Before 2012 I was not a regular blogger,I used to write silently without sharing it with anybody. It was only after blogaton that I understand that sharing makes you a better writer,comments on my blog encouraged me at each step of writing.

Now I have joined the list of veteran blogatonics and I hope that I will become a Super Veteran blogatonic in the future. Writing for BAT always push me to learn something new that’s why all my ten poems for BAT showcase different style of poem writing.I also hope to win.Thank you BAT marshals for continuing this wonderful work.




Monday, January 13, 2014

BAT 45 Winners are

Seventeen entrants and from them, eleven returned to vote for their favorites. 13 out of 17 entrants garnered at least one vote, which is good to see. Hopefully, in March'14 edition, both the no. of entrants as well as no. of voters will increase. I thank all of you for participating in the first edition of the year.

The results of Blog-a-Ton 45, 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

Leo

Kirti Nemani

Prasanna Rao


Congratulations to the well deserved winners (Leo, Kirti Nemani and Prasanna). Cifar you were close till the last minute, and you deserve a big congratulations as well for giving a tough competition.

Winners can drop an email to any or all of the marshal id's to claim their badges.. Winners will also be featured on Blog-a-Ton Cover Photo. The photographs will be taken from their respective blogger profiles. 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

aativas38
Someone is Special28
Leo27

And we are off for a vacation... (please refer Blog-a-Ton 2.0 for more info) See you soon in the March'14 edition!!! I wish the number of participants increase.

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 "marshal@blogaton.in", "pendownmythought@gmail.com" and "leonnyes@gmail.com" with the links to all your posts (or simply label all your BAT entries and send Marshal that single link).

Hope you all enjoyed this edition!
Poetically Yours,
Co-Marshal,
~ Someone is Special ~

Monday, January 6, 2014

Vote for your BAT45 Favorites

Voting ends at 23:59 hrs (IST) on Jan 12, 2014. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 23:59 and not 00:00.

The curtain closes on a wonderful edition of Blog-a-ton, the 45th one. We had 17 entries 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 17 blog-a-tonics enter in this edition within the stipulated time. Only those 17 Blog-a-Tonics are eligible for voting. So feel free to vote for your B-A-T 45 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 INTIMATED IN THE BLOGATON 2.0 ANNOUNCEMENT, THE NUMBER OF VOTES IS NOW DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES. WITH LESS THAN 25 ENTRIES THIS TIME, THE VOTES ALSO REDUCE. In this edition, you can cast upto 3 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, OR three. All your votes will carry the same weightage.

3.  Your Voting Comment should be as follows:





I, BLOGGER NAME, participated.
My Blog-a-ton 45 Entry Is Here: BLOGATON45 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


The voting format has been simplified for assisting you. Replace "BLOGGER NAME" by your name, and "BLOGATON45 ENTRY LINK" by the direct link to your BAT45 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 BAT45 Entry. Votes NOT IN THIS FORMAT will not be accepted.

For eg: A valid vote can look like this:

I, Aativas, participated.

My Blogaton entry is here: http://thistimethattime.blogspot.in/2013/01/188-fear.html

I vote for the following:
1. Panchali: http://panchalibolchi.blogspot.in/2013/01/land-on-fire.html
2. Dilip Patel: http://indiaicaremovement.blogspot.in/2013/01/deaf-world.html
3. Someone is Special : http://www.fewmiles.in/2014/01/the-night-after-storm.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  23:59 (IST) on  SUNDAY, January 12, 2014.
  • 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 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 "marshal@blogaton.in" and "leonnyes@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 23:59 on Jan 12, 2014 and not 00:00 on Jan 13, 2014.  


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

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-ton 45


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 0000 hrs on January 5, 2014 and 00:59 hrs on January 6, 2013 (IST)!


Date for Blog-a-Ton 45 :  January 5, 2014

As you already know, the image for Blog-a-Ton 45 has been finalised as: The Night after the storm


Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • You can choose the title for your post as you wish.
  • Your post must justify the image
  • 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 45</b>; the forty-fifth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. 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/2014/01/blogaton45.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 January 5, 2014 anytime between 0000 hrs and 00:59 hrs on January 6, 2014 (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 will be featured on Blog-a-Ton Cover Photo!

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.
  • Remember, you can not post more than ONE entry.  
  • In case you post your link after the stipulated time, then your submission will not be considered for voting. 
  • Return between January 6th 20:00 IST and January 12th 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,
Co-Marshal,
~ Someone is Special ~

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The topic for Blog-a-Ton 45 is...

There was a tie between two topics: "The Night after the storm", "Back to Square One". I, as a Marshal of Blog-a-Ton, voted for my favorite topic. The topic for Blog-a-Ton 45 is "The Night after the storm", suggested by Amit (Gold BATOM of BAT 44)

DATE for BLOG-a-TON 45: JANUARY 05, 2014
TOPIC for BLOG-a-TON 45: The Night after the storm

Our dream is to have a hundred participants come in one day and take part in an edition of Blog-a-ton. Let's hope that at least we can achieve half of it in this edition! Thanks for the support as always.

The rules for Blog-a-ton 45 are:

  • You can SUBMIT ONLY ONE POST irrespective of the number of blogs that you have.
  • You can give your post any title that you wish to.
  • You must justify this 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 45 voting time.
  • The other rules (viz. header & footer to put in your post, the way to submit it on January 5, 2014 etc.) will be conveyed to you on January 4, 2014. 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 45 will be featured on the Blog-a-ton Facebook Page cover photograph.

You have plenty of time to write your post but please publish the post only on January 5, 2014 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 January 5, 2014 for Blog-a-ton 45!!

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,
Co-Marshal,

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Blog-a-ton 45 - Topic Suggestion

DATE OF BLOG-A-TON 45 : SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014 (HAPPY NEW YEAR!!)
TOPIC DECLARATION:
SATURDAY DECEMBER 28, 2013 22:00 IST
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Welcome to first edition of 2014. 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, time is ticking along, and we move to our 45th Blog-a-ton edition, which will be on January 5, 2014. Looking forward to seeing the old hands back to writing, and new ones joining in.

Wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!



The way we usually go about on Blog-a-ton is that we have a call for topics (THREE TO EIGHT WORDS) 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 5 of your favorite blog-a-tonics from the 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.

This time we present you the topics from BAT 44 winners, and two others. Vote now!

New suggestions are now closed. Please vote for any one of the SIX topics below!


Topic
Life is as you make it
The power of VISION
Back to square one
The night after the storm
White as snow
A New Leaf

  • 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 December 21, 2013 Saturday to December 28, 2013 Saturday 21:00 IST.
  • The topic that gets the majority votes will be announced on 28th December 2013, Friday as the Blog-a-ton 45 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 8 days to write your post.
  • The Date for Blog-a-ton 45 is January 5, 2014 SUNDAY from 00:00 IST to 23:59 IST.

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

Poetically Yours,
Co-Marshal,