Blog-a-Tonics

Monday, November 16, 2015

Blog-a-Ton 57 - The Results

Fourteen entries and from them, just five returned to vote for their favorites. Nine entries garnered at least one vote. We, the Blog-a-Ton Marshals thank all of you for participating in this edition, and hope to see more participation in the next edition.

The results of Blog-a-Ton 57, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered:


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

GOLD BATOM

SILVER BATOM

SILVER BATOM

Mahesh Aadhya Kalaal

Salvwi Prasad

Sunjoo Krishna


Congratulations to the well deserved winners (Mahesh, Salvwi and Sunjoo).

Winners can drop an email to pendownmythought@gmail.com to claim their badges and copies of the book Seeking Redemption by Madhu Vajpayee. Winners name and photo will be featured on Blog-a-Ton Cover Photo (soon). Thanks and Keep Writing!!!

The first five participants i.e. Cifar Shayar, Akshitha Satla, Mahesh Aadhya Kalaal, Salvwi Prasad and Vajra Deep can also drop an e-mail to pendownmythought@gmail.com for the copies of the book, Friendship - Bonds Beyond Time.

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

The Top Three contributors are

aativas49
Someone is Special40
Leo35

See you soon in BAT 57! Please visit Blog-a-Ton 3.0 for more info!!!

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).

Hope you all enjoyed this edition!
Poetically Yours,
The Blog-a-Ton Marshals,
~ Someone is Special ~
~ Vinay Leo R. ~

Monday, November 9, 2015

Vote for your BAT 57 Favorites

Voting ends at 23:59 hrs (IST) on November 15, 2015. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 23:59 on November 15, 2015 and not 00:00 on November 16, 2015.

The curtain closes on a wonderful edition of Blog-a-ton, the 57th one. We had 14 entries from 13 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 13 blog-a-tonics enter in this edition within the stipulated time. Only those 13 Blog-a-Tonics are eligible for voting. So feel free to vote for your B-A-T 57 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 BLOGATON 3.0 GUIDELINES, THE NUMBER OF VOTES IS DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES. We have 14 entries this time. 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, 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 57 Entry Is Here: BLOGATON57 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 "BLOGATON57 ENTRY LINK" by the direct link to your BAT57 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 BAT57 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/2015/11/hold-my-hand.html
2. Leo: http://artofleo.com/2014/10/05/a-knot-in-time/
3. Amity: http://intelclub.blogspot.com/2010/10/train-of-thoughts.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, November 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. 

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).

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.

Remember, the time stamp of your comment can be at most 23:59 on November 15, 2015 and not 00:00 on November 16, 2015.

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

Friday, November 6, 2015

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-ton 57


Publish the post anytime between November 07, 2015, 00:00 HRS and November 08, 2015, 23:59 HRS (Indian Standard Time)!

Welcome to Blog-a-Ton 57!

Our dream is to have 100 participants join in one edition, and our motto is to help writers to write better
Blog-a-Ton 57 WEEKEND: November 07-08, 2015
As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 57 has been finalised as: HOLD MY HAND

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 HOLD MY HAND.
  • 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 <b>Blog-a-Ton 57</b>; the fifty-seventh edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. In association with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/mvajpayee" target="_blank"​>​Madhu Vajpayee</a>, the author of <a href="http://bit.ly/SeekingRedemptionAMZN" target="_blank"​>Seeking Redemption</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ShadesYouthMag" target="_blank"​>Shades Publications</a>, the publisher of <a href="http://bit.ly/FriendshipBondsBeyondTimeAMZN" target="_blank"​>Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time</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/2015/11/blogaton57.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>
  • Publishthe post anytime between November 07, 2015, 00:00 HRS and November 08, 2015, 23:59 HRS (Indian Standard Time)
  • After publishing it, do not forget to leave the link in the comments section of this post.
  • 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.

And this time....


Please follow these rules 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 November 10th 00:00 IST and November 15th 22:59 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 ~

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Topic for Blog-a-Ton 57 is...

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Welcome to Blog-a-Ton!.

BLOG-a-TON 57 WEEKEND:
NOVEMBER 07-08, 2015
TOPIC for BLOG-a-TON 57:
HOLD MY HAND
.



Our dream is to get 100 participants in one edition, and our motto is to help writers to write better.

Can we make it possible in this edition? Can we read 100 entrants this time? Can we find 100 passionate writers? I hope we can. If you think the same, join us.




The rules for BLOG-a-TON 57 are:
  • You can give your post any title that you wish to.
  • You must justify the theme with your post. You (i.e. Poetry (*Haiku or set of Haiku is not accepted), Fiction or any form fiction other than 160 characters, 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 57 voting time.
  • The other rules (viz. header & footer to put in your post, the way to submit it on NOVEMBER 07-08, 2015 etc.) will be conveyed to you on November 06, 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.

And this time....


You have five days to write your post but please publish the post only on November 07, or 08, 2015 and not before.

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, October 25, 2015

Blog-a-Ton 57 - Topic Discussion


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BLOG-A-TON 57 WEEKEND:
NOVEMBER 7-8, 2015
TOPIC DECLARATION:
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2015 23:00 IST
.


Welcome to a new edition of Blog-a-Ton!

New Format, New Rules, and New Badges. Visit here for more info.

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 57th Blog-a-ton edition, which will be on NOVEMBER 7-8, 2015.

Our dream is to get 100 participants in one edition, and our motto is to help writers to write better.

Can we make it possible in this edition? Can we read 100 entrants this time? Can we find 100 passionate writers? I hope we can. If you think the same, join us.


General Pattern:
  1. Initiating a new Blog-a-Ton edition by inviting suggestions for the topic: Last Friday of the month at 18:00 HRS IST
  2. Declaring the Topic of the month: First Saturday of the month at 22:00 HRS IST We're declaring the topic on the last week of the month this time.
  3. Sending Newsletter to our subscribers, featuring the last edition winners, topic of the month, prizes, and introducing our sponsors of the month: First Sunday of the month at 22:00 HRS IST
  4. RULES AND REMINDER: Second Friday of the month at 14:00 HRS IST
  5. Blog-a-Ton: we reserve the Second Saturday and Sunday of the month for Blog-a-Ton (from 00:0o HRS IST on Saturday to 23:59 HRS IST on Sunday). No further extension will be provided.
  6. Opening the Voting: Next day of Blog-a-Ton
  7. Declaration of the winners: Third Sunday of the month between 22:00 HRS and 23:59 HRS IST
* We take a break either in the month of February or in the month of August. We will have a maximum of ten editions per year.



We will be having the secret ballot in this edition.

What you have to do is suggest the TOPIC. This time, we will have three words phrases. (ONLY THREE WORDS) Moderation is enabled, and I'll select the first six 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
HOLD MY HAND
THE GHOST TOWN
Suggestion Open
Suggestion Open
Suggestion Open
Suggestion Open

  • You can vote for any one topic. (Sample: I vote for Celebrations, if it is one of the choices.)
  • 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 October 25, 2015, SUNDAY to November 1, 2015 23:00 HRS IST.
  • The topic that gets the majority votes will be announced on November 1, 2015, 23:59 HRS IST as the BLOG-A-TON 57 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 5 days to write your post.
  • BLOG-A-TON 57 WEEKEND starts at 00:00 HRS IST on November 7, 2015 and ends at 23:59 HRS IST on November 8, 2015. No further extension will be provided.

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

Poetically Yours,
Marshal,
Someone is Special

Monday, October 19, 2015

And the winners of BAT 56 are

Seventeen entrants and from them, nine returned to vote for their favorites. 14 out of 17 entries garnered at least one vote, which is good to see. I thank all of you for participating in this edition.

The results of Blog-a-Ton 56, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered:


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

GOLD BATOM

SILVER BATOM

SILVER BATOM

Vinay Leo

Viyoma

Siddhesh


Congratulations to the well deserved winners (Leo, Viyoma and Siddhesh).

Winners can drop an email to pendownmythought@gmail.com to claim their badges. Winners name and photo will be featured on Blog-a-Ton Cover Photo. Thanks and 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

aativas48
Someone is Special39
Leo34

See you soon in BAT 57! Please visit Blog-a-Ton 3.0 for more info!!!

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).

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

Monday, October 12, 2015

Vote for your BAT 56 Favorites

Voting ends at 23:59 hrs (IST) on June 21, 2015. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 23:59 and not 00:00 on June 22, 2015.

The curtain closes on a wonderful edition of Blog-a-ton, the 56th one. We had 18 entries from 17 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 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 56 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 BLOGATON 3.0 GUIDELINES, THE NUMBER OF VOTES IS DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES. We have 17 entries this time. 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, 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 56 Entry Is Here: BLOGATON56 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 "BLOGATON56 ENTRY LINK" by the direct link to your BAT56 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 BAT56 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/2015/10/the-secret.html
2. Leo: http://artofleo.com/2014/10/05/a-knot-in-time/
3. Amity: http://intelclub.blogspot.com/2010/10/train-of-thoughts.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, October 18, 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 23:59 on October 18, 2015 and not 23:00.

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

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