Blog-a-Ton is a misnomer for the word Blogathon.
This is how The Urban Dictionary defines Blogathon:
A competition between two friends on myspace. The two, three, twelve or more friends each write a blog and compete to see who gets the most blog views, comments and kudos. The person with the most views, comments, kudos etc. wins the blogathon, thus having the best blog. People who participate in blogathons are usually sad, middle-aged men who live with their mothers and teenage girls trying to prove their popularity.
But this is not what we are going to do here as here everyone will be a winner.
As for the second part of the definition, you can judge for yourself if that is true or not. Atleast I am neither of them.
The idea of holding a Blogathon, simply put a marathon of bloggers, came to my mind when I didn't even know that such a word exists. So, I invited bloggers through IndiBlogger Forum to participate in the first edition of a Blogathon, a few days back.
The idea was simple as I posted on the forum:
We'll choose a day and a topic to blog on. On that day we all will write a post on our blog on the given topicIt was Arjuna, an interested participant who came up with the idea of renaming the event for the want of uniqueness and starting a blog for the same. I believe these were great suggestions and so was born Blog-a-Ton.
After the write-up, we will include the links to the write-ups of fellow blogathon participants.
This will not only help us in making new friends in blogging world but also give us a lot of backlinks.
This is going to be an efficient way of reaching out to the prospective bloggers and develop an online community at the same time.
And as the new name suggests, our Mission is to conduct a Blog-a-Ton where 100 bloggers will take part together.
Following Blog-a-Ton 1, this is the general pattern that will be followed in all the forthcoming Blog-a-Tons.
- Initiating a new Blog-a-Ton by inviting suggestions for the topics : Third Saturday of a Month
- Declaring the topic for Blog-a-Ton: A week before Blog-a-Ton; Last Saturday
- Reminder: A day before Blog-a-Ton
- Blog-a-Ton: First Saturday of every month.
- Opening the Voting: Next day
- Declaration of Blog-a-Tonic of the Month: Following Thursday/Friday (The time given for voting will be decided, keeping in mind the number of participants)
Just start following this blog through the Google Friends Connect (aka Followers) widget on the side bar to become an official Blog-a-Tonic. Also join us on Facebook.
Once, you do this you will automatically receive the updates and notifications on your Blogger dashboard or Facebook News Feed. Beyond that, we won't be intimating you about this event. Please do not leave your email ids as we do not believe in spamming.