Hello fellow Blog-a-Tonics. We have successfully organised 10 editions of Blog-a-Ton. The latest one which concluded last Friday was the biggest by all means. As The Fool puts it,
"This was a landmark Blog-a-ton for many reasons. Of course 10th is in itself a landmark... Other landmarks - greatest number of posts. Half century this time. Greatest number of votes. Greatest number of people in the points list. The list can go on.."
The credit for the same goes to all of you who participated, urged others to participate, took out time to go through the entries and voted for their favourite ones.
Let us welcome the new Blog-a-tonics before proceeding to the main issue;
- Raksha D'Souza (Please provide your bloglink to be blogrolled)
- Bulls Eye (Please provide your bloglink to be blogrolled)
As you might be knowing, Blog-a-Ton was born as a discussion initiated by me in the Indiblogger forum. This blog was created on Jul 5, 2009 and hence is nearing its first anniversary. It is still a couple of months away and in between we have Blog-a-Ton 11 too. However, to take the advantage of 5 Saturdays this month, I thought of inititating this discussion before we start discussing the topic for Blog-a-Ton 11. That discussion will open on or before May 22.
A lot of ideas are coming to my mind to make the First Anniversary celebrations more special.
First of all, Blog-a-Ton 12 might be shifted to July 5 (instead of the first Saturday which falls on Jul 3).
Secondly, let's introduce a Blog-a-Ton Hall of Fame where some veteran Blog-a-Tonics will be inducted. For this I want an apt name (to go with our marathon theme) and a nice badge that the inductees can display on their blog. So kindly come up with ideas for the same. We already have one in-house designer Sid aka Ravan who designed our BATOM Badge. Lets see who are the others!
As for the Blog-a-Ton format, we'll try to go with the existing one. However, if you have anything special going in your mind, you can dish it out here. But try to keep it as close to our existing and time tested format.
Then, how about mini Blog-a-Ton meets in different cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Pune/Mumbai, Kolkatta, New Delhi, etc. This one is too ambitious but if anyone of you is interested, then you can initiate discussions with those from your city. In short, you can volunteer to be the Meet Marshal for your city. Number of attendees won't matter as long as those attending can find a way to have some fun. It can be conducted on Jul 4, 2010 (Sunday). lf it materialses, then Blog-a-Ton can be conducted on Jul 3 itself and Jul 5 will be used for posting reports about the meets and other things like Hall of Fame etc.
The Comments section of this post is the space to dish out your ideas and concretise them by having discussions with all of us.
Even I'll keep updating this post with newer ideas as they spring up in my mind.
And yeah, I again invite you to join our new Facebook page, The Marshal to have Some Fun Beyond Blog-a-Ton!
Hoping to see you all there