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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Vote for the BATOMs before saying Goodbye to BAT 13

Voting gets over at 22:00 hrs (IST) on Aug 15, 2010. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 21:59 and not 22:00.

Lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics
  • Twish A
  • The Madrasi
  • RNSANE (Please provide a bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Ajay (Please provide a bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • RiikaInfinityy
  • Aarthi (Please provide a bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Vyankatesh (Please provide a bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • MIRACLES
  • Aparna (Please provide a bloglink to be blogrolled)
You all will be blogrolled on the conclusion of this edition of BAT.

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

In this edition,  75 entries came in from  73 blog-a-tonics within the stipulated time.

Please follow the following rules while voting.

1.ONLY THOSE BLOG-A-TONICS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR VOTING WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENT.

2. 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 entries. All your votes will carry the same weightage.

3.  Your Voting Comment should start as follows:



I vote for - 
1. XYZ; his/her post = http://ABC/xyz.html
2. DEF; his/her post = http://LMN/def.html
3. PQR; his/her post = http://RST/pqr.html


Code:
I participated - <a href="YOUR POST LINK">YOUR POST LINK</a>
I vote for -
1. NAME OF THE FIRST BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = <a href="HIS/HER POST LINK">HIS/HER POST LINK</a>
2. NAME OF THE SECOND BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = <a href="HIS/HER POST LINK">HIS/HER POST LINK</a>
3. NAME OF THE THIRD BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = <a href="HIS/HER POST LINK">HIS/HER POST LINK</a>



Replace the parameters highlighted in red with their actual values.

Remove the extra code in case you are voting for less than three entries.

3. 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.
Moreover, in case of double entries by that blog-a-tonic, don't forget to number his post as mentioned by him/her while commenting.

4.  Post your vote in the comments section of this post.
5. 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 favourites.
In case you vote separately, only the first comment will be taken into consideration.

Now coming to the other rules:
  • Voting ends at  2200 hrs (IST) on  Aug 15, 2010.
  • 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 one of them. 
  • In case of multiple entries by any blog-a-tonic, all his/her entries will be evaluated individually while deciding BATOM, i.e., the award will go to a post rather than the blogger.
The Votes will be discarded without any prior warning in case they are not sufficiently compatible with the rules.

So, if there is any query about voting or you do not find yourself blogrolled, feel free to drop in a mail. I'll try to get back to you asap.

Marshal's Tip : The more you visit others' entries and leave your genuine remarks, the more the others will visit your entry and more are the chances for your entry to be voted for.


Remember, the time stamp of your comment can be at most 21:59 and not 22:00 on Aug 15.

Hoping to see similar participation in voting too
Blog-a-Tonically Yours

38 comments:

  1. I participated - goodbye
    I vote for -
    1. Leo= Goodbye
    2. sushobhan roy = goodbye
    3. Jaspreet Arora = goodbye

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  2. I participated in Blog-A-Ton 13
    My post link: Leo - Goodbye

    I'm voting for the 3 posts below.

    1. Rajlakshmi.
    Her Post Link: HERE

    2. Rumya
    Her Post Link: HERE

    3. Sid
    His Post Link: HERE

    Hmm, reading all of the posts(haven't commented for all yet, will do soon), many strong posts were there.
    Even with three cheers to give, I felt it difficult to choose from those strong votes.
    In the end, I've decided on these three.

    Rajlakshmi, her shape poetry was attractive and creative.. It made me want to try the form, and felt like reading more.
    Rumya, her loop poem flowed very well, and in few verses, she expressed an expecting mother's thoughts very well.
    Ravan, he took a serious topic and blended the humor well. Till the last line, the twist was unexpected. Kudos for that.

    Others that left me confused as to which to vote for were:
    Tavish, Vipul, Vee, Gyanban, Vikas Khair, Binzy(1), Karthik, Intrepid Dreamer, A Dreamy Gal and Magiceye.

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  3. I participated - YOUR POST LINK
    I vote for -
    1. Karthik; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST LINK
    2. Vipul Grover; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST LINK
    3. Vibhuti = HIS/HER POST LINK

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  4. I participated - gmsaravana - Goodbye
    I vote for
    1. Leo, his postlink = Leo-Goodbye
    Reason: The Amateur Poet, penned down a masterpiece, the character roles are very powerful, an outstanding narration and a unique thought on the theme, Goodbye. I am damn sure he is the BAT 13 and also deserves Zillion of claps.

    2. Rumya; her postlink = Rumya-Goodbye
    Reason: What a way to pen down a new begining, birth. I admire this post a lot.

    3. Vee; his postlink = Vee-Goodbye
    Reason: No words to describe his work..

    Apart from these three, Mahesh Kalaal-Goodbye (What a way to express his thoughts that touched my soul) and Shilpa Garg-Goodbye(a thoughtful post) deserves Billion of claps and also to be in the top three.

    A kind request to marshal, "Increase the vote count to 5 from 3, as it would help lot of people to deserve their votes", please consider this from BAT 14.

    PS: If I am the marshal of BATON, then I would declare 75 winners(all the entries), as all the thoughts penned down deserves to be recognized as the best. Congrats for all the participants for their wonderful take on the theme Goodbye.

    Yours Frendly,
    Someone Is Special

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  5. I participated - http://collected-cryptics.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html
    I vote for -
    1.LEO;http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/goodbye/ = http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/goodbye/
    2. SHAHID; http://painofmylife.blogspot.com/2010/08/good-bye-blog-ton-13.html= http://painofmylife.blogspot.com/2010/08/good-bye-blog-ton-13.html
    3. AATIVAS; http://thistimethattime.blogspot.com/2010/08/96-goodbye.html= http://thistimethattime.blogspot.com/2010/08/96-goodbye.html

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  6. I participated - http://urpushi.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html
    I vote for -
    1. Karthik; his postlink =
    http://unalloyedwritingpleasure.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

    I liked his post because it kept me engrossed till the end.. that’s how well-narrated Kartik’s story is..:))
    2. Destiny child; his/her postlink =
    http://destinychildosheen.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

    I liked her post because I loved the shape poem...more so since i have never before seen this...very creative and the words of Rajlashmi r lovely too
    3. Leo; his postlink =
    http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/goodbye/
    I like this post because my heart reaches out to Nethra and women like her who are so helpless in front of greed and revenge, Leo’s narration is very strong and touches the core…

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  7. I participated - http://your-own-theory.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

    I vote for -

    1. Harsha; his/her postlink = http://ithinkiknowbut.blogspot.com/2010/08/good-bye.html


    2. Gmsaravana; his/her postlink = http://pendownmythought.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html


    3. Sunny Thakkar; his/her postlink = http://sunnys-blog-rules.blogspot.com/2010/08/cant-say-goodbye.html

    There are so many other posts I liked and thus it was extremely hard to jot only 3 down. All the entries were very well written.

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  8. I participated - http://rumyabhatt.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

    I vote for -

    1. Vipul; his/her postlink = http://vipulgrover.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html
    2. Sid; his/her postlink = http://www.sidoscope.co.in/2010/08/goodbye.html
    3. Dreamer; his/her postlink = http://gawdsowncountry.blogspot.com/2010/08/this-post-has-been-published-by-me-as.html

    The Marshal because it was a very provocative story. Strong emotions were brought out, especially that of revenge. The words and style were very simple, casual conversation but a terrific and effective post. A well deserved vote!!

    Sid because the topic Goodbye is usually associated with parting of ways. But this humor structure was excellently done especially in first person.

    Dreamer because the last two lines of this Drabble lifts the entire post up a couple of notches. Unusual setting too...with the clown. The clown's Goodbye lingers in your mind long after you have read the post.

    Other posts I enjoyed very much were from Gyan Ban, Leo, Vikas Khair, Tavish and Vee. Each on was memorable and coming up with my final 3 votes was a tough decision.
    Cheers All!! :D

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  9. I feel that with every progressive BAT it becomes even harder for me to narrow down to top three.

    I participated - Gkam- Goodbye
    I vote for -
    1. Siddhesh (Sid); his postlink = Sid-goodbye
    2. Chatterbox; her postlink = Chatterbox- goodbye
    3. Dreamer ; her postlink = Dreamer - goodbye

    Other Honorable mentions who came very very very very close to the top three:(not in any order)

    Leo
    Vibhuti
    Tavish
    Magiceye
    Hiyaa
    Shilpa
    Debosmita
    Vipul
    Vee
    Phoenixritu

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  10. I participated - Shahid- Good Bye
    I vote for -
    1. NAME OF THE FIRST BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; Tavish...i liked his experiment!!
    2. NAME OF THE SECOND BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; Vibhuti...i was filled with patriotism the moment i finished reading her poist
    3. NAME OF THE THIRD BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; Sidra Sayeed a beautiful post..I am sure everyone would have felt the same way!!

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  11. I participated - http://jaspreet-images.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html
    I vote for -
    1. Leo; his postlink = http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/goodbye/
    2. A Restless Mind With A sensitive Heart; her postlink = http://myworldmyperception.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html
    3. Vikas Khair; his postlink = http://vikaskhair.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

    I have voted for Leo's post because it is heart-wrenching, has been narrated very well and it conveys a message too.The poem in the end makes it complete.
    A restless mind with a restless soul's post because of the strong character of the female protagonist.The subject 'goodbye' has actually been treated in a different way.
    Vikas Khair's post ,again, shows the strength of a woman.The flow of the story was amazing and it ended well.

    Apart from these , I liked the following posts a lot:
    GyanBan's post-which maintained a delicate balance between lots of facts and elegantly portrayed emotions.
    Nethra's and Deepak's posts,again, leave the reader with a message.
    RZaib's post actually makes the reader think about his past/present.

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  12. I, Rachana Shakyawar participated in - MY POST LINK
    I vote for -

    a. MAHESH is the FIRST BLOGATONIC I VOTE FOR; his postlink = is HIS POST LINK

    b. AMITY is the SECOND BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; her postlink = is HER POST LINK

    b. SARAVANA The THIRD BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his postlink = is HIS POST LINK

    These posts are definitely not in sequence...but I simply loved the whole simplicity of emotions involved in their posts...and the courage to count and believe that Goodbye is never for forever!
    _Thanks Debosmita for lovely topic :)
    Cheers BATOM!

    ~Keep the Spark ALive..

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  13. I participated - YOUR POST LINK
    I vote for -
    1. Jaspreet; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST LINK
    2. Leo; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST LINK
    3. Vipul grover; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST LINK

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  14. I participated - http://scribbles-vp.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye_07.html
    I vote for -
    1. Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe ; his/her post = http://www.sidoscope.co.in/2010/08/goodbye.html
    2. Prathamesh; his/her post = http://survivaloftheoptimist.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html
    3. Debosmita; his/her post = http://debosmita.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/goodbye/

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  15. I participated - http://gawdsowncountry.blogspot.com/2010/08/this-post-has-been-published-by-me-as.html
    I vote for -
    1. Leo; his/her postlink = http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/goodbye/
    2. Karthik; his/her postlink = http://unalloyedwritingpleasure.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html
    3. Vipul Grover; his/her postlink = http://vipulgrover.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

    I had a really really tough time choosing my favs for this edition of BAT. Almost all the posts made for interesting and enjoyable reading.
    Leo's story was very hard hitting and very well told. When I read Karthik's post I could actually visualize the sequence of events as they unfolded. As for Vipul, it is really hard to narrate a story placed in a timeline that you are not a part of.

    I also really enjoyed Vibhuti's and Samadrita's posts and it was tough choosing three out of these five.

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  16. I participated - YOUR POST LINK
    I vote for -
    1. Vee; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST LINK

    2. phoenixritu; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST LINK

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  17. Here my votes -

    1. http://your-own-theory.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

    2, http://urpushi.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

    3,http://intelclub.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

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  18. I participated : http://shilpaagarg.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

    I vote for ...
    1. Pushpee : http://urpushi.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

    2. Pawan : http://m4maruvada.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

    3. Mayur : http://bmayur.blogspot.com/2010/08/goodbye.html

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  19. I participated -
    I vote for -
    1. Keerthi.P;=
    2.Rajalakshmi;=

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  20. I participated - goodbye

    I vote for -

    1. vipul grover; his post = goodbye

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  21. I participated - Goodbye

    I vote for -

    1.Sidra Sayeed; his postlink = Goodbye

    2. Rachana Shakyawar; her postlink = Goodbye

    3. Sid; his postlink = Goodbye

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  22. Thank you sooooo much Gyanban and Shilpa for cheering for me... don't know if I deserved it or not, but you sure did bring smile to my face and made my day!!! Thank you :))

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  23. Thank you Gkam for your kind support :)

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  24. Thank a ton, R Zahib and Rachana for your kind support. I was happy as this was the first time I was voted. Thanks a ton..

    --Someone Is Special--

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  25. Congratulations to the participants and the winners!

    It was my first experience here, and truely it was a treat for my senses, as all the bloggers had to write about one topic, which surely brought out the various perspectives, various facets of one a single word "Goodbye". And it was very good topic, must say!

    Thank you Vee! and Jaspreet for voting for me!

    We all had a great time reading each other's posts! I enjoyed it thoroughly! Congrats Marshal!


    RESTLESS

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