Blog-a-Tonics

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Vote for the BATOM 15

Voting gets over at 22:00 hrs (IST) on Oct 10, 2010. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 21:59 and not 22:00.

While some of you are busy watching the CWG opening ceremony and others are welcoming the new guests to the Bigg Boss House, I welcome you all to vote for your favourite posts.

But first of all, lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics
Hoping to see all of you actively participating in the coming months.

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,  55 blog-a-tonics participated, 53 of them within the stipulated time.

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 THE EVENT WITHIN THE STIPULATED TIME.
(The two blog-a-tonics who missed the stipulated time are D2 and Vitthal Patil)

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>



There is some specific logic behind the above code. So please fill the parameters highlighted in red as mentioned in the code only.

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.

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  Oct 10, 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. 
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, feel free to drop in a mail (marshal[at]blogaton.in). I'll try to get back to you asap.

P.S. Over the next week, you might find the blog temporarily blocked. It might be done for counting of votes. So just be patient and revisit in few minutes.

A Reminder - Have your number of participations reached 10???
Then you are eligible to be included into the List of Veteran Blog-a-Tonics.  Just drop me a mail with the links to all your posts (or simply label all your BAT entries and send me that single link).



Remember, the time stamp of your comment can be at most 21:59 and not 22:00 on Oct 10.

Hoping to see as many voters as participants
Blog-a-Tonically Yours

29 comments:

  1. I participated - http://riikainfinityy.com/2010/10/02/a-brand-new-world/
    I vote for -
    1. Rumya; http://rumyabhatt.blogspot.com/2010/10/phantom-train.html = http://rumyabhatt.blogspot.com/2010/10/phantom-train.html
    2. Vikas Khair; http://vikaskhair.blogspot.com/2010/10/dreams-station-heroes-and-love.html = http://vikaskhair.blogspot.com/2010/10/dreams-station-heroes-and-love.html
    3. The Fool; http://luciferhouseinc.blogspot.com/2010/10/abandoned-station.html = http://luciferhouseinc.blogspot.com/2010/10/abandoned-station.html

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  2. I participated – My Link

    I vote for -
    1. UNRULY REBEL;= Vote 1



    2. BRIJENDRA SINGH ; = Vote 2

    3. Cherry Blossom; = Vote 3

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  3. I participated - Life, one big illusion
    I vote for -
    1. Leo (Leonnyes); his/her postlink = Future Express
    2. ZAINAB UROOJ; his/her postlink = A Journey in Pain
    3. Vipul Grover ; his/her postlink = Mystery of the Deserted Station

    Special mention: NewsMan BaBa's innovativeness! Big Boss house a railway station

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  4. I participated - http://luciferhouseinc.blogspot.com/2010/10/abandoned-station.html
    I vote for -
    1. Lolland; his/her post = http://lol-land.in/posts/view/144
    2. Pawan Maruvada; his/her post = http://www.pawanmaruvada.in/2010/10/my-soul-to-take.html
    3. Vikas Khair; his/her post = http://vikaskhair.blogspot.com/2010/10/dreams-station-heroes-and-love.html

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  5. I participated - http://myworldmyperception.blogspot.com/2010/10/do-you-believe-in-ghosts.html

    I vote for

    1. Vee -http://psychesvisage.blogspot.com/2010/10/26th-august-1967.html

    2. Vaish - http://vaish143.blogspot.com/2010/10/its-hard-to-say-good-bye.html

    3. Cherry blossom - http://life-and-its-color.blogspot.com/2010/10/fable-of-cumbrian-lass.html

    RESTLESS

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  6. I participated - MY POST LINK

    I vote for -
    1. Vipul Grover; his/her postlink = HERE
    2. Shruti; his/her postlink = HERE
    3. RiikaInfinityy; his/her postlink = HERE

    This week has sort of been hectic, and I think I could comment for only one or two Blog-a-Tonics this time... Sort of free at office today, so could read all the entries... I'll try to comment for all soon too. Other than the above, the ones vying for a vote were Rumya, Tavish, Amity, Sweta and RV. Many interesting takes on the theme, though most took the image as haunted or dark :)

    All the Best to ALL Blog-a-Tonics!

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  7. I participated - Someone Is Special - My Country - My Love - My Promise

    I vote for -

    1. Amity; his postlink = ~Amity~ - Love Moves in Mysterious Ways

    2. Zainab Urooj; her postlink = Zainab Urooj – A Journey in Pain

    3. Raksha Raman; her postlink = Raksha Raman - ALSTON STATION - LIFE RELIVED

    I loved all the other entries but this time couldn't write about those entries that I loved a lot as I am voting from a net cafe. Three cheers all the 55 entries..

    --Someone Is Special--

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  8. I participated - Zikr-e-Ziarat

    I vote for -

    1. Adarsh Sharma; his/her postlink = The Story of Bahadurgarh

    The Story was fabulously etched with small details specifically infusing it with a certain degree of realism. Tying the past and present gave the story a lot to explore which for me was very well done.

    2. Vee; his/her postlink = 26th August 1967

    The story for me was almost personal, I'm a "dear diary" person and perhaps that's what really struck a chord. Besides the realism, for me, it was a very simple narration that held its own up until the very end.

    3. Brijender Singh; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST LINK

    Brijender doesn't fail to surprise his reader; be it how the simple oak trees could lend an almost surreal atmosphere to the scene he is beginning to establish or be it the image whose atmosphere/pathos of which were so beautifully etched throughout the whole narration or even the title itself which almost perfectly mirrors the words that follow.

    Vipul quoted a line which for me really held true as I read through the post "if love is not madness, then its not love"

    Besides the namesake that he utilizes to his advantage his views are clearly communicated through the discussions that follow. The story was gripping as was its protagonist.

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  9. I participated - My Post Link

    I vote for -
    1. Pawan Maruvada; his postlink = His Post Link

    2. Brijender; his postlink = HIS POST LINK

    3.Devilzangel; her postlink = HER POST LINK

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  10. Hieee
    I participated - Sadiya Merchant- Everything is fair in Love and War?

    I vote for -

    Brijender's entry- The Moon For Six Pence- The title by itself was a winner for me, at least.....About the post....Havn’t left much food for thought in the comments and hence putting it all down here. The reason why I loved it over and above the others I read is cos of the perfection that came with the story. Everything about it....as in the vocabulary, the concept, the flow – was absolutely magnificent! Almost felt like I was reading a professional author’s work..... and it left me so impressed that I even read all his other posts....I totally recommend everyone get a bit of it! All in all, a cut above the rest. I really really hope his post wins!!!!

    Also, I loved
    Sidra’s entry-Zikr-e- Ziarat for a smooth story and the earnestness with which it was written

    AND Jayanta Deka’s- Life, one big illusion for the sheer permanence.....something I wudn forget having read, for a while.

    They were my second and third favourite picks but I ain't voting for them cos of the equal weightage clause.....i guess it wouldn’t be fair to put all three entries at par.

    All the same, awesome writings.....hope to write like most of them some day too! :-)

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  11. I participated - http://sensible-bakwas.com/?p=593
    I vote for -
    1. Vipul; his/her post = http://vipulgrover.blogspot.com/2010/10/mystery-of-deserted-station.html
    2. Raksha; his/her post = http://raksharaman.blogspot.com/2010/10/alston-station-life-relived.html
    3. Leo; his/her post = http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/future-express/

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  12. I participated - The Cursed Canvas
    I vote for -
    1. Brijender; his/her postlink = The Moon for Sixpence
    2. Amity; his/her postlink = Love Moves in Mysterious Ways

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  13. I participated - http://psychesvisage.blogspot.com/2010/10/26th-august-1967.html
    I vote for -
    Amity; her post - http://intelclub.blogspot.com/2010/10/train-of-thoughts.html
    Md Muddassir Shah; his post - http://muddassirshah.blogspot.com/2010/10/curse-of-deserted-railway-station.html
    RV; her post - http://psychedchick.blogspot.com/2010/10/train-that-never-reached.html

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