Blog-a-Tonics

Saturday, January 30, 2010

What if!

Date for Blog-a-Ton 7: February 6, 2010

Lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics first of all :
  • Karan
  • Ashwin
  • P Sofat (Please provide us your Bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Megs (Please provide us your Bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • R (Please provide us your Bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Ketan (Please provide us your Bloglink to be blogrolled)
Blog-a-Tonics have voted for What if as the topic for Blog-a-Ton 7. I must congratulate Debosmita for suggesting this topic. Though, it did not manage to garner desired votes during Blog-a-Ton 5 but got through this time.


While dealing with the topic, you have the freedom to treat it the way you want. Its upto you; which genre of writing you choose, i.e. simple essay-type, article, dialogue, short story (even 55 Fiction for that matter), poem or whatever you feel like.

Moreover, its upto you; which mood or tone you choose to set it in, i.e. serious, witty, humour, optimistic or whatever that comes to you naturally.

Again, you have the freedom to choose the language of communication. However, we'll suggest you to write in English to put across your views to the maximum members which will also help you when its the time to vote for the BATOM.

I hope this clarification helps the new Blog-a-Tonics.

So, you all have ample time to write it but you'll have to wait till Feb 6 to post it finally along with everyone else.

Please write your posts on time as in this edition, the late entries will not be allowed to participate in the voting round (though the links will be added to the participants list).

Other rules regarding posting will be conveyed to you later.

So kindly wait for that notification on next Thursday/Friday 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.
Wishing you all, a free flow of thoughts
Blog-a-Tonically yours
Vipul Grover

Friday, January 22, 2010

Blog-a-Ton 'Lucky Number' 7

Date for Blog-a-Ton 7 : February 6, 2010
Topic declaration : January 30, 2010


After successfully trying out a new format in the last Blog-a-Ton, lets move back to the original one this time.
But first, it is the time to welcome the long list of bloggers who have joined us in our endeavour -
  • Lani Kee
  • Pooja
  • Haresh
  • Abhishek
  • Divyanshu
  • Suganya
  • Tweety
  • Bee
  • Happybirdie
  • Shivanand (Please provide us your bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • EdgyShark (Please provide us your bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Vandana (Please provide us your bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Aditya (Please provide us your bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Sureindran
  • Juggernaut (Please provide us your bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • The Fool
  • Rishu (Please provide us your bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • gmsaravana
You all will be blogrolled soon.


So with this, I invite your suggestions for the topic for Blog-a-Ton 7. Please keep the following things in mind while suggesting.
  • Each member can suggest only one topic.


  • The topic should be general in scope, so that more and more Blog-a-Tonics can participate.


  • Before suggesting, go through the previous ones for sure.


  • If you like any of those, VOTE for them rather than giving a new suggestion.


  • If you like a suggested topic but don't like the wordings, still VOTE for it and alongside suggest a new title for it.


  • In case you have already suggested a topic but find some subsequent suggestion better than yours, you are allowed to vote for it. But this can be done only once.
  • Rather than criticising the suggestions made by others, kindly give better suggestions.


  • Give your suggestions and votes in the comments section of this post.


  • Do not embolden your comment using HTML bold tag.


  • Please keep these points in mind to make my job easier.
In case a comment is not posted according to these rules, it will be deleted.
Kindly volunteer to compile all the suggestions next Wednesday and post them together in the comments section to help others.

A Note :
Hoping to receive some interesting suggestions
 Blog-a-Tonically Yours

Friday, January 15, 2010

And the first Blog-a-Tonic of 2010 is...

With voting getting over just a few moments back, it is now time to declare the sixth Blog-a-Tonic of the Month.

But before we spill the beans, lets welcome the new members:
You all will be blogrolled soon!

So now, we present to you the results:

As evident, each vote from a participant =2 cheers whereas from non-participants =1 cheer




Congratulations Karthik for being the first BATOM in the year 2010! You have been e-mailed your badge award!

You all can also read the voting comments now. Just click here to find what others had to say about your posts!

I must thank Guria, Sojo and Narendra for their volunteer marshalling early on. I also thank others who volunteered to help in future. I'll catch hold of you soon :)

Will be back soon with Blog-a-Ton 7
Blog-a-Tonically Yours

Monday, January 11, 2010

Lets Choose our BATOM 6



Voting is over. Results will be out soon!


Let us welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics -
You all will be blogrolled soon.

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, 41 entries came in.

Please follow the following rules while voting:

1. You must cast only 1 vote and of course you can not vote for yourself.
Don't vote for more than one person because that will be of no use for any of them as your vote will be discarded without any prior warning.

2. DO NOT VOTE for those posts which are not carrying the IMAGE. So in case, any participant forgot to add the image to his/her post, please do that asap.

3. Some late entries have been allowed because either they had intimated me in advance or they are participating for the first time. However, I again request everyone to be on time in future.

3. Your Voting Comment should start as follows:



In case you participated -

I vote for - XYZ; his/her post = 3 IDIOTS

Code:
<b>I participated - <a href="YOUR POST LINK">YOUR POST LINK</a></b>
<b>I vote for - NAME OF THE BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = <a href="HIS/HER POST LINK">TITLE OF HIS/HER POST</a></b>



In case you did not participate -

I did not participate but I am blogrolled by the name of Vipul Grover.

I vote for - XYZ; his/her post = 3 IDIOTS

Code:
<b>I did not participate but I am blogrolled by the name of YOUR NAME ON OUR BLOGROLL. </b>
<b>I vote for - NAME OF THE BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = <a href="HIS/HER POST LINK">TITLE OF HIS/HER POST</a></b>


Replace the parameters highlighted in red with their actual values.

Remember, in case you participated, your vote will be counted as 1 and in case you didn't, then it will just carry the 1/2 value.

Hence, do not forget to give your post link or blogrolled name (whichever is applicable as clearly visible in the above code) as it will decide whether your vote is counted as 1 or 1/2 in value.

4. Vote for only those entries which are listed here.

Now coming to the other rules:
  • Voting ends at  2200 hrs (IST) on  Jan 15, 2009.
  • Post your vote in the comments section of this post.
  • 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 there are multiple entries from any Blogger, while counting the votes received by him/her, the entries will be considered individually for the award.
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 at 'Contact The Marshal'. I'll try to get back to you asap.
Hoping to see more enthusiasm while voting
Blog-a-Tonically Yours

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-Ton 6

Submit your post link between 0000 hours and 2359 hours (IST) on Jan 9, 2010.

Voting Notification will be published on Jan 11, 2010. Till then enjoy reading the posts!

Date for Blog-a-Ton : January 9, 2010


Before I give you the details about posting, lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics
  • Rajlakshmi (Please provide a bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Gkam
  • Thejesh
  • Mario (Please provide a bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Pratiba
  • Coldsake (Please provide a bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Utkarsh 

Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter-
  • The title of your post should be Suitable Title given by you - (Blog-a-ton 6)
  • Example: 3 Idiots - (Blog-a-Ton 6)
  • Please do not use any alternative title or your post link will be removed.
  • The post should start with this text within blockquotes and with link to this blog. 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 the <b>Blog-a-Ton 6</b>; the sixth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following <a href="http://blog-a-ton.blogspot.com/"><b>Blog-a-Ton</b></a>.
    </blockquote>
    </div>
  • This text can be followed by the image or you may also put this image at some other place within the post but prefer using no other image in the whole post.

  • The post should end with this text within blockquotes and with links to the comments section of this post and this blog. Just copy the following HTML code and paste to ur post in Edit HTML mode:

    <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://blog-a-ton.blogspot.com/2010/01/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-6.html#comments"><b>here</b></a>. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following <b><a href="http://blog-a-ton.blogspot.com/">Blog-a-Ton</a></b>.
    </blockquote>
    </div>
  • Publish the post on January 9, 2010 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST).
  • 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="ADDRESS OF YOUR POST">YOUR NAME - The suitable title of the image</a>

    It will look like this: Vipul Grover - ABC and will link to your post.
    Please follow this rule to ensure easy navigability to your post as this time no separate list of the participants will be provided later on
    .
  • 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.
  • Return on Jan 11 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. Till then just enjoy reading the various entries, keeping in mind your favourite one. 
Looking forward to great participation
Blog-a-Tonically Yours

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year and the IMAGE for Blog-a-Ton 6!


Date for Blog-a-Ton : January 9, 2010


Lets welcome the new members of our Blog-a-Ton family -
  • Ruchi Kumar (Please provide us your Bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Kalpita (Please provide us your Bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Richa Joshi (Please provide us your Bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Golden Vulture
As you all must be knowing by now that for Blog-a-Ton 6, we have slightly changed the format of this event. So, this time there is no common topic to write on. Presenting to you the Blog-a-Ton 6 Image -



I must congratulate Me, Myself and I for suggesting this image and thank all those who voted for it. Frankly, even I am not sure, how am I going to shape my post ;)

Now what you have to do is, take inspiration from this image and write a complementing post. For those who find the image dull, try to add spice to it with your words. That's what Blog-a-Ton is all about.

Give whatever title to this image (and its complementing post) and wait for the final rules and reminders, next Friday.

While dealing with this image, you have the freedom to treat it the way you want. Its upto you; which genre of writing you choose, i.e. simple essay-type, article, dialogue, short story (even 55 Fiction for that matter), poem or whatever you feel like.

Moreover, its upto you; which mood or tone you choose to set it in, i.e. serious, witty, humour, optimistic or whatever that comes to you naturally.

Again, you have the freedom to choose the language of communication. However, we'll suggest you to write in English to put across your views to the maximum members which will also help you when its the time to vote for the BATOM.

I hope this clarification helps the new Blog-a-Tonics.

So, you all have ample time to write it but you'll have to wait till Jan 9, 2010 to post it finally along with everyone else.


Other rules regarding posting will be conveyed to you later.

So kindly wait for that notification on next Friday 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.

Kindly help in promoting the first Blog-a-Ton of the year 2010 by inviting others to participate through status messages and tweets on your social networking profiles.

Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous 2010
Blog-a-Tonically yours
Vipul Grover