Blog-a-Tonics

Saturday, October 30, 2010

With Diwali around the corner - Its CELEBRATIONS time!!!

Date for Blog-a-Ton 16 : Sunday, November 7, 2010 

With a week to go for the sixteenth marathon of bloggers, here is the time to reveal the topic for the month.

But before that lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics who will be running in this marathon with us;
    Hoping to see you all participating in BAT 16. Please provide your bloglinks to stay in touch!!!

    On the basis of the voting over last one week, we have narrowed down to the topic for BAT 16.

     Topic for Blog-a-Ton 16 : CELEBRATIONS

    A late but great suggestion from Uma found a lot of supporters, though Lights was another favourite.

    SOME RULES
    1. You can submit ONLY ONE POST for this event irrespective of the number of blogs you maintain.
    2. The title of your post should be Celebrations.
    3. You must justify this title with a complementary post. To make things easier, 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.
    4. 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.
    5. If you are having a cartoon blog, photo blog, painting blog etc, even you can participate with your piece of art complementing this title.
    6. 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.
    7. Other rules regarding the 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.
    So, you all have ample time to write it but you'll have to wait till Nov 7 to post it finally along with everyone else.

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

    Wishing you all, a free flow of thoughts
    Blog-a-Tonically yours

    Friday, October 22, 2010

    Time to Move On........ to Blog-a-Ton 16!!!

    DATE FOR BLOG-A-TON 16 : NOVEMBER 7, 2010 (Sunday)
    TOPIC DECLARATIONOCTOBER 30, 2010

    Hello friends, welcome to the Sixteenth edition of Blog-a-Ton. Its great to see new bloggers getting associated with this event month after month.

    This month too we have some new friends. Lets welcome them before proceeding further
    Looking forward to your participation in this new edition of Blog-a-Ton!!!

    This month, Blog-a-Ton is being held on Sunday to accommodate Diwali Celebrations on the Friday night (Nov 5).

    Please go through the following rules before suggesting or voting
    • Each member can suggest only one topic.
    • The topic should be general in scope, so that more and more Blog-a-Tonics can participate.
    • If you like any suggestion, VOTE for it 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.
    P.S. I retain the right to discard any suggestion in case I find it similar to some previous Topic of the Month or too narrow in scope.

    Encourage your fellow bloggers to participate in this edition. You can share this post on your various social networking profiles through the ShareThis widget present at the bottom of this post.

    Hoping to receive many inspiring suggestions
     Blog-a-Tonically Yours

    Sunday, October 10, 2010

    Freaky Station On the Wall, Who is the BATOM of Us All???

    Finally, its that time of the month, when we bid adieu to one edition of Blog-a-Ton to make way for another in the coming week. Without loosing out any time, lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics who will be joining us in this journey;
    • Aryaa (Please provide a bloglink for us to stay in touch)
    • Gourab
    • Randomness
    • Nads (Please provide a bloglink for us to stay in touch)
    • Annu (Please provide a bloglink for us to stay in touch)
    • Sankhya
    • Shikha Kaushik (Please provide a bloglink for us to stay in touch)
    Hoping to see all of you participating with full vigour in the coming weeks!

    So now keeping it short and sweet, here are the final results

    BATOM 15


    As evident, here are the three Blog-a-Tonics of the Month. Just Click on their names to read their respective entries.

    GOLD BATOM

    GOLD BATOM

    BRONZE BATOM

    Amity

    Brijender Singh

    Vipul Grover


    The BATOMs will soon be mailed their Badge Awards.

    The GOLD BATOM 15 who gets his/her own personalised SuperAvatar will be decided by the SuperAvatar Team. He/She gets
    • Full body cartoon with any expression / pose (like the new Mascot) Or
    • Couple's cartoon (chest height) Or
    • Your Superbooth cartoon (depicting 4 different standard expressions).
    The Winner will be declared on Facebook.


    You all can also read the voting comments now. Just click here to find who all voted for you or liked your entry and what they had to say about it!

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    I Hope You All Had A Great BAT 15 XPerience and will return for BAT 16 too!!!


    I'll be back soon with Blog-a-Ton 16
    Blog-a-Tonically Yours

    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

    Friday, October 1, 2010

    Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-Ton 15

    Publish the post on Oct 2, 2010 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!

    Date for Blog-a-Ton : Oct 2, 2010

    Before I give you the details about posting, lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics
    I hope to see all of you participating this time.
     
    As you already know, the image for Blog-a-Ton 15 has been finalised as:

    Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
    • You can choose whatever title for your post.
    • This image should be an integral part of your post.
    • The post should start with this code. 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 15</b>; the fifteenth 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://blogaton.in/"><b>Blog-a-Ton</b></a>.
      </blockquote>
      </div>
    • The post should end with the following code. It also contains the credits to creator of this image and hence, is very important to be displayed to prevent any copyright infringement.   Just copy the following HTML code and paste to your 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://blogaton.in/2010/10/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-15.html#comments"><b>here</b></a>. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following <b><a href="http://blogaton.in/">Blog-a-Ton</a></b>.</blockquote>
      </div>

      <div align="justify">
      <b>Credits </b>
      Image - <i><a href="http://wandereringsoul.deviantart.com/art/Alston-Station-113965977">Alston Station</a></i> by <i><a href="http://wandereringsoul.deviantart.com/">Wandering Soul</a></i>
      Courtesy - <i><a href="http://www.deviantart.com/">www.deviantart.com</a></i> via <i><a href="http://www.blogaton.in/">www.blogaton.in</a></i></div>

    • Publish the post on Oct 2, 2010 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (Indian Standard Time)
    • Use the following code to provide direct link to your post.
    <a href="ADDRESS OF YOUR POST">YOUR NAME - Title of Your Post</a> 

    It will look like this: Vipul Grover - XYZ and will link to your post.

    Please follow this rule to ensure easy navigability to your post.

          •  Use your complete name to prevent any confusion and mix up with other bloggers.
          • Remember, you can not post more than ONE entry.  
          • In case you post your link after the stipulated time, then your submission will not be considered for voting.
          • Return on Oct 3 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 ones. 

            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.

            MARSHAL'S TIP
            Spend considerable time in mulling over the title for your post. Remember, a catchy title might lead to more traffic to your blog. So do not waste this one-time opportunity.

            DO NOT FORGET -
            The GOLD BATOM 15 gets his/her own personalised SuperAvatar with options to go for -
            • Full body cartoon with any expression / pose (like the new Mascot) Or
            • Couple's cartoon (chest height) Or
            • Your Superbooth cartoon (depicting 4 different standard expressions).
            In case of a tie at the top spot, the lucky winner will be chosen by SuperAvatar.
              So just go for it.

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              Looking forward to some great posts
              Blog-a-Tonically Yours