Saturday, August 6, 2011

Let us go 'FREE'

Date for Blog-a-Ton 23 : AUGUST 15, 2011 

On the basis of the voting over last week, we have narrowed down the topic for BAT 23.

 Topic for Blog-a-Ton 23 : FREE

Thanks a lot to Vinay of I Rhyme Without Reason for making this inspiring suggestion.

  1. You can submit ONLY ONE POST for this event irrespective of the number of blogs you maintain.
  2. As this is a special edition, you are FREE to give any title to your entry but the theme should be FREE.
  3. You must justify this theme 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, humor, 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 theme.
  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 Sunday 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 AUGUST 15th to post it finally on your blog along with everyone else.

Please write your posts on time ( AUGUST 15th ~ 00:00:00 – 23:59:59 IST ) as the late entries will not be allowed to participate in the voting round (though the links will be added to the participants list).

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  1. Happy Friendship to u too Co-Marshal :p Be Freeeeeeee.....

  2. great in!!! :)

    hope you had a great friendship's day as well...

  3. HI,
    my B-A-T friends,
    I just may try to make a comeback this time! Fingers crossed!

  4. Hello, I am writing the post right away but I need the foot notes and other details right away as I won't be available on Sunday and hence I make a special request, that the details and other rules be sent to me or conveyed

  5. The topic itself is vast.. I'm Sure will all have great time reading so many different thoughts/perceptions of 'free'..

  6. Vibhuti, even the Marshal is making a comeback this time :p

  7. How we will go free? Where we turn, there is a rules or end point is their?



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