Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-Ton 23

Publish the post on 15th August, 2011 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!

Date for Blog-a-Ton : 15th August, 2011

As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 23 has been finalised as:

Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • As this is a special edition, you are FREE to give any title to your entry but the theme should be FREE.
  • 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;">
    This post has been published by me as a part of the <b>Blog-a-Ton 23</b>; the twenty-third 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=""><b>Blog-a-Ton</b></a>. The theme for this month is FREE.
  • The post should end with the following code.  Just copy the following HTML code and paste to your post in Edit HTML mode:

    <div style="text-align: justify;">
    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=""><b>here</b></a>. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following <b><a href="">Blog-a-Ton</a>. Happy Independence Day!</b></blockquote>

  • Publish the post on 15th August, 2011 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (Indian Standard Time)
  • Use the following code to provide direct link to your post.

It will look like this: Someone is Special - TITLE 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 between 16th August and 21st August 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.

          Looking forward to some great posts
          Blog-a-Tonically Yours
          Someone is Special


          1. Three cheers to all the Blog-a-Tonics for making this edition a successful one.. Entries after this comment will not be considered for voting.. Happy Independence Day...

            Someone is Special

          2. I understand that I am late. But would still like to share my post. (Just in case someone wants to have a read) Kushal Ashok- Free-Rights-Restrictions

          3. Couldn't make it this time. 40 entries - thats cool.. will take lot of time to read though.. Aww.. :( anyways.. All the best .. :)

          4. In search of Freedom

            I participated - YOUR POST LINK
            I vote for -
            1. Sunjoo Krishna; his/her postlink =
            2. Sulaiman Sait; his/her postlink =
            3. CRD; his/her postlink =

            This time somehow I did not enjoy the posts so much as I did last time. I found around 6 posts interesting in no specific order. I liked Sunjoo's post for humorosly saying something profound. CRD had built up humor nicely and the message was relavent too. It was interesting to see Sulaiman link a Travel post here, a genre that is quite rare here. I think once in the past Sureindran had written one on Malaysia. Others I liked were Sadiya for her twisted humor, D2 for his human representation of Gaiaia and Aativas for his interesting character creation. But among the six for which I had no specific order of preference. I went for the 3 I have never voted for before and who also have never won Blog-a-ton before. Last time my vote helped Sadiya maker her debut on the medals list. Maybe this time I can help someone else.



          Seeking Redemption By Madhu Vajpayee

          Presenting Seeking Redemption by Madhu Vajpayee.

          The Blurb:

          Story of a girl Meera, who is unwittingly drawn into a conflict from where she finds it difficult to emerge unscathed. It’s her journey from being a simple, medical graduate belonging to a middle class family to the uncharted territories of corruption and caste-based politics. Her path is crossed by two men, both compelling yet completely contrasting characters, who are going to change her life forever. If it is Aman Sharma who can challenge her ideals, defy her resolves and make her the person she finally becomes, it is Abhay Bharti’s sublime love which enables her to go through the vicissitudes of life. It’s also the story of her loss as well as triumph against her own demons to find her true self.

          Book Review: Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time Edited By Saravana Kumar Murugan

          Presenting Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time Edited by Sarav.

          The Blurb:

          True friendship is defined as a natural and spontaneous reaction towards a person with unconditional love and ultimate support to a person in all areas of life. A true friend is the one who is always with you when the entire world rejects you. A true friend is like a mirror who reflects the real you to you. In this unpredictable world of twists and rough roads, a true friend is a blessing, a rejuvenating factor, and is always fresh. Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time by Shades Publications, cherishes such true friendship, and this collection of 25 short stories on Friendship is a dedication the all true friends in this world.