Blog-a-Tonics

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Blog-a-Ton JOURNEY continues...

Date for Blog-a-Ton 19 : APRIL 3, 2011 

With another journey, the ICC Cricket World Cup slated to reach the finale on April 2nd, 2011 and a possible clash with that for our Blog-a-Ton, the nineteenth edition of the Blog-a-Ton has been postponed by one day..

To the topic declaration; on the basis of the voting over last five days, we have narrowed down to the topic for BAT 19.

 Topic for Blog-a-Ton 19 : JOURNEY

Sureindran gives us this time's Blog-a-ton theme! Disaster, suggested by Aativas and Emptiness suggested by Meher were amongst the other topics that found favor from the Blog-a-Tonics.

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 Journey. (You can use it as A Journey or The Journey if you wish.)
  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, 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 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 Saturday 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 April 3rd 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).


Monday, March 21, 2011

Blog-A-Ton 19... What's The Topic Now?! Let's Decide!

DATE FOR BLOG-A-TON 19 :  APRIL 2, 2011
TOPIC DECLARATION :  MARCH 26, 2011

Hello friends, welcome to the 19th edition of Blog-a-Ton. Thirty four Blog-a-tonics participated in the first edition of the Blog-a-Ton change. Now we've to continue the upward trend with more participation. While Marshal Grover takes a rest from the running, this month its me, Vinay (probably known to you more as Leo) who is substituting (trying to) for him. So without much loss of time, let's get right down to business.. We need a topic, and as always, you the runners of this Blogathon are the ones who decide it! Time for the topic discussion..

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.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Time to crown the FIRST and the first BATOM for the SECOND season of BLOGATON

Its that time of the month when we choose the Blogatonic of the Month or the BATOM, this will be the first of many Blogatons coming ahead. This time we got a good response from some new blogatonics plus obviously the old runners were there.

Thank you for participating in the run and again thank you for voting honestly about the blog you write. Lets get started with the votes. The votes and comments on them can be seen on previous post,



The Blogaton Junta has spoken. The Blogaton of the month are...


GOLD BATOM

SILVER BATOM



Saket Dabi

Megha 




The link to the respective post can be found next to the trophies. Both of you can drop a mail hi5[at]sidoscope.co.in to collect the high-resolution pictures.


This was the most changed Blogaton and thanks to all the 34 participants for entering the contest in short notice.


This was the first and the last Blogaton marshalled by me hope you enjoyed it, next time there will be another awesome veteran Blogaton conducting the event. 


Don't forget to run and yeah, keep Blogging.


I will be found '@sidoscope' on twitter or 'http://sidoscope.co.in'  ;)


So long folks... as always.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Are we ready to crown the FIRST BATOM of the SECOND Blogaton?

Hey folks,
Howdy. Hope you got enough time to read blogaton entires. If you didn't why don't you start again? remember every blog post is different and thats the beauty of Blogosphere.


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, 34 blog-a-tonics participated; 

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 THIS EVENT WITHIN THE STIPULATED TIME.

2. You can cast upto 3 votes or cheers as we call them, and of course youcan 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. Voting for your friend will not help your chances, so vote for the most eligible BATOM only.
6. 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  Mar 13, 2011.
  • 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, add the reason, why you think the post deserves your voted for a particular post to help others know. 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 lets get set and we will see who deserves to become the FIRST BATOM of the SECOND blogaton. 

I am expecting 34 comments this blogaton.

All the best, may the outstanding blogger win.
Cheers
Ravan

Friday, March 4, 2011

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-Ton 18, the Season 2 is here

Date for Blog-a-Ton : Mar 5, 2010 IST


Other time zones, please convert the time accordingly and publish at the same time, no post will be published before 00:00 am IST today or after 11:59 pm IST tomorrow.

Topic for Blog-a-Ton 18 : Change

Newbies, first time runners of Blogaton and those who have no clue what to do. You do the same thing that you do best, you blog on the topic chosen by majority in the previous post. This time being 'Change'. You post it on your home ground, i.e., you blog and it should be published on the date of Blogaton, i.e., Mar 5, 2010. Are there any rules? yes there are,


Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • The title of your post should be the topic itself; i.e. 'Change'.
    Please do not use any alternative title or your post link will be removed.
  • 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 Season 2 edition 18</b>; the eighteenth 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.  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://www.blogaton.in/2011/03/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-18.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>
  • Publish the post on Mar 5, 2011 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 - Change</a> 

It will look like this: Siddhesh Kabe - Change 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. 
        • From now on, I won't be entertaining any personal requests for the same whatever be the reason.
        • Then after you post your post, head to the other blogs to read and enjoy their posts. Remember the simple rule, as you want people to read your post, so do they too. Lets help each other out here.
        • Return next week to vote for your favorite 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. 
        • Also do not forget to tweet your post on twitter with #Blogaton for others bloggers to read too.
        • Do not use the comment section of this post for any other queries, for this blogaton, queries can be addressed on twitter @sidoscope or with #Blogaton or use the previous post comment for your queries. 
        So guys, all the best... may the best blogger win.



        Tuesday, March 1, 2011

        And so we run... for a change!!!

        You don't want me to give you the age-old lecture on how change is the universal truth right? We have been listening to it since a while...

        So is blogaton season 2 ever going to start? Obviously it is,

        Date for Blog-a-Ton 18 Season 2  : Mar 5, 2011 IST (Coming Saturday)


        Yikes, isn't it? This time you get a less head-start. ;) If you are into another time zone, please convert it into your respective Time Zone, you can mention your time zone in the comment to this post.



        Topic for Blog-a-Ton 17 : Change

        The topic clearly won the majority of votes and was suggested by no other Neha, the awesome lawyer of blogistan. Change is quite a broad topic and the universal fact, so get your head racing to run for a change. ONLY POST ON MARCH 05, 2011 BETWEEN 00:00 TO 11:59 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR BLOGATON. No reposts allowed.

        Since, change is a versatile topic, if you have already written on change, its time to change the line of thought and think something else to change.


        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 Change.
        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 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 Mar 5 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).

        So here it is then, the wait is over.
        We run again, this time for a change.

        Am off to get my brains racing for the topic, see you on 5th...
        May the best blogatonic win.







        P.s. Don't forget to give a loud shout out to #Blogaton on twitter