Blog-a-Tonics

Friday, May 27, 2011

Blog-a-Ton 21 - Topic Discussion/Voting

DATE FOR BLOG-A-TON 21JUNE 11, 2011
TOPIC DECLARATION :  JUNE 4, 2011

Hello friends, I'm back as interim Marshal of this event again. Blog-a-Ton 21 will be on the second Saturday of June i.e. 11th June. So without further adieu, let us get to the discussion/voting for the topic...

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.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

And the winners of BAT 20 are....

From 32 Entries this time, 15 of you came to vote for your favorite entries. The participation was the fewer than the last two season of Blog-a-Ton (Season 2), and I wish that in the next edition to be hosted by another Blog-a-Ton veteran, the number of entrants goes up. 


Heartily Thanks to all those who did participate in Blog-a-Ton 20 and made this Veteran a Happy Man and to Vipul for providing me an opportunity to Marshal this month

The results of Blog-a-Ton 20, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered;



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


GOLD BATOM

SILVER BATOM

BRONZE BATOM

Someone is Special

Leo (Vinay)

Shilpa Nair


Heartily Congratulations to the WINNERS, and also to Rachana, Ankit and Sadiya for giving Shilpa a run for the bronze badge. Special Thanks for Rachana and the critics for making my job easier. Also Special thanks to Uthra, The_Fool, Jamie Dedes, the critics for getting 2 out of 3 right

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!

I Hope You All Had A Great BAT 20 XPerience!!!


Signing off from here...
Someone is Special
Blog-a-Ton Marshal -May

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Its time to Vote for the entry worth winning

Voting gets over at 20:00 hrs (IST) on May 15, 2011. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 19:59 and not 20:00.

Thirty two blog-a-tonics sketched their imagination with us this time and will be considered for the voting as per the rules here at Blog-a-Ton. PS: As requested by Mahesh Kalaal his second post (Framed 55 Fiction - posted within the stipulated time) will be considered for the voting.

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,  32 blog-a-tonics participated; and 32 entries are eligible-for-voting posts.

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 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 entries worth winning.

In case you vote separately, only the first comment will be taken into consideration.



Now coming to the other rules:
  • Voting ends at  08:00PM (IST) on  May 15, 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, 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

Request: Do consider the work of your fellow participants by encouraging them with your comments and vote for the post worth winning.
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Remember, the time stamp of your comment can be at most 19:59 and not 20:00 on May 15.

Vote for the entries worth winning...
Someone is Special

Friday, May 6, 2011

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-Ton 20

Publish the post on May 7, 2011 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!

Date for Blog-a-Ton : May 7, 2011


The image for Blog-a-Ton 20 has been finalised as:


Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • You can choose the title for your post as you wish.
  • 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 20</b>; the twentieth 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://www.blogaton.in/2011/05/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-20.html"><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>

    <b>Credits </b>

    Image - <i><a href="http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/097/e/5/window_rain_drops_by_buddharocks-d3dewt3.jpg">Window Rain Drops</a></i> by <i><a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/16927345716112968689">Eric Alder</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 May 7, 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 - Title of Your Post</a> 

It will look like this: Someone is Special - 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 between May 8th and May 14th 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.

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 opportunity.


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Looking forward to some great posts...
Someone is Special