Blog-a-Tonics

Sunday, June 19, 2011

So... Who won BAT 21?

14 of the Blog-a-Tonics who entered this time came by to vote and help decide who would win the badge. The voting was very close, too close to call, and we've ended up having two winners this time.

So now coming straightaway to the results of BAT21, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered;




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


GOLD BATOM

GOLD BATOM

Sureindran

D2


With as many as five Blog-a-Tonics coming on the silver place, it was not possible to select one for the badge, hence the decision not to award a silver badge. Congratulations to the five as well, for giving a fight till the last vote to the winning duo..

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 21 XPerience!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blog-a-Ton 21 - Vote for your favorites...

Voting has been extended to 22:00 hrs (IST) on June 19, 2011. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 21:59 and not 22:00.

Thirty three blog-a-tonics participated with us this time. Rachana, who linked at exactly midnight, and Enchanta, who had to correct her broken link and did it half an hour later, both are eligible to be voted for. If you have missed out the blockquotes at the start and end of your posts, or your timestamps are wrong, please correct the same before the week ends.

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,  33 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 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  09:00PM (IST) on  June 19, 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.


Remember, the time stamp of your comment can be at most 20:59 and not 21:00 on June 19. Voting has been extended to 22:00 on June 19th.

Yours, the Marshal of June,
Leo

Friday, June 10, 2011

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-Ton 21

Publish the post on 11th June, 2011 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!

Date for Blog-a-Ton : 11th June, 2011


As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 21 has been finalised as:

THE OTHER DAY
Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • The title of your post should be the topic itself; i.e. The Other Day.
    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 21</b>; the twenty-first 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://blogaton.in/2011/06/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-21.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 11th June, 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 - The Other Day</a> 

It will look like this: Vinay - The Other Day 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.
        • Return between 12th June and 19th June 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
          Leo
          http://leonnyes.wordpress.com/

          Saturday, June 4, 2011

          What happened THE OTHER DAY?

          Date for Blog-a-Ton 21 : JUNE 11, 2011 


          To the topic declaration; on the basis of the voting over last week, we have narrowed down to the topic for BAT 21.

           Topic for Blog-a-Ton 21 : THE OTHER DAY

          Nethra gives us this time's Blog-a-ton theme! The Break Up, suggested by Rainmaker was the runner-up amongst the other topics that the Blog-a-Tonics suggested.

          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 The Other Day.
          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 June 11th 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).