Blog-a-Tonics

Saturday, July 30, 2011

B-A-T 23 Let us discuss the topic..

DATE FOR BLOG-A-TON 23 : AUGUST 15, 2011
TOPIC DECLARATION : AUGUST 7, 2011

Hi friends… Welcome to the 23rd edition of Blog-a-Ton. Officially, Twenty-four Blog-a-tonics participated in the last Edition, thank you so much :-). Now we are looking forward for a great support from your end to make this edition a memorable one as it is a special edtion (August 15th ~ Independence Day & August 7th ~ Friendship Day). I, Someone is Special (Co-Marshal of BAT) will be hosting this edition. Without much delay I once again welcome you to decide the topic to write!...


FREE
LEO, PRIYANKA, HAMZA, SUNJOO, VIKRAM, AASHISH, DEBOSMITA, MENACHERY, VIV_ANDYA, SUNIL DEEPAK, SRIKANTH, RAKSHA RAMAN

SACRIFICE
SUNIL,MAHESH, KETAN, AATIVAS

VIRTUAL FRIEND
ANIMESH, SUKANYA, SHARIKA, RANI, BRAJMOHAN KUMAR

THE MORNING THAT WAS
SHILPA

TOPIC SUGGESTION CLOSES BY 06-08-2011 22:00 IST

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 (by giving the name of the person who has suggested it) rather than giving a new suggestion.
  • In case you have already suggested an 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 criticizing the suggestions made by others, kindly give better suggestions.
  • Give your suggestions and votes in the comments section of this post. 
  • PS: I retain the right to discard any suggestion in case if it is found inappropriate.
  • Do not embolden your comment using HTML bold tag.
  • Please keep these points in mind to make my job easier. 

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Hoping to receive many inspiring suggestions...
Yours Friendly,
Someone is Special

Friday, July 29, 2011

Blog-a-Ton 22nd Edition - The Winners Revealed...

Twenty four entered, seventeen voted, and three clear winners emerged. I mean, we have a gold, a silver and a bronze winner this time. It was the closest voting we probably have had till now.

The results of Blog-a-Ton 22, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered;

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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

Aativas

Vikram Pyati

Sadiya


Congratulations to the three winners, and also to Shilpa Nair, who was tying for Bronze till Pavil's last vote which made the decision clearer. Pavil also got all three top posts right in his voting.

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!

Stay tuned for BAT 23 which is set to begin real soon.


Signing off from here,
Leo

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Time to vote for your BAT22 favorites..

Voting ends at 20:00 hrs (IST) on July 29, 2011. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 19:59 and not 20:00.

We had twenty four blog-a-tonics enter this time's Blog-a-Ton. The number has dwindled this time around. But still glad so many participated. All 24 are eligible for voting. Blog-a-tonics please note that the deadline for voting has been pushed forward this time. VOTING ENDS ON FRIDAY, 29.07.2011 at 08:00PM IST.

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,  24 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  08:00PM (IST) on  FRIDAY, July 29, 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 19:59 and not 20:00 on July 29.

Yours, the Marshal of July,
Leo

Friday, July 22, 2011

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-Ton 22

Publish the post on 23rd July, 2011 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!

Date for Blog-a-Ton : 23rd July, 2011


As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 22 has been finalised as:

REVENGE
Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • The title of your post should be the topic itself; i.e. Revenge.
    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 22</b>; the twenty-second 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/2011/07/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-22.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 23rd July, 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 - Revenge</a> 

It will look like this: Vinay - Revenge 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 24th July and 31st July 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, July 16, 2011

          Time for some REVENGE?

          Date for Blog-a-Ton 22 : JULY 23, 2011 


          To the topic declaration; on the basis of the voting over last week, we have narrowed down to the topic for BAT 22.

           Topic for Blog-a-Ton 22 : REVENGE

          Aashish Sood gives us this time's Blog-a-ton theme! Other suggested themes didn't get as much backing as this one.

          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 Revenge.
          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 July 23rd 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).

          Thursday, July 7, 2011

          1 YEAR ON: MY HITS AND THE MISSES.

          TO TAKE PART IN THE TOPIC DISCUSSION FOR BAT 22 KINDLY CLICK HERE!!!

          Continue reading our newly inducted Veteran Blogatonic's BAT XPeriences!!!


          From “Hidden” to “The Other Day”, it been a journey of 10 participation's. Started with less than 50 followers and average of 3 responses per post, things were different in the Pre-Blog a Ton period.

          1 Year On: and here are my Hits and Misses at BAT:

          The Hits:

          Fiction 55/ Acrostics: These are 2 forms of writing, i was unaware of, until BAT happened. Not only did i get to know about them, i but even managed to attempt them, on a few occasions.

          Comments/ Followers: It will be too modest on my part, if i say, i write for self actualization only. From the time i started blogging, till date, Comments and Followers have been the greatest motivating factors. And must admit, BAT' allows you feast more generously on them.

          Consistency: In last 1 year, that my blog has at-least 1 post a month, courtesy BATOMs. Whether i made other posts or not, BATOM ensured the discipline is not lost. Its been 4 years into blogging, and i would say, the last 1 year has been best on the consistency front.

          The Misses:

          Batom Medals: Well, its like the “Grapes are Sour” story. Ask me, and i have a dozen reasons for not making it, to Batom medals. Busy Schedule, Adhoc Posting, Time Constraints...and the list goes on. But the fact remains, this platform is laden with Ace Writers. Each time i read the winning posts, i realize, the gap that needs to be filled, to reach up there. Kudos to all seasoned writers, indeed a lot to learn from you all. Blessed to be a part of this forum.

          The Meet: I was very new to this section, when your meet took place. If i recall it right, parallel meets were held in different cities. I really missed it, wish i could have been a part of the same. Hoping to make it next time :)

          Signing off on that note. Wishing this concept of Marathon for Bloggers a great success.

          Viyoma
          Blog @ Vyo's World
          Tweet @Archi_palego

          B-a-T 22 - So, what's the topic? Let's discuss.

          DATE FOR BLOG-A-TON 22JULY 23 , 2011
          TOPIC DECLARATION :  JULY 16, 2011


          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.