Blog-a-Tonics

Monday, August 22, 2011

B-A-T 23 ~ Winners at the cost of 'FREE'

Forty Two entered the contest, forty was eligible for voting, twenty voted, and two winners emerged (Gold & Silver). Almost everyone registered a single vote under their name. Keep rocking Blog-a-Tonics.

The results of Blog-a-Ton 23, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered;

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As evident, here are the two Blog-a-Tonics of the Month. Just Click on their names to read their respective entries. PS: Since CRD & Vipul have garnered four votes each, I have decided to ignore the bronze medal.

(It's Vipul here - Being the Marshal, I don't mind forgoing the award as CRD really deserves it. So Bronze BATOM goes to him) 


28 participants have garnered at least one cheer under their name. :-) Rock on Blog-a-Tonics :-)



GOLD BATOM

SILVER BATOM

BRONZE BATOM

The Fool

Sunjoo Krishna

CRD



Congratulations to the winners, and also to CRD & Vipul. PS: I was in a dilemma whether to consider The Fool's vote (Voted under Rules and Reminder) but still I consider to decide the winners. 

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 24 which is set to begin soon. If any of the Veterans are interested to host this edition then please drop a mail to marshal@blogaton.in, cc pendownmythought@gmail.com & leonnyes@gmail.com. Please let us know before 25th of this month.

A Reminder - Have your number of participations reached 10??? Then you are eligible to be included into the List of Veteran Blog-a-Tonics.  Just drop a mail to "marhsal@blogaton.in" with the links to all your posts (or simply label all your BAT entries and send Marshal that single link).


Yours, Blog-a-Ton Co-Marshal, Someone is Special

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Feel 'Free' to vote for your B-A-T 23 favorites !

Voting ends at 23:59 hrs (IST) on August 21, 2011. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 23:59 and not 00:00. Voting extended till midnight. Results will be published before 08:00 IST August 22, 2011.
We had forty-one blog-a-tonics enter this time's Blog-a-Ton. Out of which 40 are eligible for voting. So feel free to vote for your B-A-T 23 Favorites. PS: VOTING ENDS ON Sunday, 21.08.2011 at 23:59 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.

Three-Cheers for all the 41 Blog-a-Tonics. This is the first time we have more than 40 pariticipation entries in Blog-a-Ton Season 2.
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 = XYZ-TITLE 2. DEF; his/her post = DEF-TITLE 3. PQR; his/her post = PQR-TITLE
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 winning entries. 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  SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 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. A Reminder - Have your number of participations reached 10??? Then you are eligible to be included into the List of Veteran Blog-a-Tonics.  Just drop a mail to "marhsal@blogaton.in" with the links to all your posts (or simply label all your BAT entries and send Marshal that single link).Remember, the time stamp of your comment can be at most 23:59 on August 21 and not 00:00 on August 22.  
Yours, Blog-a-Ton Co-Marshal, Someone is Special

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:

FREE
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;">
    <blockquote>
    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="http://blogaton.in/"><b>Blog-a-Ton</b></a>. The theme for this month is FREE.
    </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/2011/08/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-23.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>. Happy Independence Day!</b></blockquote>
    </div>

  • 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.
<a href="ADDRESS OF YOUR POST">YOUR NAME - YOUR TITLE</a> 

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.

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

          Saturday, August 6, 2011

          Let us go 'FREE'

          Date for Blog-a-Ton 23 : AUGUST 15, 2011 


          On the basis of the voting over last week, we have narrowed down the topic for BAT 23.

           Topic for Blog-a-Ton 23 : FREE

          Thanks a lot to Vinay of I Rhyme Without Reason for making this inspiring suggestion.

          SOME RULES
          1. You can submit ONLY ONE POST for this event irrespective of the number of blogs you maintain.
          2. As this is a special edition, you are FREE to give any title to your entry but the theme should be FREE.
          3. You must justify this theme 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 theme.
          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 Sunday 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 AUGUST 15th to post it finally on your blog along with everyone else.

          Please write your posts on time ( AUGUST 15th ~ 00:00:00 – 23:59:59 IST ) as the late entries will not be allowed to participate in the voting round (though the links will be added to the participants list).

          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.

          ...HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY...