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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Blog-a-Ton 30 - Topic Discussion, What's so special?



Is this a special edition?

May be? It is? Or?

If it is a special edition, what’s so special?

Our Marshal Vipul’s Birthday (July 17)or our Marshal Leo’s Birthday (August 18) or the host?

Mmmm of course, the first two is special for us but why am I going mad here?

Still blank?

Okay!

Let’s celebrate the birthday of…
Blog–a–Ton!


OMG! Blog-a-Ton is aging three now! Wow! Exciting!

........the journey:
On 5th July 2009, Blog-a-Ton was born, a misnomer of the word Blogathon and on 1st August 2009, our first edition was hosted by our Marshal Vipul Grover and after 17 editions, he willingly took a break. Our Ravan and few others hosted initially, later Leo and I took the responsibility on our shoulders to march forward and to achieve our dream! The dream is having 100 entrants in a single edition!

Can we make it possible in this edition? Can we read 100 entrants this time? I agree, we are not giving away any prizes or gift vouchers but we are giving a Golden platform; a platform preferred by passionate writers!

Some of our BATOM’s are now published authors and they have proudly said that Blog-a-Ton helped them a lot! Some write because of BAT, some breathe for BAT, and that’s what Blog-a-Ton is!

I love numbers and I’ve been known to cherish stats a lot. So far, in 29 Editions, we have read 1118 Official Entries; that’s an average of 39 Entries. We have 36 GOLD BATOMS, 19 SILVER BATOMS, 11 BRONZE BATOMS and many more to come. Our Official Followers count is heading towards the magical four-digit number and we are more than five hundred member family on Facebook!

Do you want to know more numbers that are magical?

I love to share more - Brijender Singh of Brijender(in a row) and Leo of I Rhyme Without Reason has won Three GOLD BATOM, Leo of I Rhyme Without Reason has won Three SILVER BATOM and Shilpa Nair of Servings of Mania has won Two Bronze BATOM, the most number of wins under the respective categories and In overall, Leo of I Rhyme Without Reason has won SIX BATOM in total! Keep Winning!

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Are you ready for BAT 30 and this time with modified rules?

DATE OF BLOG-A-TON 30 : SUNDAY, 5th AUGUST 2012 - HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY IN ADVANCE!

TOPIC DECLARATION:
WEDNESDAY, 1st AUGUST 2012, 10:30 PM IST
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Leo
VOTES - ASHZZES, PAVIL & SURESH
RaNiii
VOTES - DEEPA, MENACHERY & DIWAKAR
DS
VOTES - KAPPU
MeghaApala
VOTES - YATIN
Vipul Grover
Rajrupa
VOTES - SUNIL
Scorpio
VOTES - CB
Someone is Special
VOTES - SHILPA & SADIYAt

Click on the name to view the original image!

Please go through the following rules before suggesting or voting

  • We have changed the format ONLY for this BAT.
  • In place of a topic, we will have a common image - the image can be sketch, painting or photographs! to write upon.
  • The participants will have to take inspiration from this image and write their posts.
  • Each member can suggest only one image.
  • The image should be inspiring enough so that more and more Blog-a-Tonics can participate.
  • While suggesting provide a direct link to the image.
Use  <a href="IMAGE LINK">YOUR NAME</a> for providing the direct link.
  • Moreover, ensure that there are no copyright issues related to the image. You should also provide the source of the image below your suggestion. PS: The sketch, painting or photographs can be yours or your relatives - an opportunity to showcase the talent!
  • If you like any suggestion, VOTE for it (by giving the name of the person who has suggested it or by replying to their comments) rather than giving a new suggestion.
  • In case you have already suggested an image 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. 
  • Do not embolden your comment using HTML bold tag.
  • Please keep these points in mind to make my job easier. 
  • PS: I reserve the right to discard any suggestion in case if it is found inappropriate.


What’s more?

Okay, I’m not going to end calling it as surprise! Here it is,


  • The BATOMS blog post will be featured on our official Blog-a-Ton PageM
  • All the participants will be featured with a short intro about their blog on a separate page.
  • There will be special incentive for the blogger who refers maximum number of Blog-a-Tonics to this edition. He\She will be featured on official Blog-a-Ton Page. If you refer someone or did refer them already in earlier editions, please ask them to specify your name in the code, which we will give in Rules and Reminder Post! Thanks in advance!


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.

Looking forward to a good Blog-a-Ton again.
Poetically Yours,
Co-Marshal,
Someone is Special

81 comments:

  1. Congratulations on completing three years.

    Since its the group's third anniversary, I strongly recommend the theme "THREE"

    However, I think the participants should be given the freedom to choose their own topics. Their blog titles should be centred around the theme.

    Eg. If the theme is Red, the titles could be anything that reflects the theme, like 'Under a blood red sky", or "Lady in Red", etc

    In my opinion, strictly keeping "red" as the title in this case hinders creativity to some extent, and also makes it difficult to differentiate between entries.

    Cheers
    CRD

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    1. Hi CRD,

      Welcome!

      Thanks for the suggesting a beautiful topic! This time it is image instead of a theme, please suggest an image!

      Someone is Special

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  2. Congratulations on completing 3 years, B-A-T! Also Birthday wishes to Vipul, albeit belated and to Leo, in advance!
    Just to put my two-bits in, B-A-T is one of those contests which rewards a writer for the CONTENT and not the number of fans or pageviews he/she has. As a passive 'participant', I strongly believe we come together as a group not for the competition but the encouragement.
    Looking forward to the 30th edition of B-A-T!
    Also Thank You for the shout-outs, Marshall!

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    1. Welcome Back Shlipa!

      Glad to have you here and looking forward to read your entry!

      Someone is Special

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    2. Shilpa pointed out this site to me, and I competed for the first time for Two Minutes. Looking forward to becoming a veteran here. Great initiative. Congrats on completing three years!

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    3. Welcome Sandy! We are looking forward to read your creativity as well as novel!

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  3. I would like to suggest this image for the BAT this time.

    Image Link

    The photography is by my friend, and Blog-a-tonic himself, Harsha Chittar.

    Copyrights and credits go to that link of course :) I'm only suggesting. If any issues crop up within the week, I shall let you know.

    Happy BAT30.

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  4. I would like to suggest this image which I found interesting. There can be many variations in the story based on this picture. Congratulations on completing 3yrs!!


    ImageLink

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    1. Welcome back RaNii

      Thank you for suggesting the image :D

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    2. That's a very interesting pic indeed!

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    3. @Rajrupa - Should I consider the comment as your vote?

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    4. First off, congratulations on completion 3 years of BAT! That's a very cool achievement! I haven't been a part of it yet, but I hope to now and what better time to start with than this one? :)

      For the image selection: Very intriguing picture Raniiii. I vote for Raniii.

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    5. Deepa,

      Welcome to Blog-a-Ton! Great to read your comment. I will add your vote in the post.. Thanks!

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  5. Firstly many congratulations on completing 3 glorious years.
    Secondly belated birthday wishes to Vipul!
    And thirdly I would like to suggest this image,
    DS

    Its taken from Arti's travel blog post, My Yatra Diary

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    1. Hi DS!

      Welcome Thanks for suggesting an inspiring image!

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    2. Are you sure the image opening from this comment? When I click on it, it says Sorry the page you were looking for does not exist...

      The 3rd comment which I made was the one in which the picture was opening properly.

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    3. Well, it was not, but I did a trick..

      In this link - "http://www.blogaton.in/2012/07/3.bp.blogspot.com/-ohwpfPMAQQk/TgwbZq-V4_I/AAAAAAAABfk/Du7bBo--RH0/s1600/The+glowing+Neelkanth+peak+in+the+Garhwal+Himalayas%252C+Uttarakhand+during+sunrise.jpg"

      I removed "www.blogaton.in/2012/07/" and the result was DS :D

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  6. Congratulations on completing 3 years!!!

    Megha

    I would like to suggest above picture from my photoalbum.

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  7. Firstly, many
    congratulations on completing 3 glorious years.
    Secondly, belated birthday wishes to Vipul!
    And thirdly, I would like to suggest this image,



    The image has been taken from this blog post of Arti's travel blog -
    My Yatra Diary

    PS - Hope the links will come out right this time around. Never quite got the hang of all these codes!! Please delete my above comment.

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  8. :)Congrats for the Rocking 3 years !!!!

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  9. Congrats on the third year. Great to see this going stronger. I wait for more image suggestions to cast my vote.

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  10. Happy Birthday B-A-T...!! congrats to the admins n bloggers for getting it along for 3 long years.

    Image suggestion -

    Apala

    Happy Blogging!

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    1. Apala,

      Welcome to BAT 30. Thanks for suggesting a beautiful click!

      Someone is Special

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  11. Brilliant post Saravana.. Made my night (yeah i know tht sounds weird bt its night u c).. So people gear up for the 30th edition!!!

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    1. Glad I did.. Thanks Vipul.... I'm ready with the concept.. Whatever may be the image, I will go for it happily..

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  12. Here's my suggestion-
    Vipul's suggestion

    Picture taken by a friend and of course I am the one modelling here.. who (or what) else can be more inspiring than this ;)

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    1. Marshal,

      Welcome! (too much no) Okay okay thank you so much for your suggestion..

      Sarav!

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  13. WOW! this editions seems too be too special!!!
    congrats BAT for turning 3!! *clap* *clap* clap* , ;)

    my vote goes for leo's pic. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the wishes ashzzes and welcome back! Looking forward to read your entry this time..

      :D I shall add your vote now..

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  14. Hi! I am a new blogger and I want to participate in BAT30.

    Here is the link to my blog:
    http://sapphire200.blogspot.in/

    Thank You
    Scorpio

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    1. Welcome Scorpio!

      A ten-year-old blogger who wants to achieve something in writing.. Great.. Looking forward to read your work!!!!!

      Someone is Special

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  15. My Suggestion :)
    This was taken by my dad

    Here is the picture: Scorpio

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    1. It is not visible due to security settings on Facebook.. Can you please upload it on your blog and leave the link...

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  16. Image Suggestion closed! Please start voting...

    Someone is Special

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  17. Hi,

    I would like to vote for SIS's suggestion.

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  18. Hello,
    congrats BAT for completing 3 years! Keep going.....:)
    U would like to suggest a pic.
    CLOUDS

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    1. Sorry,a mistake there. Its *I would like to suggest a pic.

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    2. Clouds,

      Welcome back to BAT..Thanks for your wishes..
      I'm sorry to say that suggestions are closed. Hence, please vote :D

      Someone is Special

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  19. I vote for Scorpio's picture suggestion.

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  20. Please welcome me back. I am determined to post this time no matter what......:-) I vote for Leo's image

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    1. Welcome back Pavil!

      I would love to read your entry :) Do write!

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  21. I would like to vote for DS, and congrats Blog-a-Ton!

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  22. i would like to vote for SIS's suggestion

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    1. Welcome back Sadiya.. Hoping to read your entry in this edition.. Thanks for voting :D

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  23. I vote for Raniiii's suggestion. And, I cannot resist saying Apala's picture is worth writing a novel..not a story.

    Suggestion: I am apparently new to BAT with just one entry last time, I want to check if we can use the voted picture in our blog while writing the blog. We are bound to give the credit to the photographer, for sure. It would look relevant to add the picture to the story we would come up with.

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    1. Thank you so much for your vote.. Of course, you have to, with the final image. Keep writing for BAT..

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    1. RaNii,

      You should provide a proper Source URL and their acceptance to use the image with credits to their site. Otherwise, it might end up in Copyright Issue, please confirm.

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    2. Sis,

      this image is taken from http://www-static.weddingbee.com.

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  25. Congrats BAT, this is a great success, we should get shirts printed & wear proudly, it will help more fellow bloggers to join in !

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  26. congratulations first !! :)

    and yes i love this change in comment form. the previous one which led to another page was not cool.

    and i vote for Appala

    (unfortunately i couldn't suggest !! )

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    1. Yatin,

      Thank you so much for voting Apala.. The comment form will remain the same for future editions as well, but we will change it for Participation and Voting Post to get rid of the bug in comment timestamps.

      Someone is Special

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  27. hi guys,

    Wishin everyone a very happy b'day and congratulations on turning three...looking forward for anorher blog-a-ton...could not continue after few earlier enteries but now look to keep writing....gud luck

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  28. Only 1 day left and Leo and Raniii have both three votes! It's joing to be a really hard decision for the judge and congratulations for completing 3 years :)

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