Blog-a-Tonics

Monday, September 3, 2012

Feel free to vote for that stranger who won your heart in this edition!

Voting ends at 23:59 hrs (IST) on SEPTEMBER 09, 2012. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 23:59 and not 00:00.

The curtain closes on a successful edition of Blog-a-ton, the 31st one. The number of entrants this time was 44, which is damn good. Thank you all for participating! Do comeback and vote for the entries worth winning!

We had 44 blog-a-tonics enter in this edition and 42 within the stipulated time. Only those 42 Blog-a-Tonics are eligible for voting. So feel free to vote for your B-A-T 31 Favorites.

Click here to check the fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this edition of Blog-a-Ton along with the direct links to their posts.

Three Cheers for all the Blog-a-Tonics.
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. SEEING THE POSITIVE RESPONSE FOR THE INCREASE IN NUMBER OF VOTES IN THE LAST EDITION, I'D LIKE TO IMPLEMENT THE SAME IDEA OF FIVE VOTES IN THIS EDITION AS WELL, IF YOU PEOPLE LIKE THIS CHANGE AND IF YOU PEOPLE AGREE, AND IF MARSHAL VIPUL AND LEO AGREES, MAYBE, FROM NEXT TIME WE CAN MAKE THIS AS A PERMANENT CHANGE. In this edition, you can cast upto 5 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, three, four or five entries. All your votes will carry the same weightage.

3.  Your Voting Comment should start as follows:


I vote for -  1. BLOGATONIC NAME; his/her post = POST TITLE 2. BLOGATONIC NAME; his/her post = POST TITLE 3. BLOGATONIC NAME; his/her post = POST TITLE4. BLOGATONIC NAME; his/her post = POST TITLE5. BLOGATONIC NAME; his/her post = POST TITLE
Code:

I participated - <a href="YOUR POST LINK">YOUR POST TITLE</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 TITLE</a>
2. NAME OF THE SECOND BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = <a href="HIS/HER POST TITLE">HIS/HER POST TITLE</a>
3. NAME OF THE THIRD BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = <a href="HIS/HER POST LINK">HIS/HER POST TITLE</a>
4. NAME OF THE FOURTH BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = <a href="HIS/HER POST LINK">HIS/HER POST TITLE</a>
5. NAME OF THE FIFTH BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = <a href="HIS/HER POST LINK">HIS/HER POST TITLE</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 five 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 or four or five 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  23:59AM (IST) on  SUNDAY, September 9, 2012.
  • 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 for three of them. 
  • A THOUGHT: Be it Elections or Blog-a-Ton, it is your duty to vote, because you have the power to select the winner, so please DO NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE.

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 "marshal@blogaton.in" and "pendownmythought@gmail.com" 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 September 9th, 2012 and not 00:00 on September 10th.  

Let the best entries win this edition..!
Poetically Yours,
Co-Marshal,
Someone is Special

52 comments:

  1. Hi SIS! U got the date wrong I think..Voting ends on Sept. 2nd??? Must be Sept 9, I think!

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  2. I participated - Stranger in the Night
    I vote for - 1. Someone is Special; his/her postlink = The Untold Story of Riti; Strangers, in the Night!
    2. Pramod Lohia; his/her postlink = But Ramlal
    3. Diwakar Narayan; his/her postlink = Strangers, night and a lesson
    4. Anisha Pradhan; his/her postlink = DNA and beyond
    5. Rajrupa Gupta; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night

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  3. Hello All
    I am sorry. This time I won't be able to read posts...I am in Andaman and have no access to Internet. Will read all the posts later next week but by that time voting would end .. :-(

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  4. I vote for -
    1. LEO; his/her postlink = Great Green Park
    2. Jayashree Srivatsan(jaish_vats); his/her postlink = Mazes
    3. Rajrupa Gupta; his/her postlink = Strangers in the Night
    4. Someone is Special; his/her postlink = The Untold Story of Riti Strangers in the night
    5. Sandeep Nair (Sandy); his/her postlink = Strangers in the Night

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  5. I participated - Life Comes Full Circle
    I vote for - 1. Deepa Duraisamy; his/her postlink = In their honor
    2. MuthuKumar.A; his/her postlink = The Silent Melody
    3. Richa Singh; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night...
    4. Kshitij; his/her postlink = Strangers in the Night
    5. Someone is Special; his/her postlink = The Untold Story of Riti; Strangers, in the Night!

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  6. I participated - But Ramlal
    I vote for - 1. Someone is special; his/her postlink = Untold story of riti
    2. The solitary writer; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night
    3. Panchali; his/her postlink = Nights in the lake of dreams
    4. Rajrupa Gupta; his/her postlink = strangers in the night
    5. Scarlette; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night

    I liked all the posts very much. The one's I voted, only as my conscience said of best ones, and many more best ones I had to omit due to limit of five votes only.

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  7. participated - Midnight Bloggers Meet
    I vote for - 1. Rajrupa; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night
    2. CRD; his/her postlink = Blame it on the Dark
    3. Aszzes; his/her postlink = Reconciliation
    4. Sandy; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night
    5. Panchali; his/her postlink = Nights in the Lake of Dreams

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  8. I, Deepa Duraisamy, participated - In Their Honor
    I vote for -
    1. Muthukumar A.; his/her postlink = The Silent Melody
    2. CRD; his/her postlink = Blame it on the Dark
    3. Sandeep Nair; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night
    4. Astrosunilnomy; his/her postlink = The Ant Story
    5. Rajrupa; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night

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  9. I participated - strangers in the night
    I vote for - 1. Someone is special; his/her postlink = The Untold Story of Riti; Strangers, in the Night!
    2. Aativas; his/her postlink = strangers in the night
    3. jayashree srivatsan; his/her postlink = mazes
    4. rajrupa gupta; his/her postlink = the riot of random
    5. kappu; his/her postlink = stranger in the night

    i am really sorry for not penning down individual reasons. need to go out of station tommorow done have much time....hoping the best man/woman wins :)

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  10. I participated - city girl in europe
    I vote for -
    1. NAME OF THE FIRST BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = Stranger in the night
    2. NAME OF THE SECOND BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = Strangers in night short story
    3. NAME OF THE THIRD BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = strangers in night

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  11. I participated - Strangers in the Night
    I vote for -
    1. Leo; his/her postlink = Great Green Park
    2. The Fool; his/her postlink = Midnight Blogger's Meet
    3. CRD; his/her postlink = Blame it on the Dark
    4. Jayashree; his/her postlink = Mazes
    5. Panchalibolchi; his/her postlink = Nights in the lake of dreams

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  12. I participated - Strangers in the Night
    I vote for - 1. Harshal Gupta; his/her postlink = Strangers in the Night
    2. Ekta Khetan ; his/her postlink = Strangers in the Night
    3. Tom ; his/her postlink = Strangers on the Train
    4. Leo Vinay ; his/her postlink = Great Green Park

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  13. I participated - Panchali Nights in the lake of dreams

    I vote for – 1. Someone is Special; his/her ostlink = The untold story of riti
    2. CRD; his/her postlink = Blame it on dark
    3. Rajrupa Gupta; his/her postlink = Strangers in The Night
    4. Sandy; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night
    5. The Fool; his/her postlink = Midnight Bloggers Meet

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  14. I am afraid I am chickening out of the voting process this time. Too many great posts and too difficult to select only five of them. My apologies!

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  15. I participated - Jayashree Srivatsan(jaish_vats) - Mazes
    I vote for - 1. Rajrupa; his/her postlink = Rajrupa - Strangers in the Night
    2. Manasa Manduva; his/her postlink = Manasa Manduva - Strangers In The Night
    3. Rinaya; his/her postlink = Rinaya - Friends & Strangers
    4. Tanaya Nath; his/her postlink = Tanaya nath- A long way
    5. aativas; his/her postlink = aativas - Strangers in the Nights

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  16. This was a terrific BAT! There were so many posts that were real quality. I don’t think I have faced such tough choices ever.

    I participated - Strangers in the Night

    I vote for:

    1. Jaish_Vats; his/her postlink = Mazes

    2. Rajrupa Gupta; his/her postlink = Strangers in the Night

    3. Leo; his/her postlink = Great Green Park

    4. Manasa Manduva; his/her postlink = Strangers in the Night

    5. Amit – The Frivolous Analyser; his/her postlink = Inseparable Strangers

    Special Mentions (these are the people who I would have voted for had I been given more powers):

    •SIS – The amount of effort he’s put in the post is unimaginable. I praise him for experimenting and coming out with something totally different.

    •Odizzey – Beautiful poem with terrific use of words… and went an extra mile to explain me a stanza

    •Deepa Duraisamy – The setting of the post is brilliant. Very thoughtful.

    •Rajkiran Rajkumar – A pretty cool message for readers.

    I would also like to point out some others. They had such wonderful posts: Diwakar, Dishit D, Prasanna, TF, Dreamer, Kappu, Pramod Lohia, Richi baidwaan, Sandeep Nair, Panchali, Scarlette… and many more.

    I had a great time!

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  17. ooops...I forgot to mention about the other posts which also 'won my heart in this edition', but I couldn't vote!! Please allow me to add them in a separate comment..? Please consider..

    Jaish's --Maze
    Leo's-- Great Green Park
    Deepa's---in their honor.
    C suresh--Strangers in the night

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  18. I participated - Somewhere, My Love!

    I vote for - 1. SandySpeak; his postlink = Strangers in the Night
    2. The Fool; his postlink = Midnight Bloggers Meet
    3. Dishit D; his postlink = So Gaya Yeh Jahan
    4. Manasa; her postlink = Strangers in the Night
    5. Riot of Random; his/her postlink = Strangers in the Night

    Voted after reading all entries! Phew! Was a task and a half, wonder what it`s gonna be like when we have a hundred entries!

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  19. I participated - Tomz - Strangers on a Train
    I vote for - 1. The Solitary Writer; his postlink = Strangers in the Night
    2. Sandeep Nair; his postlink = Strangers in the Night
    3. Ekta Khetan; her postlink = Strangers in the Night
    4. Panchalibolchi; her postlink = Nights in the Lake of Dreams
    5. Leo; his postlink = Great Green Park

    All the best for winners!!

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  20. I participated - Strangers in the night

    I vote for -

    1. The Fool; his/her postlink = Midnight Bloggers Meet

    2. CRD; his/her postlink = BLAME IT ON THE DARK

    3. Deepa Duraisamy; his/her postlink = In their honor

    4. Leo; his/her postlink = Great Green Park

    5. Rajrupa; his/her postlink = Strangers in the Night



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  21. I participated - STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT
    I vote for - 1. someone is special; his/her postlink = The Untold Story Of Riti;Strangers in the night
    2. LEO; his/her postlink = Great Green Park
    3. Rahul Milani; his/her postlink = STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT
    4. CRD; his/her postlink = BLAME IT ON THE DARK
    5. Kappu; his/her postlink = STRANGER IN THE NIGHT

    AstoSunilNomy,Solitary writer,Dreamer,Simran,Rajkiran...I loved your posts but I had only 5 votes with me !

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    1. Thank you Manasa.. I'm sorry for the inconvenience caused in the comment form. I hope it is working fine now..

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  22. I participated - Friends & strangers
    I vote for - 1. the fool; his/her postlink = midnight-bloggers-meet
    2. Khitji; his/her postlink = strangers-in-night
    3. Ash; his/her postlink = strangers-in-night
    4. Sandeep; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night*
    5.Ekta ; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night*

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  23. With September being a haiku-a-day month, I'm quite slammed for time, and haven't been able to read all the entries this time. In this context, it wouldn't be fair for me to cast an official vote, so am refraining from doing so.

    From the few I've read, I loved the takes, and I think it would be a close call to this BAT results.

    Apologies and congratulations to the impending victors.

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  24. I participated - strangers in the night
    I vote for - 1. Arvind passey; his/her postlink = The dodos of 2012
    2. THE Fool; his/her postlink = Midnight Bloggers meet
    3.PANCHALIBOLCHI; his/her postlink = nights in the lake of dreams
    4. LEO; his/her postlink = Great Green Park
    5. Someone is special; his/her postlink = THe UNTOLD STORY OF RITI;Strangers in the night

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  25. I participated - CRD - BLAME IT ON THE DARK
    I vote for - 1. Panchalibolchi; his/her postlink = Nights In The Lake of Dreams
    2. Anisha Pradhan; his/her postlink = DNA AND BEYOND
    3. Rajrupa; his/her postlink = Strangers in the Night
    4. Diwakar Narayan; his/her postlink = Strangers, Night and a Lesson
    5. Manasa Manduva; his/her postlink = Strangers in The Night

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    1. Thank you so much. It was really unexpected :)

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  26. I participated - The Silent Melody - A short Story
    I vote for - 1. numerounity/Ekta - Khetan; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST TITLE


    I liked the crisp, hard hitting stories esp the second one. That made me sit up!!

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  27. I participated - The ant story
    I vote for -
    1. Manasa; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night
    2. Kappu; his/her postlink = Stranger in the night
    3. Saravana; his/her postlink = The untold story of Riti
    4. Neha; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night
    5. Deepa; his/her postlink = In their honour

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  28. I participated - Strangers in the night
    I vote for -
    1. Manasa; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night
    2. Kappu; his/her postlink = Stranger in the night
    3. Saravana; his/her postlink = The untold story of Riti
    4. Sunil; his/her postlink = The ant story
    5. Richa; his/her postlink = Strangers in the night

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  29. I participated - Ekta Khetan - Strangers in the Night
    I vote for - 1. The Solitary Writer; his postlink = Strangers in the Night
    2. Tomz; his postlink = Strangers on a Train

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  30. Voting Ends.. Thanks for all the sweethearts for making this edition a successful one!!

    Someone is Special

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  31. Addendum: I had ten blogposts open and agonized for the longest time over my final five.
    PanchaliDi, C. Suresh, Muthukumar, Diwakar Narayan and SiS, gave me a hard time.
    I am sure everyone will agree with me that this edition was extremely hard to judge. There was very little to separate most posts.
    I believe I have chosen the best 5 based on what little understanding I have of writing.

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