Blog-a-Tonics

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Whose celebrations the better one?

Voting ends at 22:30 hrs (IST) on NOVEMBER 12, 2012. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 22:29 and not 22:30.

The curtain closes on a wonderful edition of Blog-a-ton, the 33rd one. The number of entrants this time is 38. I would like to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for participating! Do comeback and vote for the entries worth winning!

We had 38 blog-a-tonics enter in this edition, 37 within the stipulated time and one before the Blog-a-Ton day. Only those 37 Blog-a-Tonics are eligible for voting. So feel free to vote for your B-A-T 33 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 to 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 THREE EDITIONS, I'D LIKE TO IMPLEMENT THE SAME IDEA OF FIVE VOTES IN THIS EDITION AS WELL, AND HENCEFORTH NUMBER OF VOTES DEPENDS ON TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRANTS. 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:



Eg: I participated - Harshal Gupta - Celebrations

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  22:30 (IST) on  MONDAY, November 12, 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 22:29 on November 12, 2012 and not 22:30 on November 12th.  

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

17 comments:

  1. I participated - Celebrations

    I vote for - 1. Muthu; his/her postlink = Celebrating Diwali- A short story

    2. Kshitij; his/her postlink = Celebrations

    3. Panchali; his/her postlink = The priceless gift

    4. Binzy; his/her postlink = Timeless Celebrations

    5.Dreamer; his/her postlink = Pages from her diary

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  2. I participated - The Priceless Gift
    2. Sapna ; his/her postlink = Celebrations that end
    3. Binzy; his/her postlink = Timeless Celebrations
    4. beinginwords; his/her postlink = It Just Got Better
    5. dreamer; his/her postlink = Pages from her Diary

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  3. I participated - shivlok haridas and a box of sweets
    I vote for - 1. jyoti - his story; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST TITLE
    2. viva andya - celebration; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST TITLE
    3. unknownshree - heard/ read = HIS/HER POST TITLE

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  4. I participated - Celebrations... Genuine Celebrations
    I vote for - 1. MuthuKumar.A; his/her postlink = Celebrating Diwali
    2. Amit; his/her postlink = Scattered Dreams
    3. Jai Shruti; his/her postlink = Green Celebration
    4. the dreams; his/her postlink = Pages from her diary
    5. Sapna; his/her postlink = Celebrations that end...

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  5. I participated - Reshma - Celebration!!
    I vote for - 1. Dreamer; her postlink = pages from her diary
    2. Muthu; his postlink = celebrating diwali
    3. Sapna; her postlink = celebrations that end
    4. Odyzz; his/her postlink = Celebrations
    5. Harshal Gupta; his postlink = celebration
    A word of appreciation also for binzy and spellofneha, enjoyed reading all the posts in BAT-33

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  6. I participated - Scattered Dreams
    I vote for - 1. Panchali-Di; his/her postlink = The Priceless Gift
    2. Jyoti Singh; his/her postlink = His Story
    3. Kshitij; his/her postlink = Celebration
    4. Ritvik; his/her postlink = Genuine Celebration
    5. Asteria; his/her postlink = This Diwali

    I also liked the post of SIS, but I guess he was in hurry, and also of Suresh as always. :)

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  7. I participated - 183. Celebrations

    I vote for:
    1. Someone is Special: http://www.fewmiles.in/2012/11/a-reason-to-celebrate.html
    2. Muthu: http://average-everyday.blogspot.in/2012/11/celebrating-diwali-short-story.html
    3. Amit: http://theshittanalysis.blogspot.in/2012/11/scattered-dreams.html
    4. beinginwords: http://beinginwords.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/it-just-got-better/
    5. Sapna: http://justanotherwakeupcall.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/celebrations-that-end-short-story-from-tribal-maharashtra/

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  8. I participated - Dilip Patel Stepping in Another's Shoes Stepping in Another's Shoes..

    I vote for - 1. Muthu; his/her postlink = HIS/HER POST TITLECelebrating Diwali – A short Story

    2. Amit; his/her postlink = Scattered Dreams
    3. Jai Shruti; his/her postlink = Green Celebration
    4. NAME The Dreamer; his/her postlink = Pages from her diary
    5. Panchaali; his/her postlink = The Priceless Gift

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  9. I participated - Priceles Gift
    I vote for - 1. Muthu; his/her postlink = Celebrating Diwali
    2. iduft; his/her postlink = Celebrations
    3. Odizzey; his/her postlink = Celebrations
    4. Sayantani; his/her postlink = Life up
    5. Animesh; his/her postlink = Celebrations

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  10. I participated - Heard/read. Momentary mourning. Forget. Life!
    I vote for
    1. Panchali; postlink The Priceless Gift.
    Play of many ideas; one winning thought; writing mastery; not just a good story, but a wonderful one.
    2. Bhargavee; postlink It just got better!
    A celebration, that doesn't feel like a celebration; ends up becoming a celebration nevertheless (got "better"). Nice
    penning.
    3. the dreams; postlink Pages from her diary
    Love, Love making, betrayal, loss, struggle, family, motherhood - all neatly packed into one tale, more than neatly at places. Definitely 'motherhood' is one of the truest celebrations there can be.
    4. Neha's Journal; postlink In the Air
    5. Ayushi(Aayu); postlink Journey with a cute
    guy
    To me; the writing, the tone, the tale - all came off as 'celebratory' in nature.

    And I did like Karan's post as well.

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  11. I participated - Timeless celebrations
    I vote for - 1. Panchali; his/her postlink = The priceless gift
    2. Leo; his/her postlink = celebrations
    3. Jai shruti; his/her postlink = Green celebration
    4. someone is special; his/her postlink = A reason to celebrate
    5. Asteria's canvass; his/her postlink = This diwali

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  12. I participated - Celebrations
    I vote for - 1. Panchali; his/her postlink = The Priceless Gift
    2. Jai Shruti; his/her postlink = Green Celebration
    3. Unknownshri; his/her postlink = Heard/Read.Momentary mourning.Forget, Life!
    4. Kshitij; his/her postlink = Celebrations
    5. Chips from a life; his/her postlink = This Diwali !!

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  13. I participated - Celebrations

    I vote for - 1. Jai Shruti; his/her postlink = Green Celebration

    I have not read many posts this BAT... just not having the time. So, I am very sorry for being absolutely passive the last couple of BATs.

    As a principle, I never vote for anyone if I have not read all the posts.

    However, I loved this entry so much that I would have had it in my TOP 3 come what may. And hence my vote. Apologies to every post I was not able to read.

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  14. I participated - Celebrations
    I vote for - 1.Panchalibolchi; his/her postlink = The priceless gift

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  15. I participated - Real Celebrations of Life
    I vote for - 1. Panchali; his/her postlink = The Priceless Gift
    2. Amit - The Frivolous Analyser; his/her postlink = Scattered Dreams
    3. Iduft; his/her postlink = Celebrations
    4. Asteria; his/her postlink = This Diwali
    5. Your Odyzz; his/her postlink = Celebrations

    I wish to give "Cheers" to a couple of other people whom I wanted to vote, their stories were equally good and thought provoking- Sapna's - 'Celebrations that end' for it's authenticity and empathy, Kshitij's 'Celebrations' for it's flow and eye-opening message, Reshma's 'Celebration' for the crisp 55 fiction, Muthu's 'Celebrating Diwali' for the amazing portrayal of the aura of celebration in the festive season and a heart warming story, Harshal's 'Celebration' for the simplicity and honesty in words(I could so relate with it), Dilip Patel's 'Stepping in another's shoes...to celebrate the pinches' for the uniqueness of perspective, Jai Shruti's 'Green Celebration' for the noble cause, C. Suresh's 'Celebrations' for the introspection that it leads to for the reader and last but not the least Ayushi's 'Journey with the Cute guy' for simply the cuteness and the naive approach of the author.

    P.S. In short I liked every story :) But the one listed in this comment couldn't leave my mind :)
    *Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali and a festive Life ahead* Happy Writing! :)

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  16. Firstly, A very prosper and happy Diwali to one and all... I read each and every post in the last BAT and I am so sorry that I was not able to make it this time...
    These are the first five posts that made me breathless...

    I participated - Journey With A Cute Guy
    I vote for - 1. Someone is Special; his postlink = ...A reason to celebrate
    2. jai shruti; her postlink = Green Celebration
    3. dreamer; her postlink = Pages from her diary...
    4. Megha Malik; her postlink = Real Celebrations of Life
    5. muthu; his postlink = Celebrating Diwali – A short Story

    And special mentions to Aativas, Harshal, unknownshri, Ritvik, Karan, and Reshma... Keep smiling and "Let the celebration continue...!!!"

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