Blog-a-Tonics

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

And the Blog-a-Ton 25, Silver Edition topic is:

Date for Blog-a-Ton 25 : MARCH 04, 2012 

On the basis of the voting over last week, we have narrowed down the topic for BAT 24.

 Topic for Blog-a-Ton 25 :
WHEN JOURNEY MEANT MORE THAN DESTINATION

Thanks a lot to Animesh Ganguly of penning down the mind for the inspiring suggestion.

SOME RULES
  1. You can submit ONLY ONE POST for this event irrespective of the number of blogs you maintain.
  2. You can title the post as you wish. No restrictions there.
  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 up to 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 this Friday (MARCH 2nd) 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 MARCH 4th to post it finally on your blog along with everyone else.

Please write your posts on time ( MARCH 4th ~ 00:00:00 – 23:59:59 IST ) as early or 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 various social networking profiles through the ShareThis widget present at the bottom of this post.

Have fun,
Blog-a-Ton Co-Marshal - Vinay Leo Ravindranath

There are more prizes than just the BATOM to be won this time.
Do stay tuned for more details.

Friday, February 24, 2012

And we begin all over again.. with Blog-a-Ton 25, Silver Edition.

Blog-A-Ton reaches its silver edition this time, the 25th time it is being organized since it's inception. As co-Marshal, it has been a pleasure and an honor for me to be part of BAT over the last two years, both as participant and host. On behalf of Marshals Vipul and Saravana, I thank every one who's been part of this wonderful journey.

DATE OF BLOG-A-TON 25 : SUNDAY, 4th MARCH 2012.

TOPIC DECLARATION:
TUESDAY, 28th FEBRUARY 2012, 11:11PM IST
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Please go through the following rules before suggesting or voting:

  1. Each member can suggest only ONE topic.
  2. The topic should be general in scope, so more Blog-a-Tonics can participate.
  3. If you like any suggestion, vote for it (along with mentioning the name of the suggester) with your comment rather than suggesting a new one.
  4. In case you had suggested one topic, but find that a subsequently suggested one is more appealing, you can change your vote and give support to that topic. (But this can be done ONLY ONCE)
  5. Don't criticize another's suggestion if you do not like it, kindly give a better suggestion.
  6. Give your suggestions or votes in the comments section of THIS POST.
  7. Do not BOLDEN your comment using the HTML Bold Tag.
  8. Keep these points in mind so as to make my job easier.
  9. PS: I Reserve The Right to Reject Any Comment/Suggestion in case I find it to be inappropriate.

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.

Co-Marshal

Sunday, February 19, 2012

B-A-T 24 ~ BlaCK aNd wHiTE WiNnERs


Nineteen entered the contest, thirteen voted, and three clear winners emerged (Gold, Silver & Bronze). Three cheers to all the winners! Keep rocking Blog-a-Tonics.

The results of Blog-a-Ton 24, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered;

Click on image to view larger and clearer

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

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

eNcHaNtA

Sadiya Merchant

Ice Princezz


Congratulations to the winners! Please send me an e-mail so that I can revert with your Badge.:-)

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 25 which is set to begin soon. Wow 25!

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" & "pendownmythought@gmail.com" with the links to all your posts (or simply label all your BAT entries and send Marshal and Co-Marshal that single link).

Hope you all enjoyed this edition..!
Poetically Yours,
Blog-a-Ton Co-Marshal,
Someone is Special

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Vote for your B-A-T 24 favorites !

Voting ends at 18:00 hrs (IST) on February 19, 2011. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 17:59 and not 18:00.
We had Nineteen blog-a-tonics enter this time's Blog-a-Ton. Out of which 16 are eligible for voting but considering the participant count, this time all the 19 are eligible for voting. So feel free to vote for your B-A-T 24 Favorites.

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 19 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. 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  06:00PM (IST) on  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 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 1759:59 on February 19 and not 00:00 on February 19.  
Yours, Blog-a-Ton Co-Marshal, Someone is Special

Friday, February 10, 2012

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-Ton 24

Publish the post on 11th February, 2012 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!

Date for Blog-a-Ton : 11th FEBRUARY, 2012

As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 24 has been finalised as:

BLACK AND WHITE
Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • The title of your post should be BLACK AND WHITE
  • 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 24</b>; the Twenty-Fourth 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 BLACK AND WHITE.
    </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/2012/02/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-24.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 11th February, 2012 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 - BLACK AND WHITE</a> 

It will look like this: Someone is Special - Black and White 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 13th February 00:01 IST and 19th February 18:00 IST 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. Just enjoy reading the various entries, keeping in mind your favourite but worth-winning ones.  A THOUGHT: Be it Elections or Blog-a-Tonic, it is your duty to vote, because you have the power to select the winner, so please DO NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE.

        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 VALENTINE'S DAY...in advance...
        Looking forward to some great posts
        Poetically, Blog-a-Ton Co-Marshal
        Someone is Special

        Saturday, February 4, 2012

        Play with 'Black and White'

        Date for Blog-a-Ton 24 : FEBRUARY 11, 2012 

        On the basis of the voting over last week, we have narrowed down the topic for BAT 24.

         Topic for Blog-a-Ton 24 : BLACK AND WHITE

        Thanks a lot to Siddhesh Kabe of Sidoscope 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. The title of your post should be BLACK AND WHITE
        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 Friday (FEB 10th) Evening 17:30 IST 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 FEBRUARY 11th to post it finally on your blog along with everyone else.

        Please write your posts on time ( FEBRUARY 11th ~ 00:00:00 – 23:59:59 IST ) as early or 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 various social networking profiles through the ShareThis widget present at the bottom of this post.

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