Blog-a-Tonics

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Rules and reminder for Blog-a-Ton 26

Publish the post on 1st April, 2012 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!

Date for Blog-a-Ton : 1st APRIL, 2012

As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 26 has been finalised as:

THAT LAST NIGHT



Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • The title of your post should be   THAT LAST NIGHT

  • 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 26</b>; the 26th 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 topic for this month is 'That Last Night'.
    </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://www.blogaton.in/2012/03/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-26.html"><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 1st April, 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 - That Last Night</a> 

It will look like this: Vinay R - That Last Night 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 2nd April 00:01 IST and 8th April 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.

          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 Blog-a-Ton 26.

          Blog-a-Tonically Yours

          Monday, March 26, 2012

          What happened... THAT LAST NIGHT?

          Date for Blog-a-Ton 26 : APRIL 01, 2012 

          On the basis of the voting over last week, we have narrowed down the topic for BAT 26.

           Topic for Blog-a-Ton 26 :
          THAT LAST NIGHT

          Animesh Ganguly of penning down the mind gives us the inspiring suggestion once again.

          SOME RULES
          1. You can submit ONLY ONE POST for this event irrespective of the number of blogs you maintain.
          2. You must title the post as THAT LAST NIGHT, no other title will be accepted.
          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 Saturday (MARCH 31) 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 APRIL 1st to post it finally on your blog along with everyone else.

          Please write your posts on time ( APRIL 1st ~ 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

          Apologies for the delay in topic announcement, my net was fluctuating all of Sunday, and couldn't be around  at that time.

          Sunday, March 18, 2012

          Let us begin the countdown to the Blog-a-Ton 26.

          Blog-A-Ton had 29 entrants last time. We now step into Edition 26 of this monthly event, as we move toward one day having 100 entrants in a single edition. Let us discuss and find, the topic of this edition of Blog-A-Ton

          DATE OF BLOG-A-TON 26 : SUNDAY, 1st APRIL 2012.

          TOPIC DECLARATION:
          SUNDAY, 25th MARCH 2012, 10AM IST
          .

          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, March 11, 2012

          The WiNNeRs of Silver Edition, B-A-T 25 !!!!


          Twenty-Nine entered the contest, thirteen voted, and five winners emerged (Gold, Silver (As this is Silver Edition, we (Marshals) have decided to crown three Blog-a-Tonics as Silver BATOM) & Bronze (There was a tie between five people for the Bronze BATOM, as a Marshal I voted for one)). Three cheers to all the winners! Keep rocking Blog-a-Tonics.

          The results of Blog-a-Ton 25, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered;

          Click on image to view larger and clearer

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

          As evident, here are the five Blog-a-Tonics of the Month. Just Click on their names to read their respective entries.

          GOLD BATOM

          eNcHaNtA

          SILVER BATOM

          SILVER BATOM

          SILVER BATOM

          Leo

          aativas

          D2

          BRONZE BATOM

          Animesh Ganguly



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

          Thanks to all the sweet hearts for making this edition a successful one.

          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!

          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).

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

          Monday, March 5, 2012

          Vote for your favorites ~ Silver Edition ~ Proud to be a Blogger By Passion!

          Voting ends at 18:00 hrs (IST) on March 11, 2011. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 17:59 and not 18:00.

          We had Twenty-Nine blog-a-tonics enter this Silver Edition within the stipulated time. All Twenty-Nine Blog-a-Tonics are eligible for voting. So feel free to vote for your B-A-T 25 Favorites.

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

          Three Cheers for all the Twenty-Nine 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, MARCH 11, 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 one of them. 
          • 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.

          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).


          ...HAPPY SILVER EDITION !......


          Remember, the time stamp of your comment can be at most 17:59 on March 11 and not 18:00 on March 11.  
          Poetically Yours,
          Blog-a-Ton Co-Marshal,
          Someone is Special

          Sunday, March 4, 2012

          Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-Ton 25

          Publish the post on 4th March, 2012 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!

          Date for Blog-a-Ton : 4th MARCH, 2012

          As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 25 has been finalised as:

          WHEN JOURNEY MEANT MORE THAN DESTINATION

          Hello friends. I am publishing a post on this blog after a long time. After conducting 17 BAT's over 17 months since Jul, 2009, I handed over the reign to other volunteers. Saravana and Vinay have been marshaling the event selflessly for quite sometime. I am happy that BAT has finally been revived and we are conducting the silver edition together.

          Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
          • The title of your post should be  When Journey Meant More Than Destination

            Since there is an ambiguity between the rules in Topic Declaration and Rules and Reminder post, this time you are allowed to title the post as you wish. Even if you have entered already with the title, ‘When Journey Meant More Than Destination’, you can very well change the title and leave a comment within the stipulated time or simply leave as it is. Decide and ACT! Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Co-Marshal – Saravana.

          • 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 25</b>; the Silver 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 topic for this month is 'When Journey Meant More Than Destination'.
            </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://www.blogaton.in/2012/03/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-25.html"><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 4th March, 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 - When Journey Meant More Than Destination</a> 

          It will look like this: Vipul Grover - When Journey Meant More Than Destination and will link to your post.

          Its the Silver Edition, so the marshals thought of some special rules
          • How about some more Silver BATOMS to celebrate Silver BAT? So, if the number of participants crosses the 50 mark then you can see more Blog-a-Tonics being crowned.
          • In addition, there will be a special incentive for the blogger who refers maximum number of new Blog-a-Tonics to this edition, the minimum being three. You will be featured on Blog-a-Ton Page (FB) for a month (till the next edition). 
          • In case you do refer someone, please ask them to leave the participation entry comment in this format, ‘YOUR NAME - When Journey Meant More Than Destination ~ REF BY (BLOGGER NAME)’ to make our job easy.

          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 5th March 00:01 IST and 12th March 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.

                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 SILVER EDITION !......

                Signing off for this edition
                Blog-a-Tonically Yours