Blog-a-Tonics

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-ton 29

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

Date for Blog-a-Ton : 
1st JULY, 2012

As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 29 has been finalised as:

TWO MINUTES



Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • The title of your post should be   TWO MINUTES   No other title will be accepted.

  • 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 29</b>; the 29th 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 'TWO MINUTES'.
    </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/2012/06/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-29.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 July 1st, 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 - TWO MINUTES</a> 

It will look like this: Someone is Special - Two Minutes 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 July 2nd 00:01 IST and July 8th 22:00 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.

          Time to SPEND TWO MINUTES with Blog-a-Ton posts!
          Have fun!

          Blog-a-Tonically Yours

          Sunday, June 24, 2012

          It takes more than TWO MINUTES to Blog-a-Ton ;)

          Date for Blog-a-Ton 29 : JULY 01, 2012 

          On the basis of the voting over last week, we have narrowed down the topic for BAT 29.

           Topic for Blog-a-Ton 29 :
          TWO MINUTES

          A tie in voting.. between two topics.. and the Marshal's vote decides it. I don't think we've had that before in Blog-a-ton, have we? Not sure. Anyways, by the Marshal's vote, the topic for July is as above, and it was suggested by Jayashree of the blog JaishWrites. Thank you.

          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 TWO MINUTES, 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 the coming Saturday (JUNE 30) 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 July 1st to post it finally on your blog along with everyone else.

          Please write your posts on time ( JULY 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 - Leo

          Monday, June 18, 2012

          Blog-A-Ton 29, Topic Discussion..

          Blog-a-Ton moves to the 29th edition this time! We're still two weeks away from BAT Sunday, but the topic discussion week starts right now! Join in, spread the word and let's have a successful BAT once more!

          DATE OF BLOG-A-TON 29 : SUNDAY, 1st JULY 2012.

          TOPIC DECLARATION:
          SUNDAY, 24th JUNE 2012, 6:30 PM 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, June 10, 2012

          The Blank Pages of Blog-a-Ton 28 Results Are Now Filled!

          This Blog-a-Ton edition was exciting, and fun and a reflection of that was the count of entrants going to nearly 40 this time. I thank every one of the 39 entrants who took part and made this edition a success. Of the 39, 22 of you returned to cast your votes too, and even then, we had a tie for bronze between two stories, and that meant I had to step-in with the tiebreaker vote. At one point of the voting, there was a 5 way tie for Gold too. In the end, this is how the voting has turned out.

          The results of Blog-a-Ton 28, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered:



          25 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

          THE FOOL

          LEO

          APALA


          Congratulations to the winners. Jaish, you ran Apala close, and were tied for bronze till the end of voting. Your story was very well written, and I hope to see you back here with more amazing stories for BAT29 too. Once again, I thank all for a memorable Blog-a-ton experience.

          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 29 which is set to begin soon.!

          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,
          Leo

          Monday, June 4, 2012

          Cast your votes for Blog-a-Ton 28...

          Voting ends at 22:00 hrs (IST) on JUNE 10, 2012. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 21:59 and not 22:00.

          The curtain closes on a successful edition of Blog-a-ton, the 28th one. The number of entrants this time was 39, which is nearly double of what we had last time. Thanks!

          We had 39 blog-a-tonics enter within the stipulated time. All 39 Blog-a-Tonics are eligible for voting. So feel free to vote for your B-A-T 28 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. 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:



          Eg: I participated - Leo - BLANK PAGES

          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  10:00PM (IST) on  SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 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).


          Remember, the time stamp of your comment can be at most 21:59 on June 10 and not 22:00 on June 10.  
          Poetically Yours,
          Blog-a-Ton Co-Marshal,
          Leo

          Saturday, June 2, 2012

          Rules and reminder for Blog-a-ton 28

          Publish the post on 3rd June, 2012 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!

          Date for Blog-a-Ton : 
          3rd JUNE, 2012

          As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 28 has been finalised as:

          BLANK PAGES



          Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:

          • The title of your post should be   BLANK PAGES   No other title will be accepted.

          • 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 28</b>; the 28th 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 'BLANK PAGES'.
            </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/2012/06/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-28.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 June 3rd, 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 - Blank Pages</a> 

          It will look like this: Vinay R - Blank Pages 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 June 4th 00:01 IST and June 10th 22:00 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.

                  Time to fill some BLANK PAGES with Blog-a-Ton posts!
                  Have fun!

                  Blog-a-Tonically Yours