Blog-a-Tonics

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Blog-a-Ton 32 - Topic Discussion!!


Once again congratulations to all the BATOMS of Blog-a-Ton 31.

Are you ready for BAT 32 and this time with modified rules?

DATE OF BLOG-A-TON 32 : SUNDAY, 7th OCTOBER 2012!

TOPIC DECLARATION:
SUNDAY, 30th SEPTEMBER 2012, 11:30 PM IST
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SUGGESTION

VOTES
"Do not speak as loud as my heart" - Harshal Gupta

Shiromi
"Murder, most foul" - Sandy


"Precious moments gather(ed) in a heap" - Deepa


"It was your heart on the line" - Shiromi


"One Last Post" - Apala Sengupta

Tanya Sehgal, aativas, Deepa
"An Untold Story" - Megha

Leo, dreamer, Karan Shah, Sweta, iDuft, Sidra, Sulaiman
"he wanted it all" - Rahul Miglani


"nothing much ! i just shot him dead !! :D" - Yatin Khurana

TTT
"File, and life, both need cleansing periodically" - Dilip Patel


"Every dog has its day" - Kshitij

Muthu, Amit, adreamygal
"Land on one's feet" - Engram


"Reality is wrong, Dreams are for Real!" - Tanya Sehgal

Pink Pebbles
"Be quick or be dead" - CRD

The Fool, chips from a life
"what's in that cupboard?" - Scarlette



Please go through the following rules before suggesting or voting

  • We have changed the format ONLY for this BAT.
  • In place of a general topic, we will have a phrase (3 - 8 words at the max), say for eg., "Life is a roller coaster ride!" or "Love makes life beautiful!" or any to write upon.
  • The participants will have to take inspiration from the phrase and write their posts including the same.
  • Each member can suggest only one suggestion.
  • The suggestion should be inspiring enough so that more and more Blog-a-Tonics can participate.
  • If you like any suggestion, VOTE for it (by giving the name of the person who has suggested it or by replying to their comments) rather than giving a new suggestion.
  • In case you have already suggested one but find some subsequent suggestion better than yours, you are allowed to vote for it. But this can be done only once.
  • Don't criticize another's suggestion if you do not like it, kindly give a better suggestion..
  • Give your suggestions and votes in the comments section of this post. 
  • Do not embolden your comment using HTML bold tag.
  • Please keep these points in mind to make my job easier. 
  • PS: I reserve the right to discard any suggestion in case if it is found inappropriate.

What’s more?

  • All the participants fan page will be featured with a short intro about their blog here.
  • There will be special incentive for the blogger who refers maximum number of Blog-a-Tonics to this edition. He\She will be featured on official Blog-a-Ton Page. If you refer someone or did refer them already in earlier editions, please ask them to specify your name in the code, which will be provided in Rules and Reminder Post! To consider a referral, the Blog-a-Tonics should debut in this edition or they should have participated in only two Blog-a-Ton editions or less than that!


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.
Poetically Yours,
Co-Marshal,
Someone is Special

Monday, September 10, 2012

Blog-a-Ton 31 Results ~ The WiNNeRs are...

I thank everyone for participating in this edition and making this edition a success. It was exciting, fun and happy to read 44 entrants. Out of the 44 entrants, 30 of you returned to cast your votes too, and in total 128 cheers to decide 3 winners. Also, 34 participants have garnered at least one cheer under their name. Way to go.. Congrats!

The results of Blog-a-Ton 31, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered:

Click here to view an enlarged image

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

GOLD BATOM

GOLD BATOM

BRONZE BATOM

Rajrupa Gupta

Someone is Special

Leo



Congratulations to the winners (Rajrupa Gupta, Someone is Special and Leo). Sandeep (Sandy), CRD, Panchali, Manasa and The Fool who were close till the last minute. Anyway, better luck next time..

Winners can drop an email to any of the marshal id's to claim their badges.. Winners are also featured on Blog-a-Ton Cover Photo. The photographs are taken from their respective blogger profiles. Also, after finalizing the interview questions with Marshal Vipul and Leo, GOLD BATOMS will be interviewed. Keep writing..!!!

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!

and... do you know who is lucky enough to get featured on Blog-a-Ton page....

Diwakar NarayanSomeone is Special
ashzzesSomeone is Special
Arvind PasseyThe Fool
Pramod LohiaThe Fool
Rajkiran RajKumarJayashree Srivatsan
PanchaliJayashree Srivatsan

It's a tie between The Fool, Jayashree Srivatsan and myself. Three winners blog posts will be featured on Blog-a-Ton Page for this month. Please drop a message on Facebook (Blog-a-Ton) Page to get your blog posts featured :)

Wanna get featured for a month?? Start referring your friends for Blog-a-Ton!!!

The Top Three contributors are

aativas26
Someone is Special21
Leo19

Stay tuned for BAT 32 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 "marshal@blogaton.in" & "pendownmythought@gmail.com" with the links to all your posts (or simply label all your BAT entries and send Marshal and Co-Marshals that single link).


Hope you all enjoyed this special edition!
Poetically Yours,
Co-Marshal,
Someone is Special

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

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-Ton 31


The dream is having 100 entrants in a single edition! Can we make it possible in this edition? Can we read 100 entrants this time? Spread the word, invite your friends...

Publish the post on 2nd SEPTEMBER, 2012 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!

Date for Blog-a-Ton : 
2nd SEPTEMBER, 2012

As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 31 has been finalised as:

STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT

Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • You can choose the title for your post as you wish.
  • You must use the phrase, Strangers in the Night in your entry. 
  • 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 31</b>; the thirty-first 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 the month is 'Strangers in the Night'
    </blockquote>
    </div>
  • The post should end with the following code. Do replace BLOGGER NAME and XX with the name of the person who introduced you to Blog-a-Ton and your Blog-a-Ton participation count.   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/2012/09/rules-and-reminder-for-blog-ton-31.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>. Introduced By: BLOGGER NAME, Participation Count: XX </blockquote>
    </div>

  • Publish the post on September 2nd, 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 - YOUR TITLE</a> 

It will look like this: Someone is Special - I ♥ Blog-a-Ton and will link to your post.

What’s more?

  • The GOLD BATOM winner will be interviewed by Blog-a-Ton!
  • The winners will be featured on Blog-a-Ton Cover Photo!
  • All the participants fan page will be featured with a short intro about their blog here. Kindly, fill the form here
  • There will be special incentive for the blogger who refers maximum number of Blog-a-Tonics to this edition. He\She will be featured on official Blog-a-Ton Page. If you refer someone or did refer them already in earlier editions, please ask them to specify your name in the code, which will be provided in Rules and Reminder Post! To consider a referral, the Blog-a-Tonics should debut in this edition or they should have participated in only two Blog-a-Ton editions or less than that!

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 September 3rd 18:30 IST and September 9th 22:30 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 WRITING ...


Looking forward to a read wonderful passionate Blog-a-Ton writers post again!
Poetically Yours,
Co-Marshal,
Someone is Special