Blog-a-Tonics

Saturday, August 24, 2013

It's a sweet topic :)

The topic for Blog-a-Ton 41 is "Sweet and Sour", suggested by Someone is Special



DATE for BLOG-a-TON 41:
SEPTEMBER 01, 2013

TOPIC for BLOG-a-TON 41:
Sweet and Sour


Our dream is to have a hundred participants come in one day and take part in an edition of Blog-a-ton. Let's hope we can do it in this edition! Thanks for the support as always.

The rules for Blog-a-ton 41 are:

  • You can SUBMIT ONLY ONE POST irrespective of the number of blogs that you have.
  • You can give your post any title that you wish to.
  • The post must contain the phrase, "Sweet and Sour" and should justify the phrase.
  • You must justify this phrase with your post. You can do it with any type of post (i.e. Poetry, Fiction, 55 fiction, dialogue, Essay... etc). You can also choose to make it serious, humorous, tragic, romantic... whatever setting you'd love to give.
  • You can write in any language as well, but since most Blog-a-tonics would prefer English as their language of communication, we'd suggest that too, so your post reaches a wider audience, and help you when it comes to Blog-a-ton 41 voting time.
  • The other rules (viz. header & footer to put in your post, the way to submit it on September 1, 2013 etc.) will be conveyed to you on August 31, 2013. So kindly wait for that notification then 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.

The winners of Blog-a-ton 41 will be featured on the Blog-a-ton Facebook Page cover photograph.

You have plenty of time to write your post but please publish the post only on September 1, 2013 and not before. The aim of Blog-a-ton is to have many people posting on the same theme on the same day, and that day is September 1, 2013 for Blog-a-ton 41!!

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,

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blog-a-ton 41 - Topic Suggestion

DATE OF BLOG-A-TON 41 : SUNDAY, 1st SEPTEMBER 2013
TOPIC DECLARATION:
FRIDAY 23rd AUGUST 2013, 22:00 IST
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Guten Tag!! Blog-a-Ton 41 is here. We are doing great. We hope the same from you.

Welcome to all new people coming by and welcome back to the old hands returning to Blog-a-ton. I’m Sarav a.k.a Someone is Special - The Marshal of Blog-a-Ton. Well, time is ticking along, and we move to our 41st Blog-a-ton edition, which will be on September 1, 2013. Looking forward to seeing the old hands back to writing, and new ones joining in.



The way we usually go about on Blog-a-ton is that we have a call for topics (THEME: OPPOSITES ) and then by voting, we decide on one of the topics as the topic for the month. After that, we give you a week’s time to write your post justifying the theme (TOPIC SELECTED) with a complementary post. Then, on the first Sunday of the succeeding month, you will publish the post on your blog, with our preset header and footer and come to Blog-a-ton and link your post in a comment. The week after the Blog-a-ton day will be for voting for 5 of your favorite blog-a-tonics from the edition.

It’s a one-day event each month, our dream is to get 100 participants in one edition, and our motto is to help writers to write better.



Well, in the last three editions the secret ballot went well, and we had a close voting than a runaway winner! I've decided to continue in this edition as well. So what is going to happen this time is that the secret ballot continues.

What you have to do is suggest the topics, THEME: OPPOSITES. Moderation is enabled, and I'll select the first ten topics that come. And we begin voting on that. If I find any topic to be inappropriate, or similar to that of a previous edition, that'll not come into the voting list.

Topics received so far.. Please start voting for any, or suggest a new one..


Topic
Sweet & Sour
Win or Lose
Fat & Thin
Lost & Found
Now or Never
Pride and Humility
Act natural
Dream or Reality

  • You can vote for any one topic.
  • If you wish to change your vote later and support another topic, you can do so during the voting time-frame. But you are allowed only one change-of-vote. I’ll consider only the second vote in that instance.
  • The voting period is from 14th August 2013, Wednesday to 23rd August 2013, Friday 21:00 IST.
  • The topic that gets the majority votes will be announced on 23rd August 2013, Friday as the Blog-a-ton 41 topic. In case two or more topics are tied at the end of voting, my vote as Marshal vote will decide. This time, we are giving you 8 days to write your post.
  • The Date for Blog-a-ton 41 is SEPTEMBER 01, 2013 SUNDAY from 00:00 IST to 23:59 IST.

Looking forward to a wonderful Blog-a-ton once again…

Poetically Yours,
Co-Marshal,

Monday, August 12, 2013

Some wonderful wishes...Blog-a-Ton 40

Thirty six entrants and from them, 20 returned to vote for their favorites. 29 out of 36 entrants garnered at least one vote, which is good to see. Hopefully, in the next edition, both the no. of entrants as well as no. of voters will increase. I thank all who participated in this edition to make it successful.

The results of Blog-a-Ton 40, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered:



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



Congratulations to the well deserved winners (The Little Princess, Khushi and Sukupedia). C Suresh, Khushi and SuKupedia who were close till the last minute and were tied for SILVER BATOM till the end of voting. Finally as the marshal of Blog-a-Ton, I chose Khushi and SuKupedia as joint winners - SILVER BATOMS :) Also, congratulations to C Suresh, Dilip Patel, Panchali, Shreyasi, Binzy, Shashiprakash Saini and Vikas Khair for giving a tough competition.

Winners can drop an email to any or all of the marshal id's to claim their badges.. Winners will also be featured on Blog-a-Ton Cover Photo. The photographs will be taken from their respective blogger profiles. 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!


The Top Three contributors are

aativas35
Someone is Special24
Leo23

Stay tuned for BAT 41 which is set to begin soon!

A Reminder - Have your number of participation reached 10 or 20??? Then you are eligible to be included into the List of Veteran or Super Veteran Blog-a-Tonics.  Just drop a mail to "marshal@blogaton.in", "pendownmythought@gmail.com" and "leonnyes@gmail.com" 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,
Co-Marshal,
~ Someone is Special ~

Monday, August 5, 2013

Vote for your favorites of BAT40

Voting ends at 22:00 hrs (IST) on August 11, 2013. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 21:59 and not 22:00.

The curtain closes on a wonderful edition of Blog-a-ton, the 40th one. 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 36 blog-a-tonics enter in this edition within the extra time granted. Only those 36 Blog-a-Tonics are eligible for voting. So feel free to vote for your B-A-T 40 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. 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 be as follows:



I, BLOGGER NAME, participated.
My Blog-a-ton 40 Entry Is Here: BLOGATON40 ENTRY LINK

I vote for:

1. BLOGATONIC 1 NAME: His/her entry is here: BLOGATONIC 1 ENTRY LINK
2. BLOGATONIC 2 NAME: His/her entry is here: BLOGATONIC 2 ENTRY LINK
3. BLOGATONIC 3 NAME: His/her entry is here: BLOGATONIC 3 ENTRY LINK
4. BLOGATONIC 4 NAME: His/her entry is here: BLOGATONIC 4 ENTRY LINK
5. BLOGATONIC 5 NAME: His/her entry is here: BLOGATONIC 5 ENTRY LINK

The voting format has been simplified for assisting you. Replace "BLOGGER NAME" by your name, and "BLOGATON40 ENTRY LINK" by the direct link to your BAT40 Entry. Likewise, for the votes, replace "BLOGATONIC 1 NAME" by the name of the entrant (as used in his/her participation entry) and "BLOGATONIC 1 ENTRY LINK" by the direct link to that blogatonic's BAT40 Entry. Votes NOT IN THIS FORMAT will not be accepted.

For eg: A valid vote can look like this:

I, Leo, participated.

My Blogaton entry is here: http://artofleo.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/when-a-rose-was-born/

I vote for the following:
1. Vipul: http://www.vipulgrover.com/2010/05/escape.html
2. Vibhuti: http://klishmaklaver.blogspot.de/2010/06/this-post-has-been-published-by-me-as.html
3. Tavish : http://sensible-bakwas.com/?p=49
4. Karthik: http://unalloyedwritingpleasure.blogspot.de/2010/01/my-colourful-world-blog-ton-6.html
5. Pawan: http://www.pawanmaruvada.in/2009/12/all-in-days-work.html


4. 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.

5.  Post your vote in the comments section of this post.

6. 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  22:00 (IST) on  SUNDAY, August 11, 2013.
  • 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 be a reason for someone's smile, 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 participation reached 10 or 20??? Then you are eligible to be included into the List of Veteran or Super Veteran Blog-a-Tonics.  Just drop a mail to "marshal@blogaton.in", "pendownmythought@gmail.com" and "leonnyes@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 21:59 on August 11, 2013 and not 22:00 on August 11, 2013.  


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

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-ton 40


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


Publish the post on August 4, 2013 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!


Date for Blog-a-Ton 40 : 
August 4, 2013

As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 40 has been finalised as:


"MAKE A WISH"


Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
  • You can choose the title for your post as you wish.
  • Your post must justify the topic, "MAKE A WISH"
  • 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 40</b>; the fortieth 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 "MAKE A WISH"
    </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 and replace XX with your Blog-a-Ton participation count:

    <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/2013/08/blogaton40.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>. Participation Count: XX </blockquote>
    </div>

  • Publish the post on August 04, 2013 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (Indian Standard Time)
  • Use the following code to provide direct link to your post.
<a href="DIRECT LINK TO YOUR POST">YOUR NAME - YOUR TITLE</a> 

It will look like this: Someone is Special - Welcome to Blog-a-ton! and will link to your post.

What’s more?
  • The winners will be featured on Blog-a-Ton Cover Photo!

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 August 5th 20:00 IST and August 11th 20:00 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 WRITING ...

...HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY...




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