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Friday, October 28, 2016

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-ton 58


Publish the post anytime between November 05, 2016, 00:00 HRS and November 06, 2016, 23:59 HRS (Indian Standard Time)!

Welcome to Diwali Special Edition of Blog-a-Ton! This Edition, is also Aatvias of Times Change's 50th Edition, and so we are performing a tribute to her. On the result day, we have planned a surprise. Stay tuned!

Our dream is to have 100 participants join in one edition, and our motto is to help writers to write better
Blog-a-Ton 58 WEEKEND: November 05-06, 2016
As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 58 has been finalised as: RETURN

Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:

  • You can choose the title for your post as you wish.
  • Please use the hashtag #Aativas50 #BlogATon58 in your post and while sharing it on social networks.
  • You can submit MORE THAN ONE POST this time, but you are allowed to vote only once irrespective of the number of posts that you submit.
  • Your post must justify the topic RETURN.
  • 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 <b>Blog-a-Ton 58</b>; the fifty-eighth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. In association with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/iamsaravofficial" target="_blank"​>​Saravana Kumar Murugan</a>, the editor of <a href="https://www.payumoney.com/store/product/945cdd0c2d1c04b7a4468c8d52203f14" target="_blank"​>Shades Of Life book series</a>.
    </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/2016/10/blogaton58.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>. Show your support for the hastags #BlogATon58 & #Aativas50. Participation Count: XX. </blockquote>
    </div>
  • Publishthe post anytime between November 05, 2016, 00:00 HRS and November 06, 2016, 23:59 HRS (Indian Standard Time)
  • After publishing it, do not forget to leave the link in the comments section of this post.
  • 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.

And this time....


Please follow these rules to ensure easy navigability to your post.

  • Use your complete name to prevent any confusion and mix up with other bloggers.
  • In case you post your link after the stipulated time, then your submission will not be considered for voting. 
  • Return between November 8th 00:00 IST and November 13th 22:59 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 DIWALI ...

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

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Topic for Blog-a-Ton 58 is... #Aativas50

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Welcome to Diwali Special Edition of Blog-a-Ton! This Edition, is also Aatvias of Times Change's 50th Edition, and so we are performing a tribute to her..

BLOG-a-TON 58 WEEKEND:
OCTOBER 29-30, 2016
TOPIC for BLOG-a-TON 58:
RETURN
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Our dream is to get 100 participants in one edition, and our motto is to help writers to write better.

Can we make it possible in this edition? Can we read 100 entrants this time? Can we find 100 passionate writers? I hope we can. If you think the same, join us.




The rules for BLOG-a-TON 58 are:
  • You can give your post any title that you wish to.
  • You must justify the theme with your post. You (i.e. Poetry (*Haiku or set of Haiku is not accepted), Fiction or any form fiction other than 160 characters, 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 58 voting time.
  • The other rules (viz. header & footer to put in your post, the way to submit it on OCTOBER 29-30, 2016 etc.) will be conveyed to you on October 28, 2016 02:00 PM IST. 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.

And this time....


You have ten days to write your post but please publish the post only on October 29-30, 2016 and not before.

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,
Marshal,

Monday, October 3, 2016

Blog-a-Ton 58 - Topic Discussion #Aativas50


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BLOG-A-TON 57 WEEKEND:
OCTOBER 29-30, 2016
TOPIC DECLARATION:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 23:00 IST
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Welcome to Diwali Special Edition of Blog-a-Ton! This Edition, is also Aatvias of Times Change's 50th Edition, and so we are planning to perform a tribute to her.

We are at Version 3.0...New Format, New Rules, and New Badges. Visit here for more info.

I’m Sarav a.k.a Someone is Special - The Marshal of Blog-a-Ton. Well, the time is ticking along, and we move to our 58th Blog-a-ton edition, which will be on OCTOBER 29-30, 2016.

Our dream is to get 100 participants in one edition, and our motto is to help writers to write better.

Can we make it possible in this special edition? Can we read 100 entrants this time? Can we find 100 passionate writers? I hope we can. If you think the same, join us.


General Pattern:
  1. Initiating a new Blog-a-Ton edition by inviting suggestions for the topic: First Sunday of the month at 18:00 HRS IST
  2. Declaring the Topic of the month: Third Saturday of the month at 22:00 HRS IST.
  3. Sending Newsletter to our subscribers, featuring the last edition winners, topic of the month, prizes, and introducing our sponsors of the month: Thir Saturday of the month at 22:00 HRS IST
  4. RULES AND REMINDER POST: Last Friday of the month at 14:00 HRS IST
  5. Blog-a-Ton: we reserve the Last Saturday and SATURDAY of the month for Blog-a-Ton (from 00:00 HRS IST on Saturday to 23:59 HRS IST on SATURDAY). No further extension will be provided.
  6. Opening the Voting: Next day of Blog-a-Ton
  7. Declaration of the winners: Second SATURDAY of the month between 22:00 HRS and 23:59 HRS IST
* We will have a maximum of six editions per year.



We will be having the secret ballot in this edition, but with a twist like we had for Blog-a-Ton 33. We will do a Re-prompt! How many times we had missed out on a topic because of other tasks. It's a change to write on the most favorite topic. Are you ready?

I've selected 10 topics with the most no. of entires. What you have to do is vote for one of the TOPICs listed below: Moderation is enabled. All your votes will be kept secret.

Vote for a topic of your choice.

EditionTopic
BAT09Fool
BAT 10Escape
BAT 11Hidden
BAT 12Wish
BAT 13Goodbye
BAT 14Return
BAT 16Celebrations
BAT 18Change
BAT 23Free
BAT 50Soulmates

  • You can vote for any one topic. (Sample: I vote for Celebrations, if it is one of the choices.)
  • 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 October 03, 2016, MONDAY to OCTOBER 15, 2016, SATURDAY 23:00 HRS IST.
  • The topic that gets the majority votes will be announced on OCTOBER 15, 2016, 23:59 HRS IST as the BLOG-A-TON 58 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 14 days to write your post.
  • BLOG-A-TON 58 WEEKEND starts at 00:00 HRS IST on October 29, 2016 and ends at 23:59 HRS IST on October 30, 2016. No further extension will be provided.

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

Poetically Yours,
Marshal,
Someone is Special