Monday, January 11, 2010

Lets Choose our BATOM 6

Voting is over. Results will be out soon!

Let us welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics -
You all will be blogrolled soon.

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

In this edition, 41 entries came in.

Please follow the following rules while voting:

1. You must cast only 1 vote and of course you can not vote for yourself.
Don't vote for more than one person because that will be of no use for any of them as your vote will be discarded without any prior warning.

2. DO NOT VOTE for those posts which are not carrying the IMAGE. So in case, any participant forgot to add the image to his/her post, please do that asap.

3. Some late entries have been allowed because either they had intimated me in advance or they are participating for the first time. However, I again request everyone to be on time in future.

3. Your Voting Comment should start as follows:

In case you participated -

I vote for - XYZ; his/her post = 3 IDIOTS

<b>I participated - <a href="YOUR POST LINK">YOUR POST LINK</a></b>
<b>I vote for - NAME OF THE BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = <a href="HIS/HER POST LINK">TITLE OF HIS/HER POST</a></b>

In case you did not participate -

I did not participate but I am blogrolled by the name of Vipul Grover.

I vote for - XYZ; his/her post = 3 IDIOTS

<b>I did not participate but I am blogrolled by the name of YOUR NAME ON OUR BLOGROLL. </b>
<b>I vote for - NAME OF THE BLOGATONIC YOU VOTE FOR; his/her postlink = <a href="HIS/HER POST LINK">TITLE OF HIS/HER POST</a></b>

Replace the parameters highlighted in red with their actual values.

Remember, in case you participated, your vote will be counted as 1 and in case you didn't, then it will just carry the 1/2 value.

Hence, do not forget to give your post link or blogrolled name (whichever is applicable as clearly visible in the above code) as it will decide whether your vote is counted as 1 or 1/2 in value.

4. Vote for only those entries which are listed here.

Now coming to the other rules:
  • Voting ends at  2200 hrs (IST) on  Jan 15, 2009.
  • Post your vote in the comments section of this post.
  • 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.
  • In case there are multiple entries from any Blogger, while counting the votes received by him/her, the entries will be considered individually for the award.
The Votes will be discarded without any prior warning in case they are not sufficiently compatible with the rules.

So, if there is any query about voting or you do not find yourself blogrolled, feel free to drop in a mail at 'Contact The Marshal'. I'll try to get back to you asap.
Hoping to see more enthusiasm while voting
Blog-a-Tonically Yours


  1. I did not participate but I am blogrolled by the name of Saurabh
    I vote for - Megha; his/her postlink = You'll never know

  2. I participated -
    I vote for - Vipul; his/her postlink = The Destiny's Child - (Blog-a-Ton 6)

    I liked the post simply because it was totally out of the box. Something I dont think anybody could have though of and plus I am a Gandhi fan :)

    As for the other posts. It's just too difficult for me to name anyone, they were all good. It was really amazing to seethe different things people could come up with.

    P.S. the link between postponing of BAT 6 and ur post never even crossed my mind one. So, chill Aal iz well :)


  3. I did not participate but I am blogrolled by the name of kar sen.
    I vote for - Mudra; his/her postlink = /walk the talk...who me?

  4. I participated - Walk the talk... who me?
    I vote for - Harsha Chittar; his/her postlink = Story of a life

  5. I'm not sure whether my vote was posted rite, coz the power went off while I just clicked the button. Please confirm my vote:

    I participated -
    I vote for - Narendra Pai; his post = The 'dear diary' demise ?

  6. I participated -

    I vote for - Madhu Rao; his postlink = The Dawn of Reality

    Interpreting this picture was really a tough task, and I found Madhu sir's interpretation the most accurate. The narration was as usual splendid.

    Two other posts that I liked are those written by Raksha and Mario.

    All the best, everyone.

  7. I participated - WILL POWER
    I vote for - Pushpee; her postlink = Muscle-less

    I enjoyed most of the posts and choosing the best to vote for was a tough choice. Other posts very very close were of Shilpa's, Madhu's and Talking Skull.
    Good luck to all!

  8. I liked posts of Dreamer (captured human feelings well) , Harsha (powerful story) , Geeta (sharp words) and Pra (imagination and humor) in the order of reading. As usual there were many other good posts.
    I participated - YOUR POST LINK
    I vote for - DREAMER; his/her postlink = TITLE OF HIS/HER POST

  9. I participated at and I voted for karthik on ‘My colorful world’ at

    It’s a sweet story and so very real…everybody is so obsessed by looks that it is easier to write…then to speak. .or is it????

  10. I participated -
    I vote for - Madhu; his/her postlink =

    It was really to vote this time.
    the other posts i really liked were
    <a href=">Raksha's </a>

  11. I participated -
    I vote for - PUSHPEE ; her postlink = Muscle-less

    My Short-list was

    - Karthik
    - Pushpee

    I must have been in both their blogs at least once a day, every day in the last 4 days. Karthik had a very lovey story that was done well. He sure can tell a story and take you along ; the not so typical ending kept it fresh and he used the picture to support the story so well.

    Pushpee's poem had me floored the first time I read ; but it did not have as much of the picture in it.

    So for a few days I read both over and over again and it was a close call. Finally, the words from Pushpee's poem kept lingering on to the extent that I had memorized it. So, I vote for Pushpee

  12. I did not participate but I am blogrolled by the name of PREETI.
    There were a couple of posts which I felt, interpreted the picture beautifully! Of those Madhu, Sid and Megha's were quite interesting
    and nice..

    I vote for - KARTHIK; his postlink = MY COLOURFUL WORLD

    My vote goes to Karthik because he interpreted the picture not once, but throughout his post. I thought that was something tough to do, considering the picture was quite dicey! :)

  13. I vote for Karthik's post - My Colourful World (Blog-a-Ton 6). Sorry about the earlier fiasco with my voting.... Please dont discard it because its not in the format... I am in office and hurriedly typed this comment after Marshall told me that I have to revote..

  14. I did not participate but I am blogrolled by the name of Makk.
    I vote for - Shilpa; his/her postlink = drabble-musings-of-prisoner-blog-ton-6 POST

  15. I participated - TALKING SKULL - My Open Letters to God

    I vote for - MADHU RAO; Madhu's postlink = Madhu | - The Dawn Of Reality

    The reason I voted for Madhu was: a. A fantastic message in the story; b. The post was tightly linked to the image; c. Fascinating narration

    Others that I liked were (in the same order):
    2. Karthik: Fantastic story, well narrated and an engaging read.
    3. Solitary Writer: Simple & light narration and good humor.
    4. Gkam: Can't exactly describe, but there was something magnetic about the post that made me read it thrice...

    I did not consider any post that was submitted after midnight for voting (personal choice, and no offences meant)...

    Looking at the posts, I guess the difficulty that many bloggers faced this time was the sheer open-endedness of the topic (and its interpretation!!). Possibly, that's what tripped me this time.... :-(

    Great going Vipul... This is a fantastic platform for all... Keep going...

  16. I participated -
    I vote for - Karthik; = My Colourful World - (Blog-a-ton 6)

  17. I participated -
    I vote for - Karthik; his/her post =

    I was about to vote for Talking skull for his magnificent post and I remembered that Karthik's post was still in 'should read' list and I hopped over only to change my decision.

    Other considerations were:

    Harsh: Somehow this dude touches my heart every time he writes a post.

    Shilpa Garg: I should confess, it's the first Blog-a-ton post I have read and it is by far the most influential. Her colour theory was the best and also she invented it :) She sshould win this edition I feel.

    Debosmita: Brilliant,brilliant and brilliant.
    A simple, graphic and moving platonic love story

    Raksha: Doubts on Philosophy? Read her post, you'll stop talking.

    A special thanks to Karthik, because of whom I have read 13 posts in 2 hours otherwise I wouldn't have read many of the above mentioned posts.

    P.S; Best unofficial post?
    It's Kickass man :D

  18. Congrats Karthik. I almost voted for you , before switching sides with Madhu... :-P

  19. i participated and my post link ever BLOG-A-TON was fun...and a huge success as it appears...and as ever i got busy and couldnt read ALL of i thought this time AGAIN i shouldnt vote!!! :) (and of course you know my stand on voting thingy..:P )

    well firstly congrats to Karthik..(I am yet to read your submission :(... In fact I still have so many BAT5 posts to read...)

    anyways the whole point is how We differently took up ONE IMAGE and wrote so many different things...

    some thought exams..some reveries (specially the ones during exams :P)..some spoke of life and goals..some targeted our leaders(always in news for some or the other thing.:P) ..we remembered the Mahatma too..and then we had fun with SIRJEE!! :) :) and many many more..
    (well lets face it..i told you i havent read it all .:P )

    Thanks Vipul..Volunteer Marshalling was, Sojo and Guria did a great Job too :) :)(as ever..)

    I want to add a word here..Vipul You may disagree but we have seen you in many BATS earlier..I felt you were troubled by something this time..Hurt in particular...On the behalf of all the Blog-a-tonics I apologise to you for doubting your integrity..that certainly was not called for..Our cute chubby Marshal is sad and we wont do anything??



    lets see how many ayes and noes...!!

    Also thank you Mario for voting for me...:) :)