Saturday, March 27, 2010

Time To FOOL Around!!!

Date for Blog-a-Ton 9: April 3, 2010

Hey friends, I hope you liked the new looks of Blog-a-Ton. I must thank the Blogger Team for introducing this new feature, Blogger Template Designer which is now available on Blogger in Draft.

Before I declare the topic for this Blog-a-Ton, lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics:
  • Chatterbox
  • Monty (Please provide a valid bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Varnita (Please provide a valid bloglink to be blogrolled)
  • Shilpa (Please provide a valid bloglink to be blogrolled)

    On the wide consensus and the overwhelming support it got, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 9 is Fool.    I must congratulate the (foolish) proposer of the topic, Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe for suggesting this topic. 

    While dealing with the topic 'Fool', 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.

    Moreover, its upto you; which mood or tone you choose to set it in, i.e. serious, witty, humour, optimistic or whatever that comes to you naturally.

    Again, 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.

    I hope this clarification helps the new Blog-a-Tonics.

    So, you all have ample time to write it but you'll have to wait till Apr 3 to post it finally along with everyone else.

    Please write your posts on time as the late entries will not be allowed to participate in the voting round (though the links will be added to the participants list).

    Other rules regarding posting will be conveyed to you later.

    So kindly wait for that notification on next Friday 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.

    Wishing you all, a free flow of thoughts
    Blog-a-Tonically yours


    1. Yay.... looks like am the first guy to comment here... firstly Vipul, I like the basic layout... though personally I would prefer a different background... :)

      Blog: Sensible Bakwas

    2. "So, you all have ample time to write it but you'll have to wait till Mar 6 to post it finally along with everyone else."

      I think you mean Apr 6 :)

    3. I must say, this is a nice template!

    4. ...And a really open ended topic! Nice!

    5. @Marshal Vipul,

      I've a doubt. I'm blogrolled @ one of my two blogs. If I write the BAT post at my other blog, will that still be counted? or does my other blog have to be blogrolled too?

    6. Because it goes with BAT concept..the theme is nice...but I guess U need to work a bit more over fonts/colors!

      ~Bwt. Finally a new's a change for good :)

    7. yay yay yay.... my topic shelected....:D only a fool can propose a topic and fool and only a fool can select the topic foolish...:P

    8. Hi Vipul, my blog -->

    9. @ vipul
      i don't see my name in the blogroll though u welcomed me :)
      will my post be counted?

    10. Fool it is!

      Though, the template makes it a bit difficult to read. Change is good though. Maybe another change in the offing soon?

    11. Cool, great design though I agree with a few commenters maybe you could make the background a little lighter so that the foreground is more easily visible.
      But the overall layout is swanky dude!!!
      Keep it up

    12. Shit I didnt notice the BAT is on 3rd... may not be able to participate this time. :(
      Will still try though.

    13. @Leo.. Yes, it will be counted. Dont worry about that. Moreover, let me know if you want your bloglink to be changed to the other one.

      @Freelancer.. Yes, you can participate. You will be blogrolled before voting starts. So dont worry about that.

      @Tavish, Aneet, Rachana, Nethra, Jr., Arjuna.. Thnx guys. As for visibility, I have made some changes. Cant alter the background image colours as thts not in my hands. Have tried various font colours but no ones as good as black. So increased the font size. Anyway, the start of each post is just welcoming new members. The real notification tends to start on white background only. So, I dont think that will be any problem. Even on the side bar, I have shifted Facebook Fan badge up so that text can be shifted below and is easily visible.

    14. I would appreciate if you could add me to the blogroll. Thanks.

    15. @Vipul:
      no.. the blogrolled link is fine! thats my main blog.
      just wanted to clarify it, just in case i decide to blog-a-ton at my other blog. thanks! looking fwd to fooling around!

    16. nice template to start with... the new topic is also cool one... lets see if I make it out...
      congratz to all for the new look...

    17. Net at home just took a hit. Hope I shall be able to participate in time! :)

    18. I guess I'll have to give this one a miss too what with grad school deadlines and all.

    19. Hi Vipul,

      Just shifted from WP to Blogger (with a lot of effort!). Blogroll that please?

      The link is :

      (Used to be


    20. I'm not fooling around this time.
      By the way, nice template. :)

    21. Hey, is there any chance that the blog-a-ton date will be changed? Waiting for the rules post. Everything ready... rearing to go...

    22. Hi Vipul,
      Can my blog rolled url be changed? I have redirected that URL to a different one as I have moved to self hosted wordpress!
      Blog Roll Name: JD
      Old Url:
      New URL:

    23. The link to my blog post for the Blog A Ton on the Fool