Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Image for BAT 15 is...

Get Your SuperAvatar Today!!!

 Date for Blog-a-Ton 15 : October 2, 2010

After a week of discussions, its the time to declare the 
Image of the Month. 
Of course, the above one isn't the one ;) & :p

But before that lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics who will be running in this marathon with us;
Hoping to see you all participating in BAT 15. You all will be blogrolled soon!!!

On the basis of the voting over last one week, we have narrowed down to this image for BAT 15.

 Image for Blog-a-Ton 15

 Alston Station by Wandering Soul
Courtesy -

Thanks a lot to Rumya Bhatt for making this suggestion.

  1. You can submit ONLY ONE POST for this event irrespective of the number of blogs you maintain.
  2. You have to use this image in your post and justify its presence there with your words. To make things easier, 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. You are free to give any title to your entry. 
  6. Other rules regarding the 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.
So, you all have ample time to write it but you'll have to wait till Oct 2 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).

WHAT IS SuperAvatar???

They design personalised cartoon characters for anyone who has ever wanted to turn himself into a cartoon! These personalised cartoons are extremely fun and make great profile pictures on blog and social networks like twitter, facebook, myspace, orkut etc. They design in various styles - couple's theme, Cartoon Photobooth, SuperHero style, Movie Poster cartoon, archies, witty and many more. 
As they claim, "Give us your theme, your pose, your expression - your style... and we'll do the magic for you at"

The GOLD BATOM 15 gets his/her own personalised SuperAvatar with options to go for -
  • Full body cartoon with any expression / pose (like Marshal's above) Or
  • Couple's cartoon (chest height) Or
  • Your Superbooth cartoon (depicting 4 different standard expressions).
In case of a tie at the top spot, the lucky winner will be chosen by SuperAvatar.
    So just go for it.

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

    Saturday, September 18, 2010


    DATE FOR BLOG-A-TON 15 : OCTOBER 2, 2010

    Hello friends, welcome to yet another edition of Blog-a-Ton. Thanks for all the support you have been showering over the months which has made this event so popular. However, it was a little disheartening to see a sudden drop in the number of participation in the last edition. So, I am hoping that the trend will be reversed this time. Just to give a break to the set pattern, we have some major changes in this edition.

    Lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics before proceeding further
    You all will be blogrolled soon!!!

    Please go through the following rules before suggesting or voting
    • We have changed the format ONLY for this BAT.
    • In place of a topic, we will have a common image to write upon.
    • The participants will have to take inspiration from this image and write their posts.
    • Each member can suggest only one image.
    • The image should be inspiring enough so that more and more Blog-a-Tonics can participate.
    • While suggesting provide a direct link to the image.  
    Use  <a href="IMAGE LINK">YOUR NAME</a> for providing the direct link.

    • Moreover, ensure that there are no copyright issues related to the image. You may also provide the source of the image below your suggestion.
    • If you like any suggestion, VOTE for it (by giving the name of the person who has suggested it) rather than giving a new suggestion.
    • In case you have already suggested an image but find some subsequent suggestion better than yours, you are allowed to vote for it. But this can be done only once.
    • Rather than criticising the suggestions made by others, kindly give better suggestions.
    • Give your suggestions and votes in the comments section of this post. 
    • I have the right to discard any suggestion if it is found inappropriate.
    • Do not embolden your comment using HTML bold tag.
    • Please keep these points in mind to make my job easier. 
    In case a comment is not posted according to these rules, it will be deleted.

    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.

    Hoping to receive many inspiring suggestions
     Blog-a-Tonically Yours

    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    And here are the BATOM 14

    Friends, here we are with the results of yet another successful edition of Blog-a-Ton. Though the momentum which we had gained in previous three months somehow dipped with the entries falling this time, nonetheless, the enthusiasm of all the participants was praise worthy.

    But before we see the results, let's welcome the new members of Blog-a-Ton;
    You all will be blogrolled soon!

    So now without much a do, lets RETURN to the RESULTS

    BATOM 14

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




    Shruti Damodar

    Brijender Singh

    Raksha Raman

    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!

    1. Brijender's votes were communicated to me directly. 
    2. One of Zainab's vote has been discarded as it carried the name and the link of two different participants. 
    3. Naveen's late vote has been discarded.
    I Hope You All Had A Great BAT 14!!!

    Will be back soon with Blog-a-Ton 15
    Blog-a-Tonically Yours

    Sunday, September 5, 2010

    Please Return to Vote for BATOM 14

    Voting gets over at 22:00 hrs (IST) on Sep 12, 2010. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 21:59 and not 22:00.

    Lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics
    You all will be blogrolled on the conclusion of this edition of BAT.

    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,  64 blog-a-tonics participated, 63 of them within the stipulated time.

    Please follow the following rules while voting.


    2. You can cast upto 3 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 or three entries. All your votes will carry the same weightage.

    3.  Your Voting Comment should start as follows:

    I vote for - 
    1. XYZ; his/her post = http://ABC/xyz.html
    2. DEF; his/her post = http://LMN/def.html
    3. PQR; his/her post = http://RST/pqr.html

    I participated - <a href="YOUR POST LINK">YOUR POST LINK</a>
    I vote for -

    Replace the parameters highlighted in red with their actual values.

    Remove the extra code in case you are voting for less than three 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 favourites.
    In case you vote separately, only the first comment will be taken into consideration.

    Now coming to the other rules:
    • Voting ends at  2200 hrs (IST) on  Sep 12, 2010.
    • 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. 
    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. I'll try to get back to you asap.

    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 me a mail with the links to all your posts (or simply label all your BAT entries and send me that single link).

    Remember, the time stamp of your comment can be at most 21:59 and not 22:00 on Sep 12.

    Hoping to see similar participation in voting too
    Blog-a-Tonically Yours

    Friday, September 3, 2010

    Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-Ton 14

    Publish the post on Sep 4, 2010 anytime between 0000 hrs and 2359 hrs (IST)!

    Date for Blog-a-Ton : Sep 4, 2010

    Before I give you the details about posting, lets welcome the new Blog-a-Tonics
    I hope to see all of you participating this time.
    As you already know, the topic for Blog-a-Ton 14 has been finalised as:

    Please follow these rules while publishing your post and thereafter:
    • The title of your post should be the topic itself; i.e. Return
      Please do not use any alternative title or your post link will be removed.
    • The post should start with this text within blockquotes and with link to this blog. Just copy the following HTML code and paste to your post in Edit HTML mode:

      <div style="text-align: justify;">
      This post has been published by me as a part of the <b>Blog-a-Ton 14</b>; the fourteenth 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=""><b>Blog-a-Ton</b></a>.
    • The post should end with this text within blockquotes and with links to the comments section of this post and this blog. Just copy the following HTML code and paste to ur post in Edit HTML mode:

      <div style="text-align: justify;">
      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=""><b>here</b></a>. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following <b><a href="">Blog-a-Ton</a></b>.
    • Publish the post on Sep 4, 2010 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 - Return</a> 

    It will look like this: Vipul Grover - Return and will link to your post.

    Please follow this rule to ensure easy navigability to your post.

      • Use your blogrolled name in this code. In case there are others blogrolled with the same name, mail me some unique name by which you will like to blogrolled for future BAT. 
      • In case you are following this blog and have participated earlier too but don't find yourself blogrolled, just drop me an email. Moreover,  check the blogroll and use some unique name (name + surname, surname + name, pet name, pen name, etc) in the above code and mention that in your email too.
      • In case you have just joined BAT and this was your first participation, you will be blogrolled soon. Moreover, check the blogroll and use some unique name (name + surname, surname + name, pet name, pen name, etc).
        •  Remember, you can not post more than ONE entry.  This is to ensure QUALITY over QUANTITY
        • In case you post your link after the stipulated time, then your submission will not be considered for voting.
        • Return on Sep 5 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. Till then just enjoy reading the various entries, keeping in mind your favourite 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.

          Looking forward to some great posts
          Blog-a-Tonically Yours