Thursday, January 30, 2014

My Experience with BAT

I came across while reading a post of a fellow blogger, I like the idea behind it to bring different bloggers at a single platform. It was then I decided to participate in its next edition. I am participating regularly in each edition of BAT after that( without winning though )as I enjoy reading different perspectives of a theme. I have gained many regular readers through my BAT posts. It has also increased my confidence in writing poems as all my blogaton posts are poems on the given topics. When you think and research about a topic you learn many new things before the final outcome. Similar things happened to me with each BAT entry.

It’s said that a good writer is one who is a good reader. If it was not blogaton I may remain unaware of many good blogs in the blogosphere. These blogs not only provided me with fantastic reading materials but also became a very good source of knowledge about many aspects of blogging .Before 2012 I was not a regular blogger,I used to write silently without sharing it with anybody. It was only after blogaton that I understand that sharing makes you a better writer,comments on my blog encouraged me at each step of writing.

Now I have joined the list of veteran blogatonics and I hope that I will become a Super Veteran blogatonic in the future. Writing for BAT always push me to learn something new that’s why all my ten poems for BAT showcase different style of poem writing.I also hope to win.Thank you BAT marshals for continuing this wonderful work.

Monday, January 13, 2014

BAT 45 Winners are

Seventeen entrants and from them, eleven returned to vote for their favorites. 13 out of 17 entrants garnered at least one vote, which is good to see. Hopefully, in March'14 edition, both the no. of entrants as well as no. of voters will increase. I thank all of you for participating in the first edition of the year.

The results of Blog-a-Ton 45, here is the list of participants and the cheers they garnered:

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





Kirti Nemani

Prasanna Rao

Congratulations to the well deserved winners (Leo, Kirti Nemani and Prasanna). Cifar you were close till the last minute, and you deserve a big congratulations as well 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

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And we are off for a vacation... (please refer Blog-a-Ton 2.0 for more info) See you soon in the March'14 edition!!! I wish the number of participants increase.

A Reminder - Have your number of participation reached 10 or 25??? Then you are eligible to be included into the List of Veteran or Super Veteran Blog-a-Tonics.  Just drop a mail to "", "" and "" 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,
~ Someone is Special ~

Monday, January 6, 2014

Vote for your BAT45 Favorites

Voting ends at 23:59 hrs (IST) on Jan 12, 2014. Remember, that means time stamp of your comment can be at most 23:59 and not 00:00.

The curtain closes on a wonderful edition of Blog-a-ton, the 45th one. We had 17 entries this time. 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 17 blog-a-tonics enter in this edition within the stipulated time. Only those 17 Blog-a-Tonics are eligible for voting. So feel free to vote for your B-A-T 45 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.


2. AS INTIMATED IN THE BLOGATON 2.0 ANNOUNCEMENT, THE NUMBER OF VOTES IS NOW DETERMINED BY THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES. WITH LESS THAN 25 ENTRIES THIS TIME, THE VOTES ALSO REDUCE. In this edition, 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. All your votes will carry the same weightage.

3.  Your Voting Comment should be as follows:

I, BLOGGER NAME, participated.
My Blog-a-ton 45 Entry Is Here: BLOGATON45 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

The voting format has been simplified for assisting you. Replace "BLOGGER NAME" by your name, and "BLOGATON45 ENTRY LINK" by the direct link to your BAT45 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 BAT45 Entry. Votes NOT IN THIS FORMAT will not be accepted.

For eg: A valid vote can look like this:

I, Aativas, participated.

My Blogaton entry is here:

I vote for the following:
1. Panchali:
2. Dilip Patel:
3. Someone is Special :

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 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  23:59 (IST) on  SUNDAY, January 12, 2014.
  • 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 select the winner, 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 participations reached 10 or 25??? Then you are eligible to be included into the List of Veteran Blog-a-Tonics.  Just drop a mail to "" and "" 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 23:59 on Jan 12, 2014 and not 00:00 on Jan 13, 2014.  

May the best entries in this edition win..!
Poetically Yours,

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Rules and Reminder for Blog-a-ton 45

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 anytime between 0000 hrs on January 5, 2014 and 00:59 hrs on January 6, 2013 (IST)!

Date for Blog-a-Ton 45 :  January 5, 2014

As you already know, the image for Blog-a-Ton 45 has been finalised as: The Night after the storm

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 image
  • 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;">
    This post has been published by me as a part of the <b>Blog-a-Ton 45</b>; the forty-fifth 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 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;">
    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>. Participation Count: XX</blockquote>

  • Publish the post on January 5, 2014 anytime between 0000 hrs and 00:59 hrs on January 6, 2014 (Indian Standard Time)
  • Use the following code to provide direct link to your post.

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 January 6th 20:00 IST and January 12th 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.

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