Friday, July 3, 2020

Blog-a-Ton 59 - Topic Discussion

Hope you are staying safe and healthy! We are back after almost a 4-year-break. We need your support this time to fly colorfully. Stay around and support forever!

Apologies for not delcaring winners of BAT 58. All due to many personal reasons four years ago. Anyways, we did receive only one vote. So let's consider we do not have winners for the 58th edition!

JULY 18-19, 2020
FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2020 22:00 IST

Welcome to a New Edition of Blog-a-Ton!

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 59th Blog-a-ton edition, which will be on JULY 18-19, 2020.

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 comeback 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 Friday of the month at 22:00 HRS IST
  2. Declaring the Topic of the month: Second Friday 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 (if any): Second Sunday of the month at 17:00 HRS IST
  4. RULES AND REMINDER POST: Third Friday of the month at 16:00 HRS IST
  5. BLOG-A-TON WEEKEND: we reserve the Third Saturday and Sunday of the month for Blog-a-Ton (from 00:00 HRS IST on Saturday to 23:59 HRS IST on Sunday). No further extension will be provided.
  6. Opening the Voting: Next day of Blog-a-Ton Weekend
  7. Declaration of the winners: Fourth Sunday 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.

What you have to do is suggest the TOPIC. (ONLY ONE WORD) Moderation is enabled, and I'll select the first six topics that come. And we begin voting on that. If I find any topic to be inappropriate, or similar to that of a previous edition, that'll not come into the voting list.

Suggestions are closed. Vote for a topic of your choice.

Topic Votes

  • You can vote for any one topic. (Sample: I vote for FRESH, 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 July 03, 2020, FRIDAY to July 10, 2020, FRIDAY 21:00 HRS IST.
  • The topic that gets the majority votes will be announced on July 10, 2020, 22:00 HRS IST as the BLOG-A-TON 59 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 8 days to write your post.
  • BLOG-A-TON 59 WEEKEND starts at 00:00 HRS IST on July 18, 2020 and ends at 23:59 HRS IST on July 19, 2020. No further extension will be provided.

Looking forward to a wonderful Blog-a-ton after a long gap…

Poetically Yours,
Sarav | New Blog: Muppozhudhum


  1. Perhaps, Fresh is the best topic as it has a wide scope for interpretation. I vote for Fresh

  2. Since most of the guys I believe might vote lockdown I vote for Survival!’😉

  3. In keeping with current theme, how about 'lockdown'

  4. Great to know BAT is back! I vote for Survival

  5. and many thanks for returning. I was missing it ....... Just last week I had a word with my nephew (who had introduced me here) about writing to you and here we are at it again. Thanks a lot.

  6. Hi Sarav, Can you help me to find the voting link please?

    1. Hi Arpita, please drop a comment with a topic of your choice. That's enough :)

  7. Sure, I would like to vote for 'Lockdown'. :)

  8. Lockdown and Survival garnered six votes each. It's a tie. As a Marshal I vote for...