Blogathon word is derived from most known Marathon. Where in Marathon we run for a cause & in Blogathon we blog for a cause. Blogathon is a six day event where all bloggers across country will discussing about a particular topic. The outcome of Blogathon is a galore of ideas. We might have found an idea to address an issue, but never had a chance to express it. The main stream media don’t care much about collecting citizens opinion, and you might not find like minded people around to express your ideas. Now this is the time, say golden opportunity to give a dimension to your ideas, thoughts about particular issue.
Blogathon is a virtual event which happens on cyberspace, I mean Internet. All you have to do is just create a blog if you already don’t have one, you can get free blog at www.blogger.com or www.wordpress.com. There are many other free blog services, but these two are the most popular. Pick any topic which interests you & write your article/blogpost on your blog. Remember that you have to use tags as blogathonindia or blogathonindia1. This helps Blogathon team to find your post & aggregate on Blogathon site. You can also use a form to submit your post URL to Blogathon admin team. If you can’t straight away think & write about a topic, Blogathon team is going to publish three blogpost with different view point on each topic. This might give you some idea on how to write, how to jot down your ideas into a blogpost. You can also participate by commenting on other’s posts.
After six days of mass blogging, all the blogposts will be reviewed by jury experts in each category. There are many awards to give away in each category & also few special awards like best commentator, student blogger…etc. Since Blogathon is a zero cost event, web badges are given as awards which you can put on your blog.
Infrastructure: Sunday, 20th April 2008
How can we improve the traffic condition in our city?
Politics: Monday, 21st April 2008
How do we change the focus of politics from caste/religion to grassroot issues?
Entertainment: Tuesday, 22nd April 2008
Does Bollywood overshadow regional cinema in India?
Media: Wednesday, 23rd April 2008
Why are Indian news broadcast channels not as mature as their International counterparts?
Gender: Thursday, 24th April 2008
What are the challenges that society faces in accepting the concept of alternate sexuality?
Sport: Friday, 25th April 2008
Are ‘media’ and ‘commercial interests’ in cricket the only reason that are killing other sports in India?
Seed from Blogathon team on each topic will be released as per dates above. But you can stat blogging from now!
More details at www.blogathon.in