Blogging Marathon # 73 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

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Happy New Year to all my readers and friends!

This announcement is for February 2017. With the year 2016 being little dull on the blogging front due to various reasons, I am hoping everybody will be able to do a good job in keeping up their work. February is also going to be a huge milestone for our group as we will be meeting to celebrate the BM#75 Edition. I know we are two editions ahead, however, we have somehow ended up doing in during Feb. We are so looking forward to the Meet.

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Before going into the new themes, here are the links to some of the BM related pages.

The 2015 BM details can be found in the Blogging Marathon Page.

If you want to check out older BM details, check the BM Archives

If you are new and want to join us, check out the BM Guidelines and Rules

Since we have a month to prepare, please avoid doing last minute posting, prepare ahead and schedule, which should give you enough time to read the fellow participating blogger’s post in leisure.

I also decided I will be little more strict in handling late posts. I know real life sometimes becomes very tough to manage. However, if you know it is going to be so, please do not sign up. I will understand. But if you are signing up, then I expect you to be prompt in posting and reading fellow BM blogs.

For details on BM held every month, check out the Blogging Marathon page. Once I get all details I will be updating this page. Bloggers taking part in this marathon need to just link back to the BM page.

The entry is again by Sign ups and each theme will again have only 4 bloggers on first come first basis.

And because of the new rules, I will not be able to accept late sign ups as it will become extremely hard for me to manage otherwise. If you feel you want to do it, please decide ahead, else you can join later.

Commenting on the participating blogger’s post is mandatory.

The subscription to the group will be on monthly basis.

If you want to know how the Blogging Marathon started, read the first edition

So the dates will be:

3, 4, 5 February
10, 11, 12 February
17, 18, 19 February
24, 25, 26 February

If you want to sign up, please email me at spicingyourlife@gmail.com latest by 08th Jan along with your themes.

FYI: Requests to join after 08th Jan will not be accepted.

Mandatory rules for this Blogging Marathon are as below:

  • Should take up 2 weeks of BM without fail. It can be any two weeks.
  • Will have to post on all 3 days with 2 weeks without fail
  • You cannot take the same themes, except for the different Kid’s Delight theme.
  • Should follow the accepted theme all 3 days, meaning if you choose one topic like Rice, you should post all rice based recipes all 3 days.
  • Should link to the Blogging Marathon page.
  • Is expected to actively give feedback on others post.
  • Mandatory reading and commenting on the fellow participating member

Each theme can be selected by four bloggers on first come first bases.

Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.

Themes for BM # 73rd will be the following:

Kid’s Delight theme ensures my Kid’s Delight event, guest hosted by other bloggers gets good entries. Since the event is 16th – 15th every month, we have two different themes happening for BM in a month. And you have the choice of doing two different themes.

Kid’s Delight – Mini Baked Goodies (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid’s Delight – Chocolate Dishes (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

Please note all entries for Kid’s Delight theme have to be kid approved. The dish can be either approved by your own kid, your young relatives, neighbors or even something that you enjoyed as a kid. Do remember to mention the age group of the kid, so that it becomes easy for others.

Kid’s Delight – Mini Baked Goodies (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

The 1st and 2nd weeks of February will be hosted by Gayathri. She wants all baked goodies that Kids love, but in mini serves. Anything that that’s mini and small in size usually attracts kids. She will be announcing the event on her blog by 15th January, please await her post for more specific rules.

Kid’s Delight – Chocolate Dishes (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

The 3rd and 4th week of February will be hosted by Kalyani. With the theme being Chocolate, I know she will be flooded with entries! She will be announcing the event on her blog by 15th February, please await her post for more specific rules.

Easy, Sweet Treats Ready in 1 Hour or Less

As the theme says, you can post any recipe from any cuisine that can be ready within an hour meeting the condition of it being easy to make as well.

Ingredient through Mail

This was a predetermined theme that had BM members pairing with each other and exchanging secret ingredients. For new bloggers joining this edition, who want to do this theme, I will suggest some ingredients with which they will have to cook 3 recipes.

Crazy About Caramel

I love Caramel. I am sure there are many who share my thoughts. For this theme, you can share recipes featuring Caramel, right from how to make Caramel Syrup, Caramel Sauce to dishes using it.

One-Pot Meals for Summer 

In the Southern Hemisphere, Summer starts from Dec 1 and ends by Feb (countries like Australia and NZ). So check out what special dishes get made during this season in this hemisphere and cook

Valentine’s Day Recipes / Holi Special

I am sure many of you must be planning on cooking something special for these two special days right. So why not plan ahead and make something new and nice that reflects these sentiments? You can do all 3 dishes for Holi or Valentine’s day or do a mix.

Flavors of India

I know many of us end up cooking mostly Indian flavors, so this theme is to focus on dishes that get done by home cooks and not something that doesn’t get served in a restaurant. Your dishes should be what your friend’s mom cooks or your aunt does!

Special Theme:

Sticking to our regular Bookmark theme, you get to do dishes of your own if you have done first 3 weeks.  So do 3 weeks, pick up this 4th fourth of your own choice. It can be anything you bookmarked or your own.

As a special note, here’s a special concession to members attending the BM#75 meet. They can opt to do any 1 theme and this theme. Meaning they can do any 1 week from the first 3 weeks and 4th week, where they will be sharing their thoughts, experiences, and pictures of the meet.

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PS: Please give me a couple of days to respond to your emails as I will be occupied on 1st.

Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.
Let’s gear up for another nonstop blogging!

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