Blogging Marathon # 78 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

As I am writing this post, I am surprised that six months have gone in a blink! I am here with the announcement for July 2017. It was a good thing that I have the themes sorted for the whole year, else it would surely be a case of being caught unaware!.

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

From 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 July
10, 11, 12 July
17, 18, 19 July
24, 25, 26 July

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

FYI: Requests to join after 08th June 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 # 78th 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 – Frozen Foods  (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid’s Delight – Lunch Box 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 – Frozen Foods (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

The 1st and 2nd weeks of July will be hosted by me. Continuing with the Summer theme, this is a call for Frozen Food. I will be announcing the event on the blog by 15th June.

Kid’s Delight – Lunch Box dishes (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

The 3rd and 4th week of July will be hosted by Amara, themed on Lunch Box Dishes. With school getting reopened in India, we will need ideas to pack for the kids. She will be announcing the details on her blog by 15th July. Please check out for specific details when she announces.

No-Bake Desserts for Lazy Days

As the name says, enjoy your dessert by not baking it. The dishes chosen should typically be those desserts that are normally baked in OTG. Other options you can think of is, is using Microwave, Stovetop etc. Or the most common way of freezer desserts.

Secret Ingredients!

Create a dish that has an unexcepted ingredient in it. Like Bottlegourd in a cake, or a tomato ketchup etc. The dish should feature this surprise ingredient and your family should have had a tough time guessing it.

Toppings for Pancake, Ice Creams

I am in the mood for some toppings, so you can opt to make some pancakes or Ice Creams and top it with these toppings! Not necessary that you should have pancakes or ice creams in the frame, if you have, it will surely be great! Again you can make some savory toppings as well. Between Pancakes can include wide varieties, including our Dosas as well.

Let Them Eat Brownies

You know that a while ago I had made many batches of Brownies to get the perfect Eggless Brownie. I am still trying to get one right. No, this theme will not feature my leftover recipes of brownies, I am going to try new. So along with me, please make some and let’s have them Eat Brownies! You can also make Blondies as well.

Pick one Festival/ Special day and cook 3 dishes

I have picked up around four different occasions/festivals (Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, Indian Independence Day, Ganesh Chaturthi), you can feature those that are not listed as well. Again you can either do 3 for one occasion or do 3 different.

Oceanic Cuisines

Pick up one from countries bordering on two or more oceans. Refer this page for details

Special Theme:

From this month on, I am introducing two themes for the 4th week. Please read the rules carefully.

Redo Old Posts 

Do mandatory 2 weeks regular BM and you can do the 4th week with Redo your older posts theme. Please note, you will have to 2 mandatory BM themes to pick this up.

Regular Bookmarked

This the regular Bookmarks Theme.

You can either do bookmarks from your regular Bookmarks.

So do 3 weeks, pick up this 4th fourth of your own choice. It can be anything you bookmarked or your own.

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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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