Blogging Marathon # 79 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

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June ended up being a lazy month for me as I didn’t turn around posting as much as I should. Hoping July will be a better month. This announcement is for August 2017.  I am hoping the themes will be well received and enjoyed!

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Do you want to join the Blogging Marathon Group? Read the FAQs

Can I join the Blogging Marathon Group
Yes, if you have been blogging for at least the last 6 months.

Do you have different Blogging Marathon types?
Yes, we have a regular BM, which is 4 weeks of 3 consecutive days each

2 Mega BMs during April and Sep, running for 30 days nonstop.

When is the Regular BM signup announcement made?
On 1st of each month for the upcoming month.

How many weeks should I do the minimum?
Mandatory 2 weeks for all participants.

What is the entry for BM?
The entry is by Sign ups. Once the announcement is made, the blogger must email me with their theme choice.

How many bloggers per theme?
Each theme will have only 4 bloggers, on first come first basis.

Ok, I join in, what I am supposed to do to the posts?
You should tag/label your posts with “Blogging Marathon”
Insert the code that will be given to you.

What else is expected to be part of this group?
The weeks you are doing BM, you will have to read your fellow participating blogger’s post and leave a meaningful comment. One word or One liner comments are not accepted.

I have joined the group, how long will my subscription valid?
BM subscription is only for a month. If you are not doing every month, you will be unsubscribed from the group.

I have picked up the themes, what to do next?
Cook, click and post on your blog on the BM dates. However, your recipes should follow the theme conditions, please read the fine lines. Each theme will come with its clauses. No theme is straight forward unless it is straight forward!

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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.

For details on BM held every month, check out the Blogging Marathon page.

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

So the dates will be:

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

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

FYI: Requests to join after 08th July 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 # 79th 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 – Lunch Box dishes  (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid’s Delight – Hide & Seek with Veggies (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 – Lunch Box dishes (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

The 1st and 2nd weeks of August will be hosted by Priya Srinivasan 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.

Kid’s Delight – Hide & Seek with Veggies (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

The 3rd and 4th week of August will be hosted by Priya Srinivasan themed on “Hide & Seek with Veggies” With packing kids lunch box, one has to ensure they eat healthy food. When they fuss on that, we end up masking the vegetables. So how you ensure the veggies play hide and seek is the theme of that edition. She will be announcing the event on her blog by the 15th of August.

Granolas, Trail Mix & Bars for Travel

As the name says you can be creative and make bars and granolas, Trail mix for travel. The only condition should be that the dish should be a travel suitable bar or fuss free.

Weekend Breakfast Ideas

Share ideas that make a weekend breakfast interesting. Not your regular breakfasts, but something elaborate or something you normally don’t get to make on a busy weekday.

A Pizza of Your Own

As the theme says, make a pizza. If you want something very out of the box, use the pizza concept on something else and share as well!

Comforting Casseroles for Summer

Bring on casseroles to enjoy the Summer. Basically, you ought to cook and serve the same bowl. It can be a single large casserole or individual servings.

Pick one Festival and cook 3 dishes

With Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri coming up, it’s a great opportunity to cook and share your ideas for celebrating the festivals. You can either pick one festival or 3 different festivals. You can also explore international occasions as well.

Lebanese Dishes on the Table

Our global cuisine adventure this month is going to be Lebanese, so bring them on!

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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