Blogging Marathon # 81 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

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We are on the verge of an exciting journey to begin. Before that, I thought I will announce the October 2017 themes, so that we can also be prepared for the regular BM!

Want to know what the excitement is all about? Well, we are going to start our Mega Blogging Marathon this September and it is going to be Protein Rich Dishes. I can’t wait to share my journey through this series and though I started cooking only in August, I am so thrilled that I am done with all the dishes. So come back tomorrow to read what it is going to be. 🙂

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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 October
10, 11, 12 October
17, 18, 19 October
24, 25, 26 October

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

FYI: Requests to join after 08th September 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 basis.

Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.

Themes for BM # 81 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 – Anniversary Party (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid’s Delight – Bite Size Appetizers (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 – Anniversary Party (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

The 1st and 2nd weeks of October will be hosted by me and it is going to be a Party! Yes, Spice your Life Anniversary gets celebrated with a Kids Party and you are welcome to join us with Kid Approved or loved Party food. It can be anything to everything! I will be announcing this Edition on this blog by 15th September. Please check out and join!

Kid’s Delight – Bite Size Appetizers (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

The 3rd and 4th week of October will be hosted by Sapana themed on “Bite Size Appetizers” Kids love anything in bite size and I am sure you will have fun creating those. She will be announcing the event on her blog by the 15th of October.

Cookies for your Sweet Tooth

Needless to say, pick you 3 cookies and share them! No conditions at all..

Apple Desserts

Though there was a time when Apple used to be a seasonal fruit. It is available all through the year and makes it a wonderful fruit to make desserts with it. Yes, you can make savory dishes as well like the spiced jams etc.

Lentil Salads and Sides

Maybe the protein rich theme was enough, still, if you have anything more to share, do it now. The sides can be dals or stir fry as well.

Lasagnas for Veggie Lovers

Bring them on, please! I have been wanting to make lasagnas for so long, so decided it’s enough and I must try. Give me some more vegetarian options, please! It can be authentic or fusion as well, based on the concept as well.

Diwali Savories and Sweets

With Diwali being celebrated on Oct 18th, I am sure all of us will be wanting to make many festival goodies, so share them now.

Surf through the Caribbeans

This edition lets travel to the Caribbeans and explore their cuisines. Pick up any 3 dishes and enjoy!

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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