Blogging Marathon # 83 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

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We are going to reach the last month of the year and as usual, I am not able to believe that days have passed away so quickly.

This announcement is going to be for December 2017, with more of holiday themes and lots of time to make goodies for kids. Hope you will all enjoy this edition as well!

 

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

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

FYI: Requests to join after 08th November 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 # 83 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 – Soups and Stews (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid’s Delight –  Quick / Innovative Kids Breakfast (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 – Soups and Stews (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

The 1st and 2nd weeks of October will be hosted by Srividhya, themed on “Soups and Stews” It’s important that kids learn to enjoy Soups and Stews. While I know my kids love soup, I haven’t made much off late. So this is surely an opportunity to make again. She will be announcing the event on her blog by the 15th of November.

Kid’s Delight –  Quick / Innovative Kids Breakfast (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

The 3rd and 4th week of October be hosted by PJ, themed on “Quick / Innovative Kids Breakfast” She will be announcing the event on her blog by the 15th of December.

Pound Cakes

You can make with egg or without, the cake should fall under the Pound Cake definition of equal parts.

Pick one dish and make in 3 different appliances 

Under this, you pick one recipe and make it 3 different ways. Like you make a cake, in oven, in microwave mode and on stovetop.

Make Street Food at Home

As the theme says, the street food can be any cuisine but should classify as street food and made at home.

Mashed

Mashed as in mashed potatoes. You can experiment with different vegetables and ingredients to get the same texture and serve. I read that mashed potatoes are a must as part of the Thanksgiving Menu and wanted us to explore this category.

Make a Christmas Dinner

With Christmas around, we can’t skip not planning a menu right. I have been making special cakes to enjoy on Christmas day. So lets make some Christmas special dishes that can be part of the meal as well.

Moroccan Special

This month we will explore the Moroccan cuisine and try our hands at different dishes. Though I am not insisting you make different categories only, it will be good if you do.

Special Theme:

We have 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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