I am so happy writing the first post of the New Year with this Blogging Marathon Edition for February 2018. Hope everybody had a wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration and are ready with loads of NY Resolution.
As for me, I have some usual things to do, however, let’s see how each materialize.
This announcement is going to be for February 2018.
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!
Before going into the new themes, here are the links to some of the BM related pages.
From 2015 BM details can be found on 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 February
10, 11, 12 February
17, 18, 19 February
24, 25, 26 February
If you want to sign up, please email me at email@example.com latest by 08th January along with your themes.
FYI: Requests to join after 08th January 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 # 85 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 – Cooking on Tawa (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, neighbours 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 – Cooking on Tawa (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
The 1st and 2nd weeks of January will be hosted by Archana, themed on “Cooking on Tawa” She will be announcing the event on her blog by the 15th of January.
Kid’s Delight – (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)
The 3rd and 4th week of January be hosted by Kalyani, themed on Chocolate Dishes. She is hosting the hat trick year with this theme and I am so glad that she chose this as it’s my kids favourite. She will be announcing the event on her blog by the 15th of February.
Gluten Free Desserts
Get your creative ideas ready and make some Gluten Free Desserts. These can be from any cuisine.
Main course with Rice / Gravy
Plan your main course with some rice dish or Gravy to delight your family! If you are picking Rice, then it has to be whole rice dish and not in any other form.
I love these quick and simple dishes one can make with handful of ingredients. So for this edition, make some 3 ingredient dishes.
Famous Breakfast Dishes from different place
Explore different popular breakfast dishes and showcase them. These ought to be the popular breakfast dish and not something assumed. Like Idli Vada Sambar or Pongal, Poha from Maharashtra etc. This can be from 3 different countries/State for 3 days.
Valentine’s Day Recipes / Holi Special
This is for the festival/occasion in the month. You can pick popular ones or something from different countries and make them.
Adapted cuisines in a different Country
Like Indo Chinese, American Chinese etc, you can pick any locally adapted cuisines and cook
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.
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.
Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.
Let’s gear up for another nonstop blogging!