Blogging Marathon # 96 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

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Eleven months have breezed us by so quickly that I am yet to recover from the speed. Its time for the next edition to be announced and I find its for January 2019.

We had a fantastic year and of course, as expected some months were not so properly done. However, on the whole it’s been great. Hopefully the tread will continue and we are even more excited as we will be meeting again next year!

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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 with 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 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 straightforward unless it is straightforward!

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

From 2017 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 Jan
10, 11, 12 Jan
17, 18, 19 Jan
24, 25, 26 Jan

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

FYI: Requests to join after 08th Dec 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#96 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 – Winter Warmers (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid’s Delight – Lunch Box Dishes in 30 minutes (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 – Winter Warmers (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

The 1st and 2nd weeks of Jan will be hosted by PJ themed on “Winter Warmers”. She will be announcing the event on her blog on the 15th of Dec. 

Kid’s Delight –  Lunch Box Dishes in 30 minutes (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

The 3rd and 4th week of Jan will be hosted by Bhawana on Lunch Box Dishes in 30 minutes. She will be announcing the event on her blog on the 15th Jan.

Sweets of similar kind

Pick one type of dessert and create 3. You can explore different countries.
Example different custard pies, Lemon desserts,

How about elevenses?

Yes, I want to know what you will serve for Elevenses. Google yourself if you are not aware yet.

Easy Dinner Dishes

But comes with a cause, it can be a one pot casserole or any Indian curries but must be accompanied with the main course too. Meaning, you serve a side dish along with bread or Rice.

BM MasterChef

We at BM will also have our own MasterChef. Though I have watched one season many years ago, my buddies were eager to have this and so yes, we will cook from MasterChef

Cook for any Festival or Special day observed this month

If you want to pick any country, you can and showcase dishes that are popularly cooked for the festival or special occasion.

Explore the southern hemisphere

Now its time for the exploration. So check out all the countries that fall under southern hemisphere and cook 3 dishes.

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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