Blogging Marathon # 60 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

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Well its time to welcome yet another New year! It also marks a milestone for Blogging Marathon. January is going to be the 60th edition! I simply still can’t believe we have done so many editions!
While I have met many bloggers during this course of time, so many have been consistently running the marathon along with me from the first edition. I am so thankful for your continued support of this group. 
I am happy to have each of you being part of this wonderful journey. As I have been saying, my BM group is my extended family. Not just me, my family keeps abreast of what’s happening in other’s life. Here’s wishing advance new year greetings and hoping whoever is on long vacation from BM, gets back to blogging soon. You know who you are and must know we are missing you!
This announcement is for January 2016.

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

The current 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
Now lets move on to the December month themes.
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.

I also decided I will be little more strict in handling late posts. I know real life sometimes becomes very tough to manage. However if you know it is going to be so, please do not sign up. I will understand. But if you are signing up, then I expect you to be prompt in posting and reading fellow BM blogs.

For details on BM held every month, check out the Blogging Marathon page. Once I get all details I will be updating this page. Bloggers taking part in this marathon need to just link back to the BM page.
The entry is again by Sign ups and each theme will again have only 4 bloggers on first come first basis. 
And because of the new rules I will not be able to accept late sign ups as it will become extremely hard for me to manage otherwise. If you feel you want to do it, please decide ahead, else you can join later.
Commenting on the participating bloggers post is mandatory.
And subscription to the group will be monthly basis. 
If you want to know how the Blogging Marathon started, read the first edition
So the dates will be:  
3, 4, 5 January
10, 11, 12 January
17, 18, 19 January
24, 25, 26 January
Please email me at latest by 08th December along with your theme.
FYI:  Requests to join after 08th December 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 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 # 60th 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 – Party Pleasers – Finger Food (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid’s Delight – Baked Snacks (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 – Party Pleasers – Finger Food (3,4,5 and 10,11,12) 

The 1st and 2nd week of January will be hosted by Priya Srinivasan themed on Party Pleasers – Finger Food. The dishes should be kid approved, finger food suitable for parties. So please think through this and cook!. She will be announcing this on her blog on the Dec 15th.
Kid’s Delight –  Baked Snacks (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)  

The 3rd and 4th week of January will be hosted by PJ, themed on Baked Snacks. She will be announcing the event on her blog by 15th Jan.

Regional Special 

Pick up any of the regional cuisine and cook three dishes from that cuisine.

Festival of the Month

This theme can include both Indian Festivals falling in the month of Jan, as well as festivals mentioned across the globe as here

You can pick up any of the festival listed in the page and cook dishes for the festival. You can select 3 different festivals as well. It can be a combination of Indian Festival and the global festival as well.

New Year Challenge

With the new year on us, lets rethink on the challenges we might want to do and do them that month. It can be anything that’s been tough for you personally and you tackle it now.

Healthy Diet/ Diabetic Diet

As the theme says, the dishes have to be either Healthy or suitable for Diabetic Diet. It can be a mix of both as well.

Your Family Recipe

Now is the time for you to share your Mom’s secret recipe or that recipe that’s been passed on from your granny or aunt. Ok it can be your friend’s family recipe too.

Take-Away Dishes from the listed destination

From the below list, pick up one destination and cook 3 from the dishes that are mentioned in the restaurant. You are free to come up with your own recipes, non -veg, or modified to a vegetaraian. All your choice.

Special Theme – Bookmarked

Members who opt for this can do their bookmarked recipes. 
This special theme is open for those who do all the first three weeks.
Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.
Let’s gear up for another non stop blogging!

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