Blogging Marathon # 69 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

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I am happy to announce the themes for the October 2016 and open for sign ups!
We are deep into our necks cooking in a hurry for the Cooking Carnival we have lined up for the whole of September 2016. I know I can’t wait for the midnight when we get to reveal our themes. It’s going to be yet another exciting marathon. Join us for the fun!
Meanwhile, let me go ahead with announcing the themes for Oct regular BM
Before going into the new themes, here are the links to some of the BM related pages.
The 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.
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 blogger’s post is mandatory.
The subscription to the group will be on monthly basis. 
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 latest by 08th Sep along with your theme.
FYI:  Requests to join after 08th Sep 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 bases. 

Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.
Themes for BM # 69th 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 – Fruit based recipes (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) 
Anniversary party for the Kid’s Delight marks the anniversary celebration of this blog. Every year I host it to celebrate the day I finally opened up this blog to record my thoughts and things. Do join me for a celebration with a dish that suits a kid and a kids party!
Kid’s Delight – Fruit based recipes (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)  
The 3rd and 4th week of October will be hosted by Varada. She is calling for Fruit based recipes that are Kid friendly. She will be announcing the event on her blog by 15th October, please await her post for more specific rules.
Do either US States or the Indian State Sweets
You can either pick up USA or India and do 3 sweets. All three need not be from the same state. Again the sweetener can be your choice.
I love flatbreads and won’t mind drooling over them again. So bring them on! The choice is yours.
4 Ingredient Recipes
Any dish made with just 4 ingredients. Anything less than a teaspoon can be ignored, however with the proportion of the other ingredients. 
Below are some of the combinations that you can consider as an ingredient.
A mix of nuts that are used as a garnish.
South Indian Tempering ingredients.
Oil, Sugar, Salt (less than 1 tsp)
Recipes with Shelf Life
As the theme says it can be anything that has a good shelf life. Shelf Life typically can vary with the storage, dish as such. So you need to specify the shelf life of the dish and how it needs to be stored to achieve that shelf life. All condiments come under this theme.
Homemade Chinese Takeaway Food
I came across this list and was so attracted by the good looking pictures. As a vegetarian I have very less choice, I still want to try some of the dishes on that list! Hope many pick up this theme.
Small Bites

Small is big! So make Small bites and send! It can be essentially starters as the name says

Special Theme – Bookmarks
If you want to do this theme, you got to have done all first 3 weeks. 
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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