Blogging Marathon # 82 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!


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We just completed an awesome Mega BM Edition and still reeling with the many Protein Rich Dishes that was cooked over this September. You can see all in one Protein Rice Pinterest Board that we have created for this Mega BM Edition.

So while the excitement of having completed yet another Mega BM is still going to be there for a while, I can’t miss out announcing for the next regular BM Edition. This announcement is going to be for November 2017, imagine just another 2 months to complete this year, which seems to have simply zipped fast past us!



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

If you want to sign up, please email me at latest by 08th October along with your themes.

FYI: Requests to join after 08th October 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 # 82 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 – Bite Size Appetizers (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid’s Delight – Soups and Stews (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 – Bite Size Appetizers (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

The 1st and 2nd weeks of October will be hosted by Sapana themed on “Bite Size Appetizers” Kids love anything in bite size and I am sure you will have fun creating those. She will be announcing the event on her blog by the 15th of October.

Kid’s Delight –  Soups and Stews (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

The 3rd and 4th week of October 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.

Fall Fruit Desserts

While we do not see much of seasonal changes in India, other parts of the globe have rich instances of Fall related fresh produce. So if you are either living in those parts or you want to be inspired by that fresh produce and make desserts, then you can. You can even showcase the fruits that are commonly available this season in India as well.

Crepes for all Time

Crepes are my all time favorite. So make any crepe, sweet or savory, it can be international or Indian in nature. It can be plain or with accompaniment.


I know I have been repeating Pizzas, but then what to do, wanted to keep the themes little easier for all to make.

Make Takeout at Home

If you are fond of takeaways, then get inspired by those dishes and make them yourself at home. It can be any cuisine, any course.

Thanksgiving Meals

I know I seem to have ended up picking themes that are more pro USA this month. It didn’t strike until now. So let’s just go ahead and make a Thanksgiving meal to thank our near and dear for what they mean and do for us. So it need not just be the USA, can be any cuisine too.

The cuisine of U.S.A.

Well, this will have so many options for us that I am sure no one will complain. So let’s explore and have a blast!

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.


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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