Blogging Marathon # 88 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!


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With April Mega BM just a couple of days away, I am writing this post with great excitement about the month long marathon that’s coming up.

While we are caught in our excitement, I shouldn’t forget that the regular BMs need to be done as well, so this announcement is going to be for May 2018.

Having the hectic cooking and planning each of us had done, I have kept May themes to the simple ones without too many clauses.


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 straightforward unless it is straightforward!


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

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

FYI: Requests to join after 08th April 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#88 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 Sized Foods (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid’s Delight – Drinks (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 – Bite Sized Foods (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

The 1st and 2nd weeks of May will be hosted by Rafeed themed on Bite Sized Foods for Kids. She is hosting this event for the first time and I hope she enjoys hosting this event.  She will be announcing the event on her blog by the 15th of April.

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

The 3rd and 4th week of May will be hosted by Mayuri themed on Drinks or Refreshments approved by Kids.  She will be announcing the event on her blog by the 15th of May.

Combo Sweets

By the theme, I refer to those sweets that are served together. Like Ice Cream and Gulab Jamun, Rabdi Jalebi, etc. You need not cook both the dishes yourself, you can opt to make one dish yourself and the other storebought. However, I want both to be together in the picture you share. This can be any cuisine, not necessarily Indian. If you choose to showcase Chocolate Fudge/Sauce with Ice Cream, then you got to share recipe making for both. Or you can go easy and pick different dishes that are paired and served, with making only one sweet.

Dazzling Dals

Needless to say, these are daals in gravy form, you can use any dal for your dish. The dish has to be typically a stew type or liquid form.

Pick one Protein Rich Ingredient

I know we did a Mega BM with this theme, yet I see we have so many more to cook and share. So pick 1 protein rich ingredient and make 3 different dishes. No restrictions on cuisine or course.

One Vegetable different ways

This is yet another easy theme, where all you got to do is pick 1 vegetable and cook it in 3 different ways. No restrictions on cuisine or course.

Mother’s Day Special

While we really need one day to celebrate this occasion, let’s still take up this chance to cook special dishes for the most important person. It can be any course, any cuisine.

Regional Cuisines from a Country

Pick one country and try out different regions from that country. Again, no special clause.

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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