This is going to be an announcement for Sep 2022.
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 the 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 Signups. 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 a 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?
In the weeks you are doing BM, you will have read your fellow participating blogger's post and leave a meaningful comments. One-word or One liner comments are not accepted.
I have joined the group, how long will my subscription be valid?
BM subscription is only for a month. If you are not doing it 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 the last-minute posting, prepare ahead, and schedule, which should give you enough time to read the fellow participating blogger's posts in leisure.
FYI: Requests to join after 08th 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 for any 2 weeks without fail
- You cannot take the same themes, except for the different Kid's Delight themes.
- 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' posts.
- Mandatory reading and commenting on fellow participating member
Each theme can be selected by four bloggers on a first come first basis.
Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.
The Themes will be the following:
From 2021, the Kid's Delight theme is just going to be a BM Theme. However, we will continue to have two different themes happening for BM in a month. And you have the choice of doing two different themes.
Please note all entries for Kid's Delight theme have to be kid-approved. The dish can be either approved by your 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 - Week 1 (3,4,5) and Week 2 (10,11,12)
The 1st and 2nd weeks of August will be "Finger Foods".
Kid's Delight - Week 3 (17,18,19) and Week 4 (24,25,26)
The 3rd and 4th weeks of August will be the "Anniversary Party"
A to Z Series
We are starting the new year with yet another A to Z Series. Throughout the whole year, we are going to have the A to Z Series for the regular BM theme:
The schedule is as below.
|a b c||d e f||g h i||j k l||m no||p q r||s t u||v w x||y z|
So you can pick any particular category and blog with that alphabet starting from Jan until Sep.
So for example, if you pick A to Z Indian Sweets, for Jan you will be sharing Athirasam, Besan Ladoo, Churma, etc.
What category or theme you pick is your choice! However, this is beneficial if you blog from Jan without a break.
If you join in Mar, then on your choice, you will have to post dishes with g h I.
Points to remember:
One cant choose the alphabet. The alphabet for the month is fixed. So if you do March you will have to do the alphabet chosen for that month.
The theme is the choice of the blogger
The theme we pick is going to be for the entire series. Say you do Mar, skip Apr, and join back in Jun. In Mar you pick protein-rich for the A-Z series and in Jun you will have to stick to protein-rich and do the alphabets assigned for that month.
So for August, the Alphabets are going to be "Y, Z, and Round-Up"
Street Food Special
One of the best themes I love is this street food special. So bring on some of your favorite street food. It can be from any country!
A dish for each course of a Meal.
You can pick any meal type, for example, you can do Indian South Indian lunch. Showcase different courses from this Lunch.
Your Meal can be from any country, any course.
Cook with Greens
With greens as the main ingredient, cook any dish.
Pick any festival thats falls in the month of September and showcase the food we make for the festival.
Regional Side Dishes
Pick any country, select the special side dishes made in the cuisine and showcase them!
We have two themes for the 4th week. Please read the rules carefully.
Redo Old Posts
Do mandatory 2 weeks of the regular BM and you can do the 4th week with Redo your older posts theme. Please note, that to do this theme, you must have already done two regular BM themes in the previous weeks.
This is 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.
Below are Last Month's BM Themes
A to Z Series Alphabets are "S, T, and U"
Accompaniments are a major feature in all cuisines. To brighten your table with your choice of accompaniments that can enhance your meal!
With Festival season soon here, it's good to have some sweets done and shared! The sweets can be from any state or region.
Gravies with Lentils, or Beans
Make some gravies featuring lentils or beans. Some gravy that will be a great dipping sauce for your bread!
Ganesh Chaturthi Special
We are starting the first festival of the year and Ganesh Chaturthi is my favorite!
Travel and explore Oceanic Cuisine
Pack your bags and explore oceanic cuisines. It can be any cuisine of your choice.
Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.
Let’s gear up for another nonstop blogging!