From January 2023, we are going to usher in a new format for our Blogging Marathon. So this announcement is Jan 2023.
Read on below for the new format and rules that are changed.
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.
When is the 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"
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 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!
The New Format and Rules from January 2023
Jan week 1 (2 - 6)
Jan week 2 (9 - 13)
Jan week 3 (16 - 20)
Jan week 4 (23 - 27)
Each month, a complete week will be considered.
One can post any day between Monday to Friday. We will have BM for all 4 weeks with 2 posts under each theme.
Under the taken theme for each week, you have the option of redoing your old post with new content and new pictures.
The 4th Redo theme is for any post of your choice.
For details on the general theme format, read the Blogging Marathon Guidelines and Rules
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 your fellow participating blogger's posts leisurely.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for details on BM held every month.
If you want to sign up, please email me at [email protected] latest by 08th this month along with your themes.
FYI: Requests to join after 08th will not be accepted.
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 will be a BM Theme. However, we will continue having two different themes 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 approved by your kid, your young relatives, your neighbors, or even something 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 and Week 2
The 1st and 2nd weeks of the month will be the "Holiday Treats".
Kid's Delight - Week 3 and Week 4
The 3rd and 4th weeks of the month will be the "Quick Breakfast Recipes"
Do you want to recreate the up-and-trending recipe currently? Well pick a couple of them and make and enjoy!
Street Food Special
Explore the streets and pick up exciting street foods to enjoy in your kitchen!
Can be one pot meal, wholesome options, or whatever you make for dinner!
You can feature the seasonal produce in the region you are living! This can be country specific.
Festival/ Cultural Holidays
What's the festival or holidays you are observing this month? Well, showcase to us what you are up to!
Country Special - Global Cuisine of your choice
Each month, we take a tour to visit different country-specific cuisines, so you can opt for this theme if you want to explore that region.
We have two themes for the 4th week. Please read the rules carefully.
Redo Old Posts
Do the 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. This can be any recipe of your choice
You can either do bookmarks from your regular Bookmarks.
So do 3 weeks, and 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
Seasonal Special Vegetable
Cook some dishes with popular winter special produce
Cook Family Favorite Dishes
We always cook our family's favorite, so pick any three and share them with us.
Cook paneer as the main ingredient for 3 different courses!
Mixed Rice Dishes
All our cuisines are popular for the different rice dishes we make, so pick any three states and make a rice dish from the state.
With Christmas being the focus, showcase some treats for Christmas
Breakfast Side dishes from 3 different states
As the theme says, pick three states and make some delicious side dishes for breakfast
Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.
Let’s gear up for another nonstop blogging!