This is going to be an announcement for April 2021.
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 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 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 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.
So the dates will be:
3, 4, 5 Apr
10, 11, 12 Apr
17, 18, 19 Apr
24, 25, 26 Apr
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 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 the 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 for BM#121 will be the following:
From 2021, 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.
Kid's Delight - Healthy Snacks (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid's Delight - Breakfast 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 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 - Breakfast Recipes (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
The 1st and 2nd week of April will be Breakfast Recipes.
Kid's Delight - Summer Coolers (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)
The 3rd and 4th week of April will be Summer Coolers
A to Z Series
From March 2021 and through 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 Mar until Nov.
So for example, if you pick A to Z Indian Sweets, for Mar 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 Mar without a break.
If you join in Jun, then on your choice, you will have to post dishes with j k l.
Points to remember:
One cant choose the alphabet. The alphabets are 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 April, the Alphabets are going to be "D, E, and F"
This can feature any dal as the star ingredient. Need not be a liquid dal, it can be any course featuring dal as the main ingredient.
Street Food Special
Explore your streets for interesting dishes that make everybody come back!
Thali & Spreads
We love thalis and Spreads and did a whole month featuring different thalis and spreads. This time you can feature a simple version with complementing dishes.
Summer Special Dishes from any 3 Indian States
As the theme says, pick your choice! You can pick one state or 3 different states
Pick one State and do the different sub-regions from the picked state
Well, we all know we have so many different regional cuisines, so this is your chance to explore and cook.
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, to do this theme, you must have already done two regular BM themes in the previous weeks.
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!