Blogging Marathon was on a break during the September month and now enters into the 9th edition. Because of my Navaratri Pooja
, I thought I may not be able to handle two non stop blogging marathon on both the blogs. I was right as cooking special neivedyams on daily basis and blogging about it was really tough. I am so thankful that I was able to complete my pooja. Do check them out when you find time.
Deciding not to have the Blogging Marathon was tough, as it really helps me bonding with my fellow Bloggers. It really creates a good bonding and a great feeling.
I was happy knowing that BM was missed by my fellow BM'ers too. So here's a quick announcement, even though the themes are still forming. I don't want to delay it any more.
Do check back for the updated themes.
Since the 6th edition, I have created a separate page for Blogging Marathon
. Once I get all details I will be updating this page. Bloggers taking part in this marathon need to just link back to this page.
If you want to know how the Blogging Marathon started, read the first edition
So the 9th edition will 16th - 22nd October and the second group will start on 23rd - 29th October.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 12th October along with your theme.
Mandatory rules for this Blogging Marathon are as below:
- Will have to post on all 7 days without fail
- Should follow the accepted theme all 7 days, meaning if you choose one topic like Rice, you should post all rice based recipes all 7 days.
- Should link to the Blogging Marathon page.
- Should actively give feedback on others post.
Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.
Themes for this edition are the following.
Seven Days of Indian Festival Food with Step by Step pictures
This can be anything that's prepared during an Indian Festival. Mandatory rule when you select this, your posts should accompany with pictures depicting each step. Since Diwali is just round the corner I am sure this is going to be a big learning theme.
Soups and Salads
You can make either soups or salads in a mix of 3 days or 4 days, choice is yours. But you got to blog only these two options for all the 7 days. Let's not just make it only soups or salads, please!
Dressing up Leftovers for Kids
Have leftovers on hand, then come up with ideas to make it more appealing and interesting. This can be for any course of meal, and any dish. All you got to do is, use the main ingredient which is a leftover from a previous meal and you dress it up as a new dish.
, who is going to guest host Kid's Delight wanted this theme to be converted to Kids special. Will be updating the link once she announces the event on her blog
This is a favorite theme of mine. I love reading out those traditional, regional special recipes being dished out for all 7 days. Please remember you should try to choose something that's locally famous or state wise. You can select any Indian State or Country you want.
Snacks in a jiffy for surprise guests
We are always in search of those quick dishes that we can make for surprise guests. In our parts of the world, it is still quite common for folks to just drop in uninformed, to meet you. And getting to know dishes that can be whipped within minutes will surely be a great boon. You can use store bought as part of the ingredients, but will have to keep the major part of the ingredients used as homemade. Like if you want to offer Bhel, the puffed rice, sev can be store bought, but you should be using up the chutneys you made. This is just an example, you can be more creative than this..:)
Food for the wheels
Are you traveling and need ideas to pack food for your trip? Then cook dishes that can stay well for long distances. Minimum hours of travel will be about 5 - 6 hrs of long drive and can be up to two long days in train. As expected, the foods got be mess free but then you can always pack drinks well and take. For example, I once traveled with a Gujju family, they had a complete traditional thali in the train. So this post can have tips on how to carry something well and packed properly, accessories that can be carried. Share your tips and experience etc.
Cooking with Fruits:
As the name says, cook anything with Fruits, it can be any course of meal. But the main ingredient should be a fruit. Technically, eggplant and Tomatoes are fruits but I will not accept them..:)
Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.
Let's gear up for another non stop blogging!