Blogging Marathon # 27 - 30 Day Marathon

It happened when Suma left a comment on a month long marathon. When I wrote to her regarding it, she said she had never done a month long marathon and wondered how it would be to do a 30 day marathon without themes. I said I was game for it and decided to take it further.

When we all met for the BM 25th Edition Celebrations at Ahmedabad, I discussed it with my friends and all of them were for it. Moreover they wanted a theme for each week. Now I couldn't say no to Suma or the others. So as a easy way out, four themes were selected which seems pretty easy to achieve. Everybody agreed it was doable. Well as always I let the group know ahead of the themes, so that they could start the preparations, if they so wanted.

I love the dedication and commitment these bloggers display, they wanted everybody to be prefect with great recipes to be shared. Though I have been thinking I should talk about this much ahead, I have ended up doing it the usual time.

Before I go to the details of the themes and the month long marathon, let me brief about the regular stuff, for those of you who are landing here for the first time, then please check out these posts on Blogging Marathon, you can read about all the history, the thought process that's gone in everything in one place in the BM#18 intro

For details on BM held every month, check out the Blogging Marathon page. 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.

Just as the usual Marathon, this edition will also be by Sign ups.

And because of the new rules I will not be able to accept late sign ups as it will become extremely hard for me to manage otherwise. If you feel you want to do it, please decide ahead, else you can join us for the later editions.

Commenting on the week blogger's post is mandatory.
And subscription to the group will be monthly basis. 

If you want to know how the Blogging Marathon started, read the first edition

Please email me at spicingyourlife@gmail.com latest by 23rd March on your interest to join us for the month long Marathon.

FYI:  Requests to join after 23rd March will not be accepted.

Mandatory rules for this Blogging Marathon are as below:

Themes for BM # 27th will be the following:

Week 1 - Occasions 8 days - 1st - 8th April
Week 2 - Traditional 7 days -  9th - 15th April
Week 3 - Seasonal 8 days - 16th - 23rd April
Week 4 - Crafts/ Misc 7 days - 24th - 30 April

Everybody will be doing the same theme on the same week.

Week 1 - Occasions 8 days - 1st - 8th April
By Occasions, we can include any preparations, recipes, how to do for any occasion ect. Each post need to have either a recipe or details of what you are covering. Example, you can cover Marriages, recipes done for marriages etc. Or a birthday part, party preparations etc. Or even a Festival can come under occasions or cultural oriented in your locale. 

Week 2 - Traditional 7 days -  9th - 15th April
 
Under Traditional, you can blog about traditions followed in your family, be it a grand mom recipe or anything that's been followed over years. It can relate to customs, like what one does for festivals in your family for generations. You can even do traditional recipes of a particular cuisine. You need not necessarily be of that region, however need to maintain the authenticity of the recipe.

Week 3 - Seasonal 8 days - 16th - 23rd April
 
As the theme says, you need to blog about Seasonal recipes, using seasonal vegetables or the entire dish being seasonal. Like Carrots is available all through the year, yet in Delhi, Carrot halwa is made only during winter. Likewise vegetables/ lentils like Cauliflower or Peas is available more in winter, so make dishes with these.

You can do a mix of seasons or stick to one season.

You can do Summers with Ice creams, condiments etc
Or winters with Soups, broths etc
Or whatever that is seasonal in your area.

And it need not be that season in your place of residence..:)

Week 4 - Crafts/ Misc 7 days - 24th - 30 April

By Crafts/ Misc it refers to any Food crafting or craving, food garnishing ideas etc. Misc recipes can also refer to any recipe that you want to do. If you are not up to making anything in this area, you can simply blog on any theme you are interested in.

Special For moms with Baby on Board!

This is only for those bloggers who have infants on hand and yet want to join us. They can do any two weeks and can also join for alternate days if you like. Two weeks is mandatory, rest is your choice.

Towards this, we even had a logo creation among ourselves and everybody finally liked the one created by Preeti


I am looking forward to a really packed month ahead!

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