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Blogging Marathon # 53 - 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

>>  Friday, May 1, 2015

I know its just too early to think we are starting yet another BM, as the Mega BM got over yesterday. We did a full month Mega BM with Baking as the theme for the entire month.  I hadn't given any sub themes, so that actually worked better as there was this element of surprise and we eagerly checked out what each other was baking. Almost all of them came up with a sub theme and everything was fabulous. Our Bookmarks have surely increased!

Now coming to the announcement, this is for June 2015.

For those of you who are landing here for the first time, 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.

The entry is again by Sign ups and each theme will again have only 4 bloggers on first come first basis. 

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 later.

Commenting on the participating bloggers 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

So the dates will be:  
3, 4, 5 June 
10, 11, 12 June 
17, 18, 19 June 
24, 25, 26 June 

Please email me at spicingyourlife@gmail.com latest by 08th May along with your theme.

FYI:  Requests to join after 08th May 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 with 2 weeks without fail
  • You cannot take the same themes, except for the different Kid's Delight theme.
  • 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 post.
  • Mandatory reading and commenting on fellow participating member.
Each theme can be selected by four bloggers on first come first bases. 

Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.

Themes for BM # 53rd will be the following:

Kid's Delight theme ensures my Kid's Delight event, guest hosted by other bloggers gets good entries. Since the event is 16th - 15th every month, we have two different themes happening for BM. And you have the choice of doing two different themes. 

Kid's Delight - Snacking all the way (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid's Delight - Fruits in any form  (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 own 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 - Snacking all the way (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

The 1st and 2nd week of June will be hosted by Sandhya Ramakrishnan with theme "Snacking all the way". As the name says, the entries need to be snacks approved by Kids. Snacks can be anything that's light, in between meals or what you pack for your kid.

Kid's Delight -  Fruits in any form (17,18,19 and 24,25,26) 

The 3rd and 4th week of  June will be hosted by Harini . She will be announcing the event on her blog by June 16th with theme "Fruits in any form". So you can use any fruit in any form, approved by kids.

Bring on Fritters

This is a very board category and you have the whole lot of dishes that you can select from. If you want to know what all can be a fritter, check out the wiki.

It can be sweet, savory. The only clause being "Each day should be from different country"

3 Ingredient Dish

As the name says your dish should feature only 3 ingredients. Salt, sugar, oil can be ignored. It can be sweet or savory or any course too.

Snacks for a Movie Date

Are you planning for a weekend movie time with your family or friends? then you will naturally plan for some snacks that can be cooked and served, also passed around or single serves that does not require you to spend time moving around.

So the snack should basically take less time to get it done or baked over time for you to handle it during intervals.

Do 3 Tortilla based dishes from the list 

Guilt Free Indulgence 

Whip up delicious dishes by replacing all refined ingredients with whole grains/fiber rich ingredients, butter with oil etc

Ice Creams all the way!

Do I need to explain further?

Special Theme - BM Pair

BM Pair - Whoever opts for this theme will be paired with others and each have to cook from each others blogs.

This special theme is open for those who do all the first three weeks.

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Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.

Let's gear up for another non stop blogging!


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