Friday, October 2, 2009

DRACULAND on Countdown to Halloween List

Countdown to Halloween is 31 days of trick or treating.

OCTOBER 1 TO 31, 2009.

The Halloween Countdown is something of a virtual
neighborhood to go trick or treating in. Imagine a
neighborhood where all of the neighbors really got
into the spirit of the holiday and went all out with
decorating their yards and homes and on top of that
also handed out the coolest treats whenever some kid
in a costume rang their doorbell. Well, you are that kid
in a costume, and the participants in the countdown
are the neighbors with the cool houses and candy.
When you visit their blogs, you will essentially be
ringing their doorbell and shouting "Trick or treat."
rewarded by a solid thunk at the bottom of your plastic
Halloween bucket which is their post for the day. In a
way that's even better than the actual Halloween (no way!
I hear you saying) you get to ring their doorbell and trick
or treat every single day throughout October. Not only
that, but there is bound to be over 100 houses for you
to visit each day as well.

As a participant, I suggest thinking of the Halloween
Countdown as something of a virtual Advent calendar,
only devoted to Halloween. Each day, throughout October,
a blogger posts something new pertaining in some way
to Halloween, or something emblematic of the season.
This can be anything, photos of you as a kid dressed up
in your Ben Cooper costume, recipes, crafts, horror movie
reviews, holiday reminiscences, board games and children's
books of the past, artwork, traditions, anything at all.
The daily aspect of this is something to strive for, but is
not expected. Veterans of the countdown will tell you how
grueling it can be to put together a daily post without
much advance preparation. The goal is to have fun, and if
you're spending every spare moment composing a daily
post, you won't have any fun, nor will you have time to
see what everyone else is doing. Do what you can.

Whether you are a blogger participating with a countdown
of your own, or someone who just wants to trick or treat
without having to decorate their own home, all are welcome.
If you are not on the list of participants, but would like to be,
just let us know, and provide a link to your blog. If you have
more than one blog you'd like to include (you're insane)
provide links for both (or more).

Dusk is upon us, and the Jack O'Lanterns are lit and being
set outside. Nows the time to put on your costume, grab
your trick or treat bag and head off down the street to ring
the doorbell of the first house. Happy Halloween!

Click HERE for a list of Participants.

Fonts: Countdown to Halloween

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are so many things about Halloween which I didnt know! Check how much you know!!