Aug 1, 2010

Halloween Is Just Around the Corner


Halloween is only 90 days away which is scary and exciting in itself, but that means this year's Countdown to Halloween is only 59 days away. Don't panic. There is still plenty of time to put together great posts just like you did last year. 

I've begun compiling this year's list of participants. Last year we had 157 (or thereabouts. Don't trust my count) which is a lot. I anticipate that this year we'll have even more. Some of you will have received an email from me asking whether you'll be participating this year or not. If you haven't received one, don't panic. It's a long list I have to work my way through when I can find the time. 

To save me some time, if you're reading this and would like to participate in this year's countdown, please email me, or simply leave a comment in the comment box saying you want in AND provide me with a separate link for each blog or website you'd like to participate with. I ask this because many of you have several blogs, and if you just say you want to participate, I'll have to decide if that means just one blog (possibly not even the right one) or all of your blogs. This may seem obvious, but this was an issue last year. This will make our lives here a lot easier. So, please...

For anyone who is new and is wondering what this Countdown to Halloween business is anyway, I invite you to read this post from last year, entitled So, What is this Halloween Countdown Anyway? I further invite you to explore some of the links provided on last year's list of participants. Make sure you visit their archives for October 2009 to see what they posted. 

Shawn also created some shiny new buttons to paste to your blog so that you can help spread the word and let people know you are taking part in this year's countdown. 

If you have any questions, please ask. Remember this is supposed to be fun for everyone, so don't kill yourself feeling compelled to put up a post every day if it's not really feasible for you to do so. Just post as often as you'd like. 

Keep checking back for updates. 

121 comments:

Strange Kid said...

You can definitely count this Strange Kid to be in the mix! :)

<a href="http://strangekidsclub.blogspot.com>Strange Kids Club</a>

Wings said...

I will be participating!

Caffeinated Joe

Phillyradiogeek said...

Count me in! I had a blast doing it last year and look forward to doing it again.

Paxton said...

Yeah, I'll be back again this year. Can't wait!!

Paxton Holley
Cavalcade of Awesome

Jay Amabile said...

hell yes. The Sexy Armpit is IN. www.thesexyarmpit.com This is what I live for! lol

Erick said...

I'll try to keep up again this year.

Wonderful Wonderblog

iZombie said...

please include me... my zombies are ready...

http://izombielover.blogspot.com/

jeremy
iZombie

The Frog Queen said...

Both Frog on the Pumpkin, Davis House News and the new Davis Graveyard SpiderFEST 2010 will participate! Definately looking forward to this again!

Cheers!

Jamie said...

Count me in again this year, please! Loved participating last year and am looking forward to it again.

http://jannghi.blogspot.com

Steve said...

Barring any unforeseen circumstances I (Spooky Laboratory) will be counting down again.

AllHallowSteve said...

Roger. HalloweenAddict.com ready and reporting in.

CB said...

I would love to be included again.

Thanks

http://www.blissmassacre.com/

John Rozum said...

Everyone here has been added to the list of participants. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone brings to the countdown this year.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Rozum...
I would like to participate again this year, but at the following blogsite...
Who Is Afraid of Tim Burton...I'am

DeeDee ;-D

rogue evolent said...

John,
Both my blogs will be participating (I'm already running the logo on one of them) and would be honored if you'd include them:
to-wit:
The Roads of Autumn Dusk at http://theroadsofautumndusk.blogspot.com/

and
Twin Cities' Monster Kids and More at http://tcmkam.blogspot.com/

thanks much
r/e

~Wendy~ said...

Good Morning!
The Gothic Tea Society would like to participate again this year. Thanks!

Wendy

http://www.gothicteasociety.com

Mark (at RMR) said...

I would love to be part of it and help counting down...

http://theringmastersrealm.blogspot.com/

John Rozum said...

I've added the rest of you this far as well.

Kelly said...

Found your countdown last year and this year would love to participate

http://khpinson.blogspot.com/

Ryan Midnight said...

I'd like to participate in the countdown this year:

Movies at Midnight

harris smith said...

count me in again this year:

http://negativepleasure.blogspot.com
http://negativepleasure.tumblr.com

thanks!

Matt-suzaka said...

I, of course, am totally down for another long Halloween celebration! I've even had the banner on my side bar for a few weeks now!

chucknorrisatemybaby.com

Kathryn said...

I am looking forward to participating again this year.
http://uniqueunusualandinterestingart.blogspot.com/

Jen @ Dead Euclid said...

I think I'd like to give it a try!

The Boo Blog!

highbury said...

Sign me up! I'd love to get in on this action!

www.highburycemetery.blogspot.com

Thanks!!

John Rozum said...

Everyone up to here has been added. For everyone who is joining in for the first time, welcome aboard, and remember the point of all this is to enjoy yourself. Don't kill yourself getting a post up daily. If it becomes stressful, then you're not having fun.

Wings said...

Well said, John! Too many people fall into that and get burnt out with their blogs. Do it for fun!

Leianea said...

Count me in!

http://leianeashalloween.blogspot.com

the pizza said...

the surfing pizza is in
www.thesurfingpizza.com

cynniegurl said...

i would like to participate!
http://neversleepsagain.blogspot.com/

Rev. Dr. Potato. said...

I will definitely be participating. I already have a handful of article pre-written, set to post in October to avoid any lapses that may occur due to school.

The PotatoBlog is IN for 2010.

www.potatoblog.net

spooky little girl said...

I would like to participate this year!

Spooky Little Girl

Dia de los Muertos said...

GHOSTS! WITCHES!! MONSTERS!!! We're in for year 2 and counting down the days until HALLOWEEN!

We are a Photo Blog Dead-icated to the month of October, the Autumn season and all things HALLOWEEN!

http://ghostswitchesmonsters.blogspot.com/

Follow G!W!!M!!! on Twitter: @HALLOWEENgawker

We're excited to kick off the season!

surlyh said...

My limericks and I are in again this year over at my blog, Limerwrecks.

http://limoday.blogspot.com/

Mother Firefly said...

Count me in again!

John Rozum said...

Everyone up to this point has been added. Welcome and welcome back!

halloween spirit said...

I will most definitely be participating again this year. The button has been on my blog since the spring. Thanks for the reminder to check in! :)

Azurafae said...

I would like to participate again this year. I'm working for www.skull-a-day.com now and have lots of skull tutorials on my blog.
http://craftyladyabby.blogspot.com/

I'm also going to start writing a lot of costume tutorials, which will launch in October, right in time for Halloween. I'll probably have some make-up and halloween craft ones thrown into the mix too.

iZombie said...

Greetings HBA Member,
With the recent attention to the Horror Blogger Alliance and updates, I thought would be good to build a database for [over 350] the group.

For More Info: http://horrorbloggeralliance.blogspot.com/2010/08/i-am-getting-our-affairs-in-order.html

Please Update Soon... and if you have updated your information, please disregard.

Thanks,
Jeremy [iZombie]
HBA Staff
jeremy@jmhdigital.com

Plaidstallions said...

I'm in!

Nic_Nova said...

Please add me also. This is gonna be fun.

http://atomicaccident.blogspot.com/

John Rozum said...

I've now added everyone up to this point.

merricat said...

blackwood is in for another year -
http://merricatblackwood.blogspot.com/

Kelly said...

Count me in please, I enjoyed it last year and this year would like to be apart of the fun.

http://khpinson.blogspot.com/

it will be the halloween one, not the diet blog! Ha!

Jaclyn Di Ann said...

I would love to be part of this!! I've been counting down to Halloween since the summer :)

http://www.jaclyndiann.blogspot.com/

Semetra Rhodes said...

I would love to join! I so enjoyed reading last year! I keep lists of every day of what we call here "Fright Month" any way--so the writing will be tons of fun!

Scare Me On Fridays

http://scaremefridays.blogspot.com/

Skaren H. said...

i would love to join in! nerdily, chickened out last year.

http://halloweenspecialspot.blogspot.com/

Zachary Kelley said...

As usual, The Lightning Bug's Lair will be doing wall to wall Halloween goodness in October finishing up with countdown of my top 13 remakes!

Gary Lee said...

Please include me on the list of participants:

http://garysgoods.blogspot.com


Thanks!
G.

Doug said...

I'd love to join the countdown this year!

Necropolis

G. W. Ferguson said...

I did it last year and had a blast so I'd like to do it again this year!

http://secretmountainlaboratory.blogspot.com/

Secret Mountain Laboratory

Cult of the Great Pumpkin said...

The Cult of the Great Pumpkin is looking forward to participating in The Countdown this year!

http://pumpkincult.com

Frank Kurtz said...

My favorite time of year is creeping up on us again! The Laughing Reindeer will definitely be participating again this year - (http://laughingreindeer.blogspot.com). Happy Halloween, everyone!!!

Frank
Head Reindeer

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Hi John...sorry I haven't responded to your email yet, it's been crazy around here. But I will do my best to participate again as well. I will try to get the button added to my side bar this weekend. I think I still have last years up there.
www.thehalloweentree.blogspot.com

Chad Savage / Sinister Visions said...

I'm going to post a Jack O' Lantern a day at http://www.chadsavage.com - so count me in!

Snark on My Sleeve said...

I was on your list in 2009 but this year I plan to post every single day in October!

http://www.snarkonmysleeve.blogspot.com

Kara said...

I am definitely in on this. What wicked fun this will be!
http://wickedcrochet.blogspot.com/

Beth Gehring said...

The WIndesphere Witch is in! Thanks so much!
www.thewindespherewitch.com

prof. grewbeard said...

the fun's already begun at Magic Carpet Burn!-

http://magiccarpetburn.blogspot.com/

thanx, jeffree

John Rozum said...

I'm all caught up and everyone up to this point is now on the list. Thanks!

Jen - The Alien Spouse said...

I would love to join the countdown for 2010 - I'm halfway through making my Coraline Jones wig, so I'm already getting into the spirit.

Jen Alien-Spouse
www.alienspouse.com

Ray Lukard said...

I would like to participate, even though I will be busy, I will do my best

Steve Miller, Writer of Stuff said...

Two of my blogs will be Halloween-centric in October, so I'd love to participate.

Shades of Gray

Terror Titans

jilmac said...

Count me in too...please.

The Hanging Harlot

Valeriote Design said...

Running up to the attic to dust off my Trick or Treat bag. Can't wait!

Rev. Dr. Potato. said...

So, when is the Countdown to Halloween going to start its countdown to Halloween?

Ray Lukard said...

I was so eager to add my blog to the list that I forgot the my blog link. http://mrfenwrightsmuseum.blogspot.com/

Shawn Robare said...

Rev. Dr. Potato - October 1st!

SpookySmackey said...

I don't have a blog but I'd love to participate!!!

Shawn Robare said...

Hey SpookyS, the best way to do so would be to virtually trick-or-treat with some of the blogs who are participating by striking up some conversations in the comments sections of their sites. Comments are like candy, and we all dig candy this time of year... ;)

Hekatonkheire said...

This sounds great. I can't wait. Please count me in:

Creepy Pictures

Cracked Like An Egg said...

http://powerisunderstanding.blogspot.com/

Hey seems like a cool blog.

courtneyrevels said...

I love to Countdown with you all!!!
my link:
courtneyrevels.wordpress.com

ashley said...

Please include me. Thanks!

http://creepycreepster.blogspot.com/

Skaren said...

i would love to contribute! didn't have the nerve last year.


http://halloweenspecialspot.blogspot.com/

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Okay John, Count us in again!

Brass Halo said...

Count Me in! Looking forward to participating this year!!

http://brasshalo.blogspot.com/

Warren said...

Count me in!

http://thatwasmyfoot.my-expressions.com/

Bryce Wilson said...

Things That Don't Suck is definitely in for another year.

Stephen said...

Ready to post every day in October. Thanks, John!

Family-Friendly Halloween Movie Countdown

The Spooky Vegan said...

I'm in! This will be my first year participating! I'm so excited!

http://spookyvegan.blogspot.com/

Melissa Walker said...

I am so stoked to find this! Count me in:
Edge of Forever Blog

Michael May said...

Looking forward to it!

http://michaelmay.blogspot.com/

John Rozum said...

Everyone up to here has now been added...with one exception.

Ashley, the link you gave me goes to a nonexistent blog. I didn't have email information for you to let you know this. Please get back to me so I can add you to this year's list of participants.

Rain said...

Hey there...

I'll be participating again this year. Woo

I'm at http://www.mustytv.com

Thanks!

MikeG said...

Count me in again this year as well!

www.NewLegendMike.com

Last year was a lot of fun and it is great to be in such good company!

belindaschneider said...

would love to participate as well, so count me in. my blog address is HERE
just added your button!

shadzane said...

I would like to join this year!

Swing with Shad

Jamie said...

Hi, I've just placed your log on my blog header and have changed the background for the next month. Can't wait!

http://jannghi.blogspot.com

Space Kook said...

Ho yeah I'll be down for this again. Halloween is just about the only time I actually update anyway

http://fridaynitefries.blogspot.com/

Shawn Robare said...

Everyone up to this point has been added except Ashley. Your Creepy Creepster blog is still listed as inactive. Are you waiting for a Halloween launch? ;)

John AKA Reggaexx said...

Distinctly Jamaican Sounds will be participating again this year for one last Halloween hurrah.

Shawn Robare said...

Reggaexx - Glad to have you back on board for another year!

Sophia Walker said...

I want in on the countdown!

I do a daily countdown to Halloween feature on my blog now that's called "The Dark Side of Halloween."

It'a daily AWFUL costume. It's all in good fun though!

Thanks,
Sophia

Piper @ The Crazy Apron said...

I wanna play!

www.thecrazyapron.blogspot.com

Cabrina said...

It's the most wonderful time...of the year!!!

Wouldn't miss it!


www.jestergrrl.blogspot.com

Mark Harvey said...

I'll be back for another round.

Mark Harvey
http://www.MarkHarveyWorld.com

Steve said...

If it's okay I'd like to add my Tumblr, Castle Monster: http://castlemonster.tumblr.com/

It'll be heavily Halloweenish in October and doesn't stray far from it the rest of the year.

That's on top of my blog, which you may have already added: http://spookylaboratory.blogspot.com/

Raggedy Sue said...

I want in! My blog is raggedysandrecipes.blogspot.com Thanks! Sue

John Rozum said...

All up until this point are now on the list EXCEPT ashley and Sophia Walker, for the same reason. Links I found directed me to a page saying the blog I was looking for doesn't exist.

Please provide us with a working address and I will gladly add you on to the list.

Mark said...

Please include monsterlandohio.blogspot.com in the countdown! Thanks-
Mark M.

Shawn Robare said...

Mark, you've been added to the list!

Raven176 said...

Wooohoooo!
It's almost time!
Thanks, once again, for this fine site.
And thanks to all the bloggers who are joining in.

Mr. Gable said...

I will be counting down 31 of Charles Band's greatest movies throughout October. Count me in!!

Mr. Gable said...

lol forgot the link!!

http://www.mrgablesreality.blogspot.com

ZOMBIE RUST said...

Al-right! This sounds like a lot of trouble and a lot of fun too! 30 posts in 30 days. Missed it last year but can't resist it this time. I'm in with my art blog Slash The Zombie.

http://slashthezombie.blogspot.com/

I will be posting one scrappy sketch each time, not posted anywhere else before...

Let's have fun!

Shawn Robare said...

Raven - No problem! Just remember, comments are like candy! ;)

Mr. Gable - You're on the list.

Zombie Rust - Ditto!

Stephen said...

Just curious: where is this updated list? The Countdown starts tomorrow, and the site still has 2009 information on it...

Shawn Robare said...

Hey Stephen, the list doesn't appear on the site until midnight est tonight. Aside from a blog post displaying the list, I'm also going to add a new sidebar list for 2010. The fun starts in just over 6 hours...

John Rozum said...

Stephen, it goes up tonight at Midnight.

thiswomanswork said...

Count me in!

http://coffeehomeground.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

Hi! Can we get on the list? Our project is www.gothtober.com and our Haunted Boombox launches tonight at midnight! Each day of October will feature a new piece of video, animation, recipes, crafts, music etc. Thanks, and BOO!

Tedwrd said...

www.tedwrd.com would like to play again this year!

Shawn Robare said...

Everyone to this point has been added!

Cult of the Great Pumpkin said...

October 1st on the East Coast started an hour & a half ago... site's still not updated? YES. I'M THAT EAGER. :)

Casket Case said...

I'm dying to get in on this.

http://cleverreferencehalloweenblog.blogspot.com/

agentbree said...

I am blogging all month in honor of halloween. I would love if you would promote my blog. I have a promotional flier that I would love to email you. My email is bree@martinliterarymanagement.com

Daph said...

Add me to the list I have a Gothic doll giveaway going on right now and I will be giving out handmade zombie hands randomly.
earthdancedaph.blogspot.com

Shawn Robare said...

Daph and Bree, you've been added...

Myra @ Hot Costumes Blog said...

Hi, Shawn:

I thought I had a left comment on here a few days ago, but don't see it.

Please add me to the countdown as I will be participating. I have also added your banner to my site and follow on Twitter.

Myra
HotCostumesBlog.com

John Rozum said...

Myra, you've been added.