Nov 1, 2011

Thank You, Everyone!


I hope everyone had an extraordinary Halloween. Now that everyone is bleary eyed and exhausted from getting their houses ready for trick or treaters, putting the last minute touches on their own costumes for Halloween parties they were either attending, or hosting, or simply watching too many horror movies, I wanted to take the time to thank you all. Whether you participated directly as one of the Cryptkeepers, or simply as someone who went from blog to blog in order to see what daily treats were being offered, I thank you for turning this annual online event from just a few houses spread out across the globe into a tight knit neighborhood, where every house is "the good house' for trick or treating.

This year, by my count, there were 279 participants in the Countdown. A few had dropped out from the year before, but we still gained 75 more participants than we had in 2010. It's clear looking through everyone's posts that we all share a tremendous love for Halloween, and that everyone put in a lot of effort to share that love with the hard work that went into putting together a month's worth of posts celebrating as many different aspects of the holiday as can be imagined. Like most of you, who keep Halloween present in some form throughout the year, I'm looking forward to months of catching up with the roughly 8649 posts that everyone has collectively created.

Next year will undoubtedly be even bigger. With that in mind PLEASE try and remember to check in here by September 2012, or email me and let me know if you'll be participating again next year. This will save a lot of time on tracking people down.

Thanks again, everyone! Now go enjoy your leftover candy and hitting the stores for their heavily discounted Halloween items. See you next year.

18 comments:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Thank you for running this blog and bring all us horror/Halloween bloggers & fans together. It is always so appreciated. Here's to a great year and an awesome Halloween 2012! Take care & stay safe!

bookman187 said...

Thank you for hosting us all.

iZombie said...

thank you for a grand year round up...

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
Visit The Madness:
IZOMBIE

Spooky Vegan said...

Had so much fun this year and discovered so many new awesome blogs!

Thanks for hosting and organizing another successful countdown!

Jose said...

Ditto to the sentiments above and for including me this go-round. You can count on my steel that I shall return next year even more Halloweenier. Cheers to all!

ToB said...

Thank you for hosting us in this blogathon; it was loads of fun!

Lux said...

Thank you for introducing me to all these awesome blogs/bloggers and letting me be a part of the fun! You can count on me participating next year.

It Came From The Man Cave said...

I would like to say thank you as well.

J.A. Morris said...

Thanks for adding us, it was great to discover so many other Halloween junkies like myself!

art bliss said...

Thanks for everything you did to pull this together. I met some great people. Can't wait till next year!

grindhouse said...

A big thank you for including my website in your list! I have gotten a tremendous amount of page views from it! I am really looking forward to the 2012 Halloween Countdown!

Jordan said...

Thanks so much! It was great.
I'll definitely throw in again next October.

halloween spirit said...

I, too, have some major catching up to do on the month's posts. That's what November and leftover candy are for. Thanks for pulling it all together once again. :)

Jyllianm said...

Thanks for doing this, I'm going to be reading the posts and getting inspiration for quite some time!

Cerpts said...

I echo everyone with the many thanks for hosting we Halloweenophiles! This year was the third time I've done a Halloween Countdown but the first I've officially signed up; it was very hard work but still a joy. I was inspired to do my very first Halloween Countdown several years ago when I came across Mr. Rozum's blog and that was my main inspiration for doing it. That inspiration has spread far and wide and for that we all owe you many thanks. Here's to next year!

Ali said...

It goes by far too quickly too! Another amazing year and many thanks for the hosting!

Happy Halloween everyone. I'll see everyone again in September!

Michael Jones said...

Thanks for hosting. I'll be back and hopefully next year will be creepier and less cutesy!

Pierre Fournier said...

Thank you, John, for bringing Halloween to us again this year!!