Aug 14, 2012

It's Almost That Time...

October is only a month and a half away. I've begun to put together the list of participants for the upcoming Countdown to Halloween, and I have to say it's making me excited about discovering what 2012 will bring.

Please read the following as it will save Shawn and I a lot of extra work and guarantee that no one gets left off the list of Cryptkeepers this year.

If you are planning to participate this year, please email me with a link to your blog(s) website and the names you would like them listed as. Please list Halloween 2012 or Countdown to Halloween in the subject line. Emailing me also allows me to put together a master email list of everyone, so that I only have to send out one big call to participate to everyone in the future. 

Some of you have emailed me already. If you aren't sure if you have, please feel free to contact me again. If you've already chimed in on a different post on this blog, please email me anyway, or chime in here. I'd hate to miss anyone. 

Many of you have more than one blog. In this case, please be specific as to which one(s) you'd like to have included. I'd hate to have to guess and choose the one that you don't intend to participate with and leave out the blog that you'll be putting all the hard work into for October.  

Participation is open to anyone who wishes to join in. To get a better sense of what's involved here, please read the "Become a Cryptkeeper" bit on the upper left hand side of this page as well as this. I also recommend taking a look at any of the sites listed under "Cryptkeepers" to the right and visiting their October archives.

If anyone from last year is reading this and won't be participating, please let me know as well. You will be missed, but we understand that this is a big time commitment and that all of us may not have it every year. Remember also, there's no pressure to post on a daily basis. This is meant to be fun. Trying to maintain that schedule, as all of us have learned, can be aggravating, draining, and suck the fun out of this. We don't want that. If you can't participate this year, you are always welcome back in the future. 

Shawn has created some amazing new Countdown buttons that you can add to your blog so that everyone knows you'll be participating this year. You can find them by scrolling down to the previous post.  I'll be back with the complete list of this year's cryptkeepers at Midnight, October First.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please ask.


Derek Ash said...
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LC Douglass said...

Hi, Please include the blog 'Histories of Things to Come' in your 2012 Countdown

Many thanks, TOB

Beth Schreibman Gehring said...

Please count me in again! Always so much fun!

Beth Schreibman Gehring
Aka...The Windesphere Witch

Unknown said...

I'll be in as usual! Thanks

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Please include me/us!

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Jeremy [Retro]
Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

John AKA Reggaexx said...

My blog Distinctly Jamaican Sounds will be participating again in the Countdown to Halloween! Please add me to the list!

Rebecca Cantrell said...

I know that Horror Writers Association is doing a month long Halloween countdown to Halloween with various horror writers. Please add them to the list:

Halloween Haunts will be hosted on the HWA's Dark Whispers blog:

Jeff Owens said...

Thought I responded, but now not so sure. I'd love to participate at:


Joshua Raymond said...

Hi! I'm planning on participating in the Countdown to Halloween this year. My blog is called Misfit Robot Daydream at:

I usually post fairly sporadically, just whenever the mood strikes me. But I'm planning on posting every day in October, and have been stockpiling posts ahead of time to get a head start.


Bob Turnbull said...

Already mapping out my list of horror to watch throughout October. Sign me up!

AllHallowSteve said...

Woo hoo!
Boy the time is a-flyin'... almost forgot to give this official:
In please!
Thank you please!


Daniel said...

Hi,I'll be uploading some 3d pumpkin sculpts throughout the month and other CG stuff, so come on by!

The Vault of 3d sculpts

Becky said...

Please include RA for All: Horror and my 31 Days of Horror feature:

It is my second annual year. Thanks.

Shawn Robare said...

Becky - You've been added to the list, and welcome aboard!