BLOGOWEEN 2018 [Announcement, Hosts + Prompts]

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What even is an intro when you have Blogoween to talk about?!
If you have been floating around the book blog community as well as the bookish community on Twitter, you would have more than likely have seen news that an amazing bookish event is taking place for the month of October for Book bloggers and if you follow me on twitter (which I highly think you should because I’m a meme/gif loving gem, *coughs* @sammers65 *coughs*) you’d know I’m pretty stupid excited for it. A bunch of my friends have already presented the event on their blogs and today is my turn to spread pumpkin spice and spooky info with all of you glorious story tellers!

WHAT IS BLOGOWEEN?

Funny you should mention it! Blogoween is basically the Halloween/Autumn version of Blogmas! If you don’t know what Blogmas is, do not fear! I have all the answers (well some of them, I’m still trying to figure out how to grow money on trees)! Blogmas–or Blogoween in this instance, is basically a month-long event co-organized by the lovely Clo @ Book Dragons and myself, and hosted by several amazing book bloggers; where we put up posts and prompts that surround and are related to either Halloween or Autumn!

Like every event, we do have some guidelines that we would like you to follow:

  • ONLY Halloween/Autumn themed posts allowed
  • Book Reviews MUST be Halloween/Autumn themed OR Horror/Paranormal/Thriller/Crime/Mystery in genre
  • Can use Hosts prompts (if you want, totally up to you)
  • Feel free to create your own prompts JUST check the list further down to make sure yours isn’t similar to one of the hosts’.

INTERESTED?

OMG YES! BLOGOWEEN IS THRIVING WITH YOUR INTEREST TO TAKE PART!! Honestly Blogoween is going to be super fun and/or super chill depending on the level you choose! But before we get into different levels, I must kindly ask you to fill out the sign up form here, which just lets us know that you are participating so me and the other hosts can shower you with pumpkin spice and love during the blogoween season!
Now to levels–levels are literally just a way to say how much you want to participate in Blogoween. In total, there are three levels:

LEVEL 1

13 days of Blogoween

  • Pick any 13 days to post
  • Don’t have to be consecutive
  • Don’t have to post on Halloween (but you can!)

LEVEL 2

Pumpkin and Spice

  • Must post on the 24th Oct through to the 31st Oct (that’s 7 posts)
  • Must be consecutive posts
  • Must post on Halloween
  • Can’t change level

LEVEL 3

Ghosted

  • Posting EVERY DAY (that’s 31 posts)
  • Can mix Autumn themes into your posts
  • If you find within the first few days it’s too much, can switch to Level 1

You can choose any one of these three levels, I have personally decided to take up my state’s motto and go big so I’ll be taking part in Ghosted, which is level 3. Please keep in mind though, that not all of our hosts are all doing level 3!! Like you all, we are a nice bag of trail mix!

WHO ARE THE HOSTS?

OMG! These are literally the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know and talk to! They are the best pumpkins in the pumpkin patch and I would 10/10 recommend you follow them immediately!

Week 1

Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward || Oct. 1st-3rd
Kaleena @ Reader Voracious || Oct. 4th-7th

Week 2

Camilla @ The Reader in The Attic || Oct. 8th-10th
Lauren @ Northern Plunder || Oct. 11th-14th

Week 3

Jamsu @ Jamsu Dreams || Oct. 15th-17th
Anna @ Bursting Bookshelf || Oct. 18th-21st

Week 4

ME!!!! || Oct. 22nd-24th
Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts || Oct. 25th-28th

Week 5

Clo @ Book Dragons || Oct. 29th-31st

WHAT DO I POST?

This is the greatest part of it all! You can literally do whatever you want as long as it’s Halloween or Autumn related/themed. To help you out some more this can be seen as tags, discussions, reviews, lists, etc.

If you feel out of ideas or don’t know what to post–DON’T WORRY! That’s where we as hosts come in! Each day one of our hosts will have a prompt for you that you can use! Each prompt will go live by 10AM UK time.

If you do use our posts/prompts we do have some guidelines that we ask you follow:

  • You can’t post before Hosts prompt date (e.g if you like a prompt that is supposed to go live on the 12th you cannot post said prompt before the 12th)
  • Must link back to hosts prompt post
  • You can post prompt AFTER Hosts prompt date (e.g if the post you want to do is set to go live on the 15th you can post that prompt any time on or after the 15th)
  • You can post the prompt on the same day as Hosts if you want

Now, if you are like me and love to plan ahead and the scheduler is your best friend than I have great news for you! Our official prompt list has been released! Keep reading to see what each of the hosts has planned for October!

Host: Anthony @ Keep Reading Forward

Monday 1st

Halloween Creatures Tag 2.0
A tag based on popular Halloween Creatures 1.0 
Second Version will feature better prompts, possible new creatures (and some removed)

Tuesday 2nd

Favorite Halloween/Fall Colored Covers
Gather your favourite book covers with Halloween/Fall colors, Orange/Black/Yellow/Red/Brown, and share in a post. Can also use books from your bookshelves and take a photo. Props are optional and encouraged. (can be an instagram challenge)

Wednesday 3rd

Trick or Treat!
Choose who and/or where they would like to go Trick or Treating!

Host: Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

Thursday 4th

Top 5 Books about Witches
List your Top 5 favourite books about witches

Friday 5th

Creepy Crawlies
Fictional monsters/creatures that you would hate to encounter IRL

Saturday 6th
An Evening of Mystery & Murder (prompt inspired by Clue)
You are hosting a Halloween-themed dinner party and seven of your favourite morally gray fictional characters and/or villains have accepted your invitation. Sometime during the party there is a murder, and there are only seven suspects – you and your guests. Who did you invite, who was murdered, what was the murder weapon, and where in the house did it occur?

Sunday 7th
They Got My Back
5 characters you would want with you during the zombie apocalypse

Host: Camilla @ Reader In The Attic

Monday 8th
Gory Magical Sweet
Create one or more snacks (sweet or savoury) and a drink (if you want), all must be Halloween themed. Should be created with a mix of common food elements and parts of our beloved mythical and magical creatures. Just to be clear: things like rainbow unicorn sparkles aren’t gory. Get morbid.

Tuesday 9th
 Bookish Monster Bender
You’re transported in various book but a bad surprise awaits you. Everything is horror and death, because a monster version has taken over the story.

Prompt objective is to do a monster bender version of book characters. You can choose who you want and imagine a dark horror version of their novel (you can add or not your ideas about the horror – re-written blurb or “how things went wrong”) and themselves. But the main thing to do is create a monster out of bookish characters. I suggest you look up on the internet a bit of the video game Bloodborne monster aesthetic for inspiration. Oh, and don’t hesitate to add yourself to the scenery, survival weapons included. Or die.

Wednesday 10th
Local Supernaturals Who Demand A Book
Share your local stories of ghosts, supernaturals and what happens round your area. Either where you live, or nearby; can also share your own personal scary experience. These are the stories which you think, deserve their own novel – could add a blurb to the story. Can share as many stories as you wish as long they’re: horror/supernatural/scary/ghostly etc.

Host: Lauren @ Northern Plunder

Thursday 11th
Spell List
Using horror or Halloween themed books create Book Spine Spells!

Friday 12th
Loving the monsters always ends badly for the human
 Exploring and recommending my favourite creatures – vampires!

Saturday 13th
31 Horror Movies in 31 Days (2)
I’m watching 31 horror movies throughout October; check out what I watched this week.

Sunday 14th
 Grimoire Notes
A look into the horror books I’ve read so far this month, any reviews posted, thoughts on the books read, and what I plan to read throughout the rest of the month.

Host: Jamsu @ jamsudreams

Monday 15th
 Shapeshifter
Characters You’d Like To Dress Up As In Halloween

Tuesday 16th
 Love Spells
Favorite Ships at least one must be a supernatural creature

Wednesday 17th
Hexes & Curses
10 Characters You’d Curse

Host: Anna @ The Bursting Bookshelf

Thursday 18th
 Top 5 Non-Horror Halloween Movies

Friday 19th
Top 5 Thriller books

Saturday 20th
Top 5 Bookish Costumes

Sunday 21st
Review of Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
It’s a new take on the zombie genre

Host: ME!!!!

Monday 22nd
The Sacrifice
Characters or creatures that would die first in a horror film

Tuesday 23rd
Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned
Halloween version of Kiss Marry Kill with your favorite characters

Wednesday 24th
 Barely Breathing; Forever Haunted
Books you’ve read that have left you emotionally crippled.

Host: Soph @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

Thursday 25th
 The Halloween Games
Halloween-themed Hunger Games

Friday 26th
 What Spooky Creature Are You?
QUIZ (on the host blog), but everyone else can ponder what kind of spooky creature they would be

Saturday 27th
 Toil and Trouble
Villain Halloween Theme – would you want a villain as a roommate, a villain as a companion in a haunted house, etc.

Sunday 28th
I Summon Thee!
Anything to do with resurrection – characters you wouldn’t resurrect, characters you would resurrect, etc.

Host: Clo @ Book Dragons 

Monday 29th
Halloween In A Fictional World
pick any fictional world that you’d love to experience Halloween in

Tuesday 30th
Trapped With You
characters I’d want with me if I were trapped in a haunted house

Wednesday 31st
The Veil Is Thin
The 31st Oct is supposed to be a day when the veil between our world and the other world, is at it’s thinnest. As such, it was originally a day to ward of evil spirits; what spirits are you hoping to ward off? (e.g. paranormal characters, evil characters, writers block, procrastination etc.)


And that’s pretty much Blogoween! If you have any questions, feel free to let me know in the comments and I’ll answer them as best as I can! If you do decide to participate–YAY! *throws pumpkin spice and spider webs into the air* I CANNOT WAIT TO DO BLOGOWEEN WITH YOU! Make sure that you click on the sign up link below and fill out the super easy form!
Oh! Also before I forget, if you love twitter and want to spread the word or post on there during October, you can use our official Hashtag!

#Blogoween

Can’t wait to get spooky and seasonal with you guys!

SIGN UP HERE!!!

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47 Comments

  1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

    September 18, 2018 at 10:50 am

    I am SO EXCITED! This is Blogoween, everybody make a scene!
    Also I kind of love that you, me, and Anthony all had out posts scheduled for today… without planning!!!

    1. sammers65

      September 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm

      its the magic of Blogoween working!!! 😀

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  4. Lori @ Betwined Reads

    September 23, 2018 at 11:05 am

    Thanks for the well organized post! I’ll add this blog post link to the Blogoween Announcement I wrote last week. ^_^

    1. sammers65

      September 23, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      YAY! Thank you!

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  8. Theresa @ TheCalicoBooks

    September 26, 2018 at 10:54 am

    I’m so excited for Blogoween!! I think I’m going to do level 1, but I know I’ll post more than just 13 days of Halloween and fall content. I just don’t know if I’ll be able to post for 31 whole days! 😂🎃

    1. sammers65

      September 26, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Haha that’s okay! You can do as much as you would like in Level one! You just gotta do at least 13 days! <3 IM SO EXCITED YOU WILL BE JOINING OUR FUN!

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