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It's time for a POLL!

Where did the weeks go? Time is flying by, and October will be here before we know it! I have an action-packed semester before me, so I'd like to plan ahead and ask your opinion, if I may.

FYI, for those of you who don't know, for the last nine years I've had a tradition of turning this blog -- the posts of which also run on Goodreads, Amazon, and Twitter -- into a month-long celebration of Halloween, posting a "spooky post" every day in October. You can see my past October posts here.

(Important Note: If you can't vote via the ticky-boxes, you're more than welcome to leave a comment!)

Many thanks for your input.

Poll #2019737 October Halloween Blog-A-Thon, The TENTH!
This poll is closed.

Should I revive my Daily Spooky Post tradition this October?

Yes! Halloween is fiendish, blood-curdling joy!
33(42.3%)
Dude, it's your blog. Whatever.
7(9.0%)
Do mad scientists reanimate dead bodies? Of course!
18(23.1%)
No. Go bob for apples by yourself.
0(0.0%)
You're nothing if not predictable.
3(3.8%)
Other. (See comments.)
0(0.0%)
Ticky-boxes are phantasmal, chain-clanking love!
17(21.8%)

If the countdown continues, what would you most like to see in the posts?

Chilling, atmospheric photos.
31(16.1%)
Eerie artwork.
29(15.1%)
Rec lists for Halloween-esque viewing/listening/reading with reviews & links.
29(15.1%)
Polls on Halloween-related topics.
19(9.9%)
Brief excerpts from macabre fiction with links to the complete texts.
26(13.5%)
Anything as long as it is creeptastic.
23(12.0%)
Anything as long as it's quick/short enough for easy & entertaining consumption.
14(7.3%)
Other. (See comments.)
1(0.5%)
Ticky-boxes are ghastly, dreadful love!
20(10.4%)

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Comments

( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
wellinghall
Aug. 16th, 2015 12:26 pm (UTC)
[x] Your Hallowe'en posts are one of the best things about October
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2015 12:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, this makes me very happy! Thank you!
travels_in_time
Aug. 16th, 2015 12:52 pm (UTC)
I am completely unhelpful with these, because I always tick ALL THE BOXES. Except the "No" and "Other" ones.
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2015 12:23 pm (UTC)
Ha! But that *is* helpful, very much so. :) Thank you!
(Anonymous)
Aug. 16th, 2015 02:02 pm (UTC)
October Halloween Blog-a-thon
Lovecraftian mash-ups

Clark Ashton Smith stuff

short book reviews of Horror anthologies
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2015 12:24 pm (UTC)
Re: October Halloween Blog-a-thon
So noted! Many thanks for the suggestions!
byslantedlight
Aug. 16th, 2015 05:07 pm (UTC)
I've also been little help because I ticked pretty much all yes please! boxes except "Other" - and then it occurred to me that one thing I've particularly liked over the years (really, years?!) has been your posts with pictures and stories of real places that are linked somehow to halloween-esque happenings. So I shall say those too. *g* And thank you for thinking about posting again - it's such a fun part of my flist every year! *g*
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2015 12:30 pm (UTC)
then it occurred to me that one thing I've particularly liked over the years (really, years?!) has been your posts with pictures and stories of real places that are linked somehow to halloween-esque happenings. So I shall say those too. *g*

Fantastic! This is so helpful. Thank you!!!

I'm so happy to hear you enjoy this each year. I'm looking forward to doing it again! I really appreciate your feedback.
lindahoyland
Aug. 16th, 2015 05:37 pm (UTC)
You could invite your readers to submit creepy stories, poems or artwork.
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2015 12:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, good idea! Thanks!
lizziebelle
Aug. 17th, 2015 12:56 am (UTC)
I love your Halloween posts! It's how I found you originally. I wish I could remember who recommended you!

And as always, feel free to use any of my photos! :)
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2015 12:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you!

And as always, feel free to use any of my photos! :)

You are brilliant. Thanks so much. Will do. You're my go-to photographer for the season! :) I'll be sure to credit you. I especially love that one you've made into your icon there: perfect sense of motion and spookiness. I really appreciate your letting me use your gorgeous pictures!
gilda_elise
Aug. 17th, 2015 11:36 am (UTC)
Yea, it's that time again! ( as she dusts off her Halloween icons.)

Just a side note, I watched your event The Jedi, the Cowboy, and… Thomas Edison?: Pulp Science Fiction and Star Wars. It was great! Very interesting, very informative. Thanks for making it available.
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2015 12:36 pm (UTC)
Yay!

It was great! Very interesting, very informative. Thanks for making it available.

Thank you *so* much! I really appreciate it. :) I'm so tickled that you could come!
i_llbedammned
Aug. 19th, 2015 05:27 pm (UTC)
I keep getting sad because summer is ending and then happy because October is coming up.
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2015 12:36 pm (UTC)
Ha! I just love having October to look forward to. It's the best!
morfin
Aug. 20th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
It's no longer fully Halloween without your monthly countdown. I eagerly look forward to it every year. Please continue with it, and then on Nov 1 I will once again let you know where I've been holding your family hostage ;)
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2015 12:38 pm (UTC)
:D :D :D Best feedback ever.

Thanks so much! This puts a huge smile on my face. The countdown definitely will be back this year! No kidnappings required. ;)
febobe
Aug. 21st, 2015 03:47 am (UTC)
I look forward to your posts so much each year! My favorites are viewing and reading recs, but I also love polls, excerpts, images, and everything and anything else you care to post!!! :D

*hugs*
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 22nd, 2015 12:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, fantastic! Thanks so much! *hugs*
Abbie Culbertson
Aug. 25th, 2015 04:18 pm (UTC)
An October without your countdown posts is no October at all! That's my dignified way of saying it. My true feelings are OMG DR. STURGIS I LOVE YOUR HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN SO MUCH I WOULD JUST DIE IF YOU STOPPED DOING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

;D
eldritchhobbit
Aug. 31st, 2015 12:32 pm (UTC)
Awwww, THANK YOU! :) :) :) This has made me so happy. Never fear, the countdown will return!
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