Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fun Halloween-Themed Blogfest, and Blogging Troubles

I've been having a terrible time coming up with post topics lately, so I was happy to learn about the upcoming Killer Characters Blogfest, hosted by E.R. King at Get Busy Writing,and Deana Barnhart. I love Halloween, so this blogfest seems like a lot of fun to me.

Here are the specifics of the fest, from E.R. King's site:

"The theme is, you guessed it, Killer Characters! Is there a hero who's haunted your dreams? How about a lower-than-dirt bad guy who's made your skin crawl? Or a spunky sidekick who's stolen your heart? Tell us about them!

Join us in three challenges:
1) Oct 24 post about your favorite literary supporting character
2) Oct 26 post about your favorite literary protagonist
3) Oct 28 post about your favorite literary antagonist
All entires should be 250 words maximum, but you may use all the pictures you'd like.

Choose characters you feel strongly about. They don't all have to be
evil—though seeing how it's Halloween, malevolent characters are welcome—but they should be killer (AKA awesome, incredible, terrifying, formidable, etc.). Note: The characters you choose should be famous literary characters. For instance, the Ugly Stepsisters (supporting), Batman (protagonist), and the Wicked Witch of the West (antagonist). Then write concise, clear, and convincing entries. Explain why your characters are the best!"

To make the challenge even better, E.R. and Deana are giving away prizes to three lucky winners. To sign up for the fest, just visit their sites and add your blog to the list!

On an unrelated note, I seem to be having problems with Blogger again, and am unable to leave comments on most blogs at the moment. I am also having trouble just getting pages to load. I have fallen behind in my blogging visits and am trying to get caught up, and it's very frustrating to be encountering these issues again.

Here I am this morning trying to visit some of my favorite blogs:

I don't know if this is an issue on my end, or if Blogger is acting up again, but whatever the reason, I hope it is resolved soon so I will be able to get back to my regular blog visits.

For now though, I hope lots of folks will sign up for E.R. and Deana's great fest. I will look forward to reading all the entries, and will keep my fingers crossed that my current issues will be a distant memory by the 24th!


  1. Wa-hoo! I love seeing posts like this, and I look forward to reading your entries!

  2. you and me both, sister - falling behind on blogging and visiting and commenting! I like the idea of this blogfest - it's fun, and I think I can answer the questions! Hugs to you, Melissa

  3. Sounds like a fun blogfest. I look forward to reading about your choices.

    And I can't think up any blog post topics either. :(

  4. Horray! The first Halloween themed blog post I've seen. It looks fun.

    I know what you mean about blogger problems. I found a post about it, made some changed to my computer, and it seemed to help. I hope this lets me give you the link without marking me as spam. :)

  5. Sounds like a fun blogfest.

    I hear you on blogger. I'm having trouble getting pages to load and I can't follow on Firefox. I have to switch to IE [which I hate]. What a pain.

    Did you uncheck the remember me boxes? Both when you sign in and the google follow thingy. that didn't help me.

    Some blogs are a nightmare to read, just because they won't load.

  6. Sounds like fun. Look forward to reading your entries.


  7. I love Halloween too and this blogfest sounds like quite a treat! Sorry you're having trouble with blogger. Hope it's resolved soon.

  8. @E.R. thanks! I'm really looking forward to the blogfest, thanks again for hosting.

    @Melissa, thanks, hugs back to you! Glad I'm not the only one falling behind. ;)

    @LG, thanks. Yeah, the well has really run dry for me lately, I really need to get back on track.

    @Michelle, thanks for the link, I will try that! I'm glad you are interested in the fest too. :)

    @Mary, I didn't think about switching to IE, maybe I should as I have been using Firefox. I use Firefox for everything so this is really a pain, I also hate IE. I will try your suggestions, thanks!

    @Yvonne, thank you!

    @Julie, thanks. Keeping my fingers crossed on my blogger issues!

  9. What a great idea! I think I'll use this over at my blog!!


    Laura Page
    Literary Legs Blog

  10. @Laura, great! I'm looking forward to checking out your blog and seeing your entries. :)

  11. It's a great idea for a blogfest!

  12. There are so many fun blogfests going on.

    I'll keep you posted on the stud finder, Julie. Thus far, no progress.

    Hope you're well.

  13. I have Blogger issues from time to time, too. Hope yours go away soon.

  14. @Lydia, I agree!

    @Robyn, ha ha ha, yes, please let me know about the stud finder LOL. :D Doing well here, I hope you are fine as well! :)

    @Carol, thanks, I think they have, fingers crossed!


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