Countdown: 21 days until the Martians invade!

October 9, 2008

Be sure you’ve signed up to take part in our online challeng: Blog Like It’s The War Of The Worlds. Just add your blog’s address in the comments box and tell us you’re in and we’ll add you to the roster here on our Homepage. On October 30th, post like the Martians from H.G. Wells’ “The War of the Worlds” are really invading. Tell us what’s happening in your town as the extraterrestrial tripods trip through, wielding heat rays and gas weapons, snatching citizens for entrees, and leaving a trail of red weeds. By checking the participants’ roster here on Not A Planet Anymore, you’ll be able to follow blogs in other parts of the world. We’ll keep track of all the participants and when it’s over we’ll post highlights from all of your blogs.

We’ve embarked on this silly online odyssey to pay homage to Orson Welles, whose famous October 30, 1938 broadcast scared the pants out of thousands who tuned into his radio play late and thought it was the real thing.

The inspiration for doing a blogging challenge on this theme came from My Elves Are Different, which, for a couple of years now, has organized an annual summer zombie apocalypse called Blog Like It’s The End Of The World.

So hide the children, lock your doors, watch the skies, and join us for Blog Like It’s The War Of The Worlds! Sign up today!


  1. Seems fun.

  2. War of the worlds. Well I think that is really interesting and could be rather fun. But you Martians might be nice folks. Maybe they might spread a few trillion tons of laughing gas about the planet.

  3. Welcome aboard, mcloide!

    LOL! You could be right, Rainbow Warrior – we could be unfairly stereotyping the Martians. Wells was a propagandist in his day. I’ll be sticking to the more traditional approach myself, but if you want to blog about the Martians dropping in for a few beers, some laughs and a hit or two of nitrous oxide in your area, then let us know and blog away on Oct. 30! We’ll be sure to pick up a highlight from your site.

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