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One week left until “Blog Like it’s the War of the Worlds”!

October 24, 2008

The Martians are invading in 7 days. What are you going to do?

Join in the pre-Hallowe’en mayhem and take part in our online challenge: Blog Like It’s The War Of The Worlds. Here’s how you can take part on October 30th:

Leave a comment here letting us know that you’re in. We’ll add your blog to our list of participants here on Not A Planet Anymore so people coming here to Martian headquarters can click over to your site.

Then, on October 30th, if you’ve got a blog, post to it as though the Martians were actually invading. Tell us what’s happening in your community/your part of the world. Tell us what the Martians in their tripods with heat rays and gas and red weed are up to. Tell us how you’re managing to survive.

Don’t have a blog? That’s okay, you can participate too. Just leave comments on the Blog Like It’s The War Of The Worlds posts here on Not A Planet Anymore or one of the other participating blogs and tell us what’s happening in your neck of the woods.

As for us, we’ll be keeping on top of things here on Not A Planet Anymore, telling you what’s happening in our little piece of wreckage, and what we’ve heard from the rest of you. Over on bloginhood, I’ll be filing notes on my attempt to survive the invasion. For his part, harrysaxon will be Twittering away for all he’s worth.

Once it’s all over, on October 31st, we’ll survey all of the participating blogs and comments and post the highlights here on Not A Planet Anymore as a Hallowe’en treat.

Remember, the more people that take part, the more fun this will be. 

We’re staging this little electronic event in honour of the 70th Anniversary of Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast. Welles went to air with a production based on the classic novel of the same name by H.G. Wells, concocting a story about Martian war machines touching down in New Jersey and wreaking havoc as the first stage of an all-out invasion. People who tuned in late thought they were hearing real breaking news updates.

We were also inspired by My Elves Are Different, which, for the past couple of years has been staging a successful online challenge called Blog Like It’s the End of the World, set amidst a sudden zombie apocalypse. We thought this kind of online challenge was so cool we’d like to try it with Martians. The timing of the 70th Anniversary of the Welles broadcast made it too good to pass up.

So let us know you’ll take part in the Martian invasion (or, be on the receiving end of it, anyway) and then join us on October 30th for Blog Like It’s The War Of The Worlds!

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