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Blog Like It’s the End of the World!

You may not know it, but the end of the world happens in 10 days… So says Steve Wilson at the webcomic My Elves are Different:

  • Blog Like It’s the End of the World (BLITEOTW) will take place on 13 June. That’s not any particular notable day or anniversary, except for the unlucky number.
  • The idea is that your posting for that day is written as if a zombie uprising were taking place around the world, including your home town.
  • You blog about how it’s effecting you, what you might witness, rumors or news that you hear, and so on.
  • Because it’s taking place worldwide almost simultaneously, it’s obviously a Romero-style zombiegeddon, where all the recently dead rise up, and are able to infect the living. (As opposed to a 28 Days Later-style plague).
  • If you’d like to participate, let Steve know in the post comments and he’ll post a link on his page. Otherwise on the day you can check Technorati for posts tagged ‘zombies’. Also: tag or label your blog posts ‘zombies’ so people can find them.
  • It’s a collaborative event, so the more you comment on other people’s posts, link to them from your blog, spread rumors and riff on ideas, the better!

If things seem wonky here on June 13th – wonkier than usual – that’d be because we’re participating. After all, who doesn’t love a good zombie uprising?

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5 Comments on Blog Like It’s the End of the World!

  1. Very cool idea. I’m trying to think whether I should participate or not. My blog is pretty new and I’m wondering if my readers will forgive me… 😉

  2. No offense to those participating but things like this are a lot less funny and interesting when they’re so . . . organized.

  3. Sure it’ll be funny. It’ll just be simultaneous. Same as fifty million bloggers who independently decide to post about American Idol winners, or something.

    I can’t wait to do it. We have a whole bunch of different bloggers around BBT, and when I found this link and passed it on, I called dibs. Now, we’re trying to figure out some way where we can all do it. Something like this is too cool to pass up.

  4. “Blog Like It’s the End of the World (BLITEOTW) will take place on 13 June. ”

    That’s cool; International Weblogger’s Day is June 14th!

  5. The world will not end because of earthquakes, tsunami, meteor strike, nuclear war, supernova, or any other natural or man made disaster. End will not happen on any arbitrary date like December 2012. The end of the universe has been designed into the laws of the universe by the creator. The contraction of the universe will commence the beginning of the end which will last for thousands and possibly millions of years. We will however be gone far before that time removed from the dying universe.

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