The Real Witches of Halloween

It’s only the second day of September and I’m already excited about Halloween.  I actually bought some Halloween decorations today and began working on a Halloween themed art project.  The stirrings of the season began a couple of weeks ago – as soon as I know summer is coming to an end then I’m ready for Halloween.

This year I’d really like to do something bigger for the season, especially as MrsB has left a gaping hole in the Halloween blog world while she finishes up on her book.  So, I would be delighted if you’d join me for:

The Real Witches of Halloween

 

Let’s make October a wonderfully witchy one!

Join the ‘Real Witches’ Blog Tour

Blog tours are a great way of getting to know new people and visiting blogs you might never have found otherwise.  Usually, there’s something you have to do to participate, which is all well and good but it can become quite difficult to find the time (I know I have this problem) to do something on schedule.

This blog tour, throughout October, requires no participation other than having a blog.  It’s about the real witches of Halloween finding other real witches and expanding our little virtual community.  Each day I’ll feature a new blog.

Want to join in the blog tour?  Fill out this form and grab a button from the sidebar.

Write as a Guest Blogger

I would love you to be a guest blogger here at Witch Blog.  Anything you’d love to share about Halloween would be fantastic; perhaps you’ve got a recipe you’d like to share, a Halloween spell or a spooky tale?

You don’t have to be the world’s most amazing writer (gods know I’m not) and you don’t have to write the word equivalent of War and Peace either.  A good word estimate for a guest blog article is between 250-500 words.  You can write on any Halloween topic you like – it can be informative, factual, a personal story, a ‘how to’ guide or anything that takes your fancy.  If you’re stuck for ideas but would still like to be a guest blogger then how about writing on one of these topics?

  • Halloween traditions
  • Favourite Halloween recipe
  • How to make Halloween a happy holiday for the kids
  • How to survive Halloween if zombies attack (I didn’t say it had to be serious!!)
  • Top 10 Halloween movies
  • Top 10 Halloween books
  • A  ghost story
  • Your memories of Halloween as a child
  • Tips for happy and safe trick or treating
  • Spells and rituals for Halloween

Still want to write a guest blog post for Halloween?  Fantastic!  What I need from you is (obviously) your guest blog post.  The very first thing to do though is to fill in this quick and easy online form so I know who you are, how to contact you and what you’re going to write about.

Then , when you’ve finished writing your Halloween guest blog post, you can send that to me by email (lyn at witch-blog dot com) on or before 26th September.

Being a guest blogger is a great way for shameless self promotion.  So, don’t forget to include a few words about yourself and let people know where they can find you (blog, Twitter, Facebook etc).

Sponsor a Giveaway

It would be fantastic to have some wonderful giveaways during October. Can you help?  Could you sponsor a giveaway with, perhaps, something from your Etsy store or other hand crafted gift?   Drop me an email (lyn at witch-blog dot com) and let me know!

 

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25 Comments

  1. Excellent! I've grabbed the button and "hope" to do a guest blog…maybe more. In the meantime, I am promoting this on my blog as well.

  2. I dropped you a note. Hope to see you and your friends 'round the Bash, and please let me know if you'd like to use a copy of my book (or two) for your giveaway. :)

  3. I just found you from another blog (Rachel at What a witch has to say)…..and this sounds like a great idea!! I would be interested in doing a giveaway. I will email you.

  4. I don't see the point of calling yourselves witches then using the Christian name for this festival instead of the proper Celtic name Samhain. By calling the festival Hallowe'en, you are letting yourselves down by admitting that Christians can just take over, rename and obliterate pagan festivals and you aren't going to fight back by establishing your own identity.

    You are also aligning yourselves with all the nasty cheap and tawdry commercialisation that self-styled Christians have adopted. It's as if you are admitting as truth all the slurs that Christians throw at pagans including devil worship. Grow up and celebrate your pagan identity.

    • Part of being a Pagan (or Witch) is the absence of acting in judgmental or closed-minded ways. Personally, I welcome diversity and celebrate when others find (from whatever the source or path) that true peacefulness and connection that we all strive for. For some, that is Christianity.

      In some ways, your post reminds me of current happenings in the UK – but in reverse – where black hats are considered "racist". What is wrong with calling All Hallow's Eve(n) or Samhain "Halloween", It's a word, not a way of life. Can you please share a source regarding Christians "inventing" this name. I cannot find this to be true through my own searches. Either way, it really makes no difference, does it? Actions speak louder than words.

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