For the past couple of months, I’ve been racking my brain for a blogathon/blog party idea and I wasn’t coming up with anything. Then, on a hunch, I checked when Hitchcock’s birthday was and then I knew. August 13th. A little over a month away. I considered doing an entire week centered around him, but that would take tons of organization and a whole week out of a month when my family is expecting some relatives for a visit. So, I thought, why not a blogathon? Perfect!
In case you didn’t know, a blogathon works like this: if you want to participate, leave a comment with a link to your blog and what you’ll be writing about (review of a Hitchcock film, something about Hitchcock’s life…basically anything, as long as it’s Hitchcock-related). I’ll add you to this post’s roster (down below the event buttons/posters/whatever you want to call them) and on August 11th, 12th, or 13th, you’ll publish your post and leave a link to it in the comments on a blog post I’ll set up for that purpose. I’ll be publishing a post of my own for each day but you only have to write one (and publish it on whichever of the three days you like) unless you want to do more. I don’t know if there will be a giveaway yet, but I’m looking into it.
Anyway, here are some event banners that you can put on your blog’s sidebar to advertise the blogathon. (I tried to come up with a good selection.)
- inklings press – Rear Window (1954)
- Hamlette’s Soliloquy – Top 10 Favorite Hitchcock Films
- Back To Golden Days – Suspicion (1941)
- Christina Wehner – Foreign Correspondent (1940)
- Little Bits of Classics – Strangers on a Train (1951)
- Love Letters to Old Hollywood – Dial ‘M’ For Murder (1954)
- cinema cities – Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar Nominations
- In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood – Rebecca (1940)
- The Wonderful World of Cinema – I Confess (1953)
- Cab Drivers and Coffee Pots – Hitchcock (2012)
- Musings of a Classic Film Addict – Marnie (1964)
- Phyllis Loves Classic Movies – 5 Reasons You Should Watch ‘The Trouble With Harry’ (1955)
- Anna, Look! – Topaz (1969)
Hope to see you there!