Halloween is typically rough for me. I want to binge on candy. When I was little I used to smuggle candy because back then it was a big “NO-NO” to eat it.
This year, I’m heading out to go “Be The Treat” with my church youth group so I’ll be dressing up and I’ll be collecting candy and we’ll be handing out candles to the houses that we visit.
I’ve got a plan for the candy, there’s only 5 halloween sized candies that I want: a reeses peanut butter cup, a snickers bar, a box of dots, a box of nerds and runts. The rest I’ll give to the other kids.
But the candy isn’t what I’m excited about this year. I’m excited about dressing up, I can’t remember the last time I dressed up. Mom worked hard this week to make my costume and I helped her a little (I made my hat and I’ll be making my candy bag). But I’m not telling you what I’m going to be, you’ll have to find out tomorrow night. I will tell you the thoughts that crossed my head though: princess, peter pan, and a penguin.
One of the things about costumes at halloween is trying to be something that no one else is going to be, you want to be original and cool, or if you’re going to dress up as something that a lot of people are going to dress up as, you want your costume to stand apart from theirs, to have your own little flare; something that says, yeah, I put thought into this and it’s mine.
Dave of RagingTech.com threw out an idea and I scoured the interwebs and I couldn’t find any instances of this being done:
What if… you were to dress up for Halloween as a blogger? What kinds of things would you wear? What accessories would you bring with you that would let people know: Hey, I’m blogging this. ?
It would definitely be original to go out there on halloween and be dressed up as a blogger. Who do you know that’s dressing up as a blogger for halloween? See, exactly, point proven…ORIGINAL! We all have our favorites, there’s lots of great bloggers out there; and chances are, you can be at any party, and there will be another blogger that might have an idea of who you are. If they asked “what are you” and you said something like “i’m Heather from dooce.com” anyone who blogs is going to have heard of Heather.
So, I responded to Dave’s question of who I’d dress up as for Halloween if I was going to be a blogger (no, this isn’t what I’m going to be tomorrow night). And I have to tell you, he’s a pretty awesome blogger. Watch the video and then I’ll tell you more about who I’d be.
I met Drew of Benspark.com two years ago at PostieCon in Vegas. I had been reading his blog prior to meeting him and another friend of mine read his blog and we liked him. We liked what he wrote about, how passionate he is about what he writes about, and how there’s always a picture. There’s a picture everyday. It’s what he does. He’s been posting photos everyday for almost 5 years now. (I can’t make it through a year, I admire him.) In 2008 we were in Orlando at the same time while I was there for a Tour de Cure and this is my first memory of Drew and the XSHOT. I love the XSHOT. I love Drew for being an XSHOT connoisseur. He introduced me to a great product that I love but that’s a story for another day I suppose. Drew is a blogger that makes an impression. His blog makes an impression and if you were to meet him in real life, he is in real life the way you imagine him being after reading his blog. I got to see him again earlier this month at IZEAfest and I got to meet his lovely wife Allison and beautiful daughter Eva. They’re all awesome and little #Evaboo is most cute. You can’t help but fall in love with his blog, him, and his family.
So yes, if I were going to dress up as a blogger for Halloween, Drew of Benspark.com is who I would be.
What about you? Who’s your favorite blogger? Who would you dress up like if you were going to be a blogger for halloween?