12/19/2012


Update: Please read the updated post below
Do you have a favorite alien? Then sign up for the "My Favorite Martian" Bloghop!

Above Image: My Favorite Martian (1963) Uncle Marty (Ray Walston)


Science fiction is filled with thousands of aliens. Star Trek and Star Wars alone have tons to choose from. From Admiral Ackbar to Quark. Even Superman is an alien if you want to go with comic books. There are lots of aliens to like.

That's why we're hosting the "My Favorite Martian" bloghop. We're being joined by L.K. Hill, Jay and Just A Dash of Geek.

On January 14th 21st, 2013, share your all-time favorite alien individual (Martian or not) and why you love them. Find like minded blogs, get new visitors and make new friends!



Called "My Favorite Martian", it starts Monday (1/141/21) and will be followed by a poll of everyone's top choices that Thursday (1/17 1/24 2/1).  Finally, we'll have a list of the 25 most popular aliens the following Monday (1/25  1/28 2/4).
Update: I just found out I'll be out of town that week with no Internet access. Since I want to participate I'm moving it by one week later. I don't want to miss it! :)

Update 2: Moved the poll and list to the following week.

What is a Bloghop?
A Bloghop (also known as a Blogfest) is when a blog hosts a list of blogs that plan to post on a common theme. On the day of the bloghop, bloggers and others, try to visit as many blogs in the list as possible. It's a great way to find like-minded blogs and bloggers. They're always a lot of fun.

How Do I Participate?
Sign up below. That's it! On January 14th 21st, post about your favorite alien and visit as many of the blogs in the list that you can. If you like a blog, then follow them using their preferred method (ex. Twitter, Google Friend Connect, Email) and let them know you're following them.

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Would you like to take part, but don’t have a blog? Please come back on January 14th 21st, 2013 and leave your answer to the above question in the comments at any of the participating blogs. Not a writer, but more of a reader? That’s fine too – we would love for you to come back on January 14th 21st and just hop from blog to blog reading the different "My Favorite Martian" posts.


I am looking forward to this event and hope we can get as many people to join us as possible.
So, on January 21st, join in the fun!

FAQ:
1. What do I do after I join the blog hop?
Please add a link and banner to the sidebar. You can use the following code:
<a href="http://www.thegeektwins.com/2012/12/my-favorite-martian-bloghop-coming-jan.html" target="_blank"> <img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N8Mk7acm78Q/UOrPAKVWOsI/AAAAAAAAWok/O8OnYu9hv4o/s1600/myfavmartian.jpg" border="0" style="border:none;max-width:100%;" alt="Join The Geek Twins My Favorite Martian Blog Hop" /> </a>
2. What should I do on the day of the blog hop?
a. Write up a post and publish it. Be sure to include how you'd like people to follow you (ex. email, twitter, Google Friend Connect)
b. Make sure your comment verification method is at it's lowest setting or turned off (ex. No CAPTCHA).
c. Go through the link list and visit as many blogs as you can. Start with the one just below yours.
d. When you visit a blog leave a relevant comment. Please do not leave a generic comment like "Nice post!" Make sure you stay on topic. If the post is about fishing, don't talk about knitting.
e. Feel free to leave a link, or your blog name, but DO NOT SPAM the blog. This is about making friends, not enemies.
f. After visting that blog, head to the next on the list. Try and visit as many as you can!

3. What link should I put in the list?
You can always edit or change the link, so for now, use the link to your homepage. On the day of the blog hop, you can edit it to point to the specific post if you'd like.

4. How do I show the list of blogs participating.
In your post add the following code:
<!-- start InLinkz script --><script type="text/javascript">
                document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src=http://www.inlinkz.com/cs.php?id=216185&' + new Date().getTime() + '"><\/script>');</script><!-- end InLinkz script -->

Or follow this link to get embed code for your blog.

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33 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I think I havea guest that day, but I'll still sign up!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sign up not working on iPad - will try again later on computer.

Pat Dilloway said...

Yay, another blogfest thingy! I think I have a good idea of what to post that day.

Tony Laplume said...

I will probably write about a Star Trek alien. Or perhaps a complete surprise!

sqt said...

What a fun idea. I'll have to think of who I'd like to feature.

The Golden Eagle said...

Just signed up! This sounds like a fun blogfest.

MPax said...

I'll be there. :D Happy Holidays!

jeremy [retro] said...

i will be there... i like this blogfest, it's true there are millions of aliens out there... now i am going to have to think...

Maurice Mitchell said...

Cool I love aliens! I've set my stardate calendar and phasers just in case. (well you never know, ...)

Maurice Mitchell said...

I'm in!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Glad to have you Craig!

Maurice Mitchell said...

I just hope he's not too logical Spacerguy. ;)

Maurice Mitchell said...

Tough decision Jeremy. You'll narrow it down though.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Tanks MPax!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Tony, I'm sure you'll put your own spin on it

Maurice Mitchell said...

Great job Pat. I can't wait

Maurice Mitchell said...

I'm in and I already have an alien in mind. :)

Maurice Mitchell said...

Great to have you Medeia! I can't wait

Maurice Mitchell said...

Ooops...think I posted without an actual comment?! anyway, here's a comment! :p this sounds fun, i am in!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Sweet Trisha. You don't have to leave a comment, but I like to hear from you!

Maurice Mitchell said...

I'm in like an infestation, yo!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Oh noooo too many to choose from... okay, narrowing down... I might make it down to just one for the 14th. I love this bloghop!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Thanks for joining JG!

Maurice Mitchell said...

This sounds like so much fun! I'll include it in my Contest Circuit post for Jan 7. ;) I look forward to reading some of these entries!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Sorry - I'll clarify. Post will be at http://artofinfiltration.blogspot.com/ ;)

Maurice Mitchell said...

Thanks for joining Kimberley! We're announcing a change in date tomorrow, so please check back before posting!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Hi, my name seems to have a little red cross by it. Why is that?

Maurice Mitchell said...

JG, that just means you can delete it if you want

Maurice Mitchell said...

I had the 14th blocked off to participate, but I've got a guest appearing on the 21st. Perhaps I can post mine a day or two early?

Maurice Mitchell said...

A day early would be Sunday, but that would probably work. Just make sure your post is easy to find or edit the link to point to your post. Thanks for joining us!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Oops, I missed the blog hop. Plan B--tell you my favorite here. That would be Jadzia Dax of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. http://www.startrek.com/database_article/dax-j

Maurice Mitchell said...

An amazing alien Susan! Look out for or next bloghop!

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