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Halloween is officially over, bringing an end to this year's Halloween Countdown 2010 event. I wanted to dedicate a post to comment on on the Countdown, thank a few individuals and make a few important announcements regarding my future plans for the blog.
This year's Halloween Countdown was a success in many different ways. First of all I would like to say that I had a blast being able to share so many horror-inspired downloads with you all, and having the chance to talk to many of you who share a common interest. First of all I would like to thank my girlfriend for being unselfish enough to provide me with the time to share all sorts of horrifying things with you all during the Countdown. I would also like to personally thank NØ, wcme and especially Strange Ranger for their contributions to the blog during the Countdown. In case you missed it both wcme and Strange Ranger shared a number of amazing horror soundtracks in the Halloween Countdown Request Thread, which you can find here: http://digitalmeltd0wn.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-countdown-request-thread.html
We managed to put up 49 posts during the month of October, which eclipsed our previous high of 43 posts in one month. The previous high just so happened to occur during the Halloween Countdown 2008 event. We also passed the 600th post mark last week, an accomplishment that I'm very proud of. We managed to lure in 24,875 unique visitors during the month of October, including 1,118 unique visitors on Halloween day. This is a significant increase in visitors in comparison with the traffic from previous months. I haven't had the time to put up such a large number of posts since I started college last October. NØ deserves full credit for making the majority of the posts during the last year. Fortunately I just so happen to be in the easiest course at my college at the moment, which provided me with the opportunity to go crazy with the blog for a few weeks.
I also wanted to let you know that I am planning an event similar to the Halloween Countdown for December. Unless I come up with a more fitting name between now and then, I'm going to go with "Digital Meltd0wn's Nightmare Before Christmas". I know it isn't terribly original, or at all for that matter, but considering what I have planned I can't think of a more fitting name. Basically we are going to do a similar countdown to Christmas, in which I plan to post all of the horror-inspired material that I didn't have time to post for this year's Halloween Countdown. You can expect an orgy of blasphemy here on Digital Meltd0wn throughout the month December. I hope to bring aboard a few guest-bloggers for the event, consisting of admins from blogs which tend to focus on the dark side of things, who will bring with them an expert level of knowledge regarding all things horror.
One last announcement and then I will put this post out of its misery. There are several of you who frequent this blog due to my Lovecraft-related posts. I wanted to inform you all that I will be making a major announcement on this blog in November which should excite all of you. I wish that I could announce it now, but I still need to iron out a few wrinkles before I can make a final announcement. Keep an eye out here for more details in the weeks to come.
During the month of November I plan to work on re-uploads, share a few of the albums that I didn't have time to post during "Sci-Fi September", and share music from a few independent artists and labels. Once again I would like to thank both contributors and visitors alike for helping to make Halloween Countdown 2010 such a kick-ass event. I look forward to sharing many more similarly horrifying posts with all of you in December.