Monday, November 19, 2012

The Big Reveal and the Day the Ninja Died…

You’ve been waiting for this moment for months. I’d like to say I was coerced, but nay, I was TOLD this blogfest event was happening. Hosted by Mark “The Madman” Koopman, ”Marvelous” Morgan Shamy, Stephen “Breakthrough” Tremp, and David “Kingpin” Powers King, here it is:

Or as Mark has nicknamed it, the "Hi, my-name-is-Alex-and-I'm-squirming-with-embarrassment" blogfest.

I’ve dubbed it the Day the Ninja Died blogfest.

I’m going to let Mark tell you about it in his own words:

Aloha,

Ever attended a Christmas party where you bump into the person who was always there for you during the last year. You’d thank them for being such a RockStar, right?

If there’s one person in the Blogisfear who you want to say cheers to, who would it be?

For us, it was a no-brainer: Alex “no hyperlink needed” Cavanaugh.

Alex is an awesome blogger who’s helped hundreds of us via book releases, guest posts, guest interviews and always positive comments. While we can’t have a live part-ay for the Ninja Captain, we can host a BlogFest:

Welcome to the “Cheers, Cavanaugh BlogFest.”

Hosted by Mark “The Madman” Koopman, ”Marvelous” Morgan Shamy, Stephen “Breakthrough” Tremp, and David “Kingpin” Powers King, the BlogFest runs from December 10 - 12.

While Alex is an awesome blogger, he’s also an enigma. J

So, here’s four questions: 

In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?

In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)

In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?

In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:

Cavanaugh
Ninja
IWSG
Cosbolt
Guitar

For Bonus Points:
In +/- 40 words, leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh - thanking her for sharing J

Rules:
Join the Linky List
Be a follower.
Post your 200 (total) word contribution Monday, Dec. 10.
Have Fun!

Two winners – chosen by Alex – will each win one prize:

FIRST PLACE: A signed copy of CassaStar. (Or CassaFire)

GRAND PRIZE*: A picture of Alex and a download of him playing the guitar. (There might be another prize… all depends!)

(*One caveat: Alex asks the picture or download NOT be shared online.J)

The Linky is open until Dec. 12, 2012.

Now the dead Ninja’s thoughts…

When Mark informed me of this blogfest back in September, I was speechless. Literally. (You can ask him.) I NEVER expected anything like this. I’m not co-hosting this blogfest – I AM the blogfest! I’m humbled beyond words.

When I began this journey, I had no idea what would happen. I was just establishing my author platform. I had no idea I would make so many good friends along the way. I couldn’t see more than one book in me, but you encouraged me to keep writing. I didn’t foresee the IWSG taking off and bringing so many writers and authors together. I never imagined I would be so blessed to be a part of this community.

That is why I am so driven to give back to you guys. It took all of you to get me here, and here is far beyond my expectations. I am here before you now as a servant, ready and willing to do whatever it takes to help all of you achieve your dreams.

Thank you Mark, Morgan, Stephen, and David for thinking enough of me to put this blogfest together.

And I want to mention last Friday’s I Miss You Blogfest. I was stunned at the number of people who mentioned me. That meant a lot to me. Julie had a wonderful poem – “A special thanks to our Fearless Leader, Who tends to his devoted ducklings, Like Father Goose on speed reader.” Lisa created an amazing video. Nancy, your words were the most touching. Thank you. And thanks to all who participated. (The links all lead directly to the blogfest posts, so feel free to keep browsing.)

So yes, this is the day the Ninja dies – of embarrassment. (Thanks, Madman Mark!)

Of course, if no one signs up, that would be even more embarrassing…


And if you weren’t expecting this, trust me – neither was I!

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Kyra Lennon said...

Pahahaha! This is genius! Congratulations, Sir Alex of Ninja Bloggers!

Nancy Thompson said...

This is me wiping my forehead in relief. WHEW! Secrets are hard to keep & I thought I was doing so well. You fooled me though. Anyway, I'm glad the big news is out. No one deserves this more than you. Like I told you earlier, you are glue that holds us together. I don't think we'd all be here without you. So this is perfect, an All Hail To Alex Day! I cannot wait to get started on my entry! Congrats, my dear friend! And enjoy!!!

Zoltán Gecse said...

As I see the text of blogfest was wrote in M$ Word... All :) smiley replaced by J. :D

I must admit this blogfest sounds strange, but maybe it will be great fun. ;)

Arlee Bird said...

"...if no one signs up, that would be even more embarrassing.."

Yeah, like that's going to happen. This is like something we all have to do. Alex Cavanaugh: Blogging legend.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Sean McLachlan said...

Congrats, Alex! You deserve it!

The Angry Lurker said...

Good luck and congrats Alex!

Trisha said...

I think what would be even better is if this becomes an annual event ;) I'm SURE that wouldn't embarrass you anymore! hehe

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

To be honest, I've always wondered how you look like, so I find the grand prize to be great!:)

SA Larsenッ said...

I'm with George.

Great idea for a fest! Alex is worthy.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Kyra.

Nancy, thanks, and this secret was so unique that there was no way to even reveal it.

Zoltan, it sounded strange to me...

Thanks, Lee!

Trisha, dear Lord, NO!

George, that's why Mark suggested it.

Rhonda said...

Cheers, Alex. I love the idea, although I do struggle with the idea of you being speechless :)

Marta Szemik said...

Oh my gos! I can't wait to read the posts of what you look like. In all fairness, I think you should also post, who you think you look like and we'll see who gets the closest guess:)
Yay Alex!

Natalie Aguirre said...

So awesome Alex. I'll definitely follow along. I'd join in but I already have something planned that day. I guess that's the drawback of scheduling months in advance.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I love it! Can't wait to read the posts...sounds like a lot of fun. And well-deserved, Alex!

Gossip_Grl said...

Sounds like a great blogfest like a roast of Alex! :) Roll out the red carpet, I think you just went viral! :) And yes, I agree with so many you do deserve this.

Ella said...

Oh, this will be fun!
Guess, I won't be doing a poem, for this one, but I have another idea, lol
Oh, I can see this will be filled with cheer. Yes, an early Christmas gift!

Congrats Captain!
And I'm definitely in for the bonus round ;D

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congrats, Alex! (As for the embarrassment part, think of it kind of like when everyone gathers around you in a restaurant to sing to you on your birthday...) :)

I'm not able to participate but I look forward to reading everyone's entries!

Jamie Gibbs said...

HA! love it. It's a good way to spread the Ninja love. Count me in!

Jamie

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Elise Fallson said...

I'd rather hear you jammin on the guitar than see a vid or photo of you. I already have a clear picture of what you look like in my head, dressed in black with only your eyes showing, sitting in the captain's chair on the bridge of a badass space vessel and blogging from the Wookie Galaxy.
8-)

Congrats Alex, this is a great idea for a blogfest. (:

Creepy Query Girl said...

I think this is awesome! And I hope participants are allowed to take creative liberties with some of those answers! lol

Heather Gardner said...

BRILLIANT!!!

This is a great idea!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Heather

mooderino said...

Love it.

Talli Roland said...

Aw, what a lovely idea, and so well deserved, Alex! No-one rocks the blogosphere like you do!

Charles Gramlich said...

You da man! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Rhonda, I was!

Marta, that would be funny.

Cindy, roasted is what I will feel like...

Ella, can't wait.

Madeline, except worse.

Elise, that made me laugh! Don't want to spoil that vision.

Katie, I'm sure most will anyway.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

No brainer - I'm in.

Tonja said...

That's really funny and awesome.

If I were president (and I never will be) or ruler of the world (slightly more likely), I would proclaim that blogfests cannot have more than one rule, if any. Just sayin'. And yet I signed up.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

What a fabulous idea, you guys! Alex truly is one of the most generous souls on the internet and if anyone deserves his own blog hop, well golly gee willickers, it's the Ninja man himself! YAY Alex!!!!!!!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL! Just what does he look like...? Well deserved, Alex.

Em-Musing said...

A blogfest for Alex? What fun!!!!! And if you didn't have a wife, I'd say you are just a mystical force of the Blogpsphere universe... because no one man can be on so many blogs as you are and have helped so many.

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Oh my God this is fantastic and hilarious! I couldn't sign up for this blogfest fast enough! David, Mark, Morgan and Stephen - this is genius! You were right Alex - I could not have guessed this. This is far better than anything I anticipated! ;)

Clarissa Draper said...

You so deserve that blogfest! I'm not sure I will be here at that time but I'll see. I will check out all the fabulous entries though.

Rose Munevar said...

Wow, what a tribute! Well deserved I might add. I'm currently reading your Cassastar book and it is truly one of the best books I've read. And I'm not even a sci-fi fan! But you write in a way that appeals to a broad audience, and I agree with everyone else that you've GOT to keep writing.

Laura Eno said...

You SO deserve this! The Ninja Captain rocks and we all appreciate you...so suck it up and quit blushing!

L.G.Smith said...

Hmmm, I smell Ninja burning on the barbeque. :)

It's gonna be a roast!

Karen Lange said...

What great idea! Alex, you truly are a tremendous blessing to the blogging community and writers in general. Don't know what we'd do without you! :D Visiting with family for Thanksgiving but will give this some thought. Sounds like fun!

Juliana Haygert said...

Wow, Alex, that's awesome! Congrats on ALL your achievements!

baygirl32 said...

awsome! now to finish wiping the sleep from my eyes are enter :)

Southpaw said...

Oh my goodness! That is truly awesome. Some of those should reveal some interesting responses!

baygirl32 said...

oh crap! obviously not awake... how did I get on the list twice??

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tonja, I didn't make the rules, but glad you signed up anyway.

Thanks, Cathy.

Leigh, it's all in the use of clones...

Kimberly, that's good to hear, as I was worried!

Rose, thank you so much! I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Laura, I'll try.

LG, you do!

Holly, it will be interesting...

Baygirl, I'll let Mark know.

randi lee said...

As others have said, you so super deserve this, Alex! You are always so encouraging and supportive of others. You should be recognized for all that you do for fellow writers. Congrats!

Linda Jackson said...

"Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you."

Congrats, Alex. :)

jaybird said...

Brilliant! Love the idea. You deserve it Alex.

Tyrean Martinson said...

This is awesome!!! Love it!
One question . . .is this the blogfest that I thought was a Christmas blogfest? Because I've got this confused list of up and coming dates and this seems to be one and the same group of blog hosters.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Sorry about the repeat posts - please delete one . . and then this one!

M.L. Swift said...

It couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.

Cherie Reich said...

What a brilliant blogfest! :D

Melissa Bradley said...

Yay!! Congratulations, oh Captain, my captain. You are most deserving of this celebration. Thank you for everything. :)

Morgan said...

Ah-hahahaha!!!!!

Poor, poor, Alex.

This is too awesome. And I'm still laughing at that button. It seriously makes me laugh!

<3

Maurice Mitchell said...

AJC is dead. Long live Alex! Cool prize too.

Sarah Pearson said...

You know how sometimes you hear about something and you think 'that's so obvious, why hasn't it been done before?' ...

This will be fun :-)

Tina said...

Now that I'm breathing again..."The Day the Ninja Died" in one's reader is a bit frightening! Love love love this. Can't wait to attend this party!
Tina @ Life is Good
http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

Annalisa Crawford said...

This is fantastic!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Argh! The signing up thing isn't working for me - will have to stop back later.

David P. King said...

Your twin satellite dishes are rock'n those Santa hats, Alex. I also like the fashion statement you're making with those lights around your ninja suit. We're happy to put this fest together in your honor. For realz, you deserve it. :)

Sherry Ellis said...

Congratulations, Ninja Captain! I bet you'll have fun reading all the posts! LOL!

Anna Smith said...

That's an absolute genius idea for a blogfest! :)

Michael Di Gesu said...

This does NOT surprise ME in the least! It couldn't happen to a more deserving guy....

How could you NOT LOVE our COMMUNITY!!!! And since YOU are a MAJOR part of it ... WELL ... need I say more ...

Congrats Alex!

farawayeyes said...

Like this would ever happen - No one signing up - Ha!

Want to say one more time, how much fun I had at the 'I Miss You Blogfest'. On Thursday I was thinking, 'why did I sign up for this', on Friday when I wrote my post, I thought, "I hope they don't boo at me'. By Friday afternoon I thought, 'Boy I really needed that boost,' Thanks again.

Leovi said...

Certainly a very intriguing blogfest ...

Cassie Mae said...

I'm still under the impression you look like Hugh Jackman ;)

Julie Dao said...

AHAHAHAH!!! Awesome! I'm not sure what I think our Ninja Captain looks like, but I know he deserves a blogfest in his honor!

Christine Rains said...

That's awesome! Humble as you are, it's well deserved. :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I haven't known you very long, Alex, but almost immediately I knew you were special. Honouring you in this way is a honour. And nobody deserves it more. Yay, Captain Alex!!!

Carol Kilgore said...

Yay! I just signed up :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tyrean, it is the same!

Morgan, glad it amuses you...

Sarah!!!! Good to hear from you.

Sorry, Tina! That's how I describe it though.

David, thank you.

Faraway, so glad you enjoyed it.

Cassie, you run with that assumption!!

Thank you, everyone! I am so stunned. Going to crawl off into a corner somewhere now...

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Absolutely wonderful. What a great blogfest. Now I understand why it was a secret. They were honoring the ninja. And no one really knows where the ninja is or what the ninja is doing...only that the ninja is everywhere and nowhere at the same time!

Congratulations, Alex!

Hart Johnson said...

Totally in! Sounds like fun!

Ellie Garratt said...

Hehe. I can't wait for this blogfest! If they handed out Oscars for blogfest, this would win everything.

The Happy Whisk said...

You ARE the blogfest.

How cool is that?

The Happy Whisk said...

You ARE the blogfest.

How cool is that?

Empty Nest Insider said...

What a great idea for a blogfest, and it certainly is well- deserved! Thanks for the honorable mention Alex! You really do treat us all like family.
Julie

Elizabeth Seckman said...

You deserve this and more. Not only are you helpful and wonderful, but you're a figure of hope for every struggling writer.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Mwah haha The "Hi, my-name-is-Alex-and-I'm-squirming-with-embarrassment" blogfest. Perfect!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Michael. Going to participate?

Ellie, it would win something!

Whisk, cool and scary all at the same time.

Julie, you're welcome, and thank YOU.

Thanks, Elizabeth.

Allison said...

haha! What an awesome idea for a blogfest. I'm in.

Patsy said...

I reckon you're more immortal than dead!

Matthew MacNish said...

Awesome to see Alex so well appreciated. He certainly deserves it. I'll have to sign up when I get back to work.

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Congrats, Mr. Nija. You deserve this because you give so much. Looking forward to a great, big party.

Andrew Leon said...

So this is like a big bowl of Alex soup... wait, does that sound right?

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Dude if I got one person for my first blogfest, you must get someone. Congrats on getting a blogfest for yourself. Truly deserving.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Patsy, that's scary as well!

Andrew, as long as it's not chicken noodle...

Thanks, guys!!

Gwen Gardner said...

This is going to be so fun! Long live the Ninja Captain!

Nicole said...

Oh my, Alex -- a whole blogfest in your honor that you didn't even know about at first...you should be proud!
Gwen beat me to the "Long Live the Ninja" closing I had in store.

It will be fun to see what the participants come up with for the documentary question.

Cheers to you :)

Cate Masters said...

What a touching honor! Well deserved, for all you do.

cleemckenzie said...

People who give good things to people deserve recognition--a pat on the back, a trip to Hawaii (?), a blogfest of their very own. I'm in. Now I have to start thinking what to post! Eeek. Pressure is on with all these great bloggers on board.

RaShelle Workman said...

This is awesome! I'm in!!!

Johanna Garth said...

It's just the coming around of your big circle of awesome karma!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Nicole. I'm sure the posts will be amusing.

Lee, the trip to Hawaii would be less embarrassing...

Thanks, RaShelle and Johanna!

Carrie Butler said...

Prepare for embarrassment, my friend! ;)

C.M.Brown said...

Mark, what a great idea - a party for Alex. Working with Steve for W4Ws the past couple of months, he kept telling us there was something big he was to going to be involved with in December, but he couldn't and wouldn't tell us what. Tight lipped! Yes!
Now I know and Alex, I must say you do deserve a party to celebrate the good things you do for all of us! Enjoy and celebrate! Happy Xmas!

Suzanne Furness said...

Genius idea guys! You so deserve this Alex I suspect it is going to be mega with a capital M!!

Kris Yankee said...

This is not surprising!

Shannon Lawrence said...

If anyone deserves this, it's you! Sounds like a lot of fun. I'll pass it along on Wednesday. If you're blushing now, just wait until the 10th!

Tracy Jo said...

Lol!! I LOVE this!!!! This is going to be way too much fun. Yes...Alex, you so deserve this. Cheers to our fearless leader! Oh and by the way...now the song American Pie is in my head. :-) Get it?

Susan Oloier said...

That is beyond incredible! You absolutely and unequivocally deserve it!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

This is going to be so much fun. How could you even think no one would sign up? It's for you Alex and we all know you are AWESOME!!!! :D

Isis Rushdan said...

The grand prize is VERY tempting. You definitely deserve this blogfest!

Mark Koopmans said...

sits back after reading the last 98 comments... "my work here is done"

:)

Lynda R Young said...

lol, Alex. It's truly brilliant. You deserve all this and more. I so wish I could take part, but it's right in the middle of my blog tour :(

Heather Murphy said...

Ooh boy, this is gonna be fun!!! ;)
Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Livia said...

*enters the room*

*does the Ninja dance, specifically for Alex*

*finds Alex in the crowd*
*hugs, hugs and hugs Alex*

ALEX, you deserved this! You've worked hard toward this honour!

I was very surprised and of course, I had to sign up! I didn't expect it either but it's something that I HAD NEVER HEARD OF and IT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.

BUT, you truly deserved this because your contributions to this writing community are undeniable and we all have to be thankful for you doing it.

We wouldn't be writers, if it weren't for you. We wouldn't be a SOMEBODY in this writing community. You make us, well, known.

You've entered the lives of others and changed their lives. You've changed mine.

What else can I say? I will always come to you for your services. You do SOO good at them.

I can't emphasize this enough: thank you for entering my life. Thank you for your contributions to this writing community.

Thanks, Ninja!

I know, the blogfest will be a ball! I'll have fun with it! I also will have a smile on my face, knowning it's honoring you :)

Monti said...

Congratulations!
Well-deserved!

Monti
Mary Montague Sikes

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Carrie - oh, God!

Carolyn, thanks, and hope there is something to drink at this party...

Shannon, I'm going to die on December 10.

Tracy Jo, I get it!

Jenn, it could've happened...

Yeah, thanks, Mark!

Lynda, I'm sorry.

Thank you, Livia. You haven't posted your entry and already I am blushing...

M Pax said...

You knew of it? Here, I thought it was supposed to be a secret. Should be a fun blogfest.

SC Author said...

This is great, and you totally deserve it :)

LTM said...

This one time, I was sitting in the very first Spiderman movie, and it was at that part where Spidey was fighting whoever that bad guy was... Anyway, the fight was pretty intense, and the lady in front of me was squirming in her seat and gasping and ducking, and then finally she yelled out, "Don't Die, Spiderman!!!"

So, all that to say, "Don't die, Ninja Alex." :D

Cally Jackson said...

Couldn't think of a better person to be celebrated by a blogfest! :-)

The Armchair Squid said...

Congratulations. It's the blogger's dream come true.

Tara Tyler said...

aloha doo!
yay for alex!
this is perfect!

[Retro-Z] said...

like in lord of the rings... you'll have my sword... so you really think you need all this attention... well hell yes, you are deserving.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mary, unfortunately!

SC, thanks.

LTM, not dying!

Cally, thank you.

Squid, or worst nightmare...

Thanks, Tara.

Jeremy, thanks!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

I love this idea!

LynnRush said...

OH HOW FUN! You guys are crazy . It's going to be a great fest!

Nicole said...

Oh my gosh, Alex, that's amazing! It's well deserved, my friend. Thanks for all you do. :)

She Writes said...

Your ninja powers are endless :)! Congrats on receiving the kind of kind recognition you regularly hand out!

Leigh Covington said...

WHOOOOT! I wish I would have found my way back into the blogosphere long enough to find this. But Alex... it is totally deserved. You're amazing! :D

Lydia Kang said...

This is going to be like the Usual Suspects. Because Alex is really Keyser Soze, right?

Brinda said...

The winner should get a little trophy of you like the MTV one of the astronaut on the moon but with a guy playing a guitar while writing novels and blog hopping. Not possible?

Helena said...

Of course I'll be signing up, Alex. This is so well deserved by you, the Ninja Warrior Writer Blog King!

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Cindy said...

This sounds fun. Although I have no idea how I'll answer the first question. Congrats!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lynn, Mark is crazy! And maybe me for agreeing to this...

Thanks, Nicole.

She Writes, appreciate that.

Leigh, you found it now.

Lydia, don't tell anyone!

Brinda, I'll think about it...

Thanks, Helena.

Cindy, wing it!

ali cross said...

Awwww!!! Of course I'm TOTALLY in!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

This is awesome. It's going to great reading all this descriptions.
The prizes are a very difficult choice. Have your books as ebooks but the signed copy is tempting.
MMMM.

Jeff Hargett said...

This should prove priceless!

Angela Brown said...

Hopping into this blogfest is a no-brainer. Definitely in :-)

Powdered Toast Man said...

Now I know the blogsphere revolves around you. Your own blogfest? That is unheard of. This one will be tough for me since I'm not a real writer. I must try. You deserve it.

Michael Pierce said...

Well, this will be a revelation! But seriously, it shows how much you mean to so many. Congrats on the honor, and the posts are going to be hilarious, heartfelt, and inspirational reads. You rock!

Tammy Theriault said...

looking forward to the fun!!! you should have real good self esteem after all this!!!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Another first for you, Alex. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Arlee was worried for nothing ... as if no one would enter!! The ghost of Mark Twain is fuming, muttering, "Where is MY blogfest? Dang it! Who's the literary genius here?"

I reminded him that it was a case of who was more beloved. He flicked the ghost ashes of his cigar into my ice tea!

Lauren said...

Love it. The blogfest captain becomes a blogfest unto himself. I first came here when you became a blog of note, and I'm sure glad I did. You do great work!

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh I love it! We can be creative in our homage! lol Can't wait to read everyone's idea of the elusive ninja captain/blogfather. ;)

J.C. Martin said...

You must be the only blogger EVER to have a blogfest held in your honour--and well deserved too! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

What a lovely idea and a great honour, Alex. Congratulations - you deserve it!

Stephen Tremp said...

This looks like a lot of fun! And I can't wait for the Comedy Central Roast. I'd bring Hostess treats to the party, but there's been a run on all Hostess items at all the grocery stores.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - so well deserved .. as how you cope I've no idea ... and yup - one or two signed up ...

Should be a fun time .. and congratulations to Mark, Morgan, Stephen and David for hosting the Capn Alex show ..

I loved Julie's poem - that was great ..

Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving - enjoy the quiet while it's still around!! Hilary

michelle said...

This should be LOADS OF FUN!
I'm definitely NOT missing out on this one! No way!!!

Melissa said...

"...if no one signs up."
Pft.

Thank goodness I signed up early. Who wants to be #992 on a linky list? :P

Sangu Mandanna said...

Hahahaha that's an awesome idea, Alex! I so wish I'd gotten a look at your face when you found out about it!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS, Alex! Should be a great blogfest. : )

Wanda said...

Wow, what a sweet tribute. Although I don't know what you look like Alex I can just imagine you being red from sheer embarrassment lol.

Mina Burrows said...

Best line: "Of course, if no one signs up, that would be even more embarrassing…" LOL! Had me smiling on that one. I love the Xmas hats on the icon too. LOL!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jeff, it will prove something!

PTM, you can do it!

Roland, I'm sure he's much more loved! Now, don't drink that tea...

Lauren, thanks.

JC, hopefully not the last.

Stephen, just bring Hot Tamales.

Melissa, that many would terrify me...

Sangu, my jaw did hit the floor.

Mina, mark added the hats.

Thanks so much, everyone!

Liesel K Hill said...

Awesome idea for a blogfest! Alex IS terrific! I'm not at home this week so can't really participate, but loving the idea! You totally deserve it, Alex! :D

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations Alex! That is definitely a great honor and very well deserved.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations, Alex! This is a fabulous idea--just signed up. :)

Susan Roebuck said...

Lovely! Your friends are brillliaaant. I'm signing up...

Jack said...

Hurray! What a perfect idea for a blog fest!!! We all get to say thank you!!!

Leovi said...

Magnificent Day the Ninja Died blogfest. Too bad I'm not a writer, I like to participate.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Liesel, you can sign up when you return.

Leovi, I'm sorry!

Thanks everyone.

Susan Fields said...

Wow - congratulations! How awesome, and how well-deserved!

DMS said...

You rock, Alex! ~ Jess
http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com

jamieayres.com said...

That is AWESOME!!! And sooooo deserving--no need to die;-) You scared me with that title!!

ediFanoB said...

Awesome! You deserve it Alex.

Tamara said...

My mouth dropped when I read about this. I just kind of went, "WOW. This guy is so cool he has a whole blogfest dedicated to him." I totally think you deserve it of course...and I can't wait to read everyone's posts. :) CONGRATS Alex!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jamie, just felt like I was going to die!

Tamara, thanks, and you should've seen my expression when Mark informed me.

klahanie said...

Hey Alex!,

Now then, after considerable scrolling, I reach the part where I can leave one of my eagerly anticipated comments and also note and say hello to all those people above me. Hello people and any notable superstar animals. Where was I? Oh yeah....A totally deserved honor, sorry spell check, "honour".
I wish you well and know that you are positive light within this all different, all equal blogging community. If I wasn't having some ongoing problems in my 3D world, I would have participated. I guess you can look on the good side of me not signing up. It wouldn't be fair to the rest. Note my humbleness :)

Gary

Libby said...

Wow Alex. This could either be very fun for you, or extremely uncomfortable. I'm hoping for fun!

Deniz Bevan said...

How wonderful is that! You *are* the blogfest. Can't wait to tweet this one all over the place :-)

Ink in the Book said...

Really! This sounds like so much fun. I'm going to try and sign up but time is a busy person for me right now. Traveling, the holidays, my workshop, moving, new job adjustment plus various other obligations. If I can squeeze the time through a sift and find a few extra minutes, I'll hop over and sign up. May be at the last minute, though... Happy Thanksgiving :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Alex!

Your blog fests are always the most fun, I don't think this one will be any different.

Unique idea! Will put my thinking cap on and see what I come up with!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Gary, I understand! I'm sure I will have plenty of embarrassment that day anyway.

Libby, I vote for the latter.

Thanks, Deniz.

Ink, still a few weeks away, but no problem if you can't.

Yolanda, I certainly can't lay claim to this one!

Liz Fichera said...

Very well-deserved! :)

Happy Thanksgiving, Alex!

Candilynn Fite said...

I made a pact with myself to limit the amount of "other things" I'm doing these days in the bloggy world. But this is one I can't refuse. No way. You out-do yourself everyday in this community. You're in constant motion of helping others. You truly deserve this!! Congrats!

Shallee said...

This is so cool, Alex. You definitely are a friend to all blogging writers! Thanks for always being friendly-- and humble. ;)

Bryan Russell said...

That's a lot of Ninja love.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Liz!

Candilynn, thank you.

Shallee, I try.

Bryan, it's a scary amount.

Li said...

Oh yeah, I'm in :-)))

Lynda R Young said...

I changed my mind. Somehow I'll find the time to do this because you soooo deserve it for all your hard work, encouragement, and enthusiasm--and wonderful stories you've shared!

D.G. Hudson said...

How can I not participate? I've joined the signup. Things should be under control by then (Dec 10-12).

And the ninja army rallies round!

alexia said...

That's so rad!! You totally deserve it. You're a blogosphere rockstar, as well as being a super nice guy, and that's a unique combination. Enjoy it :)

And happy TG!

Lisa Regan said...

Congrats to you! Lovely to see all your loyal friends, fans and followers rally around you! It's well-deserved!

Siv Ottem said...

Wow, a couple days without checking what is going on and look what I have missed, oh well, better late than never! This is going to be an interesting mix of writers imagination and I can't wait to read what th imaginations reveal...LOL! Alex hope you enjoy this as much as we are going to!

Theresa Milstein said...

This whole post made me chuckle, from the idea to the execution.

Jay Paoloni said...

Not sure I can answer those questions...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Lisa, thank you.

Lynda, I really, really appreciate that!! You just scored bonus points.

DG, Alexia, and Lisa, thanks!

Siv, I hope I do as well!

Theresa, glad it amused you.

Jay, just say I look like Hugh Jackman and I'll be happy.

Denise Covey said...

My God Alex, you are indeed a demi-god. This will be the blogfest that shakes the blogger world. D

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

A well deserved tribute!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Denise, that idea scares me!

Thanks, Teresa.

Jack said...

Happy late Thanksgiving!!

The movie was great! Definitely one of my favourites now.

Martha said...

Congrats Alex! May I say very well deserved too. You rock!!!

msmariah said...

Ha, this is great Alex. Congrats! It's well deserved. I hope to be able to join too. The holidays have me behind in my blogging.

Laura said...

Bwahahaha - this is going to make for some great reading... keep us posted on your blush-o-meter readings Alex. And you deserve this (in a nice way :))
Laura

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

MsMariah, fortunately the torture doesn't start for a few weeks.

Laura, thanks for the evil laugh!

Maryann Miller said...

Congrats on the big honor. That is so well-deserved and I am excited to be a part of the blogfest for you, Alex.

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday. I do want you to know that my husband really enjoyed your books.

Spacerguy said...

Wowsers this is creative act to follow but you deserves it! I'm penning a 200 approx word fiction/poem, hope thats cool.

Suze said...

Haha! How cool is this? I can actually hear you saying the words, 'I AM the blogfest!'

Well-deserved, Al. You do rock the blogosphere, my friend. And I hope you and your loved ones enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving!

Leovi said...

Cant wait to hear your guitar Metal.

Shah Wharton said...

How do you get time to reply to all these comments and have the good grace to stop by and say hi to so many. Do you have an amphetamine habit? Or do you pay a few guys to help out? Either way, you rock and all your efforts deserve some celebration. I'm in. XX

LisaAnn said...

Oh my gosh, Alex, this is amazing, and you so deserve every single moment of it. I'm so honored to know you, and I know you have touched so many lives. You are unbelievable!

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Oh, I am so in! I cannot wait to participate. You are awesome, Alex, and totally deserve all the praises you receive!!!

Milo James Fowler said...

This is hilarious -- and awesomely well-deserved, Alex. You da man!

tfwalsh said...

A very cool blogfest.. I can't wait to read everyone's answers:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks everyone - I am so going to die on December 10...

Ciara said...

Alex - I am going to do my best participating, but hubby and I are going away for our anniversary. I'm not promising to be online that day. :)

Nicki Elson said...

This is insane! I love it. And I am iiiiin.

Jai Joshi said...

That blogfest is so awesome, Alex! Congratulations, it's yet more proof of all the positive vibes you've put out on the blogosphere and all the ways you've helped others. That's so cool.

Jai

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