Rabbit Hole Day: January 27th -- change your blogging style!

Livejournaller Crisper points out that January 27th (Lewis Carroll's birthday) is the fifth annual "Rabbit Hole Day," wherein bloggers and journallers change their blogging style for 24h. I'll be getting off an overnight flight returning from the awesome Cryptic Confusion science fiction convention outside of Detroit that morning, but who knows, maybe I'll whomp up a post or two about my personal life, pets, or similar on the cab ride back into town...
January 27th is the birthday of Lewis Carrol, author of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. Alice fell down a rabbit hole into a place where everything had changed and none of the rules could be counted on to apply anymore. I say, let's do the same: January 27th, 2005 should be the First Annual LiveJournal Rabbit Hole Day. When you post on that Thursday, instead of the normal daily life and work and news and politics, write about the strange new world you have found yourself in for the day, with its strange new life and work and news and politics. Are your pets talking back at you now? Has your child suddenly grown to full adulthood? Does everyone at work think you're someone else now? Did Bush step down from the White House to become a pro-circuit tap-dancer? Did Zoroastrian missionaries show up on your doorstep with literature in 3-D? Have you been placed under house arrest by bizarre insectoid women wielding clubs made of lunchmeat?

Let's have a day where nobody's life makes sense anymore, where any random LJ you click on will bring you some strange new tale. Let's all fall down the Rabbit Hole for 24 hours and see what's there. It will be beautiful.

Mark your calendars: January 27th is Rabbit Hole Day (via Warren Ellis)


  1. I thought every day was “Rabbit Hole Day” at BB.

    You could go retro.

    Or you could blog from the future!

    Or you could do the whole day in Iambic Pentameter (This one’s for you Teresa).

    Or you could put your heads together and come up with an actual good idea ’cause you’re uber-bloggers, and I am not! ;)

  2. Oooh – this may be a little too radical a suggestion – one whole post without superlatives or hyperbole! Is it possible? I guess we’ll find out.

  3. interesting, the featured item seems to present Rabbit Hole Day as a strictly LiveJournal thing, Cory’s paragraph frames it in a more inclusive way :)

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