Advice Request: Baconmas Website

The Gist: I started this blog to get peo­ple ex­cited about a sci­ence-themed holi­day. I want your sug­ges­tions be­fore I ad­ver­tise it to ev­ery­one I know!

Two years ago, I came up with the idea of cel­e­brat­ing Sir Fran­cis Ba­con’s birth­day (Jan. 22) as a fes­tive sci­ence-themed holi­day called Ba­con­mas. (The name has the ad­di­tional bonus that it’s easy to con­vince peo­ple to come to a party if there will be ba­con there.) I had a good Ba­con­mas party in 2010 and a bet­ter one in 2011, and now I want to let other peo­ple in on the fun.

So I made a web­site.

It’s cur­rently “in beta”; I wrote a cou­ple of prepara­tory things, but haven’t yet shown it to the vast ma­jor­ity of my friends. I want to max­i­mize the chance that it goes a bit viral when I do, be­cause a sci­ence-themed holi­day re­ally needs to ex­ist. So I’d like any sug­ges­tions you have, be­fore I go “alpha” with it. So as to not cause an­chor­ing, I’ll put down in the first com­ment the things I already plan to do- if you could make all your origi­nal sug­ges­tions first, then read those plans and oth­ers’ com­ments, then add more sug­ges­tions, that should max­i­mize the good ideas. Thanks!

(Oh, and it goes with­out say­ing that you should cel­e­brate Ba­con­mas if at all pos­si­ble. It’s been a lot of fun for me.)