Friday, September 25, 2009

Blog Action Day 2009



Last year, in October, while surfing around the blogosphere, I started running into a bunch of articles about the same topic ... poverty. Each article stated that it was in support of something called Blog Action Day. Hm ... a whole bunch of people supporting one idea ... fascinating!

If you've been coming to this blog for any length of time, then you know that I really like the concept of mass participation ... whether it's turning out our lights for an hour in support of Earth Hour or a whole bunch of us doing the same green activity during the same time frame for Change The World Wednesdays.

This thing called Blog Action Day peaked my interest.

So what is it? In their words: "Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion."

Unfortunately, last year, I missed the party. But this year, I'm on top it. And guess what ... the topic of this year's event is Climate Change!

Here's how it works ... on October 15, 2009, bloggers everywhere are asked to post about Climate Change. The idea is to post about it in the context of your blog ... so, for example, if you have a photo blog, you may want to post pictures that convey climate change and why the world needs to address it. If you have a cooking blog, perhaps you want to post a recipe that supports a "green" life. We all speak about one topic in our own, unique way.

October 15th is a Thursday ... and since this sounds like a "challenge" to me ... it will be our Change The World Wednesday challenge for that week ... we'll just do it on Thursday.

So, start thinking and planning.

For more information including ideas, badges and a place to register for the event, click here:






As always, I would love to hear from you!


7 comments :

  1. This is very exciting. I'll definitely start planning for this one. TGIF and have a great weekend!

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  2. hi, i will be participating to this event. it is good that i read it from your blog. i will also relay this message to my wife's organization, she is currently employed at Haribon Foundation, an environment conservation organization here in the Philippines. Thanks!

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  3. Thank you for posting this--I'm definitely exciting to brainstorm for this event :)

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  4. This sounds like a great project. I have created an event page for it over on Bloggers Unite:
    http://www.bloggersunite.org/event/blog-action-day-2009-climate-change
    I encourage everyone to join this event on BU to help raise awareness and share traffic.

    Also, I've scheduled a "Plan Ahead" post over on Gaiatribe and will follow up later with a post on October 15.

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  5. Hey, this sounds really neat!
    Elle

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  6. Thank you for the Information, just after read this, I've also posted an event page in Bahasa Indonesia and I'll be participating to the event.

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