Blog Action Day is a nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. It's in its second year, last year's theme was the environment, this year's is poverty.
Because over 15,000 bloggers did last year? Well not exactly, but the numbers illustrate the power of word of mouth to spread a message. This is a good time to let your voice be heard in a collective cry against poverty, an issue which might not otherwise fit in with the theme of your blog.
When is Blog Action Day?
What do you do?
Promote: Tell everyone about Blog Action Day starting now.
Publish: On October 15 incorporate the theme of poverty into your blog- so for instance since I blog about books and literature, I could probably write about a particular writer's treatment of poverty in his novel, or I could post a poem about it.
Donate: Microloan on Kiva or donate your day's profit (or a little someting for those of us whose profit will be zilch on that day) to charity.
How does this Blog Action Day chain work?
- Post to your blog about Blog Action Day.
- Include a link to this post like I am including a link to this post on The Writer's Edge, or leave a comment saying that you have joined the chain.
- Create a list of participants in your sidebar.
For more information, ideas and resources click the link below.