Sunday, August 24, 2008

Blog Action Day- Join the Chain

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.

Why Join?

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?

October 15.

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?

  1. Post to your blog about Blog Action Day.

  2. 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.

  3. Create a list of participants in your sidebar.

For more information, ideas and resources click the link below.


Georganna Hancock M.S. said...

Thanks so much--the chain begins at A Writer's Edge, but being a part of the chain is not mandatory. I know I haven't been very clear about this, but the important part is to have as many blogs as possible participating on October 15.

Georganna @ A Writer's Edge

Jacqueline Smith said...

True, let me clarify, everyone can join blog action day without being a part of this chain, to do that all you have to do is hit this link: and register your blog.

Participating in this chain will help you get some links back to your blog.

Georganna Hancock M.S. said...

Thanks for that further clarification, Jack, but the Blog Action Day*Chain begins and is displayed at A Writers Edge, a blog with a Page Rank of 3. If everyone checked back and reposted the growing chain, they would get more and higher quality backlinks.

Ria said...

This is a great idea, count me in :) Thanks for dropping by my blog

Scripter said...

I have signed up. Thanks for raising awareness about this day. It should be interesting.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Hi Ria and Scripter,

Glad you decided to participate, best wishes.