Blog Action Day 2008 - 12,800 Bloggers, 14,053 Blog Posts, 13,498,280 Readers
Update Ocober 20: It was great: 12,800 Bloggers, 14,053 Blog Posts, 13,498,280 Readers and 17 Top 100 Blogs. That is the result of Blog Action Day 2008. Thanks all for paying attention to poverty.Just a FEW Very Worthwhile Reads (and listens):
- How $70,000 Delivered 5,000 Families from Drought and Hunger [Podcast] - BiggSuccess
- 8 Simple Ways to Save Money & Help Stop Poverty - Stepcase LifeHack
- Why I Think the Internet Is Key to Combating Poverty - DailyBlogTips
- How To Make Yourself Happier During the Economic Crisis - Huffington Post
- 15 Volunteers with 200 Lunches hit the streets of San Antonio - On Vimeo
- Putting the ACTION into Blog Action Day 2008 - Train For Humanity
- "The Working Poor." Resources for you to help - Business Casual Blog
- 88 Ways to DO something to fight poverty today - BlogActionDay
- Blog Action Day: Fighting Poverty in the U.S. - CivilRights.org
- Prayers at the Close of Blog Action Day - Faith and AIDS
- After 42 hrs of Blogging for Blog Action Day! - United Way
- Interview of City Council Member Mike Martinez - United Way
- 17 Images of Poverty - Digital Photography School
- Teach a Child, Save a Generation - One Caveman's Financial Journey
- David Miliband - UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Elena Valenciano - Member of the European Parliament
- Stavros Dimas - European Commissioner for the Environment
- Bloggers from UK Foreign and Commwealth Office
- Huffington Post
- LifeHacker 2 3
- The Official Google Blog
- Treehugger 2 3 4
- Daily Blog Tips
- Global Voices Online
Source: Blog Action Day
Great news: 10.000 blogs and sites involved !!
Update October 15: It will be a great day. Today thousands and thousands of bloggers worldwide are writing about Poverty. Writing to create awareness and to point the political leaders of the world that poverty is a big issue, a big problem.
Let's look to another big problem that got attention by all media. Mass-attention as we have never seen before. The financial crisis. Governments all over the world looked for some billions to avoid a disaster, to avoid a total collapse of the financial system. Plenty of money available to help bankers who did a very bad job. The only way they looked was the way to make a lot of profit. Profit for the rich and less profit for the poor. That's their business.
What should happen when governments all over the world should decide to solve the problem of poverty, to avoid a disaster like the billions of baby's and children who have nothing to eat. What should happen when everybody in the world should have the same rights on food, medication, education, fair work and fair payment. That should be a nice world.
What to we need to get that world? More attention for the problem. And of course some money, some billions. Let's say the same number of billions of dollars, euro's, pounds and so on that helped to save the financial system. That is all.
Strange to see that we can invest so much money in banks, in a system and that we are not aible to end poverty worldwide.
Update Oct 14: One day to go. Join now and write tomorrow about poverty -October 15th. Currently registered to participate: 8,909 Sites with an audience in excess of 9,457,057 Readers
Update Oct 9: Currently registered to participate: 6,506 Sites with an audience in excess of 8,614,000 Readers
Update Oct 6: Currently registered to participate: 5,282 Sites with an audience in excess of 11,282,141 Readers
Update Oct 3: Currently registered to participate: 5,081 Sites with an audience in excess of 10,222,157 Readers
Update Sept 27: Do you know "In my Name" ? No? It is a brandnew activist song about poverty by rapper Will.I.Am of Black Eyed Peas
“In My Name”, is meant to call attention to an important UN discussion taking place that will determine the global progress made toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Want to know more? See what you can do (from inmyname):
We can be the generation that ends poverty.
In September 2000, at the United Nations Millennium Summit, world leaders agreed to the Millennium Development Goals, a set of time-bound and measurable goals for combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination against women.
The deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals is September 2015 -- we must act now if we want to achieve these goals by their deadline.
Upload your video now to join the chorus with Will.i.am, John Legend, Scarlett Johansson and others around the world.
Your simple video message will join thousands of others in the call to end poverty in our lifetime.
PARTICIPATING NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: Oxfam, GCAP, Save the Children, Comic Relief, Engender Health, March of Dimes, 1Sky, CARE, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, Global Campaign for Education, Concern, ONE Campaign.
Update 26-09: Currently registered to participate: 4,631 Sites with an audience in excess of 9,411,074 Readers. Join now and write about poverty on October 15th.
Update 19-09: Ending Global Poverty? Seriously?
Ensuring food safety and protecting health is one of the prime duties of every government, whether in a developed country or in a developing one. Source: Inspired Economist
Update 18-09: 4,249 Sites with an audience in excess of 8,979,401 Readers have joined Blog Action Day 2008. All those bloggers will write about poverty on October 15th. You too???
Update 13-09: 4,009 Sites with an audience in excess of 8,338,426 Readers have joined Blog Action Day 2008. All those bloggers will write about poverty on October 15th. You too???
Update Sept 12th: So far 3,968 websites, blogs have joined Blog Action Day 2008. The total audience will be at least 7,464,205 readers. Did you join already. Come on and write about poverty on October 15th.
Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.
Global issues like poverty are extremely complex. There is no simple, clear answer. By asking thousands of different people to give their viewpoints and opinions, Blog Action Day creates an extraordinary lens through which to view these issues. Each blogger brings their own perspective and ideas. Each blogger posts relating to their own blog topic. And each blogger engages their audience differently.
First and last, the purpose of Blog Action Day is to create a discussion. We ask bloggers to take a single day out of their schedule and focus it on an important issue.
By doing so on the same day, the blogging community effectively changes the conversation on the web and focuses audiences around the globe on that issue.
Out of this discussion naturally flow actions, advice, ideas, plans, and empowerment. In 2007 on the theme of the Environment, we saw bloggers running environmental experiments, detailing innovative ideas on creating sustainable practices and focusing audience’s attentions on organizations and companies promoting green agendas. In 2008 we aim to again focus the blogging community’s energies and passions, this time on the mammoth issue of global poverty.
From the smallest online journals, to huge online magazines, to EU ministers, to professionals and amateurs, Blog Action Day is about mass participation. Anyone is free to join in on Blog Action Day and there is no limit on the number of posts, the type of posts or the direction of thoughts and opinions.
If you have a blog, podcast or videocast, you can commit your blog or website to participate in Blog Action Day. From August 15th to October 15th bloggers are asked to register to participate so we can track how many blogs will be involved, as well as their approximate audience size. On October 15th participating blogs will put up a post, video or podcast about poverty. You may also wish to donate the day’s ad revenue to a poverty-related charity. We ask bloggers to try to keep their posting related to their regular blog topic so that posts are individual, suited to their audience and look at the issue in many different lights.
You can register your blog by completing our Registration Form - which just asks for a few basic details. Once registered you’ll be able to return to update your listing, and you’ll be given a one line code to add to the bottom of your Blog Action Day post on October 15th. This line of code will help us track what’s going on in the blogosphere that day.
The best thing a blog can do is to keep their post on topic. Audiences visit our blogs because they enjoy the style, personality and topic of the site. So it makes sense that the best way to get through to these audiences is to use the style, personality and topic to talk about Poverty. Look for angles that relate to poverty but stay on topic.
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