Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Blog Action Day - The power of We

Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included water, climate change, poverty and food with thousands of blogs, big and small, taking part.
In 2012, Blog Action Day will be held on 15th October 2012.

The theme of the Blog Action Day 2012 is "The power of We".
They choose this theme for a couple of reasons:

  • Firstly, the popularity of the the suggestions; Community, Equality, Transparency/Anti-Corruption and Freedom, in our theme poll.
  • Secondly, The Power of We is a celebration of people working together to make a positive difference in the world, either for their own communities or for people they will never meet half way around he world.

So, what you can do for the Blog Action Day post?
Well, you might profile someone or a group who inspires you by the way they made a positive influence, talk about your own efforts to make change with others, or highlight a cause that is successful for using people power to make a difference.
There are hundreds of examples you could choose from such as fighting for healthier meals for kids in schools, protecting people’s rights in countries far away, stopping practices in industries that hurt the environment and communities, challenging authorities to listen and act for the people, ensuring people small-scale farmers get fair deals, the rights of women and children are  protected and many many more.
You might even want to discuss the strategies and tips of how to organise to encourage other people to make change happen on the issues they care about, or make it easier for them to join in existing groups.

As Blog Action Day get’s closer (just under seven weeks away) they will be highlighting the thoughts of their NGO partners, previous Blog Action Day participants and interesting individuals have about the theme, and ask them to provide suggestions and materials that you can use for your blogs on October 15, 2102.

The team at Blog Action Day can’t wait to see what you all blog about and they really hope that you enjoy taking part in Blog Action Day on 15th October 2012.

Register your blog to take part in Blog Action Day, so they send you updates about the day and let you know about other great blogging Blog Action Day.
And don´t forget to visit them on Facebook, too.

Source: Blog Action Day

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