blog action day


october 15 is blog action day.

blog action day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. the aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.

the goal

first and last, the purpose of blog action day is to create a discussion. bloggers are asked 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 ideas, advice, plans, and action. in 2007 on the theme of the environment, we saw bloggers running environmental experiments, detailing innovative ideas on creating sustainable practices, and focusing their audience’s attention on organizations and companies promoting green agendas. in 2008 we covered the theme of poverty, and similarly focused the blogging community’s energies around discussing the wide breadth of the issue from many perspectives and identifying innovative and unexpected solutions. this year we aim to do the same for climate change, an issue that threatens us all.

how you can help

from the smallest online journals to huge online magazines, 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.

how it all started

blog action day was founded by collis & cyan ta’eed in the summer of 2007. with the support of their team at envato in australia as well as numerous volunteers, they recruited over 20,000 bloggers to write about the issue of environment on october 15, 2007 – making the first blog action day an immediate and quite unexpected success.

in 2009, collis and cyan asked the team at change.org, the world’s leading blog network for social issues, to take over responsibility of blog action day and expand its reach. we were honored to accept the offer.

want to participateÉ click on the image at the beginning of the post.

6 thoughts on “blog action day

  1. Andrew

    Isabella,

    Whilst I won’t pretend to have any real understanding at all with regard to the science surrounding climate change, or to be able to advance any kind of properly informed opinion on the topic (even though I am not entirely convinced about it, I still feel that we should do what we reasonably can to reduce greenhouse emissions where possible), climate change is certainly an important topic.

    It will be interesting to see what the blogosphere comes up with in relation to this issue.

  2. isabella mori

    @andrew – always so reasonable! yes, even if a person is not entirely convinced of the severity (or even existence) of climate change, it’s clear as mud that we are living in a society of excess, and there’s nothing wrong with turning down the volume on it.

    @mehnazt are you participating, too? (knowing you, the answer is probably yes 🙂
    .-= isabella mori (@moritherapy)´s last blog ..mental illness awareness week 2009 =-.

  3. Afghan Valy

    Thank you for announcing this event. Well, we don’t have blogs, but we would encourage our community members to take part, because climate change is a matter of existence for third world countries.

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