blog action day, october 15, 2007

blog action day, october 15, 2007

Here’s an interesting concept that’s been attempted in other forums of communication, but I’ve decided to sign up and participate in this one. It’s called “Blog Action Day” and its scheduled for October 15, 2007.

The concept is simple:

“What would happen if every blog published posts discussing the same issue, on the same day? One issue. One day. Thousands of voices.”

For this net event bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind. In its inaugural year, Blog Action Day will be coordinating bloggers to talk about the environment.

One of the reasons I like this particular concept is that organizers state that “posts do not need to have any specific agenda, they simply need to relate to the larger issue in whatever way suits the blogger and readership. Our aim is not to promote one particular viewpoint, only to push the issue to the table for discussion.”

So I’m in and I hope you’ll join in too.

4 Responses to “blog action day, october 15, 2007”

  1. Peter-

    Thanks for the heads-up about this- I plan to join the group as well. Two reasons: I love to write, and I love to write about the environment. Cool concept.

    It reminds me of a series of books called “This Day In The Life”. Women from across the country are invited to write a diary on a specific day and then they are put in a book for all to learn about different careers, cultures, etc.

    In March 2008 a new book will be published about working women. Here’s a secret…I just might have a vested interest in reading it 🙂


  2. Kara:

    Thanks for the link and for participating in the blog event.

    I think it’ll be fun!

    Best always,
    – Peter

  3. This concept sounds somewhat similar to Bum rush the charts. Is there a Facebook group?

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