This is a worthy endeavor and I strongly encourage anyone who is interested in addressing the issue of poverty to send me your thoughts via email or via the comments section. Due to work constraints my time will be limited to before and after hours, but I will try and re-post any worthy comments onto the main page as time allows.
Essentially what this event does is focus the blogging world (typically a selfish bunch) and their respective readers for one day to raise awareness about the crisis of poverty. Theday is about discussion, idea generation, and education, so ake a look and consider sharing your thoughts.
Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.
What is the aim of Blog Action Day?
Blog Action Day is a nonprofit, grassroots movement of thousands of individual bloggers coming together for one cause.
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.
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.
…the blogging community effectively changes the conversation on the web and focuses audiences around the globe on that 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.