Blog Action Day for Poverty
Bloggers are joining worldwide tomorrow, October 15, to address poverty on the second Annual Blog Action Day. blogactionday.org, today’s site of the day, was set up in the middle of August, designed to gather and inspire bloggers and help them spread the word. Over 20,000 blogs participated in 2007, focusing on the environment. At this point only 7923 blogs are registered for the 2008 focus on poverty.
Bloggers can participate by publishing at least one blog post, podcast or video about poverty on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 and/or by contributing to Blog Action Day 2008 partners TheGlobalFund.org and Kiva.org.
“Utilizing mass participation, the day aims to provide a platform for bloggers to discuss and act on a pressing issue,” said event co-founder Collis Ta’eed, an Australian blogger from FreelanceSwitch.com.
“This year we hope to grow on the success of 2007’s event, and bring the innovative and oftentimes personal publishing style of blogging to bear on the critical issue of poverty. With thousands of individual thoughts, ideas and actions, we aim to mobilize audiences everywhere.”
From early on thirteen of the world’s 100 most popular blogs according to Technorati.com agreed to participate in Blog Action Day 2008, including TechCrunch.com, Readwriteweb.com, Mashable.com, SmashingMagazine.com, Problogger.net, GigaOM.com, Copyblogger.com, ZenHabits.net, Inhabitat.com, VentureBeat.com, Mentalfloss.com, PronetAdvertising.com and TorrentFreak.com.
The Inspiration Room Daily will feature a number of campaigns relating to the issue of poverty tomorrow.