Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the worldâ€™s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters, to post about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.
Last year (when Blog Action Day was first launched) the topic that everyone blogged about was the environment. This year, on October 15, the theme is poverty. In order to explain a little more clearly, I’ll borrow a quote from their website:
There is no simple, clear answer [to poverty]. 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.
So coming-up in roughly a months time, you’ll be able to read a couple of posts about poverty – one post from a search engine optimisation perspective (on my work blog) and one on this blog discussing some of my personal thoughts on the issue.
If you have a blog, or know someone that does, I strongly encourage you to participate – just go to BlogActionDay.org and register.