Blog Action Day will be upon us before we know it. The annual nonprofit event looks to unite the worldâ€™s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters. This is accomplished by having a myriad of blogs post about the same issue on the same day. The goal being to “raise awareness and trigger a global discussion.”
Slated for October 15, and tacking poverty, their are currently 921 sites with an audience in excess of 2,357,595 readers. Expect this number to rise dramatically as the event nears.
How can you help? Here’s how…
The best thing a blog can do is to keep their post on topic. Audiences visit our blogs because they enjoy the style, personality and topic of the site. So it makes sense that the best way to get through to these audiences is to use that same style, personality and topic to talk about Poverty. For example:
* A Design Blog might analyzse a set of charity posters and how they convey their message.
* A Tech Blog might look at pro-poor technologies and projects.
* A Political Blog might examine the relevant agendas of leading candidates.
* A Sports Blog might look at recent charity activities of a major sports franchise.
What Can One Person Do?
Poverty is not only a pressing issue, it is a complex one. It’s easy to think that there isnâ€™t much an individual can do. Fortunately this isnâ€™t the case at all. With activities ranging from advocacy and professional contribution to charity and financing, there is in fact many ways that we can act.
The Splashpress gang is on board. Are you?