Blog action day is a day out of the year where bloggers are called upon to discuss important topics to spread awareness. This year, that topic is poverty. The aim is to trigger a “global discussion.”
At the Blog Action Day Website, they say, “Every blogger has a unique voice, audience and perspective. By speaking to their readers on topic about an important issue we can discuss global issues like poverty in a new and hugely multi-faceted way. And from discussion springs action.”
They highlight examples of what different types of blogs can do to participate:
- A Design Blog might analyse 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.
Since we are a blog about blogging, I think the fact that I’m writing about Blog Action Day itself should suffice. That said, I still welcome comments regarding the issue at hand – Poverty. Or you can discuss the significance of Blog Action Day itself.
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