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. [source]
I have to admit. That’s a beautiful summary of what it’s all about. I was a big fan of the project when it came out last year with a focus on the environment and, God willing, I’ll be around to join it once again, this year, for a global discussion about poverty. I love ideas that attempt to utilize new media, in any shape or form, to do something positive. The term “global discussion” is what I feel is important here. There are universal issues that we face in a very individualist manner, such as the environment and, this year’s topic, poverty. To join that global discussion is to make that problem more universal; more human.
The impact of thousands of people attempting to direct a conversation on a single day is an overwhelming force that clearly demonstrates just how powerful blogging can be.
So if you’re a Jordanian blogger, I encourage you to register your blog today and join the discussion on October 15th.
Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.