Blog Action Day 2008

By Daniel Scocco

blog action dayToday the 2008 edition of Blog Action Day is launching. The goal is basically to get as many bloggers as possible writing about the same issue on the same day. Why? To raise the awareness about that issue and make people talk, think and act about it.

Personally I think that this is one of the best initiatives going on around the blogosphere. If it keep growing at the current pace soon it will be having a real impact on the life of many people.

If you remember, last year (topic was the environment) it was a great success with more than 20,000 blogs participating, and an estimated RSS readership of 14 million people. The global conversation that it fostered was so big that many mainstream media and newspapers covered the event as well. And that is good for all bloggers, because it shows the world the power and importance of this new media.

This year the issue we will talk about is poverty. Put a mark on your calendar: October 15 is the day.

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16 Responses to “Blog Action Day 2008”

  • SEO Genius

    Thats great, and a very relevant topic to us all. I am definitely going to join this.

    Will.

  • Mayooresan

    I just registered with them. I know about poverty as I’m coming from third world country 🙁

    We can make more and more people to talk about it.

  • Angel Cuala

    I cannot help but register too. Poverty is worldwide concern and I believe we must be serious about it.

  • Easton Ellsworth

    Hey Daniel, thanks for posting. Glad you are planning to participate.

    Video: http://www.vimeo.com/1529825

  • Nick Stamoulis

    Wow, what an awesome idea! Putting it on my calendar now… great stuff and a cool way for bloggers to get involved!

  • tacogirl

    I just signed on for this years blog action day (did last years as well) and found you as a result. Been surfing your site all afternoon and picking up loads of useful information.

    Many thanks.
    tacogirl

    p.s. Mayooresan I am also living in a 3rd world country and have been lucky enough to volunteer and help raise awareness for a local school that was created specifically for kids who were not in school and could not afford to go. I was quite excited by this years topic.

  • Kyle Judkins

    As someone that participated in RSS Awareness Day, I really believe in the influence that bloggers have. I’m sure that RSS Awareness Day had a big impact on the amount of RSS users around the web. I look forward to participating in this great event as well.

  • Hussein | Random Blog

    Good idea. I want to participate.

  • Easton Ellsworth

    Thanks to all you good folks who have volunteered to participate. We’re closing in on 2,000 participating sites already. 58 days to go.

  • stetoscope

    I love this idea, I put a mark on my agenda and I ‘ll write a post.
    See you

  • Miss Gisele B.

    Daniel,

    This is such a great initiative. As a community, bloggers can actually make a difference and get their voice heard!

    This is a phenomenal project!

    Miss Gisele B.

  • gabriel

    Where will be publish the posts on poverty ?
    this is my first year ( the second month actually, blogging from spain ) and I rode about “blog carnivals” and now in your blog about “blog action day”. I really think that is an excellent idea, but…. I need some information.
    Thanks for your prompt answer.

  • gabriel

    Sorry I must say : read not rode.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Gabriel, each blogger will post about it on his own blog.

  • uzoma

    hi I’m in and already sent you an email to that effect hope to win the jackpot it will really go along way for me as a blogger

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