Monday, August 20, 2007

Blog Action Day

What would happen if every blog published posts discussing the same issue, on the same day? One issue. One day. Thousands of voices.

Well, this October 15th, we are going to find out exactly what sort of impact the blogging world can have when they focus on a single issue. It's about focusing; it's about thousands of people uniting their voices; it's about using the Internet to accomplish something good for the human race! This inaugural year of Blog Action Day will be focused on the environment. Each participating blog will simultaneously post about the environment in any way they choose. It's entirely up to each blogger to determine how or what to post. For example:

A blog about money might write about how to save around the home by using environmentally friendly ideas. Similarly a blog about politics might examine what weight environmental policy holds in the political arena.''

The initiative was launched August 15th with this press release. Since then, the number, as of this writing on August 20, has grown to over 1400 bloggers who have registered their blogs with Blog Action Day and have chosen to participate in the October 15th initiative! I signed on with them on August 17th and there were only just over 200 blogs signed up. That number has been increasing exponentially since then and it's really gathering momentum. My very humble little blog which is rarely updated these days has no more than six or seven subscribers. So I'm guessing I'm one of the smallest niches if not the smallest blogging niche on the entire Internet. But taking that small number into consideration; if you were to multiply the seven subscribers of Mitakuye Oyasin by 1400...well I'm sure you get my point! As of this writing, the 1400+ blogs are generating a combined RSS reach of 1,000,748 human beings! That's over one million people who will be reached concerning the issue of the environment and the number is growing quickly every hour!

The potential is here! And this could be just the beginning, as any issue which affects us as human beings can become the focus of Action Blog Day! The organizers of ABD state that they adhere to the principle of Unity in Diversity rather than uniformity.

As long as human beings in any part of the planet are inhibited from developing their individual potential the entire species will remain handicapped. True unity will be achieved when each individual becomes an active and functioning participant in the whole, performing the skills they possess as constructive and productive contributors to their local, regional, and global community. This goal can be accomplished if a balance between the physical and spiritual dimensions of human existence is achieved, enabling productive contributions to human society to be offered as service to the ongoing progress and development of the world without fear of exploitation and oppression.

One Issue...One Day...Thousands of Voices! Please consider signing on and adding your voice as we attempt to use the Internet in a positive way...a way that will help us all! Thanks!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted to take the time to encourage your point of view. As often is the case I find you to be very intuitive and have yet to find fault in your opinion or direction.

Keep up the good fight


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