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Blog Action Day 2008

Today is Blog Action Day 2008, and this year it is about poverty.

I blogged about it at the Blog Herald and later I will be calling in to the Blog Talk Radio spectacular (hopefully), but other than that I have failed miserably to get my own act together.

Which makes me realize about “good intentions” – they are no good without action.

What kind of action can and should 9,920 bloggers and 10,877,968 estimated total readers take?

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  1. Hi Chris,

    Reading all my friends Blog Action Day posts.

    I’m sure you’ll make it on to Blog Talk Radio sometime today http://blogtalkradio.com/blogactionday the Blog Action Day Talkathon begins Oct 15th at 12pm (EST) and goes until 12am (EST).

    Thanks also for the donation of your e-book to Blog Talk Radio Blog Action Day!

    Vicky H

  2. Hi Chris,

    Reading all my friends Blog Action Day posts.

    I’m sure you’ll make it on to Blog Talk Radio sometime today http://blogtalkradio.com/blogactionday the Blog Action Day Talkathon begins Oct 15th at 12pm (EST) and goes until 12am (EST).

    Thanks also for the donation of your e-book to Blog Talk Radio Blog Action Day!

    Vicky H

  3. Ahem – 10,017 and counting, Chris. 😉

    It’s okay man – today is a sprint meant to draw attention to a marathon. And you’re a great marathoner.

  4. Ahem – 10,017 and counting, Chris. 😉

    It’s okay man – today is a sprint meant to draw attention to a marathon. And you’re a great marathoner.

  5. for now, i turn to sites like freerice, kiva, and goodsearch, as ways to help alleviate poverty online.

    saw this post via the front page of blog action day. it’s great that you’re participating. 🙂

  6. for now, i turn to sites like freerice, kiva, and goodsearch, as ways to help alleviate poverty online.

    saw this post via the front page of blog action day. it’s great that you’re participating. 🙂

  7. Chris,

    You make a very, very good point! So good ;-), I too wrote a post about inaction for blog action day:

    http://www.corporatedollar.org/2008/10/can-twitter-get-rid-of-poverty-on-blog-action-day/

    Take care – and do something gosh, darn it!

    John

  8. Chris,

    You make a very, very good point! So good ;-), I too wrote a post about inaction for blog action day:

    http://www.corporatedollar.org/2008/10/can-twitter-get-rid-of-poverty-on-blog-action-day/

    Take care – and do something gosh, darn it!

    John

  9. Send money.

  10. Send money.

  11. Seriously, people, I do not believe that using blogs we can fight something as big as poverty. How on Earth writing about it helps people who starve? Who die because they cannot afford water? Who are scared that the crisis that is upon us will break down their lives?

    I just do not understand all that hype – but I do not mind to participate, not in the least. Although I do believe that “writing about poverty” is not the same as “fighting poverty itself”.

    And even though I believe that poverty of mind (if I use the terms correctly) is way worse – since this is the only reason there is technical, monetary poverty in the world.

  12. Seriously, people, I do not believe that using blogs we can fight something as big as poverty. How on Earth writing about it helps people who starve? Who die because they cannot afford water? Who are scared that the crisis that is upon us will break down their lives?

    I just do not understand all that hype – but I do not mind to participate, not in the least. Although I do believe that “writing about poverty” is not the same as “fighting poverty itself”.

    And even though I believe that poverty of mind (if I use the terms correctly) is way worse – since this is the only reason there is technical, monetary poverty in the world.

  13. One fairly easy action people could do that fights against poverty is discuss the causes of poverty (to really think deeply about it) with their fellow peers that being friends, family, colleagues, internet audience, and basically anyone you can reach through words. So blogging about is one such means.

    Good idea there linking up to that article, Chris. I had no idea about this until now. 😀 I’ll share this back with my EWB friends, they’ll find it interesting.

  14. One fairly easy action people could do that fights against poverty is discuss the causes of poverty (to really think deeply about it) with their fellow peers that being friends, family, colleagues, internet audience, and basically anyone you can reach through words. So blogging about is one such means.

    Good idea there linking up to that article, Chris. I had no idea about this until now. 😀 I’ll share this back with my EWB friends, they’ll find it interesting.

  15. Sometimes we just can’t get to it all, Chris.

    I focused on providing clean water and basic sanitation in my contribution to Blog Action Day.

  16. Sometimes we just can’t get to it all, Chris.

    I focused on providing clean water and basic sanitation in my contribution to Blog Action Day.

  17. I didn’t know about blog action day or I would have written today’s post on it.

    I do think that if all bloggers wrote about the same topic on one day it would call attention to the issue. But I agree with some of your other commentors, it takes more than one day’s attention to do something significant about a problem as big as world hunger.

  18. I didn’t know about blog action day or I would have written today’s post on it.

    I do think that if all bloggers wrote about the same topic on one day it would call attention to the issue. But I agree with some of your other commentors, it takes more than one day’s attention to do something significant about a problem as big as world hunger.

  19. I just do not understand all that hype – but I do not mind to participate, not in the least. Although I do believe that “writing about poverty” is not the same as “fighting poverty itself”.

  20. I just do not understand all that hype – but I do not mind to participate, not in the least. Although I do believe that “writing about poverty” is not the same as “fighting poverty itself”.