Thursday, October 11, 2007

October 15, 2007 - Blog Action Day

Interesting idea.


What would happen if every blog published posts discussing the same issue, on the same day?

One issue. One day. Thousands of voices.

I'm down. If you are, click over to the site and register. Also, spread the word to other bloggers.

Blog Action Day

On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind. In 2007 the issue is the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.

We’re looking for bloggers of all nationalities and backgrounds, writing about all topics to join in. Here’s what you have to do:

Publish on October 15th
Publish a post on their blog which relates to an issue of their own choice pertaining to the environment.

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.

Posts do not need to have any specific agenda, they simply need to relate to the larger issue in whatever way suits the blogger and readership. Our aim is not to promote one particular viewpoint, only to push the issue on the table for discussion. So write in whatever way suits your readers and your blog, just relate it back to the environment and make sure it goes up on October 15th.

Other things you can do
You can also participate in Blog Action Day by posting a banner on your site ( or by donating your day’s blog earnings to an environmental charity of your choice.

Register your blog
We are keeping track of all the blogs that have committed to participating on and it would be very helpful for you to register your blog at

At this time the form is only available in English, but the form fields are as follows:

1 - Blog Title

2 - Blog URL

3 - Approximate RSS Subscriber Number
(This will not be published. It is used to generate an approximate ‘reach’ for Blog Action Day. Simply enter an average, recent feed count from Feedburner or similar service. If you don’t know the audience size, just enter ‘0′. )

4 - Your Email
( You will ONLY receive two emails. The first will be two days prior to Blog Action Day 2007. And a second in August 2008 about next year’s day.)

5 - The final field is to test whether you are a human or spam robot. Simply type in the number written there

Thank you for participating in Blog Action Day 2007! In future years we hope to have the entire site translated in many languages :-)

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  1. Thanks for the heads up about this. Anyone living in LA has got to be down for doing something, anything for the environment!

  2. You're welcome. You're in L.A. but I'm far away from home now, so let the L.A. bloggers know and I'll try to wrangle up the ones I know here chime in on the environment ;)

  3. To veer off topic for a moment, I see on the Quitnet site that today marks five years without a cigarette for you. Congratulations on that!

  4. Yep, that's really off topic, but thanks a lot. It's a great birthday present to myself ;)

  5. Thanks Sophia,

    It's not that late ;)

    I just don't tell when it is.


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