Blogging: Changing the World, one blog at a time. My Blog Day Picks.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on September 1, 2007
Bloggers Are Changing The World? Yes, you bet they are! Are you one of them? Would you like to be? Bloggers are raising money, raising awareness, and raising hope, for causes all around the world. The best part about blogging is; anyone can do it, it’s easy, it’s free, and it’s also a lot of fun.
Quick example of how easy it is to start a blog:
Is there an issue that you are passionate about, but you never thought you could make a difference on? Is there a charity you’ve always wanted to support, but you’ve never had the money? Now, through blogging, you can “Save the Planet”, “Feed the Hungry”, or even just start a local “toy” or “school supply” drive. The sky is the limit. Charity doesn’t even need to be the main purpose of your blog, you can blog about anything you can imagine, but still have a simple link on your blog to charities you support. This is what appears on the sidebar of my blogs…
- DONATE TO CFS RESEARCH
- GREATER ORLANDO FOOD BANK
- Help Victoms of Deadly Tornado In Central Florida
- The Breast Cancer Site
Today anyone can have a voice, about anything imaginable. And not “just” have a voice, now your voice can actually be heard. If you blog, they will come. Will your voice be part of the growing “blog-o-sphere” that is impacting our world more and more each day? I hope so.
Together, bloggers are changing the world, one post at a time. Here are some examples…
Contributing editor Britt Bravo, from BlogHer.org published a great post today “Do Good Blogging: A Free, Fun Way to Change the World“.
In a world where mainstream media tends to focus on celebrities and sensationalism, important problems and possible solutions are often overlooked. Blogs provide a much needed venue for sharing innovative thinking. — read full post (with many links) at BlogHer.org
Blog Action Day will be on October 15th. What is Blog Action Day?
On October 15th, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind – 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. — read more about how you can participate
From Zen Habits…
Today I am helping to launch a new initiative called Blog Action Day, along with Collis and Cyan Ta’eed of FreelanceSwitch and FlashDen … and our goal is to bring the blogging community together, for just one day, talking about one issue — and for Blog Action Day 2007 (Oct. 15, 2007), that issue is the environment. — read full post
I believe blogging is becoming larger and more influential than anyone could have ever dreamed. In an age where the “mainstream” media is basically owned and operated by “big business”…Blogging is bring the media back to the people, where it belongs.
From New Matilda…
‘A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself,’ said the great American playwright Arthur Miller in 1961, and now the technology is in place to allow that conversation to happen in real time.
Blogging, podcasting and video sharing on sites like YouTube are dramatically changing the media landscape, allowing a host of new voices around the world to be heard. Blogging isn’t journalism on the cheap, as some critics have suggested — it’s a natural extension of the core mission of journalism: helping foster a vigorous public dialogue. And it’s allowed us to tap into the wisdom in the crowds. — read full article
Then there is the Blog World Expo! Wow! I so wish I could go to this. Sponsor anyone? I know…But a girl can still dream.
The first and only industry-wide tradeshow, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media. In addition to the only industry-wide exhibition, BlogWorld will feature the largest blogging conference in the world including more than 50 seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and internet-savvy business. If you are currently blogging, vlogging, podcasting, producing other forms of new media content, entering the new media industry, or just want to know what the blogosphere is all about, then you need to be at the most comprehensive blogging convention–BlogWorld & New Media Expo.
Okay, I can’t read any more of this without feeling sorry for myself. But, if you want more information, you can go to Blog World and New Media Expo.
So…What are you blogging about? Are you changing the world?
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER RIGHT? Yesterday was Blog Day and I had my five blogs picked out and ready to go, but never had a chance to post them. So, I thought I would post them today. Here are five blogs that are new to me, and that I like very much, maybe you will too.
The goal of this site is to share information that could be helpful in improving the lives of women.
It is divided into two main parts – my blog and the rest of the site. My blog – Women’s Health Research News – focuses on scientific research about women’s health issues. I sometimes blog about other topics of interest to women on it too though.
The rest of the site is made up of articles on different topics that may be of interest to women also.
Grew up in NYC and once I left – I kept on moving … Boston, Berkeley, back to Boston, off to Washington, D.C., a sojourn in Vermont .. and now out west living in a floating home on a river. Ahhhhhhh – life is great!
Am a plain jane,who, like all women plays countles roles in life… am a home maker,a Dentist,an amateur writer,…..who believes life isn’t a big thing but is made up of a million small & priceless things!
To withstand; to continue to be sure or firm; to endure; to sustain; to submit to; to bear patiently; to tolerate; to dwell or sojourn
Medical and health care. Patient-provider relations is the most common theme. I am not a health care provider. I have no medical training. I am a person writing from a patient perspective, occasionally calling on my personal experiences working as nursing support staff, being raised by nurses, or married to an ER residency program for 3 years.