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Monday, October 8

Power of One

"WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF EVERY BLOG PUBLISHED POSTS ON THE SAME TOPIC, ON THE SAME DAY?"


October 15, a week from today, is Blog Action Day, and the theme this year is environment.

If you have a blog and want to join in, all you have to do is use that day to post something related to the environment, in whatever way, shape, or form you prefer. You can pick an environmental issue that has meaning for you and let us know why it's important.

Organize a beach or neighborhood cleanup and tell us about it. If you're into fiction writing, give us a story with an environmental theme. Have a podcast, videoblog, or photoblog? Join the fun! The idea here is to have a mass effect on public awareness by sharing as many ideas in as many ways as possible.

If you're game for participating, go register your blog with the 7,000+ other blogs (with 5 million readers!) that are already signed up. Also, see the Blog Action Day blog for more on how bloggers can change the world.

Graham (of Blogger team)


This makes me very happy.

In fact, I'm so happy that the Topic is on Environment that I couldn't wait and had to publish this new post now, even though I usually try to finish replying to the comments of previous posts first.

Anyhow, I hope you rebellious non-conformists all hop! on the bandwagon for this one. ;)

But in order to Counteract the "Open" Tagging Conspiracy (courtesy of Dan and Pete), it's only deviously correct that I turn this into a massive viral tag...

DEFAULT TAGS: Dan; Pete

MONOSYLLABIC TRIO: Kath; Vy

BIGGEST GROUP TAG YET*:

In an effort to maximize promotion (only 1 week til the 15th!), I tried to pull from various niches and networks...as well as certain people I haven't given link love to in awhile...I'll be looking for a post from you all, deal?!

Chuck; Rolando; Kiasu-ness!; Lewis; Revellian; Daniel; YC; Chris C; Jon; Dailytri-ness!; Terence; Raqqash; Spiff-ness!; Brown Baron; Mike; 38Kia; Chessnoid; Snarky-ness!; Speedcat Hollydale; Cheynne C; LOBO; Delmer-ness!; Rich

Holly; Erina; Cooper; Dana; Sabrina; Brandy-ness!; Meleah; Stealth-ness!; Thinker; Terri; Sheila; Brookem; NOLA; Debo; Polli; Nessa-ness!; Miki; Morgan; Kyla; ChrissyJo; Thira

Whether you're tagged or not, drop me a line if you plan on particpating in Blog Action Day so I can check out your Environment article on Monday, the 15th!

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*So, listing name after name was FUN, but damn it took close to forever to individually link...I mean, who knew being deviously viral was so much HARD WORK?! ;)

42 Musing(s):

Terence Chang said...

Jut followed your foot step. I have added a post for the blog action day!

Blog power has united! Blog action day for our only earth!

I will encourage everyone not to subscribe to paper newspaper, magazine or any sort of paper book. This will reduce the amount of tree been cut down. It's important to use less tissue paper as well.

Anyway, let's keep rolling!



By the way, my name should be spelled as TERENCE. ;-)

Jorge said...

Great blog!

brandy said...

Great idea! I'm going to start thinking of possible ideas... and hopefully post something on Monday.

chessnoid said...

Hi,
I am in.
;)

Debo Hobo said...

I actually did a post the other day on Driving 55 and Conserving Gas. Check it out if you wish :)

http://www.debohobo.com/2007/10/05/driving-55-saves-more-than-lives/

dcr said...

This one might not be pretty...

peteej said...

Oh man, I already owe Debo Hobo and DCR a write-up, now I'm on your default tag list. I'm being framed! :D

I have a great post in the works for this based on a previous graphic design project I did. The color palette even matches my blog. You'll have to wait and see...

Rolando said...

Sign me up! Oh man, now if can only remember to do it when the day comes, haha :)

Bobby said...

Hi Joanne! I will participate. I must go sign up!!! Thanks:)

Erina Hart said...

Being viral is hard work. You're right. Lol.

I will join! Expect to see me posting :)

(Rolando, I will help you remember. You just help me.)

rinchen said...

Tis a good idea :)

Nessa said...

Interesting topic. I'll do this... hopefully I can get it out before the 15th!!

dnordstrom said...

Wow, environment. I almost forgot about it. We'll see if I'll post some heavy outside-the-box thinking for you all on the 15th. Maybe. I may even squeeze in a few words on my Apple blog if I have the time.

If I can remember it! (Wish there was a super bold tag.)

My memory is not what it used to be. And it has never been good. But hey, that's why I have these cluttered little post-its, right here.

Bless said...

Hi there! Thanks for dropping at my blog. I appreciate it. You got a nice site here and very good articles to read :-)

meleah rebeccah said...

wow, what a wonderful /powerful idea / concept. Hmm.. I might get in on this!

Gadget said...

Oh no, I've been tagged again. Now I have to do something! LOL!

elysa said...

I am participating in Blog Action Day

Self Improvement Blog said...

Looks good. I hadn't heard about this yet. I will mark it on my calendar... Oct 15th is Monday?
-Chris

Nola said...

I will participate, too, and will try to get others to do so as well!!

david said...

I wonder what kind of action Google take from these events!?

jon said...

you know i'll do it, but it probably won't be what everyone expects. :D

Joanne said...

Terence: Whoops, I fixed it immediately when I read your comment…typed a little too fast (doesn’t help that I have a good friend with double r’s in Terrans).

Jorge: Thanks for stopping by, hope you join in on Blog Action Day!

Brandy: Yeah, I’ve been brewing ideas in the back of my mind from the moment I read about it.

Chessnoid: Sweeet.

Debo: I will check on it. You’ll write another for Blog Action Day, right? ;)

Dan: Of course, what’s the use of pretty when it’s not the truth?

Pete: You betcha. And wow, that sounds pretty exciting! Well, I’ll be looking forward to it. =)

Rolando: If you register your blog on the Blog Action site, I believe they will send out email reminders. Plus, people (e.g. me!) will ask questions if you do happen to forget, haha. =P

Bobby: Yay! I’m glad to hear it. You always have really thoughtful and informative posts!

Erina: Yeah, I didn’t expect it because usually it’s just copy and paste for other virals. Haha, we’ll all help remind each other, right?

Rinchen: Definitely is, I like the feeling of collective action of individuals. Hope you join in on the fun!

Nessa: Not only interesting, but pretty broad and something that affects our everyday lives. Well, I’ll be looking for a post from ya in my feed reader on the 15th! ;)

Daniel: Great! Haha, well if it happens, I hope to respond to such a post with outside-the-box commenting, lols. (ps: I always lose post-its if it’s more than 3, so I generally put my reminders in list-form on a notepad)

Bless: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed reading some of them.

Meleah: I’m digging your slashes, haha. And please do, as I plan on doing lots of environmental blog-reading this upcoming Monday!

Rich: Haha, of course…I almost forgot to tag ya, but then you happened to publish a post. It’s like you were meant to join in on this! =P

Elysa: Yay! I’ll be checking it out. =)

Chris: Yup, it’s definitely a Monday. I’m glad you’re participating…I generally learn a lot from your articles.

Nola: Excellent, a lot of people have already heard about Blog Action Day but there are many, many more who haven’t yet and it’s almost the 15th!

David: Hm, I’m not sure but since I heard about Blog Action Day from my Blogger homepage…maybe they’ll do something, who knows. I guess we’ll find out!

Jon: Haha, I wouldn’t expect otherwise! ;)

keeyit said...

I want to do it too.. environmental cleanliness.. BUT my home environment can or not ?

xtina said...

Okayyy I'll do it. But blogger might experience a one month delay in posting it. Or else it'd totally be up on my site by tomorrow. ;)

Joanne said...

Keeyit: Awesome, glad you're taking part in the fun and spreading awareness =)

Vy: Surprise me, I dare ya. Haha, actually I'm already impressed you accepted the writing challenge! ;)

Kukuh said...

Gotta be on the 15th? hope that I could catch that deadline...I love beach, so I would write a post about it ;)

sabrinasmoneymatters said...

I'm definitely in!

YC said...

Uh ok I'll -try- to put something up heheheh :) I'm not the most environmentally aware person around :)

Right now, I need a break. :)

cbenc12 said...

That sounds like a really cool idea!!! ;)

guess what? I've given you an award on Totally Fabulous! You really are!!! :)

Keep it up and have a nice day ya! ;)

Joanne said...

Kukuh: Yup, the 15th it is. Awesome, I'll be looking forward to read about that!

Sabrina: Yay! I'm glad people are supporting this cause.

YC: Hahaha, well I'm sure whatever you do post is going to be interesting.

Ben: Thank you =) Does this mean you're going to participate in Blog Action Day? LOLs ;)

Sarcasm Abounds said...

hmmm, I'll think up something good.

SA

Joanne said...

SA: Of course you will, hope you add some snarky humor to it as well! ;)

dailytri said...

Count me in for the 10/15 enviro post. (And thanks for the link love...yeah!)

dcr said...

Now I'm curious as to what Jon's is going to be.

cooper said...

I signed up for this some time ago and am glad of this reminder. I think they actually sent one a few days ago as well. It is easy to forget in this rush of life.

I will have to start thinking about this soon.

RennyBA said...

Very interesting is I do believe in the power of blogsphere. 15th of October is me and my wifes 8 years anniversary though, but I'll see what I can do:-)
Actually right now she is guestposting about another interesting topic: 'Social issues in text – the power of language'. You are welcome to participate in the discussion.

keeyit said...

I have done this environment post.
http://www.keeyit.com/index.php/2007/10/15/blog-action-day-environment/

dcr said...

Mine's done too. It'll probably lose me my last six readers, but I guess all good blogs must come to an end sometime, no?

YC said...

Well, I've done up mine at the last minute - I am keeping my fingers crossed I don't get catcalls for this...

Here it is!

http://www.internetmarketingmind.com/make-money-online/make-money-online-the-environmentally-sound-way-on-blog-action-day

peteej said...

Here ya go:

http://mygpscameraphone.com/2007/10/14/remember-your-first-crush/

Enjoy!

Sarcasm Abounds said...

look for mine in a couple of hours, taking my sweet time this morning...

SA

Erina Hart said...

I'm posted. Thanks Joanne!

http://www.erinahart.com/ink/?p=85


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