Blog Action Day was founded by Collis Ta’eed in the summer of 2007 and that first year he managed to recruit 20,000 bloggers to all write on the same topic (the environment) on the same day, October 15, 2007. The topic in 2008 was poverty and even more bloggers came out to participate. The third annual Blog Action Day is coming up, and there’s still plenty of time for you to sign up.
What: Blog Action Day 2009
When: October 15, 2009
This year’s topic: Climate Change
The point: Blog Action Day is an effort to get everyone in social media talking about climate change. You don't have to be a green blogger to participate. No matter your blog’s topic, you can participate. When bloggers join together to focus on one topic, on the same day, it encourages readers around the world to also give their attention to the issue. It’s amazing and fun to see everyone in the blogosphere join together for one day.
Who can participate: Everyone around the world is free to join in on Blog Action Day. Small blogs, huge blogs, new and old bloggers, everyone. There’s no limit on the number of posts, type of post, or your opinions.
How to participate: Head over to the Blog Action Day site and register your blog, or blogs. I usually have about four or five of my blogs participating, and this year is pretty much the same. I've got a bunch of my blogs signed up including, Tree Hugging Family, Thrifty Mommy, Blisstree Green Living, Best Green Home Tips, and more.
So far 776 blogs are on board – are you?