Last year, I had joined thousands of bloggers all over the world during Blog Action Day 2007, and the topic of conversation was Environment.
This year, on(October 15, 2008), once again bloggers across the globe will unite in bringing awareness to the masses and the topic will be Poverty.
Many people ask what can one person do about Poverty? Or how can blogging about poverty make a difference? There is power in numbers and unity. When thousands write about the same issue, in a sort of a brain storming way, giving ideas to each other about ways to end it, educating those who have no idea about it, bringing awareness, inspiring each other to take actions, and changing minds on a global scale, our society can be better.
Also, there is a very compelling video posted on Blog Action Day site just to answer some of such concerns!
And you can also read up a bit on what poverty actually means. This link explains very that poverty does not hit just the third world countries, or the developing countries, it spans many families and individuals even in the most developed and so called ‘rich’ countries.
On this day, some people will write about how they feel about poverty, others will write about what they think should or could be done to eradicate this affliction, and still others will talk about what causes it and it history or whatever else they want to bring forth about the issue.
As you can tell, I will be joining again this year by writing something on that day and would love to hear if you are planning to join the Blog Action Day this year.
You can find more websites andon ways you can help and also check out they have compiled to help promoting the day.
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