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Bloggers Are Changing The World, One Post at a Time.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on August 24, 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…

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?

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11 Responses to “Bloggers Are Changing The World, One Post at a Time.”

  1. sevnetus said

    Thank you for being positive. Blogging is the most important thing I do I hope to do more of it – reading, commenting, and writing. I hope we can change the world. Thanks again.

  2. Thanks for your comment.

    One post at a time, and one blogger at a time…Together we will change the world.

    Even if you make one little change to your “personal” world…there is a ripple affect. Collectively, the ripples turn into waves, and so on, and so on.

  3. tobeme said

    I agree, bloggers are making an impact, many are making a positive impact.

  4. “The best part about blogging is; anyone can do it”

    The worst part about it, anyone can do it. 🙂

  5. “Tobeme” — Thanks for your comment.

    “Totaltransformation” — Funny, and true. Thanks.

  6. “Tobeme” — Thanks for your comment.

    “Totaltransformation” — Funny, and true. Thanks.

  7. liara said

    Its fabulous that you draw attention to the appeal of giving for the sake of giving. This could be of yourself, for a cause you believe in or, to offer information that raises awareness for people who may be uninformed. In this day and age, many people become involved in ventures with the primary purpose of taking or receiving. To help transform the world for the better, blogging for the sake of it can attract unexpected positive events. I remember Gandhi who said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” We can all set examples. Every personal effort or international expo is meaningful.

  8. Hi Liara, thanks so much for your comment.

  9. Twenty Five Days said

    Oops! My website is called Twenty Five Days to Make a Difference. IT is at http://www.twentyfivedays.wordpress.com

    Thanks!

  10. Twenty Five Days said

    My mom and I love your site! I am ten and my name is Laura. I think you might like my blog too…..you and I seem to have similar values. Wondering if you might want to take part in my challenge for the next 25 days……visit my site to find out more, and I will link to you there!

  11. Thanks “Twenty Five Days”. You have a very nice blog, thanks for sharing it with me.

    the url is: http://twentyfivedays.wordpress.com/

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