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We wanted to take a moment to let you know that Web Worker Daily will be participating in the second annual Blog Action Day, which will take place this Wednesday, October 15th. Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s […]

We wanted to take a moment to let you know that Web Worker Daily will be participating in the second annual Blog Action Day, which will take place this Wednesday, October 15th.

Blog Action Day is an annual nonprofit event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters to post about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion. The theme for 2008 is Poverty.

The organizers of Blog Action Day ask that we “examine the issues from our own unique viewpoints and perspectives, look for solutions on the small and large scale, and ask how the individual and the collective can make changes.”

We hope you’ll join us in this worldwide grassroots action to sensitize people to the myriad issues and stories of poverty. If you’re not a blogger, don’t despair. There are several other ways to take part!

Please let us know in the comments if you’re planning to participate!


Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty from Blog Action Day on Vimeo.

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  1. Thanks for highlighting us! We really hope this event hurts people – that is, that it tugs at their heart strings and maybe at their purse strings – that it causes them to reflect on the things they have and makes them start giving more to those who have not, feeding their minds as well as their mouths.

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  2. What a great idea. I have several colleagues with blogs so I will encourage them to do the same. They all cover a diverse range of sectors so it should be very interesting!

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  3. I’m a longtime reader, and I’m participating. I’ll be writing about poverty from a religious perspective.

    Check out the blog on that day here: Hacking Christianity

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  4. Poverty is an issue very close to us at Christian Children’s Fund. We will be participating in Blog Action Day this year with several first-hand accounts from children on how poverty affects them. My name will link to the blog; information about CCF can be found at http://www.christianchildrensfund.org.

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  5. [...] you’re a Blogger, you might like this post at Web Worker Daily: Countdown to Blog Action Day We wanted to take a moment to let you know that Web Worker Daily will be participating in the [...]

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  6. Good to see you guys will be getting on board, look forward to reading your articles. We’ve also done a podcast for this (already up, ahead of schedule :)) Anyone interested can listen here : http://instantiate.platform22.com

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  7. I’ll be participating at my blog – Tales of the Talking Tiger – http://www.talkingtiger.org.

    For every comment made, I will donate $5 (up to AU$300).

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  8. HI all.
    KivaB4B is contributing $10,000 to support Blog Action Day. KivaB4B is a new partnership between Kiva and Advanta Bank that lets you double the loans you make through Kiva, up to $200/month. It’s a very cool program. Check it out at KivaB4B.org. There’s also a very unique affiliate program they offer to blogs and other sites. There’s a description on the blog, http://b4bcommunity.org/2008/08/the-kiva-affiliate-program-hel.html

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  9. For a look at how virtual outsourcing can positively affect poverty in developing countries, check out this post: Virtual fishing rods for economic growth.

    In the spirit of Blog Action Day, comments more than welcome.

    Jim, ki work

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  10. oops – link didn’t work here is again:

    Virtual fishing rods for economic growth

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