Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Poverty is B.A.D.

You are seeing it everywhere today, references to #bad08 - Blog Action Day 08. From YouTube to Digg to the Red Cross website to Twitter to yet more all the chatter is about talking up how you are helping end poverty. For ideas see my post from yesterday.

I am thrilled to say CFCA hightlighted my family's poverty story on their blog today.

There's so many blogs covering poverty today for the second annual Blog Action Day, I thought I'd highlight one in particular that really got the message through to me:

Beth Kanter's Blog: Blog Action Day: Can One Person Make A Difference? Challenging Poverty With Social Media

And check out to see all the amazing conversations going on about Blog Action Day via Twitter.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Blog Action Day 08: Poverty

Tomorrow is the second annual Blog Action Day.

A little background...
"On October 15th 2007, more than 20,000 bloggers united for the first annual Blog Action Day. With an estimated combined audience of over 15 million viewers, we discussed ideas, empowered audiences and debated on the wide ranging issues of the Environment. In 2008, the world’s bloggers will again unite, to discuss an issue of the most pressing import and widespread distress - Poverty." -

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

Here's a few things you can do to help share:
1) If you have a blog, dedicate your Wednesday, 10/15 post to Poverty. Share your own story...Do you help with your local food bank? Sponsor a family or child? or Work through your community or religious organization to combat poverty? Register your blog with Blog Action Day 08 and share your story.

2) On Twitter, spread the word about Poverty and use the hashtag #bad08 (Need help with details, here's a list of poverty information resources.)

3) On Facebook, join the Blog Action Day group.

4) Listen to and spread the word about BlogTalkRadio's 12-hour live talkathon.

5) Here's a whole list of how to follow Blog Action Day's events online.

6) Sponsor someone, through CFCA, who lives in poverty.

7) Join the call to end poverty by watching global videos, gather information and make a video of your experience at the YouTube in my name in my name channel. This is the best channel I've seen on YouTube, bar none!

Tomorrow I'll share my own story, hope you will too!

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