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Blog Action Day lives on (Part 2 of 2)

Just when you think it’s over…
Well it’s not!
The problem still exists!
As I promised, I will continue helping on a daily basis, but for this blog, here is the wrap up:

49 comments from other bloggers who cares.
Click here to view the comments left by them.
Here are the links to their blogs that I encourage everyone to visit* and spend some time to read:
(* Please Note: All the links below opens in the same window, after you visit and read the link, and need to read more, just come back to this page by hitting your browser’s back button)

  1. kouji haiku
  2. KivaB4B Team
  3. http://b4bcommunity.org/2008/08/the-kiva-affiliate-program-hel.html
  4. Julian Ayrs
  5. jenniefr
  6. CancunCanuck
  7. Pia
  8. YingYang
  9. Diane Cesa
  10. Kris
  11. Toby
  12. Gyutae Park
  13. Thryn
  14. Franz Jeitz
  15. Deon Roberts
  16. http://neworleanscitybusiness.wordpress.com/
  17. Dan
  18. rjleaman
  19. Brian Dowling
  20. Armando Rayo
  21. Courtney
  22. Oliveaux
  23. Indra Gardiner
  24. h.e.g.
  25. Corinne Rodrigues
  26. Kevin (Blog Tipz)
  27. day…
  28. rob, BtG
  29. Erica Schlaikjer
  30. http://responsiblechina.com/2008/10/07/the-responsiblechina-show-courtney-mccolgan-and-casey-wilson-wokaiorg/
  31. scottpenton
  32. Shayne Packer
  33. Raul
  34. Meg
  35. http://howtomakeadifferencenow.blogspot.com/2008/09/shame-on-you-dr-jack-phillips-give-us.html
  36. Christian
  37. Chris @ Lifestyle Project
  38. Nick Anstead
  39. Charlotte Carey
  40. Elizabeth
  41. Barry Wallace
  42. Blog Action Day 2008: Word vs. Deed
  43. Angel Cuala
  44. Family against Poverty: Blog Action Day 2008
  45. Jack
  46. Working Films
  47. Frugal Trenches
  48. InTheLoop
  49. Luc
  50. Dan Bassill
  51. MobileFreak
  52. http://www.mobilemammoth.com/mobile-websites/mobile-web-reducing-poverty-blog-action-day-2008
  53. Guinevere

The reason that there is 53 links is that some bloggers left the specific link to their posts about the issue and I included it under each one of them.

I hope that I delivered the message clearly! From this point on, I hope that everyone else will do something to help 🙂

Note: All income and money raised from this blog from October 15th until the 19th, will go into 2 of the organizations mentioned at the blog action day home page as donations. Thanks to all that helped. 🙂

Blog Action Day lives on (Part 1 of 2)

As I continue my effort towards this critical issue (Poverty) and as I mentioned in this post that this effort should be ongoing and not just for one day, also as I would like to bring up the point of blogging and how powerful it is bringing people together world wide.

I started something wild, and it took me about 14 hours of reading to finish it (almost).

I personally went to every blog that was picked up on the blog action day home page and read every single post by all the bloggers from around the world, aside from the amount of info that I learned within the 14 hours of reading (Thanks to all), it came to my mind that blogging is not just about writing (Although it is the biggest part of it), but also it’s about connecting people, I have seen personal blogs, business blogs, romance blogs, religion blogs, health blogs (And the list goes on…), all sharing the same call against poverty which was the topic of the 2008 blog action day. Some bloggers actually did the same thing I did, which is connecting, how? By commenting on other blogs.

Whether you are a reader, blogger or just a surfer, you can raise your voice and be heard simply by commenting on other blogs. And that’s what I did!

I commented on over 150 blog posts that I read throughout the last 48 hours commending everyone on their posts (I specially liked the ones with photos “Photo blogging”) and asked them all to come and read the article that I wrote and let me know what they thought about my contribution to solve the issue.

I also promised them that I will encourage my readers to visit their blogs and read their opinions as well. I would call this “Social Blogging” which is simply getting every one involved in action.

I’ll go through commenting and blogging as a social networking, opinion sharing tool more in my upcoming online training school that I’ve announced earlier this month.

The point of this post is that every time I have received a comment back from another blogger, I knew they cared about the issue, that does not mean that everyone else didn’t care, I understand that sometime people get sidetracked by life, but the people who commented on the article (44 comments up to this point) did a lot to share to solve the problem, even if they didn’t know it, they did put the effort of just sharing to raise the issue higher into the open field of blogging.

And that’s another way of solving any problem, we see it every day, whether on a newspaper site, on a political forum, or on any blog of any kind. And I will do my part and share the love with you from everyone that commented on this article and a link to their blogs in the second part of this article and I really hope that you will take a minute for each blog to read their opinion. And don’t forget to comment 😉

I will go back to my normal blogging, but in my life, this issue along with a lot more issues (Like my involvement with ONE.org) which was the main reason for me to start blogging, will continue on a daily basis. And I will also share my knowledge with everyone on the online school that will start on November 1st 2008 for free! (Again this is not all about money or profit, but it’s to share the good and feel the better).

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7 Days to Blog Action Day video!

Today I received a reminder (Quoted Below) from the organization, and so, I am sharing these 2 great videos with you guys, hope you enjoy:

Here is the email reminder:

7 Days to Go – Have you Registered?

Hello Bloggers!

We’ve got just 7 days to go before Blog Action Day 2008 – and we want to make sure everyone who participated in 2007 has had a chance to register their blogs to post up on October 15th and join us once more in shaking the internet!

Register at: www.BlogActionDay.org

In 2008 we’re discussing Poverty and we’re all set for a huge year with thousands of bloggers registered to participate, including dozens of top bloggers like TechCrunch, LifeHacker and more!

Additionally we have members of both the Spanish and English parliaments planning on participating, a ton of great organisations including the United Nations Millenium Campaign, Friendster, MySpace, Kiva, BlogTV, Blog.de, and lots more.

Blog Action Day 2008

Last year I was one of 1000’s that participated in blog action day. This is another reason that I love blogging for, taking actions, and voices heard.
Aside from being an active member on www.one.org and also a very active member on a group called “Stop global warming: on facebook, I decided to take action with this years blog action day, to fight poverty world wide (Very close to one.org), I am doing everything I can and I encourage you to take action as well, at least you can spread the word about it.
I hope to see you all reaching out to your goals.