If every blogger involved in the annual October 15 event would have left a comment at Chris’s post, there would be well over 10,000 of them.
And yet, if every person living in poverty were to comment, there would be more than 3 BILLION comments.
Can you fathom it?
I am grateful to be an assistant event coordinator for Blog Action Day this year. It has broken my spirit several times over to consider the magnitiude and subject matter of the effort.
Already, Blog Action Day 2008 has been graced by many bloggers who do grasp the global problem of poverty, at least to some extent (for who can really plumb its depths?):
- Brian Clark at Copyblogger – Brian is donating $25 to Save the Children for every pledge of $10 or more made at his Blog Action Day post.
- Sokwanele at This is Zimbabwe – The author shares concerns about ongoing poverty among family members in Zimbabwe.
- Darren Rowse at Problogger – Darren recounts personal experiences that taught him about poverty.
- Stephen Olmstead at Sonata Creative – “What I am going to blog about, is a little boy named Job Mwanga Chelangat who lives in Piswa, Uganada.” This is what it’s about. Thank you, Stephen.
- Social Media Club Austin – Nearly 50 bloggers, podcasters and videocasters are covering poverty in the city of Austin, Texas in the US for 24 hours.
There are thousands of other wonderful posts around the Web popping up right now.
Blog Action Day is a prime example of the power of the Web and blogging to make a positive difference in the world.