Blog Action Day is October 15, and the founders of the event are asking bloggers around the world to blog on the topic of the environment.
Similar to the April 30, Day of Silence, when many bloggers around the world didn’t publish anything but a sign honoring the day in protest of personal violence, Blog Action Day asks you to turn your blog into action by blogging about the environment on that day. You can choose any topic, as long as it has to do with environmental issues.
The idea behind Blog Action Day is to use the power of united voices to call attention to an issue. This year, Blog Action Day is dedicated to the environment. Next year, they may have a different subject.
With millions of bloggers writing about the environment, readers can’t help but be exposed to the news and information just from the numbers. This type of unified action often speaks louder than the small chorus.
Since I heard about the event two months ago, I’ve been thinking about how I can blog about the environment and make a point that will help change our thinking and perspective, and how my words might help us to save and preserve the nature we seem so intent on consuming faster than ever.
I’ve not come up with a topic yet. Have you?
The problem with challenges dealing with such broad topics is how to narrow it down. As a tree hugger for many years, there are thousands of topics I could easily tackle – the problem is choosing.
I could tell a story to make an environmental protection point. I could offer tips and techniques for traveling without leaving footprints nor evidence of passing through. I can easily write photography and writing tips about how to capture the magic of nature for an audience, bringing nature to those who may not appreciate it the way we do. I could write about how to teach your children about the treasures of nature that deserve our help and protection, and theirs for the next 75 years of their lives.
There are so many subjects I could do, I’m overwhelmed. Have you found your blogging subject for Blog Action Day? Are you ready? Did you have the same trouble?
What are you going to blog about on Blog Action Day?
The author of Lorelle on WordPress and the fast-selling book, Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won't Tell You About Blogging, as well as several other blogs, Lorelle VanFossen has been blogging for over 15 years, covering blogging, WordPress, travel, nature and travel photography, web design, web theory and development extensively as web technologies developed.