Blog Action Day is Oct 15 2009

This year, Blog Action DayOpens in a new tab. is focussing on Climate Change. I particularly like this project because it’s been connected, from the earliest days, with EnervatoOpens in a new tab., the Melbourne web dev agency.

The Founding Story:

Blog Action Day was founded by Collis & Cyan Ta’eed in the summer of 2007. With the support of their team at Envato in Australia as well as numerous volunteers, they recruited over 20,000 bloggers to write about the issue of Environment on October 15, 2007 – making the first Blog Action Day an immediate and quite unexpected success.

In 2009, Collis & Cyan asked the team at Change.org, the world’s leading blog network for social issues, to take over responsibility of Blog Action Day and expand its reach. We were honored to accept the offer.

The badges confuse me – there’s no date except on one that is HUGE. And no “embed me” option which severely limits its viral nature:

This year:

Climate change affects us all and it threatens more than the environment. It threatens to cause famine, flooding, war, and millions of refugees.

Given the urgency of the issue of climate change and the upcoming international climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December, we think the blogosphere has the unique opportunity to mobilize millions of people around expressing support for finding a sustainable solution to the climate crisis.

Suggested Posts

We encourage you to write about climate change in the context of how it relates to the topic of your blog. To help you start thinking, here are a few ideas about how you might connect climate change to things that you might already write about:  blogactionday

* A Technology or Business blog might write about emerging clean tech and how innovative companies might be able to help address the problem of climate change.
* A Health or Lifestyle blog might write about how climate change will affect our children’s health and daily living.
* A Nonprofit or Political blog might write about how climate change is deeply connected to many other issues – such as poverty and conflict.
* A Design blog might write about new trends in eco-friendly or sustainable design.
* A Travel blog might write about the places you want to see now before climate change makes them difficult to access or, well, under the sea.

You in?

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

9 thoughts on “Blog Action Day is Oct 15 2009

  1. Blog Action Day is Oct 15 2009 on climate change – my blog post –> Strategy http://bit.ly/4kT3Hx why no embed on badges? o.O

  2. Desert Greetings!

    I have already signed up my two blogs. I have an outline for the posts started. Just need to do some research.

    Wishing you a scent-sational day!
    Patty Reiser

  3. I’m signed up and getting an early start with posts the entire week. First installment is “Blog Action Day For A Less Toasty Tomorrow” at http://t1rex.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-action-day-for-less-toasty.html

    Your comments are welcome

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