Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day - Mid-Day Update .....

Today is Blog Action Day, an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance. Blog Action Day 2009 will be one of the largest-ever social change events on the web. The focus this year is on Climate Change.

As of mid-day, say BAD organizers, we have 9,571 blogs participating in this year's event, representing 150 countries, and reaching an estimated 12,933,824 readers. And it might be even more. Although I am registered and acknowledged, my own blog doesn't show up in their "Search" feaure ... and there may be others who are lost in the virtual blogjam.

Here's a report from Robin Beck, Lead Organizer of Blog Action Day 2009:

October 15th is finally here and nearly 10,000 bloggers around the world are writing about climate change today for Blog Action Day 2009!

At the stroke of midnight we got off to a great start when UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown surprised us with a Blog Action Day post on his blog saying that "climate change is the biggest threat to all our futures."

From there we have seen thousands of interesting posts from bloggers in 150 countries. The Official Google Blog provided a green tour of their campus, Gadling is featuring green travel posts all day, and Grist has a great round-up of some of the best posts thus far. Nonprofits including Oxfam, Greenpeace , 1Sky and TckTckTck have all put up new posts. Blog Action Day has been the top Google blog search today and CNN just wrote an article about us!

Right now posts are pouring in constantly. It's truly an impressive display and there’s too much going on to list it all in an email.

You have to check it out yourself!

You can follow all the latest posts and tweets on a new live stream on the homepage. You can also get breaking updates and more in-depth information on the official Blog Action Day blog.

If you are on Twitter, you can follow @blogactionday and use the #BAD09 hashtag in your tweets.

Thanks to all of you who have already posted and to all of you who will throughout the rest of the day. If you haven't, you can still register and participate today!

This has already been an amazing day and the Blog Action Day team couldn’t be more impressed with how many bloggers from all parts of the global are coming together for such an important issue.

Thank you so much!


That Janie Girl said...

You're so good about posting on things like this!

Jeff said...

Janie, and you're so good about reading it! How's the new job?