Why I’m taking part in Blog Action Day 2012

Blog Action Day 2012
I’m going to write about sandcastles

I love blogging but it can sometimes be hard to create the space in the busy week to get down to it.

We all have the same distractions at the end of a long day – dinner to be cooked, kids to be bathed, partners to be listened to, phone calls to be returned.

That’s when external deadlines imposed by others can be a blessing and, of course, a friendly curse (take a bow, Weekly Blog Club, for your ever so lovely squidgy deadlines).

This year, for the first time, I’m one of the 1,115 blogs registered so far to take part in Blog Action Day on Monday 15 October.

Here’s what it’s all about:

“Blog Action Day is an free annual event, that has run since 2007. It’s aim is to unite the world’s bloggers by posting about the same issue on the same day, in order to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all.”

Why take part?

“The purpose of Blog Action Day is to create a positive discussion that enables social good about an important topic. We ask bloggers to take a single day out of their schedule and focus it on an important issue.

By blogging about the same issue, on the same day, from their own perspectives, the worldwide blogging community focuses discussion and give their audiences the opportunities to take part in a global conversation, raise awareness or even funds for not-for-profits.

This year’s theme is the Power of We.  I must admit I thought it sounded a bit broad at first glance but I’m sure that will turn out to be a good thing once the fingers hit the keyboard.

I’ve been mulling my submission over and have a few ideas floating around.  The one that I keep coming back to is our local community’s recent world record breaking sandcastle building attempt.

If you fancy joining in too here are three things you need to know:

  1. Register your blog with Blog Action Day
  2. Read these tips on how to promote and create your Blog Action Day post
  3. Follow @blogactionday12 on Twitter and use the hashtags #powerofwe and #bad12

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