Blog Action Day and the Art of Procrastination
I am indeed the ultimate master of procrastination!
I first heard about Blog Action Day back in the middle of August. I planned to join and to write about it here right away – didn’t happen. Rather ironic, given the name of the event, don’t you think?
I watched as more and more people made mention of it, yet for whatever reason I still did not take the time to write a post about it.
Oh, and did I mention the fact that this year’s topic is “The Environment”?
Anyway, for whatever reason today I decided I had better sign up and get something posted here! Only a few days to go!
Just in case anyone is not familiar with Blog Action Day, here is some info from the site:
On October 15th – Blog Action Day, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind.
In its inaugural year, Blog Action Day will be co-ordinating bloggers to tackle the issue of the environment.
What Each Blogger Will Do
Bloggers can participate on Blog Action Day in one of two ways:
1. Publish a post on their blog which relates to an issue of their own choice pertaining to the environment.
For example: A blog about money might write about how to save around the home by using environmentally friendly ideas. Similarly a blog about politics might examine what weight environmental policy holds in the political arena.
Posts do not need to have any specific agenda, they simply need to relate to the larger issue in whatever way suits the blogger and readership. Our aim is not to promote one particular viewpoint, only to push the issue to the table for discussion.
2. Commit to donating their day’s advertising earnings to an environmental charity of their choice. There is a list of “official” Blog Action Day charities on the site, however bloggers are also free to choose an alternate environmental charity to donate to if they wish.
So there you have it! If you have a blog and have not yet signed up, there is still time!
Now I just need to make sure I don’t procrastinate when it comes to writing my Blog Action Post on the 15th! Haha!