Who Can Argue With Copyblogger?

blog action dayWhen Copyblogger steps up and says, “Hey! Participate in this project. I am, and it’s worth it…” people listen. Including me.

Blog Action Day is set for October 15, 2007. On that day, the organizers hope everyone talks about one issue: the environment.

“Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future.”

The initiative is the brainchild of Leo, Collis and Cyan Ta’eed.

Currently, there are over 2,200 blogs participating. You can too.

I’ve already got my thinking cap on in terms of how the environment fits into this blog. There are any number of directions to go, and it will prove very interesting to see how people extend their own niches into the subject matter as well.

August 24, 2007 Posted in Online Community by

  • http://www.copyblogger.com Brian Clark

    I don’t think my kids have gotten the memo that no one can argue with me. :)

  • http://www.instigatorblog.com Ben Yoskovitz

    Brian – Do kids read memos? I haven’t tried that technique yet. I’m still in crying and begging mode…

  • http://www.copyblogger.com Brian Clark

    I don't think my kids have gotten the memo that no one can argue with me. :)

  • http://www.instigatorblog.com Ben Yoskovitz

    Brian – Do kids read memos? I haven't tried that technique yet. I'm still in crying and begging mode…

  • http://betterforbusiness.com Terra Andersen

    I think this was a wonderful idea, I have already signed up. kudos to the organizers!

    -Terra
    http://www.BetterForBusiness.com

  • http://betterforbusiness.com Terra Andersen

    I think this was a wonderful idea, I have already signed up. kudos to the organizers!

    -Terra
    http://www.BetterForBusiness.com

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  • http://www.bloggingmix.com Blogging Mix

    This is a wonderful idea. I’ve committed my blog for this event. I hope you also join BlogCatalog’s Blogging for a Great Cause Challenge:

    http://www.bloggingmix.com/2007/08/blogcatalogs-blogging-for-great-cause.html

  • http://www.bloggingmix.com Blogging Mix

    This is a wonderful idea. I've committed my blog for this event. I hope you also join BlogCatalog's Blogging for a Great Cause Challenge:

    http://www.bloggingmix.com/2007/08/blogcatalogs

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  • http://what-is-what.com What is? What!

    I’ve signed up. Thanks!

  • http://what-is-what.com What is? What!

    I've signed up. Thanks!

  • http://realwomensfitness.com RT

    Hell yes I’ll write about the environment. I think sooner or later everyday should be blog about the environment day. The blogsphere really could make a difference.

    How about, instead of bloggin about the environment everyone turns off their PC for an hour. That outta cut out some greenhouse gases!

    RT

  • http://www.instigatorblog.com Ben Yoskovitz

    RT – I know of a project called DarkGreenPC run by Zero Footprint (http://www.zerofootprint.net/) that wants to get everyone to switch their screen savers to black. That alone would save considerable energy according to what they’ve proposed, and what I’ve heard.

  • http://realwomensfitness.com RT

    Thats a good idea! Wonder if it is true. I’ll check it out, thanks.

    I work in a big firm where I could probably get 400 or so computers to do this. Might be worthwhile if they can get a few corporate contacts to pay attention.

    RT

  • http://www.instigatorblog.com Ben Yoskovitz

    I know the project is for real, but I’m not sure they’ve gotten it off the ground.

    If you go to http://www.darkgreenpc.org it redirects to an announcement about the project, and the fact that Zero Footprint is hiring to help out with it. But I don’t know where it’s progressed since then.

  • http://realwomensfitness.com RT

    Hell yes I'll write about the environment. I think sooner or later everyday should be blog about the environment day. The blogsphere really could make a difference.

    How about, instead of bloggin about the environment everyone turns off their PC for an hour. That outta cut out some greenhouse gases!

    RT

  • http://www.instigatorblog.com Ben Yoskovitz

    RT – I know of a project called DarkGreenPC run by Zero Footprint (http://www.zerofootprint.net/) that wants to get everyone to switch their screen savers to black. That alone would save considerable energy according to what they've proposed, and what I've heard.

  • http://realwomensfitness.com RT

    Thats a good idea! Wonder if it is true. I'll check it out, thanks.

    I work in a big firm where I could probably get 400 or so computers to do this. Might be worthwhile if they can get a few corporate contacts to pay attention.

    RT

  • http://www.instigatorblog.com Ben Yoskovitz

    I know the project is for real, but I'm not sure they've gotten it off the ground.

    If you go to http://www.darkgreenpc.org it redirects to an announcement about the project, and the fact that Zero Footprint is hiring to help out with it. But I don't know where it's progressed since then.

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