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Bloggers Unite!

By December 4, 2007 9 Comments

Blogger's Unite
“Bloggers Unite.” A pretty bold statement, I think. One that could certainly hold much power if bloggers do, in fact, unite! I’m a huge fan of charity work (hopefully we can get more involved in charity initiatives in the coming year) and bloggers are a perfect audience for it. Ted, Travis and I were all very moved, actually, when we truly realized the power of “charity blogging,” when we recently met with the “Best Charity Blog” winners during the Blog America Tour.

So many of our bloggers are members of the BlogCatalog community. I know because I see you on the discussion boards quite frequently! BlogCatalog.com is a great resource for connecting with other bloggers, getting information on ehancing your skills as a blogger, and sometimes just finding out about things going on in the blogging community. Like charity work. So you may already be aware of a great program they have called Bloggers Unite. They’ve done a couple now, and I really wanted for us to get involved in future ones. So along with many other names you might find familiar, we’ve partnered-up with BlogCatalog to help support their upcoming “Acts of Kindness” initiative, on December 17th.

Here’s the gist:

On 12.17.07–that’s a Monday–all bloggers are encouraged to perform a random act of kindness, then blog about it. The BlogCatalog discussion boards will no doubt be very active that day — any posts you have about your random act of kindness can be posted there. I’ll also do a post here on our blog that day, so you can share your urls in the comments section, or via trackbacks. Let other bloggers know the great works you’re doing! I have a feeling many of you bloggers will respond well to this, as our involvement with Blog Day 2007 a few months ago seemed to generate quite a bit of interest.

It won’t take much effort on your part so please get involved. And if you have any interesting ideas about future charity initiatives, tell us here or e-mail me directly at ashley[at]izea[dot]com.

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  • Blacksheep says:

    Hmmm…. I am all for random acts of kindness, but count me out on the “blog about it” part. If I see someone ELSE do one I may blog about it, but helping someone and then bragging about it in a blog post… no thanks.

  • Ashley says:

    Blacksheep:

    Well, thanks for your comment, but too bad you don’t want to be involved. This is a great initiative, and a way to use blogging as something to give back to the global community. This isn’t about “bragging” but about doing something good.

  • MyGoodFinds says:

    What an awesome idea! It’s great that Izea is not just about biz but it’s also about caring about other people. Our blogs are powerful tools and we can help each other make this a better world somehow.

  • I am not for random acts of kindness. I am only kind to myself. I am only nice to others IF it benefits me.

    -Diana Moneymaker

  • Blacksheep says:

    Ashley, I didn’t mean to imply that I thought the cause was a bad one. I’m all for it, and would love to participate as long as I can write about what I see, and not write about myself. I don’t do my donating to charities through PPP because I do it elsewhere, but I DO support several:)

  • Ashley says:

    Blacksheep:

    OK, thanks for the clarification! Good to know, and hopefully you will participate.

  • Oscar says:

    The great thing about bloggers unite is that there will be a new event next month, so while this event may not appeal to ALL bloggers, the concept for next month may be right up your alley!

  • techie says:

    Blacksheep:
    Are you trying to brag that you DO support several charities?

  • techie says:

    Dang it stripped my tag.

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