Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that invites bloggers from around the world to form a united front by tackling the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global conversation on a topic. This year’s topic is water.
What is it about?
Blog Action Day was originally started by Collis and Cyan Ta’eed in the summer of 2007 to raise public awareness about Environmental issues, and they did it by recruiting thousands of bloggers to write about the topic on the 15th of October, 2007 creating the yearly tradition of blog action day. In 2009 the Block Action day campaign was entrusted to Change.org, a leading blog network that focuses on social issues, to take responsibility for Blog Action day and take it to the next level.
The primary aim for Blog Action Day is to create a conversion and social discourse about an issue raising its profile and helping people to come up with solutions for problems that affect the world, think about it as crowd-sourcing problem solving. Already tackling issues as the environment(’07) , poverty(’08), and climate change(’09) they set their sight on Water for this year.