I have never placed a shameless plug on my blog before, but this is something really important to me, and I’d love all of my readers to join me in BLOGGING FOR A CAUSE!
What is Blogging for a Cause?
Throughout the year, Emergen will be choosing different causes, themes and issues to encourage members to blog about, providing them with an opportunity to share their thoughts and to get informed about issues and create positive social change via the internet!
So what’s involved?
The first ‘Blogging for a Cause’ day will focus on International Women’s Day (8 March 2011), and all you will need to do is to compose a blog piece and post it on the 8th. Easy as that! We can all then get on board and share the posts via twitter, Facebook, and so on to spread our words and inspire!
We here on Emergen want to do our bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding, and one of the ways we want to do this is through the use of social media – particularly blogging.
Is this open to females only?
Absolutely not! We want rich, diverse and thoughtful views.
Some ideas are:
- You can pay homage to an amazing woman in your life,
- Post about discrimination witnessed, or
- Post about hurdles / challenges experienced and overcome, etc.
How can you spread the word?
We would like to engage as many people as possible in this. So please invite your friends on Emergen or Facebook using the ‘Blogging for a Cause – International Women’s Day’ events that have been created on each site, like the event in your facebook status, share it with your coworkers and let your friends know too.
There is no registration required – all you have to do is write your blog post and post on the 8th.
What if I’m unable to post it on the 8th?
You can actually schedule your blog post to post on the 8th. Simply go to ‘Add a Blog Post‘ and choose the date and time you want it scheduled to post!
What is International Women’s Day?
‘International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
Annually, on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse activity connects women from around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more’.
‘So make a difference, think globally and act locally.’
- shoot for international women’s day (wklondon.typepad.com)