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Blog Action Day 2011 will be an opportunity to open the conversation about how food impacts all of us – individually and globally
Serious Games Market Blog support to Blog Action Day has now become a tradition.
In 2007 on the theme of the Environment, we saw bloggers running environmental experiments, detailing innovative ideas on creating sustainable practices, and focusing their audience's attention on organizations and companies promoting green agendas.
In 2008, on the theme of Poverty, the event similarly focused the blogging community's energies around discussing the wide breadth of the issue from many perspectives and identifying innovative and unexpected solutions.
In 2009, on the theme of Climate Change, we focused on Climate Change Serious Games, and also on a niche topic: Climate Change & Video Games - Why Gamers Would Be Rather Good at Fighting Climate Change and Saving the World.
The topic for Blog Action Day 2010 was Water - One day. One issue. Thousands of voices. We then focused on Blog Action Day: Serious Games For Water Conservation
Yesterday the Blog Action Day 2011 site was unveiled, announcing that since Blog Action Day 2011 coincides with World Food Day, BAD's topic this year will be FOOD.
Blog Action Day 2011 will be an opportunity to open the conversation about how food impacts all of us – individually and globally.
About Blog Action Day
Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day on their own blogs with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance.
First and last, the purpose of Blog Action Day is to create a discussion. Bloggers are asked to take a single day out of their schedule and focus it on an important issue. By doing so on the same day, the blogging community effectively changes the conversation on the Web and focuses audiences around the globe on that issue. Out of this discussion naturally flow ideas, advice, plans, and action.
Blog Action Day was founded by Collis & Cyan Ta'eed in the summer of 2007.
With the support of their team at Envato in Australia as well as numerous volunteers, they recruited over 20,000 bloggers to write about the issue of Environment on October 15, 2007 - making the first Blog Action Day an immediate and quite unexpected success. In 2009, Collis & Cyan asked the team at Change.org, the world's leading blog network for social issues, to take over responsibility of Blog Action Day and expand its reach.
After overseeing Blog Action Day for the past two years, Change.org announced yesterday that they are handing the reins over to VOICE, an organization incubated at Oxfam and supported by ONE.org, Save the Children, WaterAid, the UN Foundation and others.
VOICE connects bloggers with non-profits, charities and established media and helps them to blog at global events like the G20 Summits and UN Climate Change Conference. They couldn't be better suited to run Blog Action Day going forward.