Thursday, November 8

Joining Voices: Bloggers Unite

BlogCatalog is at it again. The fastest-growing social network for bloggers is working on its fourth social awareness campaign on Dec. 17. This time, the "Bloggers Unite" campaign challenges its more than 80,000 members and other bloggers to do something good offline — an act of kindness — and then post about it, using words, pictures, and/or videos to tell the story.

So we're lending a quick video to promote the Bloggers Unite campaign, featuring three people who used their voices to change their country and the world. Sometimes that is all it takes. One voice, joined by many ...

"Many of our members are telling us that they want to do more than post about it," says Antony Berkman, president of BlogCatalog. "They want to experience the gift of giving and make it a personal part of their experience."

Berkman added that he hopes that the "acts of kindness" theme puts a human face on the bloggers responsible for doing so much good in the world. This campaign aims at exposing their kindness and generosity as well as serving as an example to non-bloggers that volunteering for a charity, donating to a cause, or even simply doing something kind for another person has a ripple effect around the world.

As with the last social awareness challenge, Bloggers Unite is not specifying a singular non-profit organization. Instead, BlogCatalog is soliciting and coordinating companies that would like to pledge a donation to the blogger and/or to the charity of the blogger's choice. Prizes will be awarded to bloggers based on their posts, pictures, or videos.

We hosted BlogCatalog team members for work and dinner last night. Tony tells me that a Bloggers Unite registration page will be forthcoming at More importantly, it gave me a chance to discover what a great group of people they are in person. Enough so that we will be working with them to coordinate the next competition and find more ways to give additional exposure to bloggers who choose to do good.

On Sunday, we will be featuring one of them who participated in the last campaign. But if you would like to jump in and help on the newest campaign, check out BlogCatalog's news release on PRWeb with additional details. The video above is also available at YouTube.



Sweet Tea on 11/8/07, 11:31 AM said...

Thanks Rich. You know I'm in.

BlogCatalog continues to amaze me with their efforts. Doing good is such an easy thing and helps the world feel good too.

Thanks to you, Rich, and to BlogCatalog for caring.

Rich on 11/8/07, 12:05 PM said...

Thanks Jane,

Your ongoing support of Bloggers Unite is greatly appreciated. I look forward to writing about your contribution to blogging against abuse this weekend!

Thank you Jane for caring too. One of my favorite voices that I have met this year.

All my best,

kystorms on 11/8/07, 1:51 PM said...

Hi Rich

Great effort to particpate in, I can not leave my house easily, however I do try to do what I can for my fellow human beings, such as blogging for the troops and other causes at JR4OT blog.
I will look forward to seeing what everyone else does, and will of course, blog about everyones posts on this on this day. Its important to try and get back to caring for each other.
Thank you for posting this effort for us to become involved in.

Rich on 11/8/07, 5:20 PM said...

Hey Lisa,

Thank you. Though there are many ways to be pass an act of kindness and I know you, everyday. And I love what you are doing for the troops.

All my best,

Sweet Tea on 11/8/07, 7:14 PM said...

Rich, I had to come back and watch the video. What can I say? It's extremely powerful, inspiring, and touching. It's also very true that one voice joined by many can truly change the world.

Thank you.


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