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Blog Action Day 2008 - Poverty - Launches


Today is a special day on our calendars here at Envato because on August 15th we launch the annual Blog Action Day campaign! As you may recall from 2007's super successful campaign, the premise behind Blog Action Day is to get the world's bloggers to unite to post on one important issue on the same day.

Last year was a huge success with some 20,000 bloggers participating to discuss the environment, the UN got involved, as did the EU Minister for the environment and suddenly we were in the papers and the news.

This year we're tackling a huge issue in Global Poverty, but one that's perhaps even more important. It's a topic that most people don't really feel they can do much about. I hope that through Blog Action Day 08 we might raise awareness on the big and small things that everyone can do to work towards hitting the millenium goals of eradicating poverty for good.

If you're a blogger, podcaster, or videocaster, we'd love it if you're join in this effort! We launched the site a few hours ago, and so far dozens of sites have been teeming in, as well as more than a few top 100 blogs (including my favourite blog TechCrunch!) which is very exciting and even a minister from the Spanish Parliament who blogs is participating.

Visit BlogActionDay.org to register and get involved!

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