If you’re among the 9,500 bloggers ready to report for duty on Blog Action Day 2008 – Wednesday, October 15 – don’t forget to tune into BlogTalkRadio too.
Because we’ve teamed up with BlogActionDay.org to help take its poverty-relief conversation to all four corners of the earth.
Beginning at 12 p.m. ET, we’re broadcasting a 12-hour Talkathon for Poverty Relief that promises to make history.
Anchored live from Denver by Easton Ellsworth, U.S. director for Blog Action Day, the special will be co-hosted by BlogTalkRadio’s Eric Olsen and Shaun Daily of BlogTalkRadio Today, Dawn Olsen of Glosslip Radio, Tom D’Antoni and Art Levine of D’Antoni and Levine, Reuben Torres of Let’s Get Real, Charles Mattocks of The Poor Chef, Gregory Turner and Brian Henderson of ASE Motivation, Doctor Mo of The Danger Zone Show, and Barbara Howard of The Recipe Box from throughout the U.S.
Leading bloggers – including Paul Chaney, president of the International Blogger and New Media Association, Liz Strauss, founder of SOBCon (Biz School for Blogging), Chris Garrett, co-author of ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income, and social-media guru Beth Kanter – are scheduled to appear as guests on the United Nations Millennium Campaign-supported program, along with notables from the political, entertainment and literary arenas.
Blog Action Day was launched last year when two bloggers – Collis Ta’eed of Sydney, Australia, and Leo Babauta of Guam – asked, “What would happen if all the bloggers of the world united for a single cause?”
What did happen during the U.N.-backed Blog Action Day 2007: The Environment was more than 20,000 bloggers offering ways solve help solve hundreds of environmental crises.
BlogActionDay.org estimates that some 10.6 million-plus people worldwide will read about the event on October 15 – many of whom are also expected to tune into and/or call into the talkathon.
During the talkathon, the Blog Action Day editorial team will select the best participating blogs from around the globe to be cited live on-air. Those bloggers whose work is read will have one hour to call into the talkathon to claim prizes donated by event sponsors.
Bloggers who wish to participate in Blog Action Day 2008 can register for free at http://blogactionday.org.