It’s Blonde Social Media “Do Gooder” Day here at BanteringBlonde! I’m currently sitting in the New Media Room at the 2010 Blogworld Expo and the talk is all about #beatcancer and Blog Action Day 2010.
The Livestrong Foundation set a world record last year with 209,771 unique mentions in 24 hours using the #BeatCancer tag. From 12pm ET today (Friday) until 12 p.m. ET Saturday, Livestrong is encouraging folks to tweet, update Facebook status or write a blog post using the #beatcancer hashtag. For every mention PayPal and SWAGG will donate $0.05 to cancer charities. Visit beatcancereverywhere.com to donate directly to organizations like Stand Up To Cancer and Bright Pink.Stand Up To Cancer and Bright Pink.
Today is also Blog Action Day, an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts the world. This year’s cause focuses on clean water – a cause I am particularly passionate about. Clean water is essential for all life and there are too many areas of the world that do not have access to clean water. It is also one of the main priorities in the wake of a natural disaster. Participants in Blog Action Day can register their blogs and have them displayed on Blogactionday.com. – it’s an interesting mix of international blogs, go take a look!