Since 2007, Blog Action Day has invited bloggers from around the world to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included water, climate change and poverty, and over 10,000 bloggers have participated.
First and last, the purpose of Blog Action Day is to create a discussion. To ask bloggers 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. Their hope is that out of this discussion naturally flow ideas, advice, plans, and action.
This year, Blog Action Day will be held on October 16, which coincides with World Food Day, so the theme is FOOD!
We use food to mark times of celebration and sorrow. Lack of access to food causes devastating famines, whilst too much is causing a generation of new health problems. It can cost the world, or be too cheap for farmers to make a living.
Food is important to our culture, identity and daily sustenance and the team at Blog Action invite you to join them to talk about it.
To take part in Blog Action Day all you need to do is register your blog by clicking here and then on October 16, 2011, posting your blog about food with the #BAD11 tag.
Not sure what to blog about? Take a look at some of their suggestions