The Day After Blog Action Day

One of the reasons I decided to be a part of Blog Action Day is because what happens on October 15th doesn’t matter. What matters is what happens on October 16th, 17th, 18th, etc, etc… until the day finally comes that extreme global poverty is a thing of the past.

Because, let’s face it, finding a blogger that doesn’t care about ending poverty is like trying to find a beauty queen that doesn’t care about world peace. Rhetoric is easy – action is harder. And I don’t mean making a donation – there was a lot of that going on yesterday. What I mean is making this a priority in our lives.

This (past) Canadian election and this upcoming US election are two great ways for people to do that. The fact is, if our politicians were as generous and concerned about ending global poverty as the people following this little project of mine – global poverty would already be something in the history books.

10 Responses to “The Day After Blog Action Day”


  1. 1 Jordan

    Exactly. It’s hard to find somebody who has World Poverty at the front and center of their mind, but perhaps with the exposure there was yesterday it might kick-start the action revolution.

  2. 2 Jordan

    Exactly. It’s hard to find somebody who has World Poverty at the front and center of their mind, but perhaps with the exposure there was yesterday it might kick-start the action revolution.

  3. 3 Reymos

    Amen! Thats the real essence of Blogger’s Action Day to find out how people reacted and to continually carry on with the things written yesterday. Poverty is cyclical war against hunger and deprivation from direct access to shelter, education and clean water. Good luck to your projects and more wonderful things to come!

  4. 4 Reymos

    Amen! Thats the real essence of Blogger’s Action Day to find out how people reacted and to continually carry on with the things written yesterday. Poverty is cyclical war against hunger and deprivation from direct access to shelter, education and clean water. Good luck to your projects and more wonderful things to come!

  5. 5 Caitlin

    I love that you mentioned this, “Rhetoric is easy – action is harder.” I think something like Blog Action Day is such a great spark, and we can only hope that everyone makes the simple changes, takes the one step, that they so passionately wrote about on October 15th.

  6. 6 Caitlin

    I love that you mentioned this, “Rhetoric is easy – action is harder.” I think something like Blog Action Day is such a great spark, and we can only hope that everyone makes the simple changes, takes the one step, that they so passionately wrote about on October 15th.

  7. 7 Friedbeef

    True that what matters is what happens on October 16th, 17th, 18th, etc. I still feel the 15th is very important would act as a signpost or reminder of how we all should prioritize this.

  8. 8 Friedbeef

    True that what matters is what happens on October 16th, 17th, 18th, etc. I still feel the 15th is very important would act as a signpost or reminder of how we all should prioritize this.

  9. 9 Shawn

    After reading some of these comments, I think I should probably say that October 15th doesn’t matter unless it has an impoact on all the days that come afterwards.

  10. 10 Shawn

    After reading some of these comments, I think I should probably say that October 15th doesn’t matter unless it has an impoact on all the days that come afterwards.

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