Blogday 2006

The 31st of August (I can’t believe that’s just next week!) is one to mark in your Blogging diaries as it’s international Blogday. It’s a day when we’re encouraged to step outside our Blogging comfort zone and go international. From the Blogday site:

In one long moment In August 31st, bloggers from all over the world will post a recommendation of 5 new Blogs, Preferably, Blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude. On this day, blog surfers will find themselves leaping and discovering new, unknown Blogs, celebrating the discovery of new people and new bloggers.

So, if you’d like to take part, do a little exploration this week of the blogosphere. On the 31st do a post linking to 5 new blogs with a little introduction to each one. Then leave a comment on those 5 blogs letting the authors know that you have recommended them. If you’re having trouble locating suitable blogs Global Voices is a nifty site to help you find some new bloggers from far-flung places. Or if you already know of a few gems that you’d like to let people know about here’s your chance to get the news out.

If you do take part drop me a comment and let me know, I’d love to see the blogs that people find.

For more instructions go to the Blogday site.

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Angela What a nifty idea–I’ll definitely jump on that bandwagon! I hadn’t heard about this, so thanks for sharing :)

Angie LOVE this idea! I’ll definitely participate! I’ve been such a slacker in blogging AND commenting on blogs lately… So this might be just the thing to spread a blogging revival!

Great idea, Claire! Appreciative of you getting the word out…

Angie

gingerpixel Great Angie and Ang…I’m looking forward to seeing the blogs you find.

Ann Happy Blogday! I’ve finished my festivities and really enjoyed it. Thanks for the tip on this. You can check out my post at http://forthelongrun.blogspot.com.

Damien Mulley » Blog Archive » Blog Migration Day on blogday – Anyone interested? […] Claire is involved with BlogDay which is on August 31st. Claire suggests: On the 31st do a post linking to 5 new blogs with a little introduction to each one. Then leave a comment on those 5 blogs letting the authors know that you have recommended them. […]

Maman Poulet » Blog Archive » Blogs on the Radio, making money and providing history […] First of all Happy Blogday (the Blogday blog is down or just overstretched at the moment ironically – but you will find out more about it from Irish Blogday ambassador Gingerpixel.) I heard an interview about it on Radio 5’s Blogs and Pods the other morning – I will post about my five new and notable blogs later today. Here’s my post on it last year. Must see if all the blogs I picked are still active, I still visit two of them and as food blogs I’d say that they are more likely than most to be in for the long haul. […]