About Blog Action Day
Blog Action Day is a free annual event for bloggers, that has run since 2007. Its aim is to foster conversations between bloggers from around the world, by asking them to focus on one theme, for one day and be part of a positive global discussion.
Blog Action Day is run by a team of volunteers, with support from our partners.
The Team for 2015
This year Blog Action Day co-Directors, Jason Wojciechowski and Karina Brisby are joined by Shakira Taveras, who is helping to co-ordinate and run Blog Action Day, with additional support from the team at Corelab. If you have a question for us, get in touch.
The History of Blog Action Day
Blog Action Day was founded in 2007 by Collis & Cyan Ta’eed, from Envato in Australia, as a way for the people they met within the wider blog community to work together on a special project they all cared about.
In 2009, Collis & Cyan asked the team at Change.org, who were then the world’s leading blog network for social issues, to take over responsibility for running Blog Action Day. Change.org successfully ran Blog Action Day until 2011, when they handed on Blog Action Day to the Voice Blogging Project.
The Voice Blogging Project has developed numerous blogging events and projects bringing bloggers, not-for-profits and media to cover global issues of human rights, environment, poverty & development since 2009.
The Voice Blogging Project is run by co-founders Karina Brisby and Jason Wojciechowski, with support from volunteers. Karina and Jason have extensive experience creating innovative digital projects in Europe, North America, Africa, Australia and South Asia. You can find out more about their other projects at Corelab.
Over the past four years countries represented by participants has increased to reach 130 and over 40 languages have been used in Blog Action Day posts. Blog Action Day continues to develop a unique community of bloggers from all walks of life, perspectives and interests, who come together on October 16 to be part of a huge global conversation.
Media and Interview Requests
If you are interested in developing a story or post about Blog Action Day, or would like to interview the team behind it, please contact us with your request.
Blog Action Day in Numbers
Bloggers have taken part in Blog Action Day since 2007
Countries represented Blog Action Day participants since 2007
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