Blog Action Day is October 15

I got a nice email from Leo over at Zen Habits telling me about Blog Action Day, which is coming up this October 15th. The idea is that bloggers can collectively converse on a topic of global relevance. You know, the power of the blogosphere, much mocked by the so-called Old Media, but reaching a more literate and plugged-in demographic. I’ve been experimenting with more community participation activities as part of my social networking goals for the year, so I figure participating in Blog Action Day will help me along in unpredictable and exciting ways!

The topic of this first Blog Action Day is something that is not on my mind a lot: The Environment. I suppose the reason this is the case is because I live in southern New Hampshire, and we like the Environment just fine so long as it doesn’t get in the way of our civil liberties, or people from out of state tell us how we should be taking care of our own backyard, thank you very much. But that’s politics, which is another topic I avoid thinking about unless it is actually in my way. What’s more interesting to me is how The Environment affects people personally, and therefore how our manipulation of The Environment can be a course of action.

I’m open to suggestions on some topic related to The Environment to write about…if anyone would like to toss me a few challenges to write about in the comments (kind of like what we did with The Bee Story a few months back), this might be a fun way of getting even more people participating. So go ahead, make some outrageous, silly, or even serious claim or statement (it doesn’t matter if you believe in it or not)…the challenge will be to integrate everything into some semblance of coherent speech.

You can read more about Blog Action Day over on the official website.