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Blog about poverty

Bring your understanding of poverty to the blog-o-sphere!

Join the blogging revolution and get your voice heard. Gone are the days when news travelled from mouth to mouth and was read in newspapers. New Media is in, and everyone who is anyone is online!

Blogging enables ordinary people - just like you and me - to share information and ideas with the world. Thanks to the Internet your photos can be broadcast to the world - physical and geographical walls have been smashed for good.

Daniel Scocco is a man who has uses the medium to share his passion of poverty with the world. Leading the blogging revolution- he receives thousands of visits a day on his website Blog Action Day- Scocco has this to say about the new medium:

“Consumers, workers, voters, everyone is now able to speak up. The internet is giving people their voices back.”

But how do you blog specifically about poverty?

Here are some hints:

  • Stay informed and keep learning about poverty - no one wants to read a blog about poverty written by someone who doesn't know what they're talking about.
  • Try to use interesting points to generate interest in poverty - we have all heard of the run-of-the-mill stuff - give us something different!
  • Familiarise yourself with the blog-o-sphere - using specialised programs and different media will get yourself noticed
  • Constantly strive for innovation - this will surely get you noticed!

Living in the twenty-first century is an amazing thing. Blogging will get your message out there and give life to an otherwise distant topic.