If you’re looking for a great way to get some extra traffic in October, and simultaneously voice your opinion on an important topic, you should sign up for Blog Action Day 2008.
Blog Action Day is a new blogosphere event (started last year). The goal of Blog Action Day is to gather voices in the blogosphere on a single day to discuss an important issue. Last year the topic was the environment – this year it’s poverty.
Anyone with a blog, podcast, or so fourth can sign on to participate. All you have to do is register at Blog Action Day 2008, and then commit to blogging about poverty on October 15th.
Blog Action Day was loads of fun last year. Tons of blogs participated and it was cool to see how everyone covered green issues from their blog’s unique perspective. It was also way neat to see how the blogosphere managed to come together on a single day – this event is a great way to get involved with the blogging community and find new blogs to read and adore.
The other benefit, as noted above, is increased traffic. Once you sign on, your blog is listed along with all the other blogs participating on the Blog Action Day website. Additionally, on the big event day, plenty of people linked to each other which also boosted traffic. Last year about five of my blogs participated and all but one had big traffic increases during the event.
Currently 4,599 sites have signed on, and because Blog Action Day gathers RSS info they’re estimating about 9,387,391 readers for this event so far.
Some of the blogs involved so far: TechCrunch, ReadWriteWeb, LifeHacker, Mashable, Smashing, VentureBeat, ProBlogger, Inhabitat, ZenHabits, Stepcase LifeHack, MentalFloss, DailyBlogTips, and oodles more.
As for me: I’m signed on this year with Tree Hugging Family and Offbeat Homes – I may add more. If you sign on for Blog Action Day, let me know in the comments, so I can try to stop by to read your thoughts on poverty.
[image via Blog Action Day]