Blogging for a Cause

I was reading someone’s blog the other day who was writing for “Invisible Illness Week”. I had never heard of Invisible Illness Week and as someone with a chronic illness, I wanted to learn more.  In a few clicks, I was surfing the Blogger’s Unite web site, creating a profile and joining the National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness group on Bloggers Unite myself.

Bloggers Unite is a community of bloggers who write for causes they care about. Members are encouraged to write posts on a particular day (or multiple days) in an effort to harness the power of hundreds, if not thousands of bloggers, blogging about the same topic all around the world.

To find a cause that is of interest to you, you can use the search feature to find and join groups. You can read posts related to your cause and write your own post about a particular cause as well.

For those of you who want to promote your own cause or event, all you need to do is follow the four simple steps below:

1. Create an event you are passionate about

2. Add a “badge” to your blog to help spread the word

3. On the date of the event, write a blog post on the subject

4. Share your post with the Blogger’s Unite community

Nice way to bring awareness to important causes as well as to connect with people with similar interests.

Know other worthwhile blogging communities? Please share them in your comments!

Karen Shaffer

Karen Shaffer was born and raised in Massachusetts. She is an active blogger and new media junky with over 15 years of content development and customer relations management expertise. She's currently working as a writer for an interactive media agency in the Boston area. 

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  3 comments for “Blogging for a Cause

  1. Gin
    September 18, 2009 at 8:50 am

    I enjoy writing about causes and providing resources pointing to actions that people can also do at home or for others to encourage continued support of their cause. :)

  2. September 18, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Karen,
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful information! Another way for us to give back to causes that are close to our hearts. I’ll be checking it out and appreciate you sharing your knowledge about this community. Make it a great weekend!
    Deb :)

  3. September 19, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    That is a great tip! I didn’t even know about Blogger’s Unite.

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