Blog Action Day has been a fixture in the Kabissa calendar since 2008, and I am excited to see it is back again in 2014 with a compelling and timely theme - inequality.
As Karina Brisby from the Blog Action Day team writes in her post announcing the inequality theme:
Whether it is economic, racial, gender, disability, faith, sexuality, health, education, political, social status or age, inequality unfortunately seems to be on the rise, affecting more people and limiting the opportunities they have, in many different ways.
For Blog Action Day 2014, we want you to think about inequality and contribute to the global discussion on October 16, by writing blog posts, creating video or graphics, taking photos, sharing interesting stats and facts, or just commenting on other people’s posts.
You might want to cover how you, your friends, family or community have been directly affected by inequality, how an historic situation was overcome, or a current issues that needs addressing.
Kabissa is again a proud Blog Action Day supporting partner. We believe the blogging event provides a valuable opportunity for Kabissa members working in African Civil Society, especially those at the grassroots who might struggle to find channels for reaching out internationally to new supporters and partners.
We do hope you decide to participate. All you have to do is add your blog or social media profile to the Blog Action Day participants list, and on 16 October publish your blog article. and spread it using hashtags #blogaction14 and #inequality.
If you do not already have a blog you are most welcome to blog on Kabissa - all you have to do is ask.
And, even more importantly, if you want to learn to start blogging or brush up on your blogging skills, please join our Engaging African Blogging webinar series starting up in mid September. It's free, is specifically designed for African civil society bloggers, and comes with personalized mentoring from Ted Johnson, an experienced blogger and the latest addition to the Kabissa volunteer team.