Monday, September 22, 2008

Blog Action Day ~ 2008

Blog Action Day is on October 15th. The topic this year is POVERTY.

This is a very serious world wide issue and it should not be overlooked.

It knows no borders
It knows no time
It knows no ethnicity
It knows no religion
It knows no age
It knows no gender

Poverty knows pain
Poverty knows suffering
Poverty knows sickness
Poverty knows desperation
Poverty knows hopelessness
Poverty knows death

Poverty knows humanity

We can make the difference, if we choose to do it.
Join Blog Action Day and be the difference that makes it change.


michelle of bleeding espresso said...

I'm already signed up bella! Very much looking forward to taking over the blogosphere against poverty. Thank you for reminding me to post about this fact, I'll tweet it now on Twitter.

J at said...

This is a wonderful post on this horrible, avoidable subject. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

As the number of households living in poverty continues to grow in America, this is the time to get people focusing on solutions. Thanks for the heads up Scarlett.

Minx said...

Of course, is there a choice not to support this?

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Ciao Michelle!

YAY! So glad that you are on board.
It's going to be a huge change for the better, I know it!

Hello Jules!

It IS avoidable... why it still exists is baffling to me.
We'll change it someday; soon, I hope.


You are SO very right. We'll get it turned around!

Miss Minx,

I believe it to be an obligation... I wish everyone believed that, then it wouldn't exist.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Good for you, Scarlett. Which reminds me, I must start working my post for the day!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Dearest Vanilla,

I'm just following the leader!
Thanks for letting us know about it!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Eastcoastdweller said...

I'll take part. Like war, like crime, poverty could end in five minutes if everyone in the world decided to no longer allow it.

How can people justify heaping up wealth, throwing away food, buying the fanciest of cars, when their brothers and Sisters are suffering?

But the cure must be voluntary. Forcible redistribution of wealth is no solution.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Dear ECD,

I wish we all loved each other that much.
Wouldn't that be something?

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Jon M said...

Thanks for alerting me, Scarlett. I'll check it out.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Good to see you Jon!

Definitely worth looking into!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

Scribblers Inc said...

great initiative...I am in too...

Scribblers Inc.

Fred said...

The Black Box travel agency sent me here...more than once. I enjoyed my trip!

Anonymous said...

Sent here by the black box. I love this post, as I am a School Social Worker in an inner-city school. I see the impact poverty has on children and families every day. It is horrible.

Thank you for posting about such a serious problem. This is a message that needs to get out. I'm signed up and will use my "new" blog to promote this. I recently had to change my blog to a new title and start over, due to a cyber stalker.

Your blog is a gift!

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Hey Scribblers!

We have a really good team of bloggers working on this! So glad that you are part of it.

Hi Fred,

HA ha ha.... the Black Box Travel Agency. That's hilarious!
Welcome. Hopefully it'll be interesting enough around here that you'll continue to visit.


That's something else; I bet you have quite a bit of insight into this subject. I'll come over to see your new page, and best of luck with the stalker.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore