The week has whizzed by and being the unorganised person I am I haven’t done this post in good time. I have millions of cupcakes to make and various other sweet tooth rotting delights to make for my daughter’s eighth birthday party so I am keeping this short.

When I started blogging I never imagined I could make a difference, with anything! Who on earth would listen to me?

Then I went to the Save the Children blogging conference where I was shown that every tweet, every post, every conversation on the subject was passing on the message and educating people that may not otherwise have heard it any other way. Just last week I tweeted about Save the Children’s plea to take action to help the children of Libya and someone tweeted back that they had now taken action. That one person tells someone else and so it goes on and on getting the message out there and hopefully forming a big enough body and pressure to aid that action to actually happen.

Last week there was an interesting debate about Nestle on the Blogger.Ed forum, to be honest I had been completely unaware of the boycott or the reason behind it and so many others were too. From that I would imagine many of us then went on to read more about it and then maybe took action.

I have clicked on tweets, paid money to charity. Asked for sponsorship myself. The power of blogging, and social media is immense and I now truly believe that I can make a difference. I want to make a difference.

This has been posted for this week’s Friday Club Carnival at Notes from Home. The theme this week is Ethics and Activism
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5 thoughts on “Ethics and Activism-Friday Club Carnival

  1. great post. It wasn’t on my agenda to blog about issues when I started, however I’ve been inspired by other bloggers, by things I experienced in my working life and by the excellent Save the Children campaign.
    I’ve learnt (very quickly) that tweeting and blogging can make a difference and that difference is important.

    Posted on March 14, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    1. My eyes have been opened too. Amazing. x

      Posted on March 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm
  2. You do think as an individual you are just talking away to yourself at times don’t you but it only takes one person to read that and act on it then you have made a difference. Yes you may not have changed the world but one person has done something they wouldn’t do before if every single one of us who blog get one person to act on something that is a hell of a lot people in the world that are taking action xx

    Posted on March 11, 2011 at 10:13 am
    1. Exactly. It’s amazing what we can do isn’t it. 🙂

      Posted on March 17, 2011 at 5:51 pm