3108 is coming

You got nothing to post ? Don't fret about it, in a few hours it's going to be 3108.
S0 ? you ask. But here is where I land my punch, according to various blogger, I sip on through bloglines (here, here & here). 3108 IS BlogDay2005 , the day, you my fellow blogger can celebrate your attention seeking bloglifestyle with the world .

Question - What's the funda here ?

What is BlogDay 2005?
BlogDay was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest. On that day Bloggers will recommend other blogs to their blog visitors.

With the goal in mind, on this day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs. In this way, all Blog web surfers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, previously unknown blogs.

Read the original post Nir Ofir, the creator of BlogDay, wrote.

What will happen on BlogDay?

For one long moment on August 31st, bloggers from all over the world will post recommendations of 5 new Blogs, preferably Blogs that are different from their own culture, point of view and attitude. On this day, blog surfers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, unknown Blogs, celebrating the discovery of new people and new bloggers.

Why do we need a BlogDay?

1. Information Overflow! The more Blogs there are, the less time Bloggers spend on reading new weblogs. Because of the overload of information, you miss a lot of good Blogs and Bloggers.

2. Its Fun!
So all you have to do is some blogsurfing and find 5 blogs [you like] and tag, link and pull them in.

Catchy meme eh ?

So Here goes.

1> The first blog I've choosen is The 3rd world view, a very sharp blog from Bangladesh. Rezwan, has a very indsightful view on various issues troubling the subcontinent. I also remember reading his round up of the Bombay Deluge on Global Voices.

2> The second blog that caught my eye is hosted by the BBC as a part of their AfricaLives series. It chronicles the experiences of Lilian Indombera, a teacher and performer who’s been splitting her time between her native Nairobi and Burundian refugee camps in Tanzania. Here a picture I picked from the blog , taken at the refugee camp.

I also found this beautiful quote by Mother Theresa on the blog which said "We ourselves feel that what we are doing is a drop in the ocean but the ocean would be less without that drop."

The third blog is the personal blog a Stanford Law Proffessor, Lawerence Lessig. Who is compenplating the legalities of Pop Art and other copyright issues. Can Campell Soup sue Andy Warhol ?. Interesting to say the least.
Love Fool

4> Languages is a barrier ? Well Pictures breach that barrier. The 4th blog in my selection is the photpblog of Japanese photojourno, Hiroshi Okamoto - who is currently stationed in Iraq. Here is his Iraq photo journal and here is his general photoblog. Makes for hours of great viewing.

5> My last blog is double eddition travelougue of two self confessed Indophiles interestingly named Jamie and Michele vs. India ver 2.0.

Wow !!! doing this was great. I just travelled more than 1000miles sitting here at my computer. Browsing some of these blogs you get a wonderful perspective on now similar some of the world's problems are . Geography is secondary to humanity or the blogosphere.

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Rezwan said...

Thanks Akshay for visiting my blog. I like your blog too. From the maps I was trying to locate the places I visited in Mumbai during my brief trip last March.

Seems like Blogday magic is working. :)

aparna said...

do bloggers really need to celebrate it???? bloggers will link any new blog they like whenever they want . they dont need a special day to celebrate,do they????????everyday is blogday.

niki yokota said...

thats interesting!! am looking forward to ur list(^^)/

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