Global Voices Advocacy, a group that seeks to build a global anti-censorship network of bloggers and online activists dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online, just released a manual (for free!) on how to start blogging for social change.
The guide hopes to inspire and inform by its simple tips and how-tos. It includes examples of advocacy blogs that cover the gamut of goals and causes. You can read more about it on Global Voices blog here.
What is Blog Advocacy?
Blog advocacy is using a blog to fight against an injustice. People use blogs to fight a wide range of injustices, such as wrongful imprisonment, government corruption, rights abuse.
I think that many people have said, “I really do care about an issue or a crisis or an organization’s work but I just don’t have the know-how to be a ‘blogger!'” Well, this guide is for you! There is so much terrific information sifted down to the simple approaches and directions. This is your ticket to squashing those nay-saying thoughts of not knowing how.
For example, one page (appropriately titled, “If you read just one page…read this one!”) describes what every advocacy blog should include:
- Background info
- Current updates
- A clear goal
- A “get involved” page
- A contact email
Download the guide and get started blogging for advocacy and social change now!
If you are already doing so, download the guide and do a self-test on things you are already doing and areas that you could improve on!