Did you ever think that blogging could really change the world? Ever consider that your online comments could directly save lives?
Blogust is a first-of-its-kind blog relay for good that is bringing together 31 of the most influential online voices in the country to change the world through blogging. Each day throughout the month of August, one influencer will post about someone that inspires them and then “pass the baton” to another blogger for the following day.
The twist is this: every comment on a Blogust post will initiate a $20 donation to help immunize a child in a developing country.
Users will have the ability to make a real impact by joining the conversation. For every comment made on posts that are part of the relay, $20 will be donated to Shot@Life, to help provide a child in developing country lifetime immunity from some of the world’s deadliest diseases. With just a comment on a blog, anyone can help save a child’s life.
The blogger line-up is impressive, with social media powerhouses including Randi Zuckerberg (former Head of Marketing at Facebook), Katherine Stone (founder and editor of PostPartum Progress), Catherin Connors (Director of Blogs & Social Media for Babble.com) and Tracey Clark (founder of Shutter Sisters), to name a few.
Why This Matters One child dies every 20 seconds from a disease that could be prevented from with a vaccine. Why? Because one in five children lack access to the life-saving immunizations that keep children healthy. Vaccines are safe, simple and one of the most cost-effective ways to save and improve the lives of children worldwide. Thanks to global vaccination efforts, the number of new cases of polio – a disease that once paralyzed more than 1,000 children a day – has dropped 99 percent in the last 20 years. For $20, a child can have lifetime immunity to protect against pneumonia, diarrhea, measles and polio.
What do you think? Will you follow Blogust to help give children a shot at life?