August 30, 2005


Nir Ofir, an Israeli blogger first noticed that the date 3108 (August 31st) looks like the word "Blog". He started to promote an idea based on this.

David Sasaki of 'Global Voices Online' writes about Nir's idea:

He had also become increasingly aware that as more weblogs from around the world make their way onto the internet, the more we get stuck in our regular reading habits without searching for new content and new voices from other cultures and viewpoints. Despite the rhetoric of the internet making the world a smaller place, most weblogs still link to bloggers from their same country and with their same political outlook.

His solution?
In one long moment on August 31st, bloggers from all over the world will post a recommendation of 5 new Blogs, Preferably, Blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude. On this day, blog surfers will find themselves leaping and discovering new, unknown Blogs, celebrating the discovery of new people and new bloggers.

There are specific instructions on how to format your blog post in English as well as 10 other languages.
In the spirit of this day, I hereby tag five blogs that others may find interesting:

1) A sunshine too brief: Writings of Tasnuva, a Bangladeshi-Canadian girl on her personal life and the challenges faced by the Bangladeshi Diaspora.

2) Black Looks: Musings and rants of an African women promoting her continent and humanity.

3) Sepia Mutiny: Sepia Mutiny is a blog begun by a number of South Asian American bloggers in 2004. Since its inception, it has become a space for many Desi people--and particularly individuals of South Asian descent who are now in the United States--to talk about issues of interest to them. (Wikipedia)

4) The Religious Policeman: The satirical diary of a Saudi man, currently living in the United Kingdom, where the Religious Police no longer trouble him for the moment.

5) United we Blog!: A group blog dedicated for a peaceful & democratic Nepal.

I would request all the bloggers who read this post to promulgate five blogs of interest in their own blog.

Let us take some time and read some besides the fraternity and make this day a success.


* BlogDay2005 wiki, Bridgeblog Index

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* BlogDay Buzz at: Technorati, IceRocket, Feedster and BlogPulse


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