The Blog Blast for Peace Meme - Join the Revolution

Posted: Friday, May 23, 2008 by Travis Cody in
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I'm behind in my blog rounds, but I'll catch up to y'all this weekend.


This is the best tag ever. It's about Peace and activism. It's about unity in the bloggosphere. It's about community.

It's about time.

Mimi has tagged the universe, which doesn't leave many left to tag. But I'm tagging y'all anyway.

This is the meme.

Begin direct quote from Mimi Writes...

Peace Globes did not begin as a meme. But it began to behave like a meme. Blog to blog to blog. Like a fog. We didn't use the word "tag" ....but that's what we did when we invited others in our blogrolls to participate. The fact that you did so without the obligatory tag is proof that the concept is powerful.

It's a fact that the fastest and most effective way to spiral an idea out of control in the blogosphere is via a meme. I should know! The 700+ bloggers who participated in past launches (and that truly is the tip of The-Iceberg-I-Never-Found) knows what it means to them. It's about unity. We have that in spades. It's about activism, awareness, crossing political lines, making a statement and sharing ideas. We've done that. We have the vision as a core group of bloggers for peace; but we do not - yet - have the power in numbers behind the message.

Unity in numbers = power


Peace power?


What a revolutionary idea.

My vision hasn't changed. Nor has my commitment to the project or my willingness to work hard. But if it is to have the influence I know it can - then I have to work smarter. Today, I, Mimi Queen of Memes. toss a slew of beautiful little peaceful globes into the galactic blogosphere - to get the ball rolling.

How far will they go? Where will they land?

Who will catch them? Where will they send them next?

Who will draw a picture, write a poem, make a song, write a post....that might have the power to begin to change the landscape of my world?

Someone will.

Will it be you?

A friend told me earlier this evening "I have a healthy respect for the power of the written word. If we can all get together and do this on the same day, with the right post title, it can have meaning....It can extend the meaning and become more powerful."

Right, my friend. A revolution of words.

Don't you want to know how far your words will reach? Have you ever wondered if what you write has relevance and meaning to someone else? Maybe someone in another country, maybe even a violent place. Or just a lonely space.

I have to believe that there are many others who - given the opportunity - would like to speak for peace. I say we should use all the tools at our disposal to make sure they get the chance.

This meme is a movement.

Let's move it.



BlogBlast For Peace Meme ~ Join The Revolution

Here are the rules and the story.

Copy this into a post, ADD YOUR NAME to the bottom of the tag list and tag as many people as you'd like. (I couldn't get the list with all the links to post. You can view it here.)

The Peace Globe project began in the fall of 2006 with a simple post from one blog, Mimi Writes. The post ignited a flame in the blogosphere. The flame became a passion. The passion became a movement. It amazingly traveled from blog to blog to blog across the globe. Bloggers wrote passionate articles on what peace means to them, along with the promise of three Latin words scribbled on a globe - Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) - branded with the integrity of their names or blog names. It was positively inspiring to watch. And it began to happen all over the world - from Singapore to China to Afghanistan to Brooklyn.

It was simple. And powerful.

In less than two weeks bloggers from all across the globe will blog for peace.

We will speak with one voice. One subject. One day.

Won't you join us?

June 4, 2008

How To Get Your Peace Globe In 4 easy steps!

1. Choose one of the four Peace Globe designs in this post. Right CLICK and SAVE in JPG format.

2. Sign the globe using Paint, Photoshop or a similar graphics tool. Decorate the globe anyway you wish. You can even include the name of your blog. Click here for hundreds of inspiring examples from previous BlogBlasts.

3. Return the peace globe to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at yahoo.com - Let me know your blog's name and url by leaving a comment here and signing the Mr. Linky. Your submission will be numbered and dated in the official gallery. Your globe and post will be listed on the Official BlogBlast For Peace website and The Peace Globe Posts page.

Here's the most important part.

4. On June 4, 2008 DISPLAY YOUR GLOBE IN A POST. Title your post "Dona Nobis Pacem". This is important. The goal is for all blog post titles to say the same thing on the same day. Write about peace that day or simply fly your globe. Click here for examples of peace globe posts from previous BlogBlasts.

(Go HERE for the other 3 globe template choices!)

If you need help making your globe, I will help and Sanni from Germany has volunteered to make globes for FREE. Just visit her and request one!

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE TAGGED TO PLAY.

Please consider passing this meme through the blogosphere.

This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting from the lovely land of the Peace Globes.

Memeing the Movement.

End quote from Mimi Writes...

You're all tagged. This is a worthy thing. It's a community thing. It's a blog thing. It's a human thing.

Do it. Post your globe on 4 June. And visit Mimi on that day. Travel through the bloggosphere and see other Globes.

Be a Peace Blogger.

Dona Nobis Pacem.

19 comments:

  1. i'll be there trav!!!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  1. Linda says:

    I have my Peace Globe done, I just need to get a post put up but honestly - time is not on my side these days between work and the rest of my life. Still, it shall be done!

  1. Bond says:

    Nice Travis...I have been working on my globe and plan on running this post next week.

  1. I love how you did this Travis. Awesome. You are so clever. Have a great day and weekend. :)

  1. Meribah says:

    Okay, the puppy has to remember to do this! Trav, if you could give the puppy a poke the day before the day in question, that would be most appreciated! :P

  1. the teach says:

    Travis, I've joined the blogblast for peace, too!

  1. Travis says:

    Bee: We can always count on you!

    Linda: I'm still trying to decide what I want to put on my Peace Globe this time.

    V: Good deal!

    Sandee: Well, Mimi did all the work!

    Meri: Permission to poke the puppy?

    Teach: Excellent!

  1. I unfortunaly cannot afford photo shop or any of those toys.so I guess I'll have to take a pass.

  1. I got mine..


    On this Memorial Day remember my friends who died for your freedom.

    Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer “am I worth dying for?”~

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  1. Jamie says:

    I'm in and really looking forward to it, though it is sad that this will be my 3rd.

  1. Travis says:

    Mike: I'll help you out.

    Sarge: Good deal Sarge.

    Jamie: It's a process.

  1. I've got to make my globe.

  1. Trav,I just my globe that you made for me in the email you sent I thank you.I have posted it on my site already.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Mimi has my globe and my post is scheduled to post!

  1. Roger says:

    I am going to post this meme Trav I was challenge by Sandee to do this to.

  1. Marsha says:

    Thanks for stopping by. I've posted a couple of more photos and one is just for you! :o)

  1. I'm all for peace, Trav

  1. Travis says:

    Charles: I'm still working on mine too.

    Mike: You are most welcome!

    Akelamalu: Excellent!

    Roger: Good deal!

    Marsha: Cool!

    David: It's the ultimate goal.

  1. Well done, Travis.
    You are a true blue peace blogger to the core.
    Our peace blogging community is expanding. Isn't it exciting?

    And yet seeing all of these folks commenting who've been doing this now since 2006 and are still going strong, offering to help the newcomers - it warms my heart and makes me proud....of my friends....of all of us.

    I have such love and respect for this community.