The Blog Blast for Peace Meme - Be Part of the Movement

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009 by Travis Cody in
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I believe that words have power, so this matters


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.

I'm tagging the universe for Mimi, which doesn't leave many left to tag. But it's ok...the great thing about this meme is that you can tag your friends and neighbors on any social network site you prefer.

Peace Globes are on Facebook and Twitter and Bloggers Unite and iPeace!

This meme first appeared in May 2008. Mimi introduced it, and I thought this was a great time to do it again. We're just 16 days out from this year's Blog Blast for Peace.

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 and tag as many people as you'd like.

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.

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

Won't you join us?

On 5 November 2009, 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.

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. Everything you need to know about how to participate can be found in the links at the top of my sidebar. And once you've created your Peace Globe, email it to blogblastforpeace@yahoo.com so it can be included in the Gallery.

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 5 November. And visit Mimi on that day. Sign Mr Linky and click on the hundreds of other links to travel through the bloggosphere and see other Globes, and read heart felt words about Peace.

Be a Peace Blogger.

Dona Nobis Pacem.

18 comments:

  1. Debra says:

    I'm a peace blogger...I might just give it a whirl!

  1. DrillerAA says:

    I don't know what my situation will be on Nov. 5. So far I have had NO time to do a globe, but I do have a few ideas rolling around in my head.
    I did hear an interesting idea the other day, we can drift into war, but peace must be made.

  1. Anndi says:

    We're heading into the home stretch...

    Oh, BTW, I'm now calling you the dancing bee.

  1. barb says:

    My posts for my blog and the cat's blog are already done and scheduled!

  1. It's a great idea for sure.

  1. Jamie says:

    Meme blog written and up. Peace globe designed and waiting. It will truly be a great day, bigger than ever before and you are wonderful to give Mimi a helping hand as this time.

  1. Bond says:

    Beeees all around and they could not block me from visiting today!

    Loving the Beees and the excitment

  1. you know that I'm on board for blog bloast for peace,thanks to you and vinnie for my globe.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    You're doing a great job in promoting Blogblast for Peace Trav. You know I'll be there. It was through BFP that I met you! :)

  1. I think the Dancing Bee thing is gonna stick, Trav =)

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    I'm in, Trav. Will be working on my glove soon.
    BTW: Congrats to your Dodgers! I hope they'll get far :o)

  1. Travis says:

    Debra: We'd love it if you would post the meme and spread it around to your readers!

    Driller: Let us know if you need any help. I know you can make the Globe yourself, but if you start running out of time, we'll be happy to help.

    Ann: I am a Dancing Bee!

    Barb: We can always count on you and the boys!

    Charles: Indeed it is.

    Jamie: You are a wonderful Worker Bee!

    V: I can feel the excitement all around!

    Mike: And we appreciate your promos too!

    Akelamalu: It was!

    Starr: It just might!

    Ivanhoe: They are struggling, but I'm still hopeful.

  1. "Dancing Bee"

    How could we not have seen that coming?

  1. Marilyn says:

    Got my globe! Working on something bigger but we're running out of time.

  1. Dear Dancing Bee,

    Just had to poke my head in and say thank you. Did I mention that all the bees are amazing??

  1. It's BEEn a blast BEEing silly with you, my friend.

  1. Travis says:

    Southern: Well, I didn't know about the bee waggles. But the name fits!

    Marilyn: Sweet!

    Mimi: They are! And you are most welcome.

    Songbird: Ditto!

  1. you've encouraged so many...well done!