Recent events in the United States have caused people all around the world to speak their minds, stand up for their beliefs, and protest things they don’t like. Some people, however, feel powerless. They complain and worry but do nothing.
Everyone can become an activist—without ever marching, holding a sign, or writing letters to officials. And bloggers are in a unique and powerful position to make a difference…to blog for a change.
Start Blogging for Change
If you’ve been looking for a way to affect change, a blog provides you with the perfect tool. You can blog about the change you want to see in the world, and your posts—your written words—will create a positive and meaningful difference.
No, your blog isn’t the same as a letter to an elected official or donating to or volunteering for an organization. But you can become a citizen journalist or an expert on the type of change you want to inspire. If you catch the attention of enough people—maybe even the media—your opinion can influence people to take action.
Become an Influencer
As an influencer, you can persuade people to do things, like write letters, march, carry signs, or vote. You listen to the people who are “influential” in your life. When they say do this, you pay attention and act.
If you provide valuable information, effective strategies, and believable points of view in your posts, before you know it, you’ll be an influencer. Share your posts on social networks, and more people will read your work and join your cause.
Become a Change Agent
If you are tired of watching from the sidelines or wondering how the heck anything will change—and how it will all end, stop doing that! If you are tired of worrying and feeling helpless, stop!
Instead, start influencing change…as a blogger.
Set up a blog and start publishing posts that inspire and motivate people to create change. Offer them tools, strategies, information, data, and action steps. Help them take action.
Your posts—your words—will make a different. You will become a change agent by starting a movement.
What are you waiting for? Write and publish that first post today.
How are you blogging for change?
If you would like to learn more about blogging and writing for change, submit the form below. You’ll receive a short report on the four requirements for authoring change.
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