Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blogblasting for Peace... now in meme form

I haven't been one for memes and tags. I hemmed and hawed about it for a long time. I subjected my one or two regular readers to a portion of my jumbled interior dialog on the subject, no doubt nearly driving them away in the process. In sum, I figured that, if I was casting away a portion of my billable day, taking food off the family table as it were, it ought to be for posts I wanted to write, as opposed to posts I felt obliged to write.

Even if I missed out on a teeny-tiny Technorati bounce.

Now and then,though, I agree to undertake a meme... as I have generally done with Heads or Tails on Tuesdays. All too often, though, even if I agree to respond to a tag, I slough off in the execution of the task because of the press of other events. So it is with the tag I recently received from Shell who is waiting, patiently, for me to write about blawgs (that's lawyer blogs in English) that I follow... something that I intend to do. Really, really soon.

Yesterday, though, I was tagged by Mimi, the young lady who crowned herself Queen of the Blogosphere. (Oh, snicker if you must, but crowning oneself worked well for Charlemagne... and, for awhile, for Napoleon.) She is again urging the Blogosphere on to a "Blogblast for Peace," the next of these to occur on November 6... when Americans will be basking in the blessed peace of a temporary lull in the barrage of political commercials... and I certainly intend to participate, as I have in the past.

And Mimi made it easy for me: She told me where to start copying and when to stop. And I have done so herewith. Please feel free to pass it on:

Join The Revolution

Here are the rules and the story.
(1) Copy this into a post (2) ADD YOUR NAME to the bottom of the tag list
(3) Tag at 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.

In less than three 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?
November 6, 2008

How To Get Your Peace Globe In 4 easy steps!

1. Right CLICK and SAVE the peace globe below or choose from other designs here.

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 November 6, 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 or simply fly your globe.

Go HERE for the other 3 globe template choices!)

If you'd like to help spread the word, take this button to your site. The code is in my sidebar.

I, Mimi Queen of Memes, hereby royally tag the following.......
(Before you copy this list on your blogs, ADD YOUR OWN NAME to the bottom of the list. )

............................................................................................................YOUR NAME HERE.


Please passing this meme through the blogosphere. Peace + Power
This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting from the lovely land of the Peace Globes.
Memeing the Movement.

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