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Blogging in sync with everyone

Don’t want to participate in a marathon to espouse a cause? Then join the Blogathon.

india Updated: Nov 17, 2011 01:35 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

Don’t want to participate in a marathon to espouse a cause? Then join the Blogathon. This one-of-its kind initiative, where you need to blog about gender violence, will kick off in the city next week.

Called, Men Say No, the Blogathon by a youth forum, mustbol.in, will see 16 days of activism against gender violence. “Many people are using blogs to raise their individual concerns. So, we thought of attaching a cause with the entire experience of blogging. This way, people will get a chance to express their opinions, and we will get a diverse response base,” says Kuber Sharma, the coordinator of the Blogathon.

BloggingInterested people have to blog about gender discrimination, then link their blog to a central blog, which will be created by mustbol.in. "The campaign encourages men to eradicate violence against the opposite sex. Women, too, need to stand up against it and fight back," says Sharma, adding, "Catching up on the fast growing trend of blogging, the entire concept of Blogathon was taken up."

The organisers want to provide perspective on the role of men and highlight the barriers of male participations. “All you need is to post a blog entry between the said dates and mention that it’s part of the ‘Men Say No’ Blogathon,” says Sharma, adding, Must Bol (and partners) will market and share these blogs through diverse social media platforms.”

What is it?
What:
Blogathon
When: November 25 – December 10
Topic: Men Say No(entries related to gender discrimination)
Timings: 24 hours
More on: www.facebook.com/Men Say No blogathon

Why these dates? What is a Blogathon?
A Blogathon is an online event during which participating bloggers write one or more posts on a theme chosen by the host. The host blogger links each entry written for the Blogathon on one central post on her or his blog. People who visit the host blog thus have a “table of contents” from which to go to read as many blog posts as they want. In turn, each participating blogger links back to the central post so that readers who want to see what else has been written for the Blogathon can find out easily.