I’m going to try something new, here at Tales From the Hood.
Mark your calendars, because starting on Monday, 19 September, I will begin what I hope will become a recurring tradition of throwing a topic of consequence out to The Aid Blogosphere for comment and discussion. I encourage everyone who’s interested to blog on the topic over the following week and simply enter the URL information for their post into the space provided on the post here (you’ll understand what I mean when it publishes). You’ll get a visible link on my blog which will drive traffic to yours.
The rules of engagement:
1) Anyone with a blog can participate. You don’t have to be an aid blogger and you don’t have to have an aid-related blog. You only need a blog and an opinion on the aid-related topic that I post.
2) All opinions are welcome. You don’t have to agree with me or my perspective on the issue. The point is to generate “buzz” and discussion around an issue or topic and find out what a wide range of people think, not to build consensus.
3) Feel free to suggest topics for discussion (note that I don’t promise to run with every suggestion). Suggestions can come from anyone, blogger or not, aid worker or not. Post them in the comments thread here, DM me, post them on the Tales From the Hood Facebook wall, or send them by email (my email in the “About” link above).
4) Have fun! This is your chance to speak out on issues that matter in the context of a focused internet-wide discussion.
Hope to see all of you next week!