“We are the World” Blogfest

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Social media and news in recent times has been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight darkness, only light lamps, Hate and Negativity cannot be fought. You need to bring Love and Positivity forward instead.

I bring to you the “We Are the World” Blogfest, along with these fabulous co-hosts:

Belinda Witzenhausen, Damyanti Biswas, Emerald Barnes, Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Kaur UppalLynn Hallbrooks, Mary Giese, Michelle Wallace, Peter Nena, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Simon Falk, Susan Scott, Sylvia Stein, Sylvia McGrath, Dan Antion, Guilie Castillo and Andrea Michaels.

 “We Are the World” Blogfest seeks to promote positive news. There are many cases of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.

We will link to charities supported by the co-hosts, and you could choose to donate to some of them or add links to local charities you support, so we could all chip in to a good cause if we like.

Let us flood social media with peace and love, and “In Darkness, Be Light.” The first post for “We Are The World” Blogfest is on the 31st March 2017.

~~~GUIDELINES~~~

1. Keep your post to below 500 words, as much as possible.

2. All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Something like news about a man who only fosters terminally ill children.

3. Join us on the last Friday of each month in sharing news that warms the cockles of our heart. No story is too big or small, as long as it goes beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD Badge on your sidebar, and help us spread the word on social media. Tweets, Facebook shares, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. More Blogfest signups mean more friends, love and light for all of us.

5. We’ll read and comment on each others’ posts, get to know each other better, and hopefully, make or renew some friendships with everyone who signs on as participants in the coming months.

6. To signup, add your link in WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below.

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Please SIGN UP for WE ARE THE WORLD BLOGFEST in the linky list that opens up in a new window:

Click HERE to be part of the Light.

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32 responses to “We are the World” Blogfest

  1. Peter Nena says:

    Hi. Mary. I hope you are well. Thank you for co-hosting. I clicked your linky list but instead of opening to the entry page it reports an error. Thanks

  2. Kudos for standing up for love and kindness. I agree that this is important work to be doing right now. I share a weekly series of stories called Awesome Stories that is meant to inspire and uplift. I might join your group if I can reblog my posts. I don’t have time to create another post each week or month. What do you think? Let me know if you’re interested.
    thanks, Brad

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Brad, you are absolutely okay to reblog a post. If you can add the badge to your sidebar and spread the word, that would be helpful. I’ll be around at some point to visit your blog and read your awesome stories. In the meantime, please sign up for the Blogfest so you can help us be a light to the world.

  3. Ally Bean says:

    So timely, so clever. Showing my blogging age here, but a long time ago [like over 10 years] there was a Love Thursday Movement that asked you to post a photo of a heart shape you saw in real life, and then talk about something wonderful in life. This idea reminds me of that movement– and I can’t wait to see how #WATWB manifests.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Love Thursdays is wonderful, Ally. I hope you will be joining us for the Blogfest. It will be fun!!!

  4. dweezer19 says:

    Reblogged this on Tropical Affair and commented:
    Although I have not been able to directly contribute, these lovely folks are hosting a grand blogfest to add some hope and love back into the dismal landscape of the world. Won’t you join them? Hugs!

  5. reocochran says:

    Mary, I often see your comments on Joey’s and Dan Antion’s posts, probably others. . . I’m on my phone so cannot push like but will leave a comment! Keep on your path of light, love and kindness! xo

  6. LindaGHill says:

    How do I say this without sounding opportunistic? I’m at a loss.
    Rather than give away my book until the end of October, I’ve decided to give all the proceeds from both of them to disaster relief. I don’t think it fits the guidelines of #WATWB for me to write about it myself because as I said above, it sounds opportunistic. And I suppose it is in a way, but in a way everyone wins. You see, I want to give. But I have about $50 to my name, very little money coming in, and a family to feed, clothe, and shelter. The post I have written has people smiling and patting me on the back, but no one is buying my books. Which is half the point. In a week I’ve sold 4 copies. That’s less than $5.00.
    I need to get the word out. I need people to share my message so that readers find it and buy. It’s not that I already have sales going through the roof and the ability to donate hundreds, which I think everyone is assuming. Or maybe not. Maybe they’re afraid I won’t actually give the money away. But I will. I’ll prove it with receipts if I have to.
    So again, I’m at a loss. I need help in order to help. Any ideas?

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Linda, I’m not a marketer, but I would keep pounding it out on social media…WP, FB, Twitter, etc. Ask your regular readers if they would re-blog, share links, etc. Close to home, would you be able to speak at your local library and let people know where the proceeds are going? I think you could also blog about disaster relief efforts around the world, then add a blurb about your book and donating to the cause. Don’t give up, Linda. Keep writing and fighting to get your name out there.

      • LindaGHill says:

        Thanks, Mary. I just thought the WATWB hashtag might help widen my area of sharing ability. The thing is, my blog only gets traffic from my regular readers, who already know what I’m doing, you know? And they ain’t buyin’. Most are not romance readers.
        Back to the drawing board. Thanks for your suggestions. I do think social media is the way to go. 🙂

      • bikerchick57 says:

        You can participate in WATWB and promote it and by that alone, you may get new blog readers and book buyers?

      • LindaGHill says:

        I wasn’t sure, since this sort of thing doesn’t fit into the rules. So it’s okay then for me to post about it myself? It seemed to me that the whole point of the prompt was to show how others were helping out people in need.

      • bikerchick57 says:

        I would say to join in and post about others’ good works as that might bring new readers and potential customers to you. You could add a small blurb about the book and your donations at the very bottom of the post. That would get the word out while staying within the rules of WATWB. Does that make sense?

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