February 20, 2007

30,000

Can 30,000 bloggers agree to do something together? Rick at QuipSpot, Brian at Brave Humans, and Carol at My View of It think so.

Oddly enough, Ann Coulter gave rise to this cyberspace initiative when she called John Edwards a faggot while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference. A few bloggers wondered how they could make their voices heard. The original post is from QuipSpot and is calling bloggers to help out with a project—which Rick, Brian and Carol are calling an experiment—to get 30,000 bloggers to be heard together.

The plan is to get all 30,000 bloggers to each “make a single post”—with a certain word in the title and on a date to be announced—“about what you want for the world, whatever that may be.” As the Quipper describes, “the purpose is not to make a particular political statement, but simply to make a noise.” It’s not about any one political or social message. It’s simply to show that when people band together their collective voice can be heard—just like the “Yop!” shouted by the Whos in Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who.

I'm a new blogger. The idea of bringing 30,000 disparate souls together at a single point in time through cyberspace seems bodacious. But, many people thought the same thing in December 2004 when Minister Louis Farrakhan put out the call for one million Blackmen to march on Washington DC. The media and other pundits scoffed at the idea when it was first proposed. But, fast-forward ten months later ... October 16, 1995 ... I joined with hundreds of thousands of Blackmen from all over the country in the Million Man March. It was one of the memorable days in my life.

But, that is a different post for a different time.

I followed the directions to be part of the 30,000 ... the Electronic Village is #117 on the list. I encourage any bloggers that are here in the Electronic Village to be part of this historic effort. Head here and read what you have to do. For now it only involves emailing your blog name and web address. For those Villagers without a blog ... I will keep you informed here about the progress as we go along. I see that there are about 120 blogs signed up as of today ... only 29,880 to go!

Care to comment on whether you plan to Yop! when the time comes?

17 comments:

fruityoaty said...

Wow, that's so cool. I'm definitely signing up.

Villager said...

I hope that other bloggers that visit da Village sign up as well. Our blog is #117 on the list. What number are you? Are we getting closer to 30,000?

Jose Tudor said...

Hello Villager,

I see you made it on the list. As of now there are 131 bloggers listed. I'm waiting to se what the outcome will be.

Jose

Villager said...

Hi Jose ... yes, I think it is a cool idea to create an event and a process to bring together so many bloggers. Hopefully, it encourages us to find other ways to reach out and support one another.

peace, Villager

Saikat Sengupta said...

count me as well.

Craig said...

I'll Yop. Keep me posted.

Regards,

Craig
http://realitycheckbounce.blogspot.com

credo said...

#146 !

DocKwats said...

This is a very awesome idea, I'm looking forward to the day when a full 30,000 are on board.

tanguy said...

this sounds to be really a nice idea... I would like to know more about the organization though, because 30 000 is quite a challenge, I would not like to get my implication misused by any political or religious parties.

Villager, I really enjoy going thru your blog.

notfearingchange said...

thank you for telling me and i'm in!

Benin "Mwangi" said...

Villager:

Thats a great idea. Thanks for letting me know about it!

Latimer Williams said...

I like that idea, I am defiantatly in on that one. I am new to the blogging world but I will build like crazy until then.!

mslatinarenee said...

Hi,
Thanks for reaching out. Let's keep in touch. Here's my take on the 30,000.

Ms. Latina Renee

Villager said...

I noticed that there are now over 200 bloggers making commitment to the 30,000 blogger initiative. Have you checked it out yet?

peace, Villager

A GROWN AZZED WOMAN said...

I just got home from work. I'll let you know if I'm in or I'm out when I wake up.

Keith said...

I'm always down for a good mass movement to spread the good word. Count me in.

diversitygirl said...

I'm definitely joining in to lend my voice. Thanks for the post Villager!