Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The BlogBlast For Peace Meme ~ Join The Revolution

UPDATE: The next BlogBlast For Peace launch is November 4, 2014. Click the logo below to get your peace globe. Don't miss it!
November 5, 2009
The Peace Globe Gallery



I'm about to do something radical. Unexpected. CRAZY. Did I say radical?

Let me 'splain.
I've consulted with the Pencil Skirt Powers That Be (that would be moi) and they came to a smashingly obvious and random conclusion. The lightbulb came on. So to speak......When I made the Message In a Bottle meme, I tagged the universe. Within a few days, the site had 3,000 hits. I've been sitting on my skirt long enough trying to make this no-brainer decision: To meme peace globes or not to meme peace globes. That is the question.

The answer came as a question. WHY NOT?

Peace Globes did not begin as a meme. But it began to behave like a meme. Blog to blog to blog. Like a fog. We didn't use the word "tag" ....but that's what we did when we invited others in our blogrolls to participate. The fact that you did so without the obligatory tag is proof that the concept is powerful.
It's a fact that the fastest and most effective way to spiral an idea out of control in the blogosphere is via a meme. I should know! The 700+ bloggers who participated in past launches (and that truly is the tip of The-Iceberg-I-Never-Found) knows what it means to them. It's about unity. We have that in spades. It's about activism, awareness, crossing political lines, making a statement and sharing ideas. We've done that. We have the vision as a core group of bloggers for peace; but we do not - yet - have the power in numbers behind the message.





Unity in numbers = power



Peace power?








What a revolutionary idea.


My vision hasn't changed. Nor has my commitment to the project or my willingness to work hard. But if it is to have the influence I know it can - then I have to work smarter. Today, I, Mimi Queen of Memes. toss a slew of beautiful little peaceful globes into the galactic blogosphere - to get the ball rolling.



How far will they go? Where will they land?
Who will catch them? Where will they send them next?

Who will draw a picture, write a poem, make a song, write a post....that might have the power to begin to change the landscape of my world?

Someone will.

Will it be you?

A friend told me earlier this evening "I have a healthy respect for the power of the written word. If we can all get together and do this on the same day, with the right post title, it can have meaning....It can extend the meaning and become more powerful."

Right, my friend. A revolution of words.

Don't you want to know how far your words will reach? Have you ever wondered if what you write has relevance and meaning to someone else? Maybe someone in another country, maybe even a violent place. Or just a lonely space.


I have to believe that there are many others who - given the opportunity - would like to speak for peace. I say we should use all the tools at our disposal to make sure they get the chance.


This meme is a movement.
Let's move it.


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BlogBlast For Peace Meme ~ Join The Revolution

Here are the rules and the story.
Copy this into a post, ADD YOUR NAME to the bottom of the tag list and tag 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 two 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?
June 4, 2008

How To Get Your Peace Globe In 4 easy steps!
1. Choose one of the four Peace Globe designs in this post.
Right CLICK and SAVE in JPG format.
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.


Here's the most important part.4. On June 4, 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 that day or simply fly your globe. Click here for examples of peace globe posts from previous BlogBlasts.

( Go HERE for the other 3 globe template choices!)
If you need help making your globe, I will help and Sanni from Germany has volunteered to make globes for FREE. Just visit her and request one!
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. )

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YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE TAGGED TO PLAY.
Please consider passing this meme through the blogosphere.
This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting from the lovely land of the Peace Globes.
Memeing the Movement.
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NOTE: It has come to my attention that Blogger sometimes freezes up when you ty to paste this. You may have to copy LESS LINKS initially and add more later or just use a shorter tag list. I think that is the problem. I know of two bloggers who apparently didn't have any problems though - Sandee and Bee. Going there now to try and copy theirs into a post and see what happens. If you have any problems with this, please don't hesitate to write. I will try to help you to the best of my ability. Peace out.


17 comments:

kathleenmaher said...

Mimi, Astounding! You're so right, and it's weird how often the ideas that change everything! are the very ones floating in the air, the ones rattling in everyone's heads, and on everyone's tongue.

That was a definition for "meme" before bloggers got their hands on it. Like the collective unconscious, except bigger and--conscious.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'll get on this tomorrow Mimi. What a great idea. Big hug. :)

Gattina said...

A great idea ! I hope there will be lots of other nationalities than Americans too ! I'll try my best to tag people from Europe and I also have two links from a girl and a dentist in Bagdad maybe they will participate too, that would be great !

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Hon-
This could work form me. The pictures and other images cannot be copied. So, I eliminated then. My blogger froze each time I tried to post it. Any suggestions?

Bond said...

Keeping it rolling...excellent job Ms Queen Mimi

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Good Morning sweetie. My post is up. What a great idea. You knew I'd participate, tag or not. Such a worthy cause. Here's the link:

The BlogBlast For Peace Meme ~ Join The Revolution.

Have a great day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Akelamalu said...

That's a great idea Mimi but when I tried to copy it into a post on my blog my computer froze!

Margo Moon said...

Capital idea! You rock, Mimi. I'll be throwing down this gauntlet in a coupla days.

Carver said...

Great Idea Mimi, I'll copy this into a post soon.

Julia Smith said...

I've put the button at the top of my sidebar. Great idea and I can't wait for June 4th!

Mimi Lenox said...

Kathleen - The collective unconscious. Yes. Exactly.

Sandee - Hugs back. Your post was wonderful. Thank you. It will bring in lots of new participants. And I appreciate the lovies.

Gattina - Middle East peace bloggers would be incredible. Thank you!

Bud - As discussed tonight, code on the way! Let me know....

Bond - Thank you Mr. Vinny Bond.

Akelamalu - I'm sending you the code via email sweetie.

Margo - I knew I could count on the girls!

Carver -Thank you! You have become a true blue peace blogger.

Julia - I'm getting very excited as well!

Shannon H. said...

I have you posted on my blog :)

Travis said...

I copied the text and then added the links myself. It worked ok, although I could post all the links. But I did link back to here.

And I tagged everyone who visits my place.

Well done my dear!

I'm posting this on Friday.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I tried to post the links on my computer blew up! My old machine said... "Whew!!"

OK, I'm on another computer and giving this a go ... wish me luck :~)

Mimi, You are some kind of go getter. Once again, I am impressed to the max. Go gettem girl!!!!

I'll be back ...

Speedcat Hollydale said...

http://speedcathollydale2.blogspot.com/2008/05/peace-globes-memeing-movement.html

I will market this post from my home page!

RennyBA said...

I'm with of course - like last year - here is My Contribution to spread the word

HANNA said...

Hello MiMI!
Ecco my contribution:
http://philohanna.blogspot.com/2008/05/dona-nobis-pacem.html
Peace,amore to all;)

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