Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Mimisms ~ Have you noticed?

Did you know there are currently nearly 2100 peace globes from 53 countries in the gallery  and 1260 members in the "cause" on FB? All of them are peace bloggers! I have made peace with the fact that I will never find all of them but I do expect the numbers to grow exponentially. Have you added your name to these pages? Please do.

I have been knee deep in peace work this weekend. The BlogBlast For Peace page is here on FB. You can see the albums full of peace globes and information. I find new globes everyday!

It seems that the more social media forces its presence upon us the less true blogging is noticed these days.  Have you noticed? Many long time true blue bloggers have migrated to Facebook and Twitter, closing their blogs altogether. I have noticed a marked change in comments on Mimi Writes and my other blogs. When I link blog posts to my Facebook and Twitter pages, I get more comments there than here! Even though I enjoy those venues, I don't plan on ever ditching my blogs. However, they have been remarkably effective for peace globes. BlogBlast For Peace on Facebook and Twitter has been met with great enthusiasm, so I say let's utilize all the vast blogosphere has to offer and go with the flow of long as it's good change.


**notice groovy psychedelic graphics**

The first 3 graphics on this page were created by Scottish author Michelle Yd Frost for the 2011 launch and are free to use and share.  Michelle writes the blog Crow's Feet. We thank her for being such a dedicated peace blogger - and friend. 
Now, we also have a new page for Peace Bloggers.  THIS you don't want to miss. It's a place for peace bloggers of the past to reconnect, those in the present who keep the movement going to connect daily and future generations of peace bloggers to begin their journey with us.
There are 436 registered members already (after only a few days) and I expect that number to rise significantly as we find people and they find us.

Two very kind people who are much more graphically artistic than I, have created several new logos today. And I didn't even ask them! What a wonderful surprise for us. The richly decorated peace logo below is the work of FB blogger Janice D'Agostino from Houston, Texas.  Janice authors two fabulous cooking blogs,  The Mindful Palate and The CC (Calorie Counting) Palate, both of which I can't understand a word she's saying. Big surprise, huh?  She has granted anyone permission to use the image below and if you need cooking lessons like I desperately do  then head on over to her delicious pages.
It's really exciting to see the level of growth and dedication to the peace globe movement I've seen in the past week.  People are seriously contemplating needed change in our world and are much more active and vocal than they've ever been.  Have you noticed? There's also a great sense of community afoot. Maybe it's always been there, but once people began to see faces and names of peace bloggers in one place this weekend, side by side, it became one big impromptu reunion - and we could actually visualize the connection.   Alpha Tauri sent this tweet today, "been watching the dnp posts on facebook & twitter. Peace bloggers have got a nice social networking revolution going. :)"
**notice Mimi dancing to the psychedelic peace drum** don't see it?

OK. Maybe I should surrender to the social media frenzy. Just this once. I can't let the cat bloggers down now can I? They are a force to be reckoned with.
See how fierce they are?

And now if you'll excuse me, summer vacation begins today!!!!

*You are welcome to use any of the graphics on this page*


Akelamalu said...

Summer vacation? Enjoy!

I don't go on Facebook much and certainly wouldn't ditch my blog for it. When's the next Peace Globe Day Mimi?

Anonymous said...

as a non-facebook, non-twitter user....why, yes I've noticed. gotta go where you can have the biggest impact.

Vinny "Bond" Marini said...

I've done one or two of those!

Jamie said...

Have a wonderful summer and I promise to keep dropping by Bloggingham headquarters.

Mimi Lenox said...

Akelamalu - It's November 4, 2011. I just haven't made the official announcement yet. That is coming this week!

Mimi Lenox said...

Coopernicus - Exactly!

Vinny - Yes, indeed have have, Mr. King Bee!

Mimi Lenox said...

Jamie - You need to help me keep things organized in Bloggingham. I'm hopelessly scattered at times.

Ferd said...

I do use FB, and I love it for brief communications. Through FB I have reconnected with friends and family that I would not have otherwise. I also get comments to my blog posts on facebook, usually from people who don't have their own blog. That's great! I love that!

But my blog is for more thoughtful and creative postings, and more meaningful comments and connections. I don't plan on ditching my blog anytime soon, if ever!

I tried Twitter, and I just don't get the whole micro blogging thing. I don't want to follow or be followed that way. Though I greatly appreciate the few people that will post a Twitter link to my blog!

Ferd said...

Oh, I should have mentioned this first. The graphics by Michelle and Janice are FANTASTIC. I will definitely use them. Thank you, ladies!

Anonymous said...

yes I have noticed and it's kind of sad... but I guess change is inevitable. Hope you have a relaxing summer :)

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