BlogBlast For Peace 2013 ~ Here's What We've Been Up To

 

The first Instagram peace globe from the Philippines

Here’s Mimi with an update on the phenomenon known as peace globes. Have you ever dreamed of something in your life and watched it come to fruition? That’s how I feel about BlogBlast For Peace. It was just an itty bitty baby back in November 2006 when we started with this post from my blog, Mimi Writes. I posted a challenge and got a rapid response from 56 people just like that, all eager to post the words Dona nobis pacem on a template and fly it around the world. I still know who those 56 people are. We should all be in their debt. They didn’t know it at the time, but they started a movement.  We’ve evolved from those handful of original peace bloggers to nearly 21,000 on the Facebook Fan Page, representing 200 countries, thousands here on this page, many more in our Cause list on Facebook, thousands of blogs and profile pages that keep getting

exponentially shared and tagged. Then there’s Twitter and Tumbler and Picasa and Flickr and Pinterest and Instagram. One year we blogged 100 Reasons To Blog For Peace each day for 100 days leading up to the launch. It was amazing! You took up the challenge as only peace bloggers can. Once I posted Thirty Days Thirty Reasons (aka 30 Days of War)! It was depressing and enlightening all at the same time. We sent our peace globes to the White House in 2008 and in 2010 we got them on the last NASA Space Flight.  Last year I took you to the Atlantic Ocean with me and we tossed  peace Messages In A Bottle from shores near and far. It was an inspiring launch from many parts of the world. Oh wait! That reminds me. I need to poke around the Blogosphere a bit more tonight. I hear a rumbling in the atmosphere. A buzzing sound. A stir. A frequency. We must still be up there flying around….or bobbing around in the ocean. It’s peace time.Join us.


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BlogBlast For Peace 2013 ~ Here’s What We’ve Been Up To

 

The first Instagram peace globe from the Philippines

Here’s Mimi with an update on the phenomenon known as peace globes. Have you ever dreamed of something in your life and watched it come to fruition? That’s how I feel about BlogBlast For Peace. It was just an itty bitty baby back in November 2006 when we started with this post from my blog, Mimi Writes. I posted a challenge and got a rapid response from 56 people just like that, all eager to post the words Dona nobis pacem on a template and fly it around the world. I still know who those 56 people are. We should all be in their debt. They didn’t know it at the time, but they started a movement.  We’ve evolved from those handful of original peace bloggers to nearly 21,000 on the Facebook Fan Page, representing 200 countries, thousands here on this page, many more in our Cause list on Facebook, thousands of blogs and profile pages that keep getting

exponentially shared and tagged. Then there’s Twitter and Tumbler and Picasa and Flickr and Pinterest and Instagram. One year we blogged 100 Reasons To Blog For Peace each day for 100 days leading up to the launch. It was amazing! You took up the challenge as only peace bloggers can. Once I posted Thirty Days Thirty Reasons (aka 30 Days of War)! It was depressing and enlightening all at the same time. We sent our peace globes to the White House in 2008 and in 2010 we got them on the last NASA Space Flight.  Last year I took you to the Atlantic Ocean with me and we tossed  peace Messages In A Bottle from shores near and far. It was an inspiring launch from many parts of the world. Oh wait! That reminds me. I need to poke around the Blogosphere a bit more tonight. I hear a rumbling in the atmosphere. A buzzing sound. A stir. A frequency. We must still be up there flying around….or bobbing around in the ocean. It’s peace time.Join us.


   Please join us! Blog4Peace November 4 and everyday on our Facebook pageOur Peace Store
Peace Bloggers Group

We Need A Bigger Map and A Few More Pins

 Only 11 days and counting ’til the 10th launch of BlogBlast For Peace. It is so amazing to watch the peoples of the world begin to stir

Mayotte

and bend in the direction of peace words. November is full of magic and promise. Do you feel it? Can you see it? On our fan page alone there are now 20,372 humans ready and willing to at least acknowledge that the world – their world in their corner – needs peace, needs change, needs the rest of the world. On this blog we find thousands of homemade, lovingly crafted works of peace art linked to blogs and websites all across the world, submitted by men, women, children, cats, dogs, and gerbils (yes, really).. and every species in between. All because one day of the year they are bound and determined to do their part and add voice to a rallying cry for world peace. They have something to say. YOU have something to say. Do you know how sacred it is to own your words?   People want peaceful lives. They yearn for it. For themselves and for their children. I believe its time has not only come but is overdue. The latest country to join us is the Island of Mayotte pictured above. One person (so far) in this tropical place of beauty wants to blog for peace. I asked her to invite the whole country (and I secretly wished she would invite me to the tropical island, but I digress!)  This week we welcomed the Asian country of Tajikistan, the African countries of Malawi and Lesotho and Luxembourg in Europe.   I used to envision thousands of imaginary red pins stuck to an imaginary map of places where people lived who blogged for peace. I would wonder what their lives were like, what their hopes and dreams were for their families, how they lived, what they looked like. Now I need a bigger map and a lot more pins… except this time, my map is not imaginary. It is real.
Over 20,000 citizens from 195 countries and territories on six continents

Join us NOV 4 ~ wherever you are on the web
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One voice. One subject.

One day.


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Peace Globes #4129 – 4178 from The Land of Afghanistan

From the country of Afghanistan, whose people fly a peace globe symbol on their Facebook pages, we add and welcome the following cities and towns. We thank them for sharing the message of peace in their personal villages and with the world.
 Andkhoi, Faryab   Bastan,Herat   Gereshk Herat (3)  Jalalabad  Kabul (29)   Kandahar (3)   Karchi, Badakhshan   Kunduz  Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh (5)   Panjshir, Parvan    Sar-I-Pul, Sar-E Pol    Shahr-E Herat, Herat     Sharan, Paktika    

We believe that words are powerful….this matters.

  Let there be peace in Afghanistan.- See more at: http://peaceglobegallery.blogspot.com/search?q=afghanistan#sthash.5jvC4CVC.dpuf


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Blogging Peace in Western Sahara! Peace Globe #4128

In the territory of Western Sahara bordering the beautiful land of Morocco, we find a peace blogger in North Africa. The city is Dakhlah. Isn’t peace a beautiful thing? If they can imagine, I can imagine. Can you?

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Become A Peace Blogger ~ Here's Why and How

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Hello Peace Bloggers!

It is hard to believe that we are about to embark on the 10th launch (8th year) of BlogBlast For Peace aka Blog4Peace! We started in 2006 with a handful of my beautiful blogging buddies. Now we’ve grown into thousands of little blue peace globes spinning across six continents and 185 countries. We are approaching past the 21,000 member mark on the Facebook page

  Blogging for peace has become a personal tradition for so many of us. We’ve proven that our words and images are powerful. Our world is a mess. We need to speak up for peace now more than ever.

 This year’s theme is ”What Do I Want My World To Look Like?”  When I honestly answered that question for myself, the answers were surprisingly simple and basic. What do you want your world to look like? Tell us about it on your blogs and pages November 4th. 

 Here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to go HERE and find a blank sheet of internet blog paper known as a peace globe template.

Like this one!

I’m going to sign my name and decorate it as I wish. I’m going to make sure my neighbors in all corners of the world hear and see the words “Dona nobis pacem” on my template loud and clear everyday and especially on Nov 4. I’m going to think about my own life and how I want to live it. I want to make sure that on the inside of me there is no malice, no vengeance, no revenge, no desire to humiliate or harm friend or foe. No plan to return hate for hate.

or this one!

Then I’m going to write about it. I am going to post my thoughts on Nov 4 with all of you and we will celebrate the change in makes in each of us and across the world. Because I know it will. And others will choose to join in. How do I know? Because peace bloggers are awesome (!!!) and our words are powerful. 

One voice. One subject. One day.
Thank you for all your efforts in the past and for supporting me and this movement all these years. I am forever moved and humbled by the words and images of peace bloggers.
Please join us again this year on November 4th. I blog for peace! I want the world to join us. And if I have my way, we’ll cover the rest of the globe very soon. Here’s how! Cool new templates are HERE.
I invite you to place a logo in your sidebars as an invitation for others to join in. Spread the word. It’s almost here!

I can’t wait to hear what you have to say. See you soon. Peace.

 Please join us! Blog4Peace November 4 and everyday on our Facebook pageOur Peace Store
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Become A Peace Blogger ~ Here’s Why and How

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Hello Peace Bloggers!

It is hard to believe that we are about to embark on the 10th launch (8th year) of BlogBlast For Peace aka Blog4Peace! We started in 2006 with a handful of my beautiful blogging buddies. Now we’ve grown into thousands of little blue peace globes spinning across six continents and 185 countries. We are approaching past the 21,000 member mark on the Facebook page

  Blogging for peace has become a personal tradition for so many of us. We’ve proven that our words and images are powerful. Our world is a mess. We need to speak up for peace now more than ever.

 This year’s theme is ”What Do I Want My World To Look Like?”  When I honestly answered that question for myself, the answers were surprisingly simple and basic. What do you want your world to look like? Tell us about it on your blogs and pages November 4th. 

 Here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to go HERE and find a blank sheet of internet blog paper known as a peace globe template.

Like this one!

I’m going to sign my name and decorate it as I wish. I’m going to make sure my neighbors in all corners of the world hear and see the words “Dona nobis pacem” on my template loud and clear everyday and especially on Nov 4. I’m going to think about my own life and how I want to live it. I want to make sure that on the inside of me there is no malice, no vengeance, no revenge, no desire to humiliate or harm friend or foe. No plan to return hate for hate.

or this one!

Then I’m going to write about it. I am going to post my thoughts on Nov 4 with all of you and we will celebrate the change in makes in each of us and across the world. Because I know it will. And others will choose to join in. How do I know? Because peace bloggers are awesome (!!!) and our words are powerful. 

One voice. One subject. One day.
Thank you for all your efforts in the past and for supporting me and this movement all these years. I am forever moved and humbled by the words and images of peace bloggers.
Please join us again this year on November 4th. I blog for peace! I want the world to join us. And if I have my way, we’ll cover the rest of the globe very soon. Here’s how! Cool new templates are HERE.
I invite you to place a logo in your sidebars as an invitation for others to join in. Spread the word. It’s almost here!

I can’t wait to hear what you have to say. See you soon. Peace.

 Please join us! Blog4Peace November 4 and everyday on our Facebook pageOur Peace Store
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Peace Globes #4122 – 4127 from the Land of Yemen

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In western Asia on the Arabian peninsula lies the land of Yemei aka Yemen. These locations and six individuals have decided to fly a peace symbol on Facebook. We welcome them! Aden (2)   Al Haram, Ma’Rib     Al-Ramlah, Hadramawt   Sanaa (2)
 
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Peace Globe #4121 from England, Arkansas

Buffalo River, Arkansas

 We welcome another person from Arkansas in the town of England. Thank you for supporting peace in your beautiful countryside. It does look peaceful in your part of the world.

See the official logo on thousands of Facebook pages and be inspired by what is happening.

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Peace Globe #4120 ~ Zambia Blogs For Peace!

Chipolo, Zambia

In southern Africa we find the Republic Of Zambia in the city of Chipolo. The capital is Lusaki and the population 14,309,466. Out of those numbers we find someone willing to blog for peace! Thank you for liking our Facebook page and placing the peace symbol in your profile. You are a light.  

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