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Join us November 4th for the annual launch
Join us everyday on Facebook and thousands of blogs who continue to blog for peace

How To Blog4Peace™ The short version: 3 STEPS

1. Save and Sign. Choose any graphic in this post or click here for more choices. Right click and Save.
 Decorate it or leave as is.
2. Send the finished globe to blog4peace@yahoo.com and/or TAG Mimi Lenox on Facebook
3. Post it anywhere online November 4 and title your post Dona Nobis Pacem (Latin for Grant us Peace)  hashtag #blog4peace  #blogblast4peace
How To Get Your Peace Globe
In 4 easy steps (with a bit more detail for newbies)

 

1.  Choose one of the Peace Globe designs shown on this page or click HERE for many more choices. Right CLICK  and SAVE in JPG format.
 
2. Sign and design your peace globe anyway you wish.  You can even include the name of your blog or business.  Click here for thousands of inspiring  examples from previous BlogBlasts. Be creative! Your peace globe is one-of-a-kind.

3. Send your peace globe to me via email ~ blog4peace@yahoo.com or simply post it on your Facebook wall and tag me.   Simple! All peace posts are collected and housed together in a gallery of peace. Your submission will be numbered and dated in the official gallery with a link back to your original peace post, earning a permanent spot on the Official BlogBlast For Peace website. 
 Your contribution can now be viewed in collaboration with peace bloggers from 214 countries+ and thousands of locations across the globe – all in one place.

4. On November 4th DISPLAY YOUR  GLOBE on your 

BLOG, FACEBOOK WALL, Twitter page and any other social networking sites. If you are posting on Facebook only, don’t forget to TAG ME.


Title your post “Dona Nobis Pacem – Latin for Grant Us  Peace. This is important. The goal is for all blogs to say the same thing on the same day. Write about what peace means to you in your part of the world. Express yourself anyway you choose –  with music, prose, poetry, artwork, articles, acrostics, quotes, videos, digital graphics or personal stories.  


Facebook will turn blue and peace should be buzzing on Google. Tweet it. Share it. . Digg it. Viral it!

Tips for tweeters:  USE HASHTAGS  #peace #blogblast4peace #blog4peace at the end of your tweets to keep us organized and viral
 Facebook users: Post your peace globe and submission to your Facebook wall and tag me.  The EVENT page is here. The Cause page is here.

Make your status “Dona nobis pacem” which is Latin for Grant us Peace.  Some people even make their peace globe their profile pic for the day. Visit the groups and pages already set up on Facebook. They are for the express purpose of connecting and networking with other peace bloggers.  Fan Page HERE

How to stay connected



BlogBlast For Peace

We need peace globe worker bees. Would you help promote the movement?

1. Post any badge you see on this page or on the template page to your blogs and Facebook pages. Share as often as possible between now and Peace globe day.  Click the graphic below to magically take you to a page with many more to choose from! You may use any of them for your own peace globe if you don’t want to make one yourself. Ready-made and ready to go. It’s simple.

Worker bees are standing by within this group to help you make your peace globe – they will even make one for you. Just post any question that you may have about the movement on this wall. They are always bzzzzzzzing around ready to assist.  Someone will come to your rescue.

If words are powerful…then this matters.

Welcome to the Peace Globe Movement!
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Your peace globe and post will be assigned a number and  placed in the Official Gallery at blogblastforpeace.com. Blog4Peace.com
 Your peace globe and post will be assigned a number and placed in the Official Gallery at blogblastforpeace.com. By participating in BlogBlast4Peace you agree that your peace globe and links may be displayed on other social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Digg, wherever peace bloggers are online, and shared across the Blogosphere and Internet in the name of peace and in the spirit of promoting this work. They may also be used in printed works and publications online and elsewhere by the founder of this movement in creating published works about the Blog4Peace movement. If you do not want your peace globe shared and made accessible to others, let me know. Otherwise, please understand that this movement is all about spreading the message.
Thank you for being part of this incredible community of peace bloggers.


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November 4
Bloggers from all across the globe
will blog for peace.

We will speak with one voice.
One subject
One day

Welcome to BlogBlast For Peace  originally known as 
Dona Nobis Pacem in the blogosphere. We are known as the Peace Globe Movement. 
Blog For Peace™, BlogBlast4Peace™ and Blog4Peace™

 

What is it? A small group of bloggers answered a challenge I tossed one angst-filled October day in 2006. It seemed to me at that moment that the whole world lay in turmoil. No peace to be found. I had to do something. Have you ever felt that way?  All I had was a strong unction to act, my pen, my words – and a blog. Soon my idea became a plan – a very simple plan.

 I wanted to know what would happen if all bloggers everywhere signed their name across an Earth globe and all posted the SAME POST on the SAME DAY.  It was that simple. I would ask them to step out from huts and corners and cul-de-sacs for one day and write on the subject of peace.
 In their own language, from their own perspective, freely, in their own words.  I would give them a common place to speak. We would have one twenty-four hour span of time to express our desire for a peaceful planet.  A pledge. A signature. A symbolic promise.  It was an invitation for all nationalities, creeds, tribes and religions to converge upon one page.  

Would it make an impact?

 I found a graphic and created the first one.  

I asked bloggers to write “Dona nobis pacem” which is Latin for “Grant us peace” across the  image and post it on their blogs in November – less than thirty days from the time I made that October challenge.  To my utter surprise fifty-two people responded enthusiastically and soon the idea began to spread.  It was like watching the flames of a fire grow bigger and wilder by the day.  I began to think of the possibilities. The fire in me was growing too. Soon part two of my simple plan came into view; we would visit each other in those far-flung neighborhoods on BlogBlast For Peace day and read what moves and motivates people thousands of miles away to follow the same idea.  And in doing so we would learn what makes us the same. 

I no longer wondered would could happen on BlogBlast For Peace day.  I knew what WOULD happen. Because the shift had already started in me. You know the one. The kind of intrinsic change that sneaks up on you. Mind-altering change, community birthing change, spine-tingling change. World changing change. Some people said quite loudly under their breaths “Go on with your little peace experiment, Mimi.  We’ll play along.”  There’s just one little problem with that theory. 

Words are powerful. 

Before I knew it, Dona nobis pacem in the blogosphere began to take flight like a beautiful lyric in Blogland. 

I was so naive about the Internet in 2006 that the thought never crossed my mind to expect anything less than ALL blogs. There’s just one little problem with that theory; there were approximately seventy million websites (!) and a new blog baby born every second.  But that didn’t matter to me. I thankfully didn’t have enough doubt –  or some would say enough sense – to let that temper my vision.  Bloggers everywhere had just caught hold of the same vision. And besides, my burning desire to do something never went away.
 I have not changed that vision or that expectation, even to this day.

So. What happened?

From blog to blog it began to move, without promotion or money or advertising, entering one blog door and then another until it started to take hold and form something bigger than even I could envision.  It became a virtual inscription of hope.

Come November we were speechless.  Scribbles and angst became poetry and art. Prose spilled into novellas of respect and controversy. Photographers set about finding perfect specimens to beautify with the lens. Blogs were dusted and the very best china set out. Comment boxes filled up with shalom and peace vibes, praise, encouragement – community.  We were quite honestly moved.

BlogBlast4Peace was the Internet’s first ever online movement of its kind to invite bloggers to post the same message on the same day. I stand amazed to witness the creative passion displayed each year on pages across the world.  Suddenly, nothing remained virtual to any of us. It was very real. And for me, nothing in my life was ever the same.
Our visiting forged friendships and bonds that last to this day. There is something magical about the peace globes, something tangibly binding about this group. Something I can’t explain. But every person who participates will tell you that very thing.

Then one day someone called it a “movement.”
 Indeed, it had become just that.

WHO ARE PEACE BLOGGERS?

What we have built since 2006 is a core of distinct and remarkable individuals called “peace bloggers.”  They write. They draw. They paint beautiful words and images. They help and encourage each other.  They debate. They discuss. They banter about world and homeland issues. They may differ in philosophy and politics, but we try to find a way to peaceably debate. We invite other bloggers to join us. And then we sign our names to a promise. To a hope. To a dream we all have: to one day live in a world of peace.
As the online scene changed, so did we. Not everyone had a traditional blog. No problem. We are now quite visible blogging peace on Facebook and Twitter.  Now even Pinterest!  All are heard. All are documented. All have earned a special place in my heart.

They continue to inspire me with their dedication to the peace globes, which now fly in six continents, 214+ countries and countless provinces and cities across the world. They are housed in an online gallery here and shown daily throughout the year on thousands of blogs. Every November 4th – which is my grandfather’s birthday – we fly them in unity. We launch a new BlogBlast For Peace. We hear new stories. We welcome newbie peace bloggers. If they need help making graphics, peace globe “worker bees” step in to help. We learn about the world around us, how alike we all really are, and how incredible it feels not just to be a community of unified thought – but how powerfully freeing it is to be human in the presence of other humans.

So. What’s this about a marble?

On the eve of the very first BlogBlast for Peace I was in my house preparing for the launch.  There was a hush that night in the halls of Bloggingham Palace. Peace globes were pouring in from all over the world. I couldn’t answer my emails fast enough. But a certain uncertainty permeated the rooms, too, and led me, at four hours ’til midnight to abandon my computer and take a walk.  Oman, Greece, Canada, Louisiana, England, Australia…..peace blogging had begun on the other side of the world and I had no post of my own. How could this be?

And then Papa showed up.

This man, my Papa, is the reason I hold tight to the peace globes. He was a walking living example of what it means to be peaceful. I went into my study. As I stared into the wooden bowl you see here that sits atop my piano, I saw something in the middle. You see it too, don’t you? It was Papa’s marble looking for all the world like our planet earth. A globe. Peace globes took on a deeper meaning and it nailed my purpose to the page.  It was confirmation that not only was I on the right path but that all along I had not been alone one second. Of course, Papa. What else could I write? He was the epitome of peace.  I went back to the table and began to write the story, my first peace post.

 I wonder if he knows what an inspiration he’s become to so many… long after he left this world. I like to believe that he does. I wonder if he knew that his earth wrapped marble would become a symbol of peace and hope.  He was that to me. And now he is that to you.
Papa’s Marbles ~ How It All Began
(Read the full story of that first night by clicking the bowl of marbles)

The Silence Of PeaceBlogBlast For Peace #1  I used to say we were an invisible online world. I no longer believe that.  I’ve watched how the peace movement has deepened in meaning. Some of us stepped out of our computers and met. I’ve encountered tangible proof that the best things in life are intangible. Your words. On thousands of pages you’ve written your dreams and hopes. Each time someone blogs for peace, they send out a ripple of hope, of truth, of tolerance, that attaches itself to the next ripple and the next. Our pond is growing larger. But the premise remains simple and it is my job to see that it does. We simply blog peace. The world has to hear Dona nobis pacem…grant us peace. If enough of us say it, if enough of us believe it, if enough of us live it…..that has to be a positive force in the world. I believe in its power.  Why?

Because I believe in the inherent goodness of people, deep down, to do the right thing. If I didn’t there would be no reason to hope for change. In our individual trials and collectively as humankind there has to be a spark of goodness in every soul.  We were made for greatness. 
We won’t get there without the goodness.

I don’t know what force led me to find a blue globe graphic and throw out a peace challenge. I don’t know what manner of spirit or luck or destiny led me to my grandfather’s old marbles that night.
But there’s a certain inexplicable electricity that accompanies faith fueled with the audacity to believe in something bigger than yourself.  I had the faith. YOU had the audacity to accept my challenge.  This movement has a power all its own. 
I respect that. If you become a peace blogger, you will too.

Our motto remains the same
If words are powerful….then this matters.

Join us November 4th.

How To Blog4Peace The short version: 3 STEPS

1. Save and Sign. Choose any graphic on this page. Right click and Save.
 Decorate it or leave as is.
2. Send the finished globe to blog4peace@yahoo.com and/or TAG Mimi Lenox on Facebook
3. Post it anywhere online November 4 and title your post Dona Nobis Pacem (Latin for Grant us Peace)  hashtag #blog4peace  #blogblast4peace

Pin It  BlogBlast For Peace

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Your peace globe and post will be assigned a number and  placed in the Official Gallery at blogblastforpeace.com. 
 Your peace globe and post will be assigned a number and placed in the Official Gallery at blogblastforpeace.com. By participating in BlogBlast4Peace you agree that your peace globe and links may be displayed on other social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Digg, wherever peace bloggers are online, and shared across the Blogosphere and Internet in the name of peace and in the spirit of promoting this work. They may also be used in printed works and publications online and elsewhere by the founder of this movement in creating published works about the Blog4Peace movement. If you do not want your peace globe shared and made accessible to others, let me know. Otherwise, please understand that this movement is all about spreading the message.
Thank you for being part of this incredible community of peace bloggers.A


 Sharing and Linking: If there is a share button visible on this site then by all means share the peace! Otherwise, images and links on this website may not be copied, downloaded or redistributed offline in printed works or elsewhere online without express permission of the blog author, Mimi Lenox.

© 2006-2020 Mimi Lenox
All rights reserved
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About Mimi

Here are a few facts about the Founder of this project, Mimi Lenox.

Becoming the leader of a peace movement was not my intent when I set out to blog. But it has become my joy and mission, as all of you have shown me the power of images and words – yours and my own.

I have put pen to paper since I was seven years old. I am a writer, classically trained musician, passionate peace blogger, student of life and author. I have an insatiable curiosity about the world I live in.

When I discovered the world of blogging and wrote my first web post in 2006, I knew it was a perfect match. Not a day goes by without a story to tell. On my main blog, Mimi Writes… you will find real life stories, humor, photography, a bit of poetry, the lovely evolutionary landscape of peace globes in the blogosphere and one constant theme: change. I keep learning as I journal my journey in the Palace of Bloggingham. And things are always happening here on the peace blog.

As Creator and Founder of Blog4Peace.com, an online global peace initiative that has been celebrated by thousands of people, I’ve come to understand the pervasive significance and influence of blogs and websites on our society, our consciousness, and on this planet now deemed a global neighborhood.

I receive peace globes from all over the world on a regular basis.
November 4th is the day we blog for peace. Every year. The same day. One subject. One day. One voice. As of Nov 2020, we are seven continents and 214 countries/territories strong… and counting.

While I sometimes look in the rear-view mirror of life for inspiration and insight, I try not to stay there too long. There is so much work to be done in my own life and in the world. Don’t you want your life to count for something more? Join us. As many continue to testify, the peace globe movement becomes a part of you. It has become a catalyst of personal evolution,  self-examination, and activism in the lives of many bloggers, changing the way they think about peace in their own personal lives, communities, and in the world. It has given ordinary people like you and me, the power and permission to say extraordinarily powerful things on a global scale – and not just one day, we maintain a daily presence now on social media across thousands of pages. We have created something tangible here. We are connected in this work. As the movement continues to blossom each year with new ideas, new countries and locations, new people, we find ourselves more dedicated to the task at hand; that one day, every blog and every website will speak the words “Dona nobis pacem” – Grant Us Peace – in unison on November 4th and then walk off the blog to become a more peaceful planet.

Please tag along. I love interacting with my readers and getting to know you through your blogs and websites. We invite you to join us here and become a peace blogger.  It’s pretty amazing.

Thank you for reading my words.

Mimi
blog4peace@yahoo.com
© 2006-2020 Mimi Lenox
If words are powerful…then this matters.

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