It’s time to blog the news and current events in our Blog Exercises for March. The first Current Events exercise was in January, and it featured some ideas to help you get motivated to blog some news and current events.
Find a way of making the news or a current event tie in with your site. Maybe reach out to your audience to invite them to join you in donating to a favorite charity or making a difference in the world around themselves. It doesn’t have to be complicated or a full editorial commentary on the news. Newsworthy events impact all of us, from our business to our perspective. Make this month’s current events post focus on making a change.
In the past I’ve blogged about the protests and blackouts in response to SOPA and PIPA in the United States, legislation that would serious impact our rights of freedom of speech and expression on the web. I also report occasionally on news coming from the Electronic Frontier Foundation which works overtime and sometimes at great risk to protect bloggers around the world, such as 17 bloggers in Vietnam on trial in January for speaking out honestly about their government.
Your Blog Exercises today is to blog about a current event and make it apply to your blog topic and audience. Choose a newsworthy topic about change in your industry or specialty, or find a way to encourage change.
Remember to include a hat tip link back to this post to create a trackback from the post you write, or leave a properly formed link in the comments so participants can check out your blog exercise task.