this post aims at sharing some ideas with you that i hope will engage you also in a positive discussion about how you want to see this blog, and ask for your input about how we can bring our contribution to the society through badh bhangar aawaj. the first thing on my mind is how the blog community could mobilize in a tragic situation like the chittagong land slide. for prapti, you did such a great mobilization that it was noticed by global voices and other blogs around the world.
when i saw the news last night, i felt so helpless and wanted to do something for the victims. i am sure that all of you felt the same. the landslide victims that had lost their dear ones and their houses and need assistance to give them shelter or food.
how many bloggers do we have in chittagong? can we have local bloggers reporting and sharing information with us? can bloggers of chittagong unite and start a campaign? mobilize people to share food and clothes with the victims? take your blog posts to the press, suggest direct action, be there and participate for help and report back from the disaster area what is going on. i think we can. perhaps we are not strong enough now, and we don´t have the technical setup yet for a campaign site, but we will scan through the blog and collect any good posts about the disaster in a separate area of the front page, as we did with the prapti post. therafter we will gradually follow up with tools which makes it easier to start a good civil campaign and let these be seen and heard!
this is the potential power of our blog community, and this is a cause to unite for! come on bloggers, lets unite for a campaign and participate with coverage and help. somewhere in… send a person to chittagong to help from our side, providing food and clothes as far as we can.
there is no lack of engagement and campaigning among you guys, when it comes to debating posts deleted and not deleted. we acknowledge that you are giving somewhere in… blog some pretty bad blows these days in discontent, and that we have to engage ourselves more to repair the ship. you are proud bangladeshi´s, so are we, even me! we take great pride in the blog community, and we strongly believe that this ship can sail the seven seas and be noticed and admired wherever it goes. come on, lets repair the sails and the ship, bring back the spirit, and set out for a long journey together towards the youniverse!