About Blog Day 2006

What is BlogDay?

BlogDay was initiated with the belief that bloggers should have one day which will be dedicated to know other bloggers, from other countries or areas of interests. In that day Bloggers will recommend about them to their Blog visitors.

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What will happen on BlogDay?

In one long moment In August 31st, bloggers from all over the world will post a recommendation of 5 new Blogs, Preferably, Blogs different from their own culture, point of view and attitude. On this day, blog surfers will find themselves leaping and discovering new, unknown Blogs, celebrating the discovery of new people and new bloggers.

Why do we need a BlogDay?

I am suggesting this kind of activity because in the last months I felt that the more blogs there are, the less time I’m spending on new web logs. Because of the overload of information, I’m just visiting my favorite Blog and therefore, I’m sure that I miss a lot of good blogs.

Blogday 2005 summery

BlogDay 2005 generated 30,800 new pages in Google. Technorati listed 1329 Blog posts about it and thousands of bloggers from these countries have participated: Israel, Pakistan, US, Singapore, China, France, Hungary, Spain, UK, India, Italy, Ireland, Malaysia, Cambodia, Greece, Finland, Germany, Taiwan, Korea, South Africa, Japan and many more. The BlogDay description was translated in the BlogDay wiki by bloggers to 15 languages. The wiki got more than 25,000 page views on August 31st; a Greek designer won the BlogDay design contest with his brilliant design for future web site.

Who am I?

My name is Nir Ofir and I'm the Editor in Chief of an Israeli Portal: I consider my self as an innovation evangelistand and an entrapreneur. Experienced in initiating, founding and running "Userland" type of web based services. I'm known for founding Israel's first commercial Weblog service and as the creator of the "BlogTV" service – Live Broadcasted web logs. You can read more about me, the Israeli Blogging scene and BlogDay project in my Blog