Monday, 30 August 2010

Parent blogging comes of age: Three go to Bangladesh

As I write this three parent bloggers are in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world. They are there as guests of the Save the Children charity to see first-hand the work they do and how the smallest intervention can be the difference between life or death for the children of the area.

Josie from Sleep is for the Weak, Eva from Nixdminx and Sian from Mummytips are the three bloggers on the trip. They will be blogging and tweeting throughout their incredible adventure and there will be daily updates on the Twitter Blogladesh daily. You can help by adding your name to the Press for Change petition which will put pressure on the UK Government to make global poverty a priority at the UN Summit in September. Please take the time to do this as it's an easy way to make a huge difference.

As far as I'm concerned this extraordinary trip by the three amazingly talented bloggers is a coming of age for blogging. It's an acknowledgement that parent bloggers can reach a wide audience and not just for advertising products, they can also change the way we view the wider world and potentially influence Government policy. I'm completely in awe of the bloggers on this trip, although I hesitate at saying I'm looking forward to their updates - because I know what they find on their trip won't always be easy to swallow. But then this is not about making us all feel good, it's about giving us the facts no matter how unpalatable.

Please give these bloggers your support, please sign the petition.  We can make that difference.