Wednesday, October 21, 2009
RECOGNITION FOR (O)CT(O)PUS
About a month ago, I received an invitation from Change.Org to participate in Blog Action Day, an initiative to build awareness for global climate change on the web. I registered for the event and posted my contribution on October 15, 2009.
According to the organizers, 12,000 registered bloggers contributed 32,000 trackable posts reaching 17 million people. Among those contributing: Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the UK, the government of Spain, and President Barack Obama’s White House blog.
Non-government contributors include: The Economist (magazine), Google, Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Federation, and The Nature Conservancy, among others.
Late last night, I received e-mail from Michael Stickings of The Reaction who brought this to my attention: Benno Hansen of Novo Nordisk, posted his review of the submissions. It is a hierarchy ranging from the Ugly and the Bad to the Good and the Best. If you scroll down to the best, you will find my article, Energy, climate change, and the indignant desert birds of willful self-destruction.
The article was also cross-posted at The Reaction where the Blog Action Day organizers found it.
This is the second nod this year. A few months ago, an editor in Toronto noticed my Michael Jackson article and asked permission to include it in an anthology of essays. This book should be out in a couple of weeks.
Not bad for a primitive cephalopod.