Spreading The Peace...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Wednesday, May 28, 2008

OK...here goes...this is all over the bloggosphere and that is a GREAT THING!



We now give you The Queen Of The Memes, Her Royal Pencil-Skirt, Mimi Writes...

Peace Globes did not begin as a meme. But it began to behave like a meme. Blog to blog to blog. Like a fog. We didn't use the word "tag" ....but that's what we did when we invited others in our blogrolls to participate. The fact that you did so without the obligatory tag is proof that the concept is powerful.

It's a fact that the fastest and most effective way to spiral an idea out of control in the blogosphere is via a meme. I should know! The 700+ bloggers who participated in past launches (and that truly is the tip of The-Iceberg-I-Never-Found) knows what it means to them. It's about unity. We have that in spades. It's about activism, awareness, crossing political lines, making a statement and sharing ideas. We've done that. We have the vision as a core group of bloggers for peace; but we do not - yet - have the power in numbers behind the message.



Unity in numbers = power



Peace power?




What a revolutionary idea.



My vision hasn't changed. Nor has my commitment to the project or my willingness to work hard. But if it is to have the influence I know it can - then I have to work smarter. Today, I, Mimi Queen of Memes. toss a slew of beautiful little peaceful globes into the galactic blogosphere - to get the ball rolling.



How far will they go? Where will they land?


Who will catch them? Where will they send them next?

Who will draw a picture, write a poem, make a song, write a post....that might have the power to begin to change the landscape of my world?

Someone will.

Will it be you?

A friend told me earlier this evening "I have a healthy respect for the power of the written word. If we can all get together and do this on the same day, with the right post title, it can have meaning....It can extend the meaning and become more powerful."

Right, my friend. A revolution of words.

Don't you want to know how far your words will reach? Have you ever wondered if what you write has relevance and meaning to someone else? Maybe someone in another country, maybe even a violent place. Or just a lonely space.

I have to believe that there are many others who - given the opportunity - would like to speak for peace. I say we should use all the tools at our disposal to make sure they get the chance.

This meme is a movement.

Let's move it.



BlogBlast For Peace Meme ~ Join The Revolution

Here are the rules and the story.

Copy this into a post, ADD YOUR NAME to the bottom of the tag list and tag as many people as you'd like.

The Peace Globe project began in the fall of 2006 with a simple post from one blog, Mimi Writes. The post ignited a flame in the blogosphere. The flame became a passion. The passion became a movement. It amazingly traveled from blog to blog to blog across the globe. Bloggers wrote passionate articles on what peace means to them, along with the promise of three Latin words scribbled on a globe - Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) - branded with the integrity of their names or blog names. It was positively inspiring to watch. And it began to happen all over the world - from Singapore to China to Afghanistan to Brooklyn.

It was simple. And powerful.

In less than two weeks bloggers from all across the globe will blog for peace.

We will speak with one voice. One subject. One day.

Won't you join us?

June 4, 2008

How To Get Your Peace Globe In 4 easy steps!

1. Choose one of the four Peace Globe designs. Right CLICK and SAVE in JPG format.
2. Sign the globe using Paint, Photoshop or a similar graphics tool. Decorate the globe anyway you wish. You can even include the name of your blog. Click here for hundreds of inspiring examples from previous BlogBlasts.

3. Return the peace globe to me via email ~ mimiwrites2005 at yahoo.com - Let me know your blog's name and url by leaving a comment here and signing the Mr. Linky. Your submission will be numbered and dated in the official gallery. Your globe and post will be listed on the Official BlogBlast For Peace website and The Peace Globe Posts page.

Here's the most important part.

4. On June 4, 2008 DISPLAY YOUR GLOBE IN A POST. Title your post "Dona Nobis Pacem". This is important. The goal is for all blog post titles to say the same thing on the same day. Write about peace that day or simply fly your globe. Click here for examples of peace globe posts from previous BlogBlasts.

If you need help making your globe, I will help and Sanni from Germany has volunteered to make globes for FREE. Just visit her and request one!

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE TAGGED TO PLAY.

Please consider passing this meme through the blogosphere.

This is Mimi Pencil Skirt reporting from the lovely land of the Peace Globes.

Memeing the Movement.

THANK YOU OH QUEEN OF MEMES, WEARER OF PENCIL SKIRT...we salute you

OK Folks...Let's make this one HUGE!

I will reveal mine when the day comes...

Dona Nobis Pacem.

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21 Of Your Sparks

  1. DrillerAA Says:
  2. I may put something together later today and post it on the fourth.
    Love what you did with your graphic, and the song reference ain't too shabby either.
    Have a great day!

     
  3. Matt-Man Says:
  4. Thanks for the reminder Vin. Cheers to ya!!

     
  5. Travis Says:
  6. I'm so there. I finally figured out what's going on the Globe, and I think I know what I'm going to write for my post.

    Gotta get that done this weekend.

     
  7. Bond Says:
  8. DRILLERAA: Thanks Sir...enjoy your day

    MATT-MAN: My pleasure...

     
  9. Bond Says:
  10. TRAVIS: Looking forward to seeing your new one..

     
  11. coco Says:
  12. i'll do it again this year because it really means something when so little in the world these days seems to, but don't expect great things from me, 'cos the last two years, my globe has been blank due to technological incompetence. *hugs*

     
  13. RWA Says:
  14. Wow. It sounds like that idea has really spread.

    I look forward to seeing your post on the fourth.

     
  15. DrillerAA Says:
  16. Oh, and another thing...thanks for all of the links. I am sure I will find a few new friends in this list. It's gonna take awhile to wade through them all.

     
  17. Bond Says:
  18. COCO: You know that Sanni will help you, right? Go visit her at SANNI-LICIOUS

    RWA: It is spreading more and more every day...join in

    DRILLERAA: Good luck getting through it!

     
  19. leelee Says:
  20. I'm in...give me a chance to work on my photoshop skills...or perhaps to develop some.

    HUGS!!

     
  21. katherine. Says:
  22. I don't actually have to different ones for each of these mass meme tags do I?

     
  23. Micky-T Says:
  24. I'll do something on the fourth!

     
  25. Bond Says:
  26. LEELEE: I am sure you have mad skillz

    KATHERINE: No no ...just one will do

    MICKEY-T: Another cool dude joins the party

     
  27. Well done...

     
  28. Mags Says:
  29. I have my idea for this years too-just have to find time (and resources) to do it!

     
  30. Fred Says:
  31. I'll put a peace globe on my sidebar. I have something in mind, but I'll play with it for awhile until it looks good.

     
  32. the teach Says:
  33. Vinny,, I'm all set for Mimi's Peace Globe blogblast on June 4th!

    I fixed the answers for my "Are you Smarter than A 5th Grader" I think...come back and check 'em for me would you? Thanks Vin!

     
  34. Tug Says:
  35. Peace Bond! I may have to do this this year...

     
  36. Bond Says:
  37. BUD: TY SIr

    MAGS: WOnderful...I am sure you will squeeze it in

    FRED: Excellent Sir

    THE TEACH: Mary..Terrific..I will stop by

    TUG: DO IT DO IT DO IT

     
  38. Mimi Lenox Says:
  39. Vinny - Thank you from the bottom of my pencil skirt. I am looking forward to a fabulous BlogBlast. There are lots of new participants this year. I can't keep up.
    But that's a good thing.

    YOU have been there since the beginning of the peace movement before it was even a movement.
    I will never forget all you've done to promote and encourage others to join in.

    You are awesome my friend.
    Awesome.

     
  40. Kimmie Says:
  41. This post is nice bond. I went to Sanni's site to ask her to help me with a Peace Globe. :-)
    Hugs,
    Kimmie

     

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