Saturday, September 01, 2007

going global

There has been a lot of talk swirling around over the past month about inclusivity, color and readership. About how to continue to foster a spirit of inclusivity amongst various groups and readers. And it got us thinking about the Just Posts.

One of my favorite things about the Just Posts from it's inception is that anyone can participate. Anyone who writes about an issue related to social justice or social issues from large to small is welcome to send in their link and have included in the roundtable. By definition it's open to everyone. But lately that's still not felt like quite enough because the hosts of the Just Posts, the lovely Mad and I both live on the same continent and both share the luxury of certain social issues relegated to our regions within that continent and our introductory posts on the Just Post Roundtables are coming from a specific part of the world.

Writing from one continent leaves six others out of the equation. While folks from all over the world are welcome to submit their links we've noticed that for the most part those links are coming from North America. To be expected perhaps but you know, I think we can shake that up a bit.

To that end we've invited Susanne and Hel to host the monthly Just Post roundtables on their sites and they have graciously accepted. We hope this will allow for more global representation, with a voice from Europe and from Africa lending their words and wisdom in their own roundtable introductions, and will hopefully encourage more readership and writing from places far away from where Mad and I sit.

So this month look forward to a broadened Just Post roundtable, 3 continents instead of 1, and our goal is to continue to seek partners from other places who can host us as well, so we can slowly expand to Just Post roundtables all over this great big world of ours. It's a work in progress and I am sure there will be growing pains but we hope you come along for the ride because there is nothing more important than awareness of the world around us and your writing each and every month makes us more aware of the life beyond the four walls I sit within.

And speaking of, our August Roundtable is coming up soon. If you have read or have written a post about social justice this month send the link to me at girlplustwo(at)yahoo(dot)com and I'll send you the button. You and the post(s) you've shared will be included at our Just Post Roundtable on the 10th and will now be featured on four blogs across the world.

If this is new to you send me an email or click on one of the Just Post buttons over there on your right. See them? It's the one with the purple dove. All are welcome.

17 comments:

flutter said...

Two wonderful women to host. All four of you are lovely and inspiring

Kyla said...

Lovely. Such a beautiful thing to watch it grow.

Karen said...

perfect idea!

Deezee said...

love the idea of expansion...

Blog Antagonist said...

What a great idea. I've loved the Just Post concept from the beginning, and this just makes it better. Thanks to those gals for taking it global.

acumamakiki said...

I love the Just Posts each month and look forward to the global expansion here.

KC said...

Great, great idea. Looking forward to it.

slouching mom said...

What a perfect idea!

Cecilieaux said...

Um ... how do you get 7 continents? (I always argued this with my sons.) I was taught there were five: Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Great idea to expand and use the "inter"-national part of Internet!

jen said...

oh cecil, semantics. i recall fondly being taught there were seven in first grade and i am sticking to it. antarctica rocks.

Lawyer Mama said...

Fabulous idea!

Momish said...

Grow baby, grow! Can't wait to read them all, as usual.

ewe are here said...

Very nice idea.

painted maypole said...

LOVE this new outreach to get it global. I am very much looking forward to reading about what justice issues are hot topics in other parts of the world! Great idea!

The Expatriate Chef said...

Sounds wonderful. I like the series. I never write about much besides food! But nice to read other posts on meaningful topics! Best to you,

Ally said...

I love the idea of making this more global. Hooray!

luckyzmom said...

I published a post about my recent experience with the justice system. Semantics.