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Do More for your Cause

Updated on June 25, 2008

Do more for your cause.

Where do you go from here? For installment number three in my series about beginning online activism we're going to talk about some easy ways to do more for the causes you care about.

No matter much you care sometimes you can't do as much for your cause as you'd like to. A lot of us can't contribute financially and don't have the time to volunteer formally. However, there are a lot of wonderful things you can do to bring attention to what you're advocating. Let's begin.

The first thing I suggest is to get on the mailing list of your favorite charities, political organizations etc. Generally speaking most organizations give members on their email lists a heads up when something important is happening. You can repost meetings, fundraisers and other events to help support your group.

You can also spend some time poking around the websites of groups you like, most have various kinds of graphics available for you to put on your website or blog. Text links are great too but, something about a nice graphic grabs peoples attention and is an easy way to send your readers to your favorite places on the Internet.

Remember, you don't have to just think locally either. If you have a local organization you love, chances are there is something similar on a national or even worldwide basis. Anytime you read about a fundraiser or your attention gets called to an issue you care about, post about it. Talk about it, link to it.

It might seem like a daunting task but don't be intimidated, start small. Maybe you want to highlight your local Farmer's Market. Gather up the information and post it, take pictures at the event and post them, if you're feeling really ambitious maybe highlight your favorite local farm or artisan.

You're only limited by what you do or don't want to do. Not even being not so tech savvy has to keep you from creating a positive and thriving activist presence on the Internet.

Right now I'd like to pause for a moment and give you a few short cut html tags you can leave in a notepad document for easy reference.

To create a link that will open in a new window here is the code:

(Cut and paste this)

<a href=" target=" _blank ">Link text here</a>

Using that tag will allow your readers to click on any links you post and not leave your page.

To post an image use this tag:

<img src="imagenamehere">

In both instances replace the "yourlinkhere" text and the "imagenaehere"with your own link and you're done.

Also please remember don't steal bandwidth. If you want to post images please save them to your own webspace. You can try places like Photobucket, Flickr, or ImageShack to host your pictures. Also most blogging platforms allow you to upload and post pictures.

Feel free to play around with how you like posting your links and images. Maybe you want to use all text links in your blog, maybe you want a special page with just links. The ways to present your view to the world are endless.

Next time join me for a quick and easy lesson on how to make sure your blog is readable and accessible, comment policies and other tips to make blogging for a reason a good thing for you.


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