First of all, I would just like to THANK YOU ALL for reading, visiting, liking, commenting and following my blog! It means so much to me that you have stopped by and spent time reading what I have to say and have even taken the time to leave behind such valuable and kind comments! Thank you once again from the bottom of my heart! I am so so grateful.
Overnight, you discover you’ve gained 50,000 blog subscribers. What would you write for your next post?
My country stats tell me that my little blog has reached 86 countries and has garnered over 4300 views from 1951 visitors in 2015 ! WOAH! And for the sake of this Writing 101 prompt which is mainly aimed at taking ideas from the stats pages, I am going to assume that I have gained 50,000 blog subscribers overnight. That is a huge shocker first of all, so let me take a moment to gulp in disbelief and shiver a little (okay, a lot!) in nervousness. Okay? Done.
One of my previous posts, An Open Letter To Plastic, was well-received by fellow bloggers. I am so thankful to each one of you who took the time to read it and leave behind such supportive comments! It made me feel encouraged that I took the right step in putting forward an important ecological issue that has been bothering me since forever and one that I personally feel strongly about but haven’t made a dent in.
So dear 50,000 (gulp) subscribers, with your permission, I would like to conduct a small global chain experiment called, “Save 5000″. The aim of this experiment is to make a conscious decision to try and reduce our carbon footprints and save 5000 plastic bags globally on 8th October 2015 with a broader aim to make green living a conscious and continuous effort in our daily lifestyles.
The rules of the experiment are very simple:
1. I will tag 3 people in this post to join me in this experiment, who in turn will tag 3 more people and so on and so forth, thus creating a chain event.
2. You will add this image to your sidebar which shows other bloggers that you are participating in this experiment. The image should be linked to this post so that visitors to your blog can participate as well if they wish.
3. On Thursday, 8th October 2015, you will carry with you reusable bags or plastic bags that you already possess and use them the entire day.
4. At the end of the day, you will comment on this post how many plastic bags you saved that day. For example, you may have carried 2 reusable bags but might have exceeded expectations and taken a third plastic bag from the grocer, in which case you saved 2 plastic bags. Or you may have carried 2 reusable bags but only used 1 of them, in which case you saved 1 plastic bag.
5. If you choose to write a blog post about this experiment, then you must link back to this post and use the hashtag #Save5KPlasticBags so I can keep track.
6. If possible, please share it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and any other social media by using the hashtag #Save5KPlasticBags
1. This experiment is completely voluntary. If you have been tagged but do not wish to participate due to any reason, that’s totally fine, no pressure. 🙂
2. This experiment is completely flexible. Although the experiment is meant to be carried out on a single day, 8th October 2015, you can participate in it any number of times or on any day of October which is more suitable to you. The more times, the better. In that case, you could write a post at the end of October on how many plastic bags you ended up saving or share the total number here on this post.
3. Please do remember to link any mention of this experiment on your blogs to this post and use the hashtag #Save5KPlasticBags for me to keep track.
While researching for this post, I found a similar project Plastic Bag Free Day which you can also refer to for much more information and facts and figures.
Once again, thank you all so much for the support and hope to see you at this little global event on 8th October 2015 ! Let’s save the world one plastic bag at a time! 🙂
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