I’ve never hesitated to steal good ideas from other advocates.

Take blogging for instance.

Lots of advocates suffer from some form of bloggaphobia; a not always rational Fear of Blogging.  Either they’re afraid of comments by strangers, or how their fellow colleagues will react to their opinions or their writing ability, or just afraid to dip their toe in and post anything at all.

This isn’t true for the staff at Advocates for Youth based in Washington, DC. Established in 1980 as the Center for Population Options, Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.

Advocates for Youth boasts not one, not two, but five separate blogs, all of which are updated regularly.

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org

I prefer blogs with multiple links or embedded video.  Here at Voices, we are looking for videos that tell stories about children in need and how children benefit when advocates are successful on their behalf.  If you know of sources for these stories, please send them our way.

In the meantime, here’s a great source for blogging tips to get you started: Blog Tips, Blogging for Nonprofits

http://www.blogtips.org/

And an easy-to-follow Top 10 Tips

http://www.rss-specifications.com/10-tips-for-bloggers.htm

Hope to get a link to your next post soon.

Edward McNally

Voices for Georgia’s Children

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