Since the dawn of the printing press, the written word has had an unfathomable impact on the world and now is your opportunity to become part of history. The internet has gifted us the ability to have an even greater effect on the world, regardless of where we are located. By writing about topics that we care about and in which we have in-depth knowledge, it’s possible to change the course of history.
How Can Blogging Help?
There are more environmental tragedies than we could list in this article and it’s impossible for one person, group or newspaper to cover all of them. The result is that many don’t get the attention that they deserve, even catastrophic issues like plastic in the ocean and the effects of whaling on global fish populations.
Blogging can help in multiple ways but most obviously it can help to inform the public about the problems around the world and also what good efforts are being done to solve them. Through this education, we can hope to change the habits of those around us so that slowly we can adopt a greener lifestyle as a society. But beyond educations, we can also encourage those people to donate to the powerful causes around the world which are making a difference on the ground and use this newfound audience to pressure businesses and governments into doing the right thing.
Write About What You Know and Love
But to have a truly meaningful impact, it’s vital that you write from a position of strength. There will always be people that oppose you, no matter how unanimously moral an issue might seem to you and therefore you must be knowledgeable and truly passionate about the topic. This passion and wisdom will come across in your writing and can inspire readers to change their actions rather than just informing them about another issue that they’ll soon forget about.
Be as Prolific as Possible
As a writer who is aiming to make a difference rather than turn a profit, your goal should be to be as prolific as possible. No opportunity is too small because even one extra person can spread the word and make a difference. Most green bloggers start with their blogs and writing content for themselves, and this is a fantastic step because it gives you the freedom to write about whatever topics you want. But if you want to have an even larger impact, you might consider writing on other websites, for news agencies and even on social media so that you can reach as many people as possible.