We are the World BlogfestI’m very happy to announce and to be part of this initiative. I thank Damyanti Biswas in Singapore for her infinite patience in helping me get this blog post up. It’s the same one that will be going up in various parts of the world from Wed 8th March. It was lovely to meet and talk with this gentle and loving soul. She was a ray of light. Without minimising the direness of the world, the hope of this blogfest is that through true-life examples of love and peace, pockets of joy, moments of clarity, the tide can be turned.

‘Social media and news in recent times has been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight darkness, only light lamps, Hate and Negativity cannot be fought. You need to bring Love and Positivity forward instead.

We bring to you the We Are the World Blogfest, along with these fabulous co-hosts:

Belinda Witzenhausen, Carol WalshChrissie ParkerEmerald Barnes, Eric Lahti, Kate Powell, Lynn Hallbrooks, Mary Giese, Michelle Wallace, Peter Nena, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Simon Falk, Susan Scott, Sylvia Stein, Sylvia McGrath

We Are the World Blogfest” seeks to promote positive news. There are many an oasis of love and light out there, stories that show compassion and the resilience of the human spirit. Sharing these stories increases our awareness of hope in our increasingly dark world.

We will link to charities supported by the co-hosts, and you could choose to donate to some of them or add links to local charities you support, so we could all chip in to a good cause if we like.

Let us flood social media with peace and love, and “In Darkness, Be Light.” The first post for We Are The World Blogfest is on the 31st March 2017.


  1. Keep your post to below 500 words.
  2. All we ask is you link to a human news story on your blog on the last Friday of each month, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Something like this news, about a man who only fosters terminally ill children.
  3. Join us on the last Friday of each month in sharing news that warms the cockles of our heart. No story is too big or small, as long as it goes beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.
  4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD Badge on your sidebar, and help us spread the word on social media. Tweets, Facebook shares, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. More Blogfest signups mean more friends, love and light for all of us.
  5. We’ll read and comment on each others’ posts, get to know each other better, and hopefully, make or renew some friendships with everyone who signs on as participants in the coming months.

We Are the World BlogfestSign up in the WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below and please help spread the word via the hashtag #WATWB.

Please join Daily (w)rite on its Facebook Page (Damyanti Biswas) in case you’d like to be heard by this community.’











44 Comments on We Are The World Blogfest

  1. I love this, Susan. I can’t sign up and commit for personal reasons, but I’ve shared this across my social media pages. Bless all of you for your love and compassion 💜

  2. Exactly what we need in these crazy times. Great idea. I will be following along, and I sure hope this turns into the next big blogging event.

    • Am about to skype with Damyanti … and hopeful that my son when he is here next week can teach me a thing or three! Well done on you and widgets/gadgets et all 🙂

  3. Hi Susan! I am also glad that Damyanti and Belinda coordinated and brought us together. I look forward to seeing all the positive messages everyone brings via #WATWB

  4. This initiative is a great idea. I look forward to seeing the posts. I’m contemplating joining myself, but I’m not sure if it’s a good fit for my blog. I’ll definitely give it some thought, though.

    • Thanks Holli for coming by! Yes, it was a question for me as well re does it fit with my blog – maybe more so for you! Do give it some thought – your lovely travels and meeting people?

  5. I am a devotee of Damyanti. Her posts always inspire me. This fits her so perfectly. I am tired of all the negativity on the news, everywhere. Good luck with this initiative!

  6. This is wonderful Susan! I echo many of the rich sentiments already expressed and will look forward to reading more love, light and laughter from all around our beautiful world.

    • Thanks Deborah! Your writings do spread light and love so wonderfully – and may we all have a little more laughter – the best medicine –

  7. Hi Susan – I joined via you … but Damyanti invited me also – just so glad to be a part of this bloghop …I’ll collating my thoughts …

    International Women’s Day today … I sure hope the States has a good reaction … and we need to do our bit … but Budget Day and Brexit loom … also it’s a busy one for me … a rush around … and it’s wet!! Cheers Hilary

    • Hi Hilary, so pleased you’ve joined this fest! Thanks for the reminder of International Women’s Day today – every day should be one. Cheers to you – don’t rush too much 🙂 especially if it’s wet!

  8. Thanks for joining us, Susan! Would love for your vistors to join us in this: it is just about posting a link to a piece of positive news and sharing an excerpt from it on the last Friday of each month 🙂

    • All thanks again to you again Damyanti and Belinda! I see additions! And from people I ‘know’! Got to get round to the links now and see – 🙂

  9. Susan, what an EXCELLENT idea. I look forward to your posts. Yes, there IS a great deal of anger floating around out in the world. It would be lovely to hear positive and fun stories.

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