We Are The World Blogfest

watw-turquoise-badge-275-x241-white Today is International Women’s Day! The campaign theme is: Be Bold For Change – great words to keep in mind as we pool our resources in the attempt to build a better working world. This ties in with today’s special announcement so read on…

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.

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

Belinda Witzenhausen, Carol Walsh,Chrissie Parker, Damyanti Biswas, Emerald Barnes, Eric Lahti, Inderpreet Kaur Uppal, Kate Powell, Lynn Hallbrooks, Mary Giese, 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 cases 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. Hope you will join us!



  1. Keep your post to below 500 words, as much as possible.
  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.
  6. To signup, add your link in WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below.

“Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. Remember, life is an echo. It always gets back to you. So give goodness” – Unknown

I hope you’ll consider joining us as we spread light, love and positivity via this monthly bloghop.


  1. Damyanti on March 8, 2017 at 2:58 am

    So happy to have you as a cohost, Michelle. Thank you for joining in our attempt to spread love on the internet 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on March 8, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      I’m glad to be a part of such a wonderful initiative. Thanks for inviting me. 🙂

  2. Krystal Jane on March 8, 2017 at 5:38 am

    I rarely read news because the good things are buried under so much other stuff. This is much needed. I love this idea, and the badge you guys will be using!

    • Michelle Wallace on March 8, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      We really need to promote positivity in order to squash the negative vibe that’s on the increase…
      Maybe you’ll join us, Krystal? 🙂

  3. Hilary Melton-Butcher on March 8, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Hi Michelle – I’m in … and will now get myself organised … today came in like a whimper and I wasn’t ready – I do hope the women’s actions in the States make sufficient protest to realise goodness should prevail … no hate or bullies … cheers Hilary

    • Michelle Wallace on March 8, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      SO HAPPY to hear that you’re in, Hils! 🙂
      No hate or bullies…I agree!!

  4. susan scott on March 8, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Hi Michelle! I love the echo quote! Thanks for the reminder of today being IWD … perfectly fitting!

    • Michelle Wallace on March 8, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      That echo quote just jumped out at me…so I included it.
      It IS a lovely quote.

  5. Alex J. Cavanaugh on March 8, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Bummer it’s on Fridays. We need more positive stories. They are out there – the news just doesn’t report them.

    • Michelle Wallace on March 8, 2017 at 5:10 pm

      I know you don’t usually post on a Friday. Yes, we need more positivity!

  6. Shelly on March 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    The bravest thing a woman can do is give birth and put up with the same for 100 years.

    Hi, Michelle! Hugs and chocolate!

    • Shelly on March 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Meant same man

      • Michelle Wallace on March 8, 2017 at 5:21 pm

        We are a brave species, hey Shelly?
        Thanks for the visit and take care of that humerus! 🙂

  7. L. Diane Wolfe on March 8, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Now that sounds inspiring.

    • Michelle Wallace on March 8, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      A much-needed inspiration! Thanks for signing up, Diane!

  8. H.R. Sinclair on March 8, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I think this is such a great idea!

  9. Mary Aalgaard on March 8, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Great theme. I’m in!

  10. Belinda Witzenhausen on March 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks so much for joining us! Love your positive spirit! 🙂 Looking forward to reading more posts and spreading the word about #WATWB! 🙂

  11. Susan Gourley on March 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    What a terrific idea. I’m all in for this.

  12. Lynn on March 8, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Hello, Michelle. I’m glad to be on this journey of bringing positive stories to others with you. I think the echo quote reflects my thoughts of late. Thanks for sharing.

    • Michelle Wallace on March 10, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Hello Lynn. It’s a wonderful initiative and I’m also glad to be working with such an amazing group of people. 🙂

  13. Jemi Fraser on March 9, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Positivity is very powerful! And contagious. Love this idea – not sure if it’s workable in my life right now, but we’ll see! 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on March 10, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Thanks, Jemi. I understand that everybody is busy and it seems like there’s never enough time in the day… 🙂

  14. Simon Falk on March 9, 2017 at 9:47 am

    I love the way you brought Women’s Day and the blogfest together, Michelle. Am looking forward to the journey. 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on March 10, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Thank you, Simon. I’m also looking forward to the journey. 🙂

  15. Stephen Tremp on March 9, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Just signed up for the Blogfest, the first one in a long time for me. Looking forward to it! I’ll post the badge on my blog.

    Stephen Tremp

  16. Arlee Bird on March 11, 2017 at 7:14 am

    I like to hear positive encouraging news and stories. There is a lot of negativity energy in the air that needs to be counter-acted with positivity.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    • Michelle Wallace on March 19, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Absolutely, Lee! The negative energy seems to be spiralling out of control. Something HAS to be done…

  17. Denise Covey on March 13, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Hi Michelle…this sort of goes with my latest post. I’m back from the outback now and getting into the blogs again. I love blog hops as you know, I run one, but there seems to be no finish date for this one. I love the idea of it…

    Denise 🙂

    • Michelle Wallace on March 19, 2017 at 3:02 pm

      It’s ongoing, Denise. A monthly hop. We need all the positivity we can get… 🙂
      I’ll be back for WEP – I’m working on it!

  18. Tamara Narayan on March 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    What a great idea. There are so many negative things out there, it would be nice to be reminded of the positive.

    • Michelle Wallace on March 19, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      The negativity is overwhelming…and it seems to be contagious…frightening!

  19. C. Lee McKenzie on March 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I’m in support of anything positive! Spread the word that there are sane people out here who have compassion for all and want a better world for our children.

    • Michelle Wallace on March 19, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Yes, every individual can make a difference… all positive energy will multiply and spread…it has to or there’ll be no world left for our children.

  20. Cherie Reich on March 13, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    What a beautiful idea for a blogfest!

  21. Crystal Collier on March 15, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Yay for the hop! I’m so stoked about it…even if I won’t be able to participate. But maybe I’ll make it around for some of the posts.

    • Michelle Wallace on March 19, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      Helping to spread the word on social media is a way of participating. 🙂

  22. Yolanda Renee on March 19, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Love this idea, and bookmarked it. I hope it’s all right to join later in the year. Things are a bit frazzled right now, and I’ve got too many commitments that need my attention, but I will be back to comment and follow and soon join the fun!

    Wishing you and all the participants nothing but success and wonderful thoughts for such a positive addition to the world!

    • Michelle Wallace on March 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Yes, you can join in any time.
      I understand the “frazzlement” 🙂 I’m there too…but I just soldier on!
      Thanks Yolanda!

  23. Corinne Rodrigues on March 24, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    A fantastic initiative, Michelle. We all need reminders, don’t we?

  24. L. Moon on April 18, 2017 at 3:49 am

    I will gladly join. My goals have always been to love and encourage. I hope that each of us can create a beautiful noise that is echoed for our hurting world.

    • Michelle Wallace on April 18, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Thank you for signing up!
      Together, our collective and beautiful noise will at least help to neutralise the flood of negativity… 🙂

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