Back in 2003, the same year Wordpress was founded, we launched "TakingITGlobal Updates" to provide members with a free, easy way to share the latest, well, updates from their lives with the community. In the past decade, blogging in so many forms has exploded - from micro-blogging (Twitter) to mini-blogging (Tumblr) to full-length blogging and so much more (Wordpress). So, it's time for a change in our approach.
As the number of blog posts on TakingITGlobal has grown (to more than 1 million!) so too has the work involved to fight off and prune the site from the many spam blogs posted by SEO agencies. Funny enough, as Google has gotten smart at detecting this fraud, those same companies have written us to ask that their blogs be removed!
So, we've decided to combine our Panorama Zine and Blogs section into a revitalized Panorama, which will host a collection of blogs from TakingITGlobal members who have applied and been approved as TakingITGlobal bloggers. (Interested? Apply here!) Many blogs will be related closely to Global Issues, and will be more deeply incorporated into new Global Issues pages launching later in 2014.
I hope you're as excited as we are about this change, and look forward to your active engagement with the fabulous content our bloggers will be sharing each day. During this first month of May, we'll release one blog each day. So come back daily and engage with these amazing global perspectives!