I'm speaking tomorrow at the Writing for Change Conference in San Francisco about "Changeblogging: How to Create Positive Change With Your Blog." The conference is for nonfiction writers who want to write books that will create positive change, "from the personal to the planetary."
I've been creating a list of changemaker authors who have blogs. The blogs could have been created as a platform for a particular book, evolved into a book, or simply be a part of the author's overall web presence.
I'd love to hear your suggestions for changemaker authors who have blogs. I know I'm missing a lot of people. My list is rather heavy on "green" topics. I'd like to see examples from other fields like politics, culture, business, technology, spirituality, health, nutrition and personal development.
Here is the sampler I've got so far:
Blog: 100 Mile Diet Series on The Tyee
Book: Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally by Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon
Book: WorldChanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century by Alex Steffen
Book: Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Non-Pompous, Non-Preachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day by Grist Magazine
Blog: Katya's Nonprofit Marketing Blog
Book: Robin Hood Marketing: Stealing Corporate Savvy to Sell Just Causes by Katya Andresen
Blog: Big Green Purse Blog
Book: Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World by Diane MacEachern
Blog: getcha grub on
Book: Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen by Anna Lappe and Bryant Terry
Blog: Take a Bit Out of Climate Change
Book: Eat the Sky (Fall 2009) by Anna Lappe
Book: Organic Soul by Bryant Terry (2009)
Blog: Barbara's Blog
Books: Barbara Ehrenreich has written so many important books, there isn't space to list them all. Her most popular is probably Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America