Weekly Writing Challenge: Mind the Gap
Our blogs are the platforms from which we share our experiences, opinions, and views with the online world. As part of our Weekly Writing Challenges, we want to help you find what you’re opinionated about.
With our Mind the Gap posts, we’ll pick a trending topic in the media and ask you what you think. Each Mind the Gap challenge will include a poll where you can cast your vote along with your fellow Daily Post participants. After you vote, tell us more about how you feel by expanding on the topic in a blog post.
To participate in the challenge, tag your posts with “DPchallenge” or leave a link to your post in the comments. We will keep an eye on the tag and highlight the week’s best posts on Freshly Pressed each Friday.
This past week, the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the protest in New York City that prompted what is now known as the “Occupy Movement,” came and went. Beginning on September 17, 2011, protestors camped out in Zuccotti Park for weeks in New York’s Financial District. Around the world, other Occupy events and protests began to sprout up as well, giving rise to a global dialogue about economic inequality, as well as counter-protests by those who disagree with the Occupy Wall Street message.
As we revisit the events of Occupy Wall Street one year later, or cover the new happenings, some WordPress.com bloggers have begun speaking about what the Occupy Movement does or does not signify for them. For this week’s Mind the Gap, let us know: What does the Occupy Movement mean to you? Take the poll (below) and then explain your opinion by blogging about it on your site, tagging it ‘DPchallenge’.
Want to know what other WordPress.com bloggers have to say? Check out these posts:
- Is Occupy one?
- I Was Wrong About Occupy Wall St.
- Occupy Wall Street: one year later
- Occupy Wall Street: One Year Later
Writing about politically-charged topics can be difficult. When we look for posts that are Freshly Press-able, keep in mind that we’re looking for well-informed pieces that explore varying opinions with respect and thoughtfulness. We can’t wait to hear what you think!