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Top 10 Baha’i Blog Video Posts of the Year 2017-2018

To celebrate Baha’i Blog’s 7th anniversary, we shared a number of round-up posts which celebrate some of our most popular content of the year. So far we’ve posted Baha’i Blog’s 10 Most Popular Articles of the Year, our Top 10 Image Posts of the Year, our Top 10 Audio Tracks of the Year, and so now in the spirit of continuing the celebration, it’s time to list our top 10 video posts of the year.

At Baha’i Blog we want to contribute to, and celebrate the ecosystem of Baha’i-inspired content, so when it comes to video, we do two things: Firstly, we produce our own original video content on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel, and secondly, we share curated video content from the online world (always adhering to copyright laws of course) in Baha’i Blog’s Video Section.

In this top 10 countdown, we list the top 10 videos with the most amount of traffic posted to our Video Section from Naw-Ruz 2017 to Naw-Ruz 2018. So let’s begin starting from number 10: Continue reading

Baha’i Blog’s Top 10 Audio Tracks of the Year

To celebrate Baha’i Blog’s 7th birthday, we’ve published a post on our top 10 articles of the year, and our top 10 image posts of the year, and now it’s time to list our 10 most popular audio tracks of the year.

At Baha’i Blog we produce our own original audio content, like this dramatized reading of E. G. Browne’s meeting with Baha’u’llah, and we also share curated audio content from the online world (always adhering to copyright laws of course).

You can find tons of great Baha’i-inspired audio content on our Soundcloud page, and in the Audio section on the Baha’i Blog website.

In this top 10 countdown, we list the top 10 audio tracks based on the number of plays and downloads from Naw-Ruz 2017 to Naw-Ruz 2018. So let’s get on with the countdown starting from number 10: Continue reading

10 Most Popular Baha’i Blog Articles of the Year

Baha’i Blog celebrates its birthday every year just after Naw-Ruz, and now that we’ve just celebrated our seventh year of Baha’i blogging, it’s time for our annual ‘Top 10’ countdown of Baha’i Blog’s most popular posts.

As you know, Baha’i Blog has an Article section, a Video section, an Audio section, an Image Gallery, a YouTube Channel and a Soundcloud page, but written articles are the first thing we started out with, and they range from news and personal reflections, to interviews and tributes.

We’re also always looking for contributions from new writers here at Baha’i Blog, so whether you’re a seasoned wordsmith or an inexperienced newbie, we would love to have you on board. If you’re interested in trying your hand at blogging about the Baha’i Faith and have an idea for a blog post that you think would fit right in, then have a read of our ‘Write For Us‘ and ‘Editorial Values‘ pages, and then send an email to: [email protected]

Now on with this Top 10 countdown! We’ve listed below, the 10 most read Baha’i Blog articles of the last year (from Naw-Ruz 2017 to Naw-Ruz 2018), based on Google Analytics. So now ladies and gentlemen, here’s the countdown starting from number 10: Continue reading

New Books About the Hands of the Cause for Children & Youth

Two new biographies are available about the lives of the Hands of the Cause for young readers! These books, published by the Baha’i Publishing Trust of India, are the result of true team-effort and international collaboration between Elika and Tarrant (Tarry) Mahony and Vered Ehsani. The first volume describes the lives and heroic acts of service of Amelia Collins, Dorothy Baker and Tarazu’llah Samandari, the second; Martha Root, Enoch Olinga and Rahmatu’llah Muhajir. A third volume is currently in progress. All are meant for a young audience — which makes them all the more special!  Continue reading

Buy Our New Baha’i-Inspired T-Shirt Designs and Support Baha’i Blog!

The Baha’i Blog team is super excited to announce the sale of this year’s new Baha’i-inspired t-shirt designs! We’ve produced two new designs for adults and two new designs for children, plus we’ve created an assortment of stickers and a tote bag too!

Also, due to popular demand, we’ve brought back our designs from last year, so you can also buy our ‘Created Noble’, ‘Baha’i Blog’, and ‘World Embracing Vision’ t-shirts in all sizes, from onesies for infants, to t-shirts for toddlers, kids, junior youth, and in a men’s cut and a women’s cut.

The team at Baha’i Blog have create these shirts to help us raise funds to keep doing what we’re doing, and to also explore the use of Baha’i-inspired content through the medium of worn apparel. Your support is greatly appreciated!

All of our products include FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING too! So if you’d like a cool Baha’i-inspired t-shirt and also want to help us in our endeavors, then check out our online shop and place your orders now!

These shirts can be great Ayyam-i-Ha gifts too, so if you’re based in the US where shipping will be quicker, we recommend you order right away to receive them in time!

Here are this year’s designs:

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Celebrating Over 1 Million Views on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel!

Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel has now surpassed over one million views and the Baha’i Blog team is super excited! In fact, over the last 12 months, Baha’i Blog’s YouTube channel has doubled in just about everything including views, subscribers, shares and content, and although it’s not just about the numbers for us, we’re excited about this milestone!  Continue reading

“Light of Unity” Dinner Party Booklet for the Bicentenary

There are so many great initiatives and resources coming to life as a result of all the excitement and efforts of thousands of Baha’is across the globe as they prepare to celebrate this very special time which marks the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, the Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith.

One of those initiatives that recently grabbed my attention is the “Light of Unity” Dinner Party Booklet, which Baha’is can use in 2017 and 2019 to host dinner parties in celebration of the bicentenary anniversaries of the Births of the Bab and Baha’u’llah.

Joyce Litoff, a member of the US Baha’i Office of Communications and editor of the “Light of Unity” booklet agreed to answer some questions about the booklet and this project:  Continue reading

10 Tips for Taking Photos at Community Events

Nineteen monthly meetings, Holy days, and now the Bicentenary of Baha’u’llah’s birth! The Baha’i calendar is full of events which you are likely to want to share with your family and friends, and more importantly, document for the future! Luckily, apps like Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook come running to the rescue, nowadays anybody can share these moments, not just professional photographers. I guess then this begs the question, “if I’m not a professional photographer, how can I take the best photos at my event?” Continue reading

10 Places to Find Photos and Images for You and Your Community

The common expression “a picture is worth a 1,000 words” holds some truth as we are all moved by images and photographs, and here at Baha’i Blog, we often get emails asking us about the images we use and where we get them. Therefore, with all the various Baha’i activities going on and especially right now as we all prepare for the bicentenary celebrations, the Baha’i Blog team thought you might find this list of resources helpful. So if you are looking for uplifting photos, whether it’s for a blog, an invitation, a poster, or a visual component for an event or gathering – whatever your photographic needs – here is a list of 10 sites to help you with your photo and image needs. Continue reading