I have some mixed feelings about a day of silence. I absolutely support what it stands for; a wonderful metaphor for support. Today and Tuesday, I stand united with the blogging community, a community I so appreciate and respect. But I have to wonder, as a group that has the power to stand united by using thier voice, is silence the best way for us to support?
On Tuesday, December 18th, there will be a blogger day of silence. We will post the button and that’s it. Please try to not post anything else that day if possible.
We are also raising money that will go to an organization in the memory of this tragedy. The organization is called The Newtown Family Youth and Family Services.
Here is the official description of the support service we are donating to:
“Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc. is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic
and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their
highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support
groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.
ANY DONATIONS MADE TO NEWTOWN YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO THOSE EFFECTED BY THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SHOOTING.”
Please visit THIS PAGE to make your donation.
We can’t imagine how they must be feeling, especially this close to the holidays. We would love for you to spread the word on your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Let’s make a difference and use blogging in a positive way.
Thank you in advance for participating.
The Blog World
2 thoughts on “How loud can silence be?”
It's so great we can all come together & do this tomorrow
I had the same concerns. I think it's just more showing our respect as a community, and using blogs as a platform to link to how to donate. I figured I'd just be blogging about something ridic anyway 🙂