I didn't get it in the beginning. Words are my thing and the urge to write something was strong. I asked why no words on twitter, which is where most of us bloggers meet up. The answer was a no-nonsense: no one's forcing you to join in, if you don't like how it's run don't do it. Well it was only a question.
For over two years I've enjoyed it. I like the idea of a blog Sabbath where you don't write but communicate through a picture. I posted almost every week. I kept to the rules religiously and even left a comment below the linky as I was asked to do. Less than half the entries also leave a comment but in my mind a comment is a sort of thank you.
I often get to the linky earlier than most because we are two hours ahead and Sunday is a normal working day for us. This week the host post was up but there was no linky. In my comment I mentioned this, as had one of the other two comments, in case there had been a snafu and she wasn't aware of it. An angry tweet promptly appeared about rude windgers who don't respect the Silent Sunday blog. I was specifically told once again: no one's forcing you to join in, if you don't like how it's run don't do it.
So here's the thing. I do like how Silent Sunday is run. I like it very much. However, I also like to be treated with a bit of respect myself.
Anyway, why is a nice Jewish girl celebrating her blog Sabbath on a Sunday? From now on I shall be posting Shabbat Shalom on a Friday before our Sabbath starts at sundown. One or two photo highlights from the previous week and if I feel like it, a sentence or two of explanation. No rules, no badge, no linky. If any of my Jewish friends fancy joining me you're welcome. You're welcome if you're not Jewish too. I'll tweet #ShabbatShalom and probably #SilentSunday as well as no one owns the hashtag.
Thanks for the memories #SilentSunday. It's been real. See you all for #ShabbatShalom next Friday.