Thursday, June 5, 2008

Blue Monday - All You Need to Know

My favorite color is blue, so I thought, "Why not have a Blue Monday?"

Every Monday, I'll have a blue post, and I'd like to invite you to participate. To participate all you need do is:

1. Post about something blue on your blog. It can be pretty, ugly, funny, old, or new as long as it's blue.

2. Leave a link to this blog on your post. You can copy the link from my sidebar. Look for the "Blue Monday Code," and simply paste it directly onto your post.

3. Return here and link in with Mr. Linky by leaving your name and the Permalink to your post. To create a Permalink, once your Blue Monday post is up, click on the post title and copy all the stuff in the http window. It is a longer address so that people can find your post even later in the week--whenever they get a chance to visit. For those who just can't wait, Mr. Linky will be up each Monday at midnight EST.

Do NOT link in until after your post is up.

Suggestions:

Many people place the Blue Monday button on the top of their post so that visitors can easily spot it. Another Blue Monday button can be placed on the sidebar of your blog. (Directions: Just put your mouse on top of the Blue Jay Blue Monday button. There's one on my post and another on my sidebar. Right click and drag it onto your desktop. If you have a Mac, click and drag onto your desktop, without lifting your finger off the mouse. Now, you have a button on your desktop! You can load it onto your blog.) Some choose to place the link within the Blue Jay button.

Leave a comment for me; I guarantee that I'll visit and leave one for you. Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links and leaving comments.

Check back to make certain that you have visited all the Blue participants. If it's too much for one day, come back later in the week. (That's why the Permalink is so important.)

Sound like fun? Gather up your blue items, and we'll play together. The following is my first post, offered here to give you an idea, but don't be boxed in by this. Create your own ideas!

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This figurine is my contribution. I've had it forever, and I love the muted colors. The sweet faces of the boy and girl show their love. She's looking demure with her eyes cast down; he's cutting his eyes to the right, trying to get a peek at her while he hugs her. They both have a gentle smile.

I don't remember where or when I got it. It's about three inches and says, "Designer's Collection, Genuine Porcelain" on the bottom. The date listed is 1980, and it was made in Japan. I know it's not expensive, but that doesn't matter to me. I've loved it for a long time.

73 comments:

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh yes...!!! Blue will be sooo much easier for me!lol. Pink is hard. I'll see if I can get your button posted and see about this Mr. Linky.lol If I Have troubles i'LL be hollerin' Laurie

Claudie said...

Already posted for Monday the 22nd.
Have a great blue day everyone.
Thanks Sally
Claudie

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

I want to be part of Blue Monday...New Blogger here (do see my new friend Laurie here...( yep I won her adorable snowman candleholder) so please let me join in the fun! It will probably take me till Monday to figure this all out...laughing at myself AGAIN.... And your blog is awesome!

Cindy said...

Fantastic blog! I am following all your color days...now I'm to the Blue Monday! What a neat idea!

The Muse said...

Ill be posting this week :)

The Bliss Journey said...

Very sweet indeed. I have my post up. I didn't see Mr. Linky
Kathleen

Candy said...

I am new to blogland and happy I found you. I have posted my BLUE MONDAY and now seeking Mr. Linky to finish.
Love you site,Candy

Magnolia Memories08 said...

Sally I would like to be a part of Blue Monday beginning this Monday if it is ok. I will have my link up and running tonight
I will add link to your blog.
Thanks and have a wonderful week.
Vikki

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

I've already posted for Blue Monday. Please add me to the list. Happy Blue Monday to all of you!

Beloved Dreamer said...

Hello my friend. I do not know if I am doing this right.

my poem

CeramiquesDeCherie said...

Oh a Blue Monday! I am sooooo in!

villa extra said...

I tried but there is no thing like every week to sign in. Could you sihgn me in? I an Sylvia extra from http://villaextra.blogspot.com

regina said...
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Regina said...

Hi Sally thanks for taking time to visit. Yes I would love to join.
I'll try to look for some blue shots. I feel flattered.. and by the way, I'm not a photographer, I'm just using an ordinary digital camera.

Hope you find time to read my blog MY CONFESSION.
Have a great week.

charmine. said...

I too love it's muted shades.

Susan said...

HI
I love your blog & Blue Monday.
As you can see, I am a techno-putz and accidently posted twice.
I will enjoy the other posts as well.
Susan

Joops said...

Hi Ms. Sally, I would like to join this Blue Monday thing. I am wondering where I can grab the code for the badge?

SueFitz said...

This sounds like fun - what's the best way to find out what the subject is each week?

Shirl said...

Hi Sally, I'm just getting out to make some Blue Monday visits. Loved your little figurine. Yes the colors are pretty and soft. I hope to be getting back to some blue monday posts soon.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Euroangel said...

HI sally...lovely first entry..i always treasure small things like this esp. if it is given by a dear friend...got a lot at home..and i love it! see you next week!

Euroangel Graffiti

ilovepink1078 said...

Hope I an participate.
Thanks for hosting!
Pink

shal said...

Hi Sally! I am excited to join this meme. This would be the first one im joining in the blogging world. Hope Im doing this right. I love BLUE!

Belle said...

Hello Sally, it's cool having this blue Monday meme. I think I'm joining :-) Have a nice day!

The Paint Splash said...

I want to be involved in the blue mondays but am not sure what a Permalink is...I am going to keep trying. I also LOVE to read Christian fiction. Karen Kingsbury is my favorite. I don't think there is a book she has written that I haven't read.Hope you have had a great weekend. Debbie

Seeker said...

LOL! Just about a week or so ago, I posted a completely blue entry >, and said maybe I would make it a regular feature! Then I found your blog, thanks to your comment on my Pink Saturday post!

It looks like you've already done an awesome job with your Blue Mondays, so I would love to participate, please. And I will find another, not-a-color- feature for my site :-) Thanks for the visit!

me ann my camera said...

I am so happy to have a blue themed meme. Each summer I have beautiful blue blossoms in my gsrden and often wished for a blue meme. Today for my first posting to this meme I have two blue flowers from my garden featured. Spiderwort and Lupines. You can find them here, http://naturetales.blogspot.com/2010/06/blue-flwoers-im-my-garden-for-blue.html. I hope you enjoy. Ann

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/07/jingles-july-follower-awards-happy-4th.html

AWARDS,
PLEASE PICK 2 TO 5 TO ACCEPT,
THANK YOU!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Good morning Sally, I have been preparing my first contribution to the Blue Monday but I seem cannot find where to link my post.

First Blue Monday

Thanks.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! That's quite interesting event, everythin g in blue.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hello and LOVE blue too... It's my FAVORITE color for flowers... I'm new here and I'll try to link in...

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Hi Sally, I'm trying to post on your Blue Monday... My very first time... AND by the way, if anyone is READING THIS, I would LOVE,LOVE,LOVE followers... Hugs, Donna

tinasphotoblog said...

Blue is a great colour! :)

http://tinasphotoblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/31/a-blue-iris-in-june/

rayastreasures.com said...

HI, this is my second blue monday entry:
http://rayastreasures.com/2010/11/22/loi-krathong-bangkok-style/

Curtains In My Tree said...

I like this blue monday theme.I will be back next monday to join in . In the mean time I will be looking up something blue to show. I just love this blogging thing so much to see and do with new friends

Janice

me ann my camera said...

My contribution to Blue Monday is a seasonal one posted here:
http://naturetales.blogspot.com/2010/12/snow-goose-with-blue-ribbion-for-blue.html

budh.aaah said...

If the blue just be in the words then I have mine here..otherwise from next time will have a pix all blue for you

http://weevencrythesameway.blogspot.com/2010/12/reflections-interpretations-and.html

martinealison said...

Je vais essayer de vous faire entrer la vie... "la vie en bleue"!
Bisous

Tonya said...

Hello Sally I just love your blog it's adorable and fun. I will start posting Blue Mondays this up and coming Monday. Have a great day.

yen said...

Got the chance to join in this meme.
Hope i can make it every week.
Mine is up!

Redruby said...

got my first entry for this week..will try my best tp join every week...put ur banner topo in my side bar..thanks for this wonderful meme..
See the World

Michell said...

Thank you!

pwsnwjournal said...

I just posted your Blue Monday button on my blog. I received a beautiful blue jug for my birthday, yesterday. Perfect for your theme.

Lisa said...

Hi Sally, this is my first comment here. Thanks for doing Blue Monday. Housework awaits, so I will be back to check out others blues, and take more of a look at your blog.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Barbara said...

I am linking up with your Blue Monday, my post is posted, and hope I can do this every Monday, I enjoy doing the themes, have a very blessed Day, Barbara

http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/2011/03/blue-monday-do-visit-smiling-sally-to.html

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Your little figurines are so sweet! Glad to be aboard.

http://jeanieatc.blogspot.com/2011/03/blue-monday.html

Barbara said...

hi Linking up again today Monday march 21, here is the link to that post for today. Love your figurine too, Barbara

http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com/2011/03/linking-up-with-sally-week.html

Marianne said...

This is so great....I love blue and everything about it. I'm trying to figure out how to link up. Not the most computer savvy person around. I'm going to post your Blue Monday button on my blog and see if I can figure the rest out!
Marianne

Rinkly Rimes said...

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2011/04/cruising.html

I've incorporated mine into a travelogue.

raji said...

Hi SALLY ,JUST THOUGHT OF BEING A PART OF IT.Nice blog and nice post for blue monday.

Princess Sarah said...

This is nice, I would love to join next week.

His Unfailing Love

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, Yep, it's me, I have missed you my dear friend. I pray that you are getting stronger each day. It sounds like you have been shopping. Hurray! I think you are feeling stronger.

Blue for Christmas is always so pretty. I can't imagine why you were asked to not take photos. Everyone around here is already for Christmas too. It is a bit nuts but a fact of life now I guess. However, our town is all decked out for fall and looking so festive. Only the stores are showing Christmas.

Love and hugs,
Jeanne

Wind said...

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, my dear friend! Wish you wonderful life in the coming years.

Φανή Παπ., Ζωγράφος said...

Dear Sally, have a happy new year, with health, love and glad!!!For blue Monday,(if I understood good), I am wearing in my photo a blue dress!
http://fanypap.blogspot.com/

I'll try to take yours! Kisses.

Jennifer McLean said...

I'mm your newest follower and "blue" contributer. Can't wait to participate next week!
Best,
Jenn @ JustAddWaterSilly.com

Eagle Phoenix said...

I love Blue Monday

Rinkly Rimes said...

My 'blue' story is quite amazing and also touching.

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/saved.html

missmeggy said...

I really love this idea of having Blue Monday. I'm a new blogger and I'm so excited to have my entry for this. Thank you very much! :)

missmeggy said...

I love this idea, Blue Monday. I'm a new blogger and I am so excited to post my entry for this one. :)

Maria said...

Hi, Sally, oh, I love the color of blue...and of course for Monday it's perfect. I hope I remember to post here...do you send reminders? I don't mind getting them....I found you through another blogger....just by chance.....what a cool blog. Love your background and everything....sending you smiles, Maria from Seattle.

Jenny Short said...

Sally, I can't find where to link? xo Jenny

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Thank you so much for Blue Monday dearest Sally! I'm linking my daughter Sofia's C'mas home..it does have two beautiful flower vases in blue and white. I'd love to be in..but couldn't find the link yet. Merry Christmas lovely lady for you and yours.
FABBY

Tondeleya Allen said...

Hi Sally! I'm so happy to be a part of Blue Monday. This will be my first. You can find me at leyalivesbyfaith.blogspot.

Have a beautiful Blue Monday!

P V Ariel said...

Hi Sally,
Great Idea is this!
I am here via one of my friends page,
Good to be here, I just posted another comment in one of the posts and to check what is is all about Blue Monday.
Thus i am here, fantastic idea to join in, i would like to join in and start posting it, But, I have a doubt Sally, there is
no follower button at the side bar! why! provide one so that that will be easy to join in.
I will surely come back here with my first Blue Mondy LOL
Best Regards
I am

Phil @ Philipscom

My Bio-blog

Jeannie and Linda said...

We found you at Rose Chintz Cottage. We did not know about you or Blue Monday! So glad I clicked on your link on Sandi's blog. We will definitely be participating as Jeannie and I both love the color blue.

Your figurine is darling. Love the way you described it. We will be following your lovely blog. Please visit us.
Peace,
Linda and Jeannie at The French Hens Nest

Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Sally,
Like J & L, I found your to my bloggie friends and I never know that this exist before.

This is my first time joining and hope to be a dear linker with you.

TY for hosting. Hope to see and meet new bloggie friends in your meme.

Have a happy Sunday.

Greetings from D'BoX,
/CC girl

oh sister sister said...

here is a blue top that my sister and I make at OH SISTER SISTER!https://www.etsy.com/listing/162226809/blue-and-black-high-low-stripe-tunic

Hope it's BLUE enough! :-)

Linda said...

Hope I linked in correctly this time. ;) Linda @Wetcreek Blog

joanfrankham said...

Hi, here is my entry http://joanfrankham.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/sweet-smelling-spring-flowers/

joanfrankham said...

Hi, here is my entry http://joanfrankham.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/sweet-smelling-spring-flowers/

Joy H said...

I love the little figurine, it is so cute. That is my problem I have way too many things I like to collect.
Hope you have a great week :)

Melanie Bishop said...

I don;t know how to post my work on your sight. So here it is:

http://beloved76.blogspot.com/2014/07/blue-wrinkled-face.html

Anne Seltmann said...

Hi Sally!

I have just discovered you and the project.
How nice, but where blue is my favorite color!
Here is my first contribution:


http://www.wortperlen.de/kommentare/blue-monday-n-01....5714/


Kind regards Anne

Linda Kay said...

Sally, I've posted a blog post for Blue Monday, but couldn't find your link to complete. Love your little figurine, reminds me of Lladro, much more pricey!