Monday, February 23, 2009

Blue Monday - Word Clouds

It's Blue Monday! To participate:

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

2. Place the Blue Monday button on the top of your post so that people can easily spot it. Place another
Blue Monday button on the sidebar of your blog.

3. Return here and link in with Mr. Linky by leaving your name and the
Permalink to your post. To create a Permalink, click on your Blue Monday 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 after midnight!

Do NOT link in until after your post is up.

4. Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links. Make someone's day; leave a comment.
I appreciate it when you take the time to leave a comment for me.

5. Check back later to make certain you visit all the Blue participants. (That's why the Permalink is so important.)

Update: Remember this?

It's not working again. I just wanted you to know that the remedy of cutting off the tube SEEMED to work, but then failed. (sigh) I think that this dispenser is not long for this world.
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I got a new Mac computer this past December, and I must tell you that you look so much better now! I can do some things that I was unable to do earlier. For instance, now I can make a Wordle. Have you seen these? Just click on the link and follow the simple directions.

Have fun, but be careful; it's addictive!

Blue Monday Participants
1. Susan
2. kathy b
3. Lana G!
4. Karen :o)
5. ellen b
6. Heidi Pocketbook
7. Sheila
8. Debra
9. ~CC Catherine
10. Takes From An OC Cottage
11. Tink *~*~*
12. Gie
13. Rechelle
14. Christine (xinex)
15. Elizabeth
16. Marjorie
17. Diane
18. Anne Fannie
19. Robyn
20. Libby TwirlandTaste
21. Charlotte
22. Claudie@ BUBBLIN\' OVER
23. Kathy\'s Red Door Welcome
24. Gemma
25. Kady
26. Janie
27. Linnea
28. Nell - Aust
29. Sweetie
30. Dawn
31. April
32. Cam
33. Lorrie
34. Elaine
35. Candy
36. Beverly
37. Mojo, NC, USA
38. Dirkjogt, Belgium
39. Sherri@Design to Shine
40. Judi
41. Shirls Rose Cottage
42. Judybug
43. bj
44. Becky @ Thoughtfully Blended Hearts
45. Linda\'s Blue Gate
46. Shelia
47. Knitty
48. Charlotte #2
49. My Rose Retreat
50. Dixie
51. JLS Hall
52. Sherrie
53. marie
54. Ginger
55. Deborah
56. A Cottage To Me
57. Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage
58. Jeanne
59. Diane @ A Picture is......
60. Olive Rue
61. FrenchGardenHouse
62. charli and me
63. Lisa
64. Carrie - Carola Nativity Gallery
65. Ruthie
66. Kathy
67. Mary (Megardengal)
68. Mozi Esme
69. Amber

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Lana G! said...

Those are cool! Love it.

ellen b. said...

Very cool. Looks like a lot of fun. Happy Blue Monday to you!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Those look fun. I'll have to check it out.

Happy Blue Monday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, I love the cool word posters you made! SO neat! And I'm sorry about the soap dispenser. I just use the ones from the grocery store with mine. I love that Dial Pump Soap.

Emailed you earlier...

Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

Mindy said...

Congratulations on the new computer... please say you're still a Mac girl!

Tink *~*~* said...

Those are very cool - I shall have to investigate. Of course, that's precisely what I needed in my life - yet another internet thing that sucks time out of my life :D LOL

Tink *~*~*
NEW at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* :
Fire, yellow, blue, MAGIC! on Disney’s Yacht Club beach

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Sally---Just give that dispenser a nice funeral!!!!! Buy some Softsoap in its own container!!! ha

We just got new computers---so I'm excited to get to do so many new things that I couldn't do before.

Have a great day tomorrow.

Gie's Tidbits said...

beautiful shades of blue.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally!
Sorry the dispenser is still giving you trouble. I just use an old Bath & Body works one that I removed the stickers from. All the fancier ones always gave me hassles too. Blah!
Love the wordels. I wonder if that can be made onto transfer paper and put on walls and such.
Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Love your wordles, Sally! Bummer about the soap dispenser. I've bought a couple of nice ones over the years but they never seem to work properly. I hate wasting the containers for the one-shot pumps, but it's hard to find the refills, too.

Four Paws and Co said...

I k now what you mean... It's pretty, but it needs to work to pay for it's keep!

Love Wordie! It's so fun!

☺ Diane

imjacobsmom said...

Sally, Thanks for the wordle link - they look so cool, now I can play around too. I hate when soap dispensers do that....It's just got a vacuum leak. Bummer. Hope the rest of your Blue Monday flows more smoothly - Robyn

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Sally
I love that wordle website where you can custom design paper with different words. I make custom scrapbook paper with it! It's wonderful!
Happy Blue Monday my blue blogging friend!
Love, Ann

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wordles are so much fun! Adore that website! And love your versions in tones of blue!

Life on the Edge said...

Your blue Wordles look really cool! I will have to try those out someday.


Blondie's Journal said...


Sorry about your soap dispenser clogging up again, I feel like I gave bad advice! Who would have thought a little soap dispenser could cause such an exchange of ideas in blogland? Maybe that was it's purpose in life!! I hope there are no men reading this~we already get a bad rap!

Wordles looks very cool and I am positive I would never figure it out.

Happy Blue Monday!! :-)


Neabear said...

That looks like a fun thing to do. Using them for scrapbook paper sounds like a good idea too like Anne Fannie said. Hmmm....Happy Blue Monday!

Barbara said...

Sally I am going to get my stuff together and join you , I love the things you did with wordle and will try to join you next week.

Nell said...

I love the wordle link, I'm going to be spending a lot of time with it!

Sweetie said...

Awesome! You are one creative lady. Happy Blue Monday!

CJ said...
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CJ said...

Its just yesterday that i asked my hubby about how to make those word clouds.!Glad i bumped into your blog

congrats for the new comp


Dawn said...

That looks really cool. I'm going to have to go check it out later.

take care,

Lorrie said...

Good morning Sally--Wordle is fun and very addictive. Sounds like there ia a new soap dispenser in your future!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the link about Wordie, I'm going to go play with that right now. :)


Anonymous said...

Happy Blue Monday & Wordle :)

Anonymous said...

That looks cool. I'll have to play with it later.

Happy Blue Monday, Sally.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sally, Your blue signage is fun and interesting. I am so not computer smart and I can assure you I would not be able to do this. You go girl. Love it.


gin said...

I've seen those word pictures on other blogs. Very interesting. I must go there and see how. Don't know about that bottle though. Maybe it's just worn out. Maybe you have another one around the house that fits, try and replace it and see what happens. You may can pick one up inexpensively at a store just to solve the mystery and see if another one works.

Mojo said...

I've considered going to Mac many times, but I have so much money tied up in software I couldn't afford to make a switch like that even if I didn't mind spending 2-3 times as much on the hardware. Sad, I know.

Anonymous said...

OK, I give up Sally, Why is it that I can't find Mr. Linky. I hit refresh and read your instructions a countless number of times, it just isn't here. LOL. Am I the only one who has trouble with this??? sigh.


Sherri said...

Happy Blue Monday! Blue is you about the soap dispenser. ;-) LOVE the wordage posters! Coolio that we look so much better! LOL

Shirl said...

Hello Sally, Happy Blue Monday. Cute post, I'll have to check that out.
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Anonymous said...

Love your wordie...... should we use it instead of the blue jay....... I will check out the link....

Debra Kaye said...

Should we start calling you Silly Sally? lol

Happy Blue Monday!

Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo! Look at you Mz. Techie!! That's pretty cool. Too bad about the dispenser - you'll have to give it a nice funeral. I'm up and linked this morning. Thanks for hosting the Blueness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judith said...

whose a clever girl? yes, I have seen that on a few peoples blogs - will have go though..take care, Judith

Anonymous said...

I should have waited till I got my eyes open this morning before I started to do anything serious. I just noticed the #2 by my name. It was already on the computer because last night I posted a second link on Spiritual Sundays.
I have tried, though not recently, to make a wordie but it always turns out really small and I couldn't figure out how to make it bigger so I gave up on it. I think that is so neat. Yours are so pretty. Maybe I'd better try it again.
Have a great week.

myroseretreat said...

Sally, This is my first blue Monday! I love the "wordle" and can't wait to check out everyone elses blue Monday items!

Elaine said...

Sally, I've been meaning to try Wordle. It does look like it could be addicting!
Elaine :)

squawmama said...

Hey Sally... I have never been to that web site but will be checking it out soon... Thanks for the info


jlshall said...

I love your blue word clouds! I played with the Wordle maker a while back, but mine came up pretty uninteresting. Guess that didn't say much for my blog!

Sherrie said...

Hi Sally,
Sorry to hear about your soap dispenser. I have never had one that worked well. Like your blue words. I can see it being addictive! Mine is posted. Have a great day!!


Marie De Marco said...

well my tech skills leave a lot to be desired. i'm still trying to create a link that is maybe just a word. not much success with it as you can see through out my blog i just copy/paste and all the http// stuff looks "messy" so if i go ahead and wordle i just may make a wordle mess. i will save the link and practice. thanks for blue monday.

Dixie said...

Love that Word Cloud... I picked one up at the site for my "So, God..." blog.

as for the soap dispenser.. not surprised to hear about that. If I ever find one that actually works, I'll let you know.

blessings for the week. Dixie

April said...

I've seen that wordie thing done on another blog...I'll have to give it a whirl! Happy Blue Monday, Sally!

Deborah said...

Sorry about the soap dispenser. It does sound like a goner. Thank you for hosting Blue Monday. Would it be possible to start Blue Mondays the night before instead of Monday mornings?

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally
wowo wowow wowow Sally you are really up there with your computer.
You are sooo lucky to be able to play around and do so many different things!
Thank you for sharing

The Raggedy Girl said...

Thanks for the link. I bookmarked it to play later. I love my MAC too.

Have a Wonderful Day!
from Roberta Anne

Carrie said...

The WORDle is a fun tool!

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the fabulous Mac World Sally. You will love it.
Happy Blue Monday
Love Claudie

Unknown said...

Hi Sally,
Your wordle's look great! I tried to do one, and couldn't get it to work.
Maybe I need a new computer. LOL

Hope you have a wonderful day!


Anonymous said...

What fun blue pics you have today, Sally. I'm a little late joining in today but better late than never!

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm glad you're enjoying your new Mac. It's amazing the stuff you can do on a computer if you're smart enough. I'm lucky if I can cut and paste lol

Anonymous said...

Oh wow Sally that is really neat! I love it too. I hope you have a wonderful blue Monday :>)

♥ Kathy said...

Oh that is so cool! I'll have to check the site out. Sorry about your pump not working again :(

Happy Blue Monday! ♥

Musings of A Minister said...

Very interesting! However, I just saw my wife's comment and I have to say I kind of wish you hadn't posted this. It's not as if she needed something else to try on the computer. I may not see her anymore today unless I drop by her computer which I often do. Have a good day.

Carrie said...

Hello Sally,
I just posted a Blue Monday article on my nativity blog:

Anonymous said...

Sally, I'm so sorry to hear about the failure of the soap dispenser. I was hoping that was the cure. I wish I knew why some of these just don't work!

On to Woordle. I've used it before and thought it was great fun. Kind of adicting!

Kathy b

Maude Lynn said...

I love Wordles!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Blue Monday to you girl..WOW!! I needed a NO-Doz to get to the bottom of your comment today...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

JudyBug said...

Love Blue Monday's! Wordles are addictive!


Anonymous said...

I recently had a white soap dispenser break after a week. Maybe we need to try blue.

The word thingies are cute. Enjoy your new Mac.

I also want to thank you for the Survivors book. It arrived this afternoon. I am looking forward to reading it.

Salmagundi said...

Now I know what a wordle is!! Looks fun. Sally

~♥~ Monica S said...

Hi Sally!

That looked fun!! I will have to look into that! :-)


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Blue Monday Sally!
Love your blues~
Look at all the people this week. phew I have alot of sites to visit!

Anonymous said...

Sally I was so excited to be able to finally participate in one of your Blue Mondays! I was so excited in fact that I posted it last night then totally forgot to link on your page till just now!!!

I really like the wordel thing!


Cottage Rose said...

Hello Sally; I have not heard of that before. It looks like great fun. Love how yours turned out. I must give it a try.


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sally, That wordle thing is neat! I can't wait to try it!

Wow! You have tons of participants today! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, I tried to visit everyone, but for some reason, some of the blogs had those coded words that wouldn't load. Plus there were other technical difficulties. I think Blogger has some kinks it must be working on or something. I signed in today on one post, and it came out Mrs. That was IT! LOL!


Sheila... who is giving up for the evening...

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Cool Wordels! Those soap dispensers are SO frustrating!laurie

The Southern Mint Julep said...

I'm not sure what I am doing wrong, but I could not get my link for Blue Monday posted under Mr. Linky.


Cathy said...

Wow, Sally, those are beautiful! You are artistic, girl.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this thing has grown so much!! Ot maybe you always have so many people playing and I don't see it at the time I come around.

I did miss yesterday -- I have a lot to do this week with an earlier than usual deadline, so I had to dog in.

Killlashandra said...

Glad you like the Mac. :)
Sorry to hear the dispenser is acting up again though. You're right it could be time to try something else.
And the wordle is awesome!

Dreams and Decor said...

Hi, I am loving all the Blue Monday posts! I found you via French Garden House, and it has inspired me to do a blue post too, although I guess I was too late to link up. Will try to get my next one in, in time! Thanks for hosting such a fun event! Patti