Friday, March 14, 2008

The Make a Wish Meme

For Manic Monday on March 3rd, Morgen @ It's a Blog Eat Blog World had us use the word "want" for the word of the day. I thought it was an excellent choice and managed to come up with what I thought was a pretty good post that you can read by clicking here (just in case you missed it or thought it was so good you want to read it again!). When Morgen announced the word for the week on the previous Friday, a comment was left by Janna in which she said, "Interesting. Awhile back we had "wish" as a theme. Now I'm philosophically debating with myself about the difference between "wish" and "want"."

I wondered the same thing myself wishing I knew what I wanted and wanting what I wished for and then an idea popped into my head that it would be interesting to know what other people were wishing for, or perhaps even wanting for, themselves. To that end, I thought it would be nice to create a new meme similar to the one that our beloved Mimi, Queen of Memes used with her very successful and popular Message in a Bottle Meme. Of course, I didn't wish to step on any royal toes so first asked permission of Her Royal Highness to use the same sort of format that she had used. Gracious, as always, Mimi said that it was certainly fine by her and she that would absolutely participate in such an endeavor once I got around to undertaking it.

After a little cajoling, I was able to get my resident artist and Photoshop® expert to come up with a graphic for me to use that I liked. I explained to Amanda that what I had in mind was a wishing star as that is what comes readily to mind whenever I think of making a wish. Granted you could throw a penny in a wishing well, make a wish while blowing out birthday candles, or even just randomly wish for something without any sort of ritual involved but how many of us have looked up into the night sky, seen a star shoot across the heavens, and not made a wish? Uh-huh, that's what I'm talking about!

So, now that you have the background information and understand why I'm embarking on this adventure, let's get on with the rules of the new Make A Wish Meme - as I like to call it! If it catches on even a quarter of the way as well as Queen Mimi's Message in a Bottle Meme did, I will be thrilled to pieces. Honest!

The Rules
1. Think about what it is that you want more than anything, what your heart's desire and fondest wish is, and what it is that you would wish for if you were to see the above wishing star flame across the night sky.
2. Right click and SAVE the blank graphic below.
3. Use a graphics program of your choice and place your wish on this picture:
4. Post the Make A Wish Meme and your wishing star on your blog along with these rules.
5. Tag as many people as you like so that there can be wishing stars all across the Blogosphere and ask them to please link back to me so that I can see what wishes others have made and share those wishes with others.
If you don't currently have a graphics program and aren't sure how to put your message on the picture you can either download one for free (I use IrfanView which is an image viewer but also allows you to customize and optimize your pictures) or email me at mouseski58@yahoo.com, tell me what you're wishing for, and I'll customize the picture for you and email it back to you so that you can then post it.

To kick this meme off, I am going to tag the following people to participate and get the ball rolling. I don't have a dungeon to threaten you with should you choose not to participate in this meme, like certain other Queens have been known to do, so let's just suffice it to say that I wish you would! There - how's that for guilt?? But of course, as always, participation is optional.

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Alright, folks, what do you wish for?

33 comments:

  1. Thanks Sweetie, I will get to work on this one right away.. I may do some copying on the rules right off your page.. I hope you don't mind..I really like this MEME... Let's rock the stars..READY, SET, GO!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. This is a cool idea. I'll give it some thought.

    Thanks!

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  3. I'm SO going to do this! So, if I don't do it over the weekend, that means I forgot - so come and remind me! In the meantime, if you want to laugh your hind-end off, come read my recent Typos post ;-)

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  4. I'm off to download this Ifranview program right now.

    I might have to think a while on the wish thing... :-)

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  5. Oooh that's a toughie, I'll have to think on it!

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  6. I love this idea for a meme, Linda.
    Beautiful.

    I will urge my Ralphie to do it as well.

    ;-)

    I may need some help, though.

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  7. I wish you hadn't tagged so many people! Who the hell are WE supposed to tag?
    ;)

    Oh, and I'll get right on this!

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  8. Mine is up! I didn't tag specific people but I did invite all of my readers to try it.

    Thanks!

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  9. Okay, mine's up.

    And by that I mean "my Make A Wish meme is posted" ~ what did you think I meant?

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  10. Linda, this was a fun meme to do...We are always thankful, but things also worked out for the fair Snow as well.

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  11. Great idea! I will be up Monday. (I've written Sunday's post plus it gives me a chance to se the competition!

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  12. I'll put my thinking cap on for this tonight and work on it tomorrow. COOL!!!!!!

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  13. I got tagged by the queen herself as well. I'll try to think of two good wishes. :)

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  14. You tagged me? Do you have any idea what you've just done?
    Now I have to get off my pole and chase after people. The neighbours hate me enough as it is.

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  15. how many wishes do I get????

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  16. Oh fun!! :) I'm going to have to think about this one.. Thanks for the tag!

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  17. Great idea, Linda - count me in, my wish is posted here.

    Thank you for including me into your tag-list. ;-)

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  18. Thanks, Linda! Mine is up, the format is in a white frame, but it's best I could do with Microsoft Publisher...

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  19. Stardate: -315205.6

    My Meme Wish from my secret North Tower is published!
    Click on this Link: http://moneypennydd.wordpress.com/2008/03/16/make-a-wish-meme-under-a-starlight-beam/

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  20. only one wish? hmmmm

    smile.

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  21. I'm putting mine up right now. I'd have a lot less headaches if it ever came true. :)

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  22. I made a wish... This was great! :)

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  23. Thanks sweetie... I will get right on this tomorrow.

    SMOOCHES~

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  24. Hi Linda. Sanni tagged me and I want to share with you my wishes. :)

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  25. Mine will be up before I leave for the boat tomorrow Linda. Sorry it's taken me so long, but that very long weekend I had just messed me up. BIG TIME! Have a great evening. :)

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  26. My wish is on my blog...
    Thanks :)

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  27. What is the parliamentary procedure for being double tagged for this Wish Meme?

    To be safe, another Meme wish was posted for your shooting star competition with the Queen of Meme Mermaids!

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  28. I finally did this one! :)

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  29. I just made my wish. Thanks for starting this.

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  30. I haven't made my wish yet...but linked to you...
    Come and get ur linky love...
    http://tinyurl.com/6qcyg3

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  31. I made my wish! Come and see it:

    http://scrappynhappy.blogspot.com/2008/04/make-wish-meme.html

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  32. I found your meme on Phyl's site (Scrappy N Happy in Ohio). Mine is posted; it was a fun meme.

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