Sunday, February 17, 2013

Purple for February

February, my birth month is associated with the colour purple from the amethyst birthstone and purple violets so I'm reposting my favourite, and one of the first mosaics I ever made to link with Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.
I'd appreciate your feedback on something I've been pondering.  A fellow blogger has removed their Followers Gadget and I'm wondering about the pros and cons of it.  Would you remove the Followers gadget from your blog?  (the question has been better explained since I first posted)


  1. Probably not. It took me three years to decide to put it on. Yes, always late to the party. Are you thinking about it? Tell us more!

    I love this mosaic. Perhaps it's because February is also my birthday month and I'm very familiar with the lavenders and amethysts. I remember a certain bedroom done very beautifully in the colors. Then I traded it in for a mod and hip mix of yellow and orange. Ugh.

    Your mosaic is just as lovely today. I think it stands up to the theme very well indeed.

  2. I would not!I think it's nice for other visitors to check them out!I started following people that I only met because I clicked on their thumbnail pic of followers!

  3. Happy Birthday Judith. I have also been pondering this same question, have not removed it but moved it to the bottom.

  4. Love your lavender mosaic! It makes me smile!

    I was wondering why you might choose to take off the followers gadget?

    I also find people through other people's "followers list".
    Have a great week!
    sandy :)

  5. Happy Birthday, I hope you have or had a great day! Shades of Purple are my favorite for flowers. What a beautiful mosaic. Wishing you a happy week ahead.

  6. Hi Judith. You mosiac is absolutely beautiful. What a array of color! Also, Happy Birthday. Is there a good reason for removing your Follower gadget? Does it just take up a lot of space when you have quite a few followers? I'm certainly not there yet, and I find it helpful on other blogs when I want to become a new follower myself. Don't know if that makes sense or not..Happy Sunday..Judy

  7. Purples and lavenders are my favorites right after pink. Your mosaic is also interesting to me because of all the pretty flowers. The only thing I try to remove from my blog are outdated giveaways and seasonal things that I participate in once in a while. I see them on other blogs and wonder why they are still there. Followers seem to be timeless and rather fun to go through once in a while.♥♫

  8. Hi Judith, Your mosaic is so colorful and just gorgeous! Wishing you a great birthday too. I like the followers. If you were to go to wordpress, you wouldn't be able to use the GFC one but as far as I know it will continue to be available for blogger blogs. Wishing you a great week! Snow headed our way (again).
    Blessings, Beth

  9. Happy Birthday, Judith. You've lucked in with pretty stone for your birth month.

    Regarding the follower gadget, is there a particular reason that you're considering removing it?


  10. I love the beautiful lavenders, too and hope you have a Happy Birthday month! I like the idea of moving it to the bottom if you don't really want to see it rather than removing it. I like mine so I keep it close to the top. Sweet hugs, Diane

  11. Oh how I love blue and purple flowers -- my favorites by far! I hope you're having a wonderful birthday month, Judith! I think it would be nice to have a February birthday -- something to look forward to in the bleak midwinter. :)

  12. Love the mosaic purple is lent color, so I love it, so appropriate! Happy birthday...yay I don't know a thing about gadgets I had help setting my blog so for me I don't want to change anything..I might scrabble something...
    Blessings, Marissa

  13. I had to check my sidebar to see if I even had a Followers widget - guess I do but have never checked it for anything. Also, I don't ever follow anyone either. Never thought it was something I wanted to get into. Love all of your purple flowers - wish I could smell them - how about a smelling widget???? Sally

  14. I have a purple love as well. You should hop over to my blog, right now I have a purple cake I baked up! I adore the purple mosaic, wow, that is beautiful! I like to keep my blog clean, neat and tidy so I have nothing on my sidebar and I don't have advertisements. In fact, I leave sights that are heavily into that. I usually don't even do the followers even if I follow a blog. It is just, I don't know, kind of like who really cares I guess... Don't I sound jaded! Oh well, I loved your mosaic, have a blessed lavender week.

  15. I can't understand why anyone would knowingly remove it. Strange, I'm curious.
    Happy Birthday,I love lavender too. xx

  16. Hi Judith, We share the same birth month, and I hope your birthday brings many blessings throughout the year! I had someone help me set up my blog, and didn't even realize the Follower's gadget could be removed. I don't mind it being there though as I feel much gratitude to those who have supported my blogging efforts by becoming a follower.

  17. Hi Judith, A beautiful repost! I love the color lavender, all shades. I think the Followers gadget is a personal choice, no right or wrong. I like to let others know I read their new posts by following and I enjoy knowing who reads mine so I wouldn't remove it.
    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

    The French Hutch

  18. Good morning and happy birthday month. Why would you remove your followers list. Wen I see a nice blog I immediately look for the followerslist. It is because I won't to go back there or else I forget . I did put my list at. The bottom of my blo.g once but it didn't help my followers list. People didn't see it and told me later I would have followed you much earlier. Talking for myself I will not go to the bottom of a long blog to look for a list, it takes too much time. :))))))))
    I still have to tell you that I love your mosaic. Those colors are always my favorites .

  19. Your mosaic is so pretty with all the different purple flowers. I too was wondering why you were pondering about removing your followers gadget. Like lots of your followers it's how we all found each other. I enjoy clicking on someone else's followers list just to see something different.

  20. une très belle mosaïque
    qui représente beaucoup mes couleurs
    pour la question , je ne la comprends
    pas beaucoup
    je pense que c' est dû à la traduction
    je vais la traduire autrement!
    à bientôt

  21. Happy week and oh yes, the shades of purple are lovely. My Snow Crocus are popping up and that is such first welcome to the hope of Spring coming soon~

  22. Beautiful mosaic! Purples and lavenders are my favorite colors.

    The only reason I added the followers gadget to my blog and placed it near the top of the sidebar was because people kept asking me to - it makes it easier for them to follow. Perhaps you could write a post sharing the Pros and Cons with us. I really do not know what the Cons are.

    Happy February Birthday, Judith! :)


  23. Such a beautiful mosaic!

    I don't know if I would remove the Followers Gadget. It's kind of neat to see who's following blogs I like, but mostly I don't pay much attention to it. I wonder if I should....

  24. Oh Judith, I do love your mosaic!!! The various shades of lavender combined with the green leaves is so pretty to behold. I think lavender and green would be a pretty combination for a bedroom. :)

    Happy Birthday this month! My dear maternal grandfather's birth month was February, and I love the amethyst birthstone.

    Thank you for visiting my blog; I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour of Stratford-upon-Avon. I may never get to go back, so I'm glad I got to experience it.

    Personally, I wouldn't remove my Followers button, but I think you should do whatever makes you most comfortable. Have a great week, Judith!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  25. Glad you got your answer. I do enjoy the follower button. Just me.

    The mosaic is wonderful! I love all those purples. Happy birthday!

  26. OUr daughter's birthday is this month and purple is definitely her color -- amethysts and iris! And violets.

    Thanks for reposting because I love it and wasn't following you or this meme back then!!

    I'm on Typepad not blogger, so have no opinion on your question. I have never really understood how the follower thing even works.

  27. Oh ! What a beautiful mosaic ! It's so good to see flowers in the middle of winter. Beautiful flowers and colours !
    Have a great week !

  28. Thank you for commenting on my mosaic, yes it is a lovely place to visit.
    I really love your mosaic the colors and flowers are so beautiful,
    if I'm not to late Happy Birthday

  29. Happy birthday month, Judith! As you know two very important people in my family were born in February -- my grandsughter and her uncle (our son) and both on the same day!

    I won't remove my official followers link, as I like to visit as many as I can, but I did have to remove the list of links I had made of blogs I enjoyed as one of them had become infected with a virus. Blogspot detected it and informed me of the problem. I had to remove that blog's URL from the list and decided to remove them all so I didn't run into that problem again.

  30. Happy Birthday Judith!!

    Gorgeous mosaic!! Definitely a welcoming sight on such a rainy, cold day here. :)

    Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  31. I'm not sure I "follow" you on this topic Judith. Do you mean the Google Friend Connect Followers gadget? I always check mine to see if I have any new followers and then I check them out to see if I would like to follow them. Have you been having issues with yours? Pamela

  32. What a gorgeous collage this is! I'll bet I would love going through your "Flower Photo Folder" someday! (Maybe you can just do a book that I can buy? That would be nice!) And as for the followers gadget, I'll keep mine as long as possible because I like to know if there is "new interest" in what I am saying. Also, I know I have been offered tea goodies for review from vendors because they saw my followers and thought I'd be good marketing for their product. I agree!


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