Most Melancholic Monday

James Proclaims (4)

Today is Blue Monday and therefore officially the most depressing day of the year. This is based on actual scientific fact and not a slap in the face to those people who are actively campaigning to raise the profile and reduce the stigma of mental health.

I actually wasn’t feeling that bad when I woke up this morning but then I remembered what day it was and got my act together. I’ve been suitably morose since around 7:45 this morning and can only apologise for the inappropriate levels of good humour I was experiencing in the preceding 90 minutes or so. Obviously, the fact that 7:45 is roughly when I arrived at work is of no relevance to my sudden dip in mood.

Actually, all of the above is a lie. I’m writing this on Saturday and in a delightful mood. I’ve scheduled this to appear in the blogosphere on Monday morning because, after a poor 2019 in blogging terms, I’m attempting to reignite my blogging mojo by having a regular blogging day. And that day is Monday.

I don’t know why.

I’m not saying I’ll only blog on a Monday (last week I also posted a bad poem on Thursday) but the aim is to post something every Monday as a minimum.

Even if that something is a meandering post vaguely, but not really, about a made-up day, which serves no purpose other than encouraging people to feel artificially miserable.

It’s all content after all. And I hope, in some small way my content makes you feel content.

But if you’re feeling content on Blue Monday then you’re getting it wrong.

So, go away and do something that makes you feel unhappy.

Fortunately, by the time this is published I will be in work and, Blue Monday or not, it seems unlikely I’ll be in the most joyful of moods.

But rest assured, I will be honouring the day by not just feeling forlorn on my own, but actively trying to make others feel despondent.

It’s the least I can do.

  4 comments for “Most Melancholic Monday

  1. January 20, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Thank you for trying. You are very trying!


  2. January 20, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    LOL. Pleased it’s not just me. I write most days and I’ve been publishing three times a week, but I often work-up a few blogs for holidays, total blanks and temporary torpor and when it comes to using them it confuses the hell out of me – so much so I wrote a blog about it too (I’ve not included the title, because that’s not the done thing, is it? OK, it starts ‘Planning for the Present…’) Blue Monday – great record by the way – is utter tosh isn’t it? Can I have a bright yellow Tuesday, please or even a pleasing shade of pastel pink Wednesday will do. Great blog. I’ll look forward to next Monday (or is it last Saturday?)…


  3. January 20, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    If this comes twice, it’s not my doing! Sometimes this platform drives me mad. So pleased it’s not just me who does not necessarily publish on the day of writing. I save many blogs for rainy days – I have MANY rainy days – and when I publish out of order it confuses the hell out of me. I, too, published a blog about it back in August (although I have a feeling I may have written it in June). Anyway, great blog. I shall look forward to next Monday – or possibly last Saturday. PS I KNOW I’ve written this all before, but I’ve no idea where it went. If you received two similar comments from me, please feel free to delete either or both…


  4. Bryntin
    January 20, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    I though it being Penguin Awareness Day today was more fun, so I did that instead.

    Are you aware of Penguins? Little fellas, generally black and white with occasional yellow/orange highlights for the fancier versions and smell of fish? If not, Google ‘Penguins’ and get aware. It’ll be more fun I expect. Certainly less blue, unless there’s a lot of sea in the pictures.


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