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Helllllo fellow Bloggers (and readers)
I am back with another Let’s Talk: Blogger to Blogger. This time, I am wanting to talk about Memes. Why we participate, what’s the point and other random chatter.
When I first started blogging, I was obsessed with memes. At the time, it was my only “interaction” with other bloggers and I met some of my closest friends this way. I can’t even tell you how many books I discovered, too! Now though? I am losing interest FAST.
From my perspective, Memes were one of the top 5 things that have “taken over” the blogosphere. There is a meme for every day of the week, some are pretty popular and others, are not. Tuesday and Saturday my Bloglovin feed is FLOODED with two in particular, but I have found that – with everything – once I start getting bored with reading certain things on blogs, I don’t like to do them.
I’ve seen Memes labelled as “filler posts” to which, I agree (to a point). I don’t like double posting, so when/if I participating in a meme, that is ALL that goes up that day (usually). So I have to move things around because I am a schedule FREAK. OR I have NOTHING to post that week so I fill up my week with those. OR it will be Monday night and I am all, “SHIT. I forgot to do TTT” this happened a lot at first.
Many bloggers that don’t participate in those particular memes that I do, don’t read and/or comment on them. I am guilty of this too. So, if you know that others aren’t reading that post other than to link up, why bother? And what about those that only EVER comment when your post that meme? I will discuss this more on a later date but, there are those that meme hop for comments.
There are times where I have sat here, at my computer, thinking way too damn long and hard for a book to display on Waiting on Wednesday. I am not a giddy, OH.EM.GEE person as it is and I don’t get EXCITED often. There are also times when I have been so freaking busy at work and home, I have no idea what titles have been released, or any news about UPCOMING titles. Then I think, “Okay, so I won’t post every week.” I know I don’t HAVE to be consistent with my blog, but sometimes I feel like a failure if I start something and don’t stick with it. Which is pretty often, lol.
Another aspect to think of – my Weekly Wrap Up posts. I feel like, even though my wrap up is unique to my blog, I have to link up somewhere and/or credit a blog that made it a THING. This goes hand in hand with any lists that I want to make. If I wanted to do a top 5 for THIS, I feel as though I can’t – because it’s “too similar” to the TTT. We talk about credit and originality and how it’s HARD with such a large community. This doesn’t mean that I am “stealing” someones idea, ya know?
On the plus side – this is great way for beginning bloggers to establish their brand and get themselves out there OR for us to learn more about the blogger behind the screen. Which is why I DO like them. In moderation.
I plan to do TTT here and there and of course, my Weekly Wrap Up, which is linked to the Sunday Post but that’s pretty much IT.
- Do you participate in any weekly memes? If so, which ones?
- Have you stopped doing any weekly memes for ANY reason?
- Do you ever feel you NEED to continue to participate?
- Do you comment on a lot of Meme posts?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.