Sometimes, our brains have partied themselves to oblivion, so much so we have no creative juice left for blog posts. It’s not a bad thing, we need a break every so often of thinking up topics/themes. Memes are super handy for this, whether you join once in a while or do them every time they’re on.
What are memes I hear you ask? Well, let’s do a brief recap of what they are before we get into this content type!
Definition: Meme’s are known as a type of prompt, created by someone who then offers a link up option. It’s a fun way to join in on something, with prompts already created for you. Link up and then blog hop to others posts. Examples are: Top Ten Tuesday, Sunday Post, I Heart Characters among many others
Pros: if you’re stuck for ideas, memes are your besties
Cons: choose wisely, don’t go overboard with the memes as it’s not really original content coming from you. Having said that, if you enjoy memes go for it!
Stats: med-high if you link up and blog hop
Now we know what memes are, let’s discuss how we’d go about using them, certain rules and restrictions of a meme. As well as why they’re not for everyone.
In the past I’ve taken part in several memes: Bloggers Hop, Down The TBR Hole, Sunday Post. Although I ended up deleting all those posts off my blog because I no longer wanted them here. (NOT the Sunday Post/Weekly Wrap Ups they’re still floating about on here!)
Memes are great for discovering new blogs, they’re great if you’re stuck and just want to do the odd one too. Maybe you’re stuck, need an idea go onto a meme see the prompts and do one of them.
The main issue if you end up doing a ton of memes, if you’re linking up with say 3 memes, the idea is to also blog hop to other people already linked up. If you’re linking weekly to 3 different memes, that’s a lot of blog hopping involved. It also means your content may be heavily dominated by memes, which is fine if that’s what you like, just remember not everyone likes a lot of memes. Maybe do one or two and make sure you have some other content going up. Or just join in on the meme when you feel like it.
Rules & Meme List!
Each individual meme has it’s own rules, so you’re best to check out the memes info page. Generally speaking though, they all usually require you to link up as well as including a link back, to their original meme post.
So that one, people reading your post know who created the meme, two it spreads the word. Three, it’s just nice to give credit to those who take the time out, in creating a meme for us. So our brains can breathe for a while.
Personally, I’d pick a meme which looks interesting and you know you can keep up with, if you’re going to posting it frequently.
I snooped for an extensive list and honestly, I’m just gonna settle and share two links, both may have overlap with memes. But Tanya @ Girlxoxo has a fairly updated meme list. Whilst Dani @ Perspective Of A Writer has a meme directory…I mean pick your poison. (I would recommend you check BOTH lists out, as Dani has some memes listed that aren’t on Tanya’s list!)
Memes, do you take part in any? Have you taken part in any? Share some of your favourites below if you want!
As always, any questions or any topic you’d like me to cover let me know in the comments!