Monday, May 21, 2012

Book Blogger Confessions: Memes

An awesome meme by Tiger's All Consuming Media and For What It's Worth. Check them out!

Memes. Love em' or hate em'? How many do you participate in? Which kinds do you like best? Do you feel like there are too many?

I've been away from blogging for a long time so obviously, I haven't been too involved in memes. Even now, I kind of am trying to keep with more original-ish content. 

I've done Follow Friday, Book Blogger Hop, Waiting on Wednesdays, In My Mailbox, Teaser Tuesdays, and of course, one of my favourites, Book Blogger Confessions. 

Waiting on Wednesdays, Teaser Tuesdays, IMM and BBC are the kind of memes I like best. They're about books, and they have the same general idea, but they leave a lot open to bloggers so that they can put in their individuality. I don't go to blogs for memes- I go to them because each blogger has their own unique views and personality, and I want to see them talk about books in their perspective. 

The only thing I kind of don't like about memes is when they're too popular. You ever look at your dashboard and notice about 15 blogs with the exact same topic? I like reading about different stuff on different blogs, and 15 teasers doesn't really interest me. That's basically my only complaint about memes. 

I don't think there are too many memes. You don't need to participate in every meme, but there is a nice variety available. Rather than memes, something I really enjoy are the little features individual to every blog. Some people have a wrap up post every week, others have a post about a non bookish topic, and others have really cool discussion topics. Those are what I try to have, and what I prefer infinitely more than memes. 

As always, thanks for visiting and have a great week!


  1. I like doing the memes that encourage discussion. I've done a few in the past that I just stopped doing after a while - for no other reason than I just got tired of them. Now I do four and if I don't think I will be able to visit others participating one week, I wait until the next week. That's what I like about memes - you can do what you want when you want!

    1. The more discussion, the better. Blogging is about interaction, not just about reading content but responding to it. I like the open aspect to memes too!

  2. I sometimes participate in WoW and IMM's but when they flood your feeder all on he same day it can be annoying.
    The ones that show the bloggers personality are my favorites.
    Thanks for joining in the discussion this week!

    1. I agree, the more discussion the better. I don't visit blogs just for the books, but also for the people promoting them.

  3. YES! "The only thing I kind of don't like about memes is when they're too popular. You ever look at your dashboard and notice about 15 blogs with the exact same topic?" THIS!

    I mean, I DO love seeing people's WoW's... and when I started blogging, I participated in memes regularly... but I've dropped off a lot recently... honestly, I don't want to post something for the sake of posting something, and... yeah... BUT, like Kristin, I like seeing discussion, and I *DO* still like seeing friends' posts when I have time :)

    ANYWAY! Sorry for the commentathon--just discovered your blog and LOVE! ♥

    1. That's something I've really prioritized- not posting something for the sake of posting. Sometimes memes are really easy to do when you don't have much time but I think well-written posts are worth more than posting for the sake of posting.

      And I love the commenting. I'm glad you like my blog!


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