Before I get into the post, I must apologize as I haven’t posted here in over a month. I’ve been preoccupied with real life a bit so wasn’t able to get to writing a post here. However, now that it’s my spring break and I have life a bit more back in order, hopefully you’ll be seeing more of my face here!
I’ve recently started a weekly meme on my own blog where I blog a different idea every Monday. I originally started this because fellow blogger Tymmerie Thorne mentioned something about blog memes on plurk and that got me thinking and gave me this idea. However, every week that I’ve posted one so far, I’ve had at least one or two people approach me and ask me what exactly is a meme and why am I doing them on my blog.
An internet meme (rhymes with team) is basically a virally-transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. Majority of internet memes can be found on tumblr and are usually mildly amusing however teetering on the verge of annoyance, such as your rick-rolling and your gangnam style dancing. A blog meme is similar in nature but more like a blog challenge, to help fight
writer’s blogger’s block. Basically they are like templates that bloggers can use to fill out and participate in something thus increasing their blog content and contributing to the blogging community.
I must admit, I’ve really been enjoying reading the memes and getting to know my readers more. I have added a whole bunch of new bloggers to my reader and even made a few new friends I’ve chatted with inworld (which is rare for me).
I’ve done three blog memes so far and they can all be found in my memes category on my blog.
Hopefully I’ll be able to do another couple of posts here this week before my spring break ends. Hope you’re all having lovely spring weather! I hear it’s still snowing in some places. 😛