Thursday, July 7, 2016

Let's Chat: Meme Link-ups and Participation

Hello everyone,

Today I would like to start a discussion post. I'm hoping to be able to post more like this about random bookish topics because I love hearing the different opinions of those of you who visit my blog. So here is today's topic:

Let's Chat About...

Meme Link-ups and Participation! 

For those of you who are unfamiliar with meme's here is a definition:

  1. a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition and replication in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.
  1. a cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way.
verb (used without object)memed, memeing or create and spread memes:
He spends a lot of time memeing and sharing his videos with friends.verb (used with object)memed, memeing or make the subject of a meme:cute cats that get memed.
In the blogging community meme's are a great way to link up with others who are featuring posts on similar topics. Some that I participate in on a regular basis include:

Sunday Post (Hosted by: Caffeinated Book Reviewer)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading (Hosted by Book Date)

Each week on a specified day they publish their respective memes and offer a link-up section for those who wish to participate. Bloggers join by leaving their link so others can visit their post on the topic chosen by the host. 

As I put together my latest Sunday Wrap-up and head over to the memes I link up with weekly, add my own to the list and began visiting those who participated, I began to wonder how other bloggers go about it. So here is my question for today:

For those who participate in meme's:

  • Do you have any specific meme's that you participate in on a regular basis? 
  • Do you visit all of the other bloggers who participate? 
  • For those posts you visit, do you comment on each one? 

My Thoughts:

Every Sunday (with the exception of a few busy weekends) I do a weekly wrap-up for the books I have read, are currently reading and the past and upcoming posts for my blog. I then link up with the two meme's I mentioned above; Sunday Post and It's Monday! What Are You Reading. Once I have published and share my own post I settle in and begin visiting the other participants. There are also numerous other meme's that I join throughout the month, like for instance; challenges, lists, monthly wrap ups and book hauls.

Sometimes there are so many people joined up that it is difficult to visit each and every one listed, but I do try to read as many as I can. 

Personally I don't comment on every single post I visit because sometimes I just don't have anything to add, or that specific post doesn't really interest me. Regardless I feel like just visiting and adding to that blogs page views is good for any blogger whether their page be big or small.

I'd love to hear your thoughts so be sure to leave me a comment below..


  1. I do The Sunday Post and Top Ten Tuesday regularly, and a few others occasionally. I don’t always have time to visit all of the bloggers in the link up, but I try to visit as many as possible. I only comment if I feel like I have something important to add. I’ve discovered most of my favorite blogs through memes, so I love them.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. Some of the more popular memes get so many participants, sometimes its not possible to visit each blog.

  2. I'm still a very new blogger and I started out participating in a LOT of memes. I also visited as many of the other links as possible and commented on all the ones I visited.

    I have recently been trying to be more focused. I have dropped the memes where no one was visiting me or where my blog didn't have much in common with the other participants.

    I also have started visiting a more reasonable number of other links and only commenting if I have something real to say or my own shared link is relevant.

    I have been slowly adding the relevant blogs I discover via the links to my RSS feed, so I find I am visiting more of the posts through the feed rather than from the linky itself.

    My Most Recent Discussion: Panning for Gold: Living with Chronic TBR Overflow Pt 2

    1. They are a great way to attract a wider audience to your blog. Thank you for weighing in on the discussion.