Do you love a good meme or blog carnival? When I started participating in memes, I loved discovering other people’s blogs and having visitors leave comments on my own blog. Memes are a great way to publicize your blog and to find new and interesting blogs. At the same time, joining a meme can also be frustrating. Sometimes your visitors are so busy blog hopping that their comments look like this:
“Interesting post. Have a great day!”
Wouldn’t you rather have a comment with more substance? Mara from Weighty Matters left this comment on one of my travel posts:
“Whenever my sister and I would go on holiday together, we would play hangman. It was a bit harder for me, since I would be driving and had to do the words by heart, but it is a great thing to do.
Or make words from the numberplates you pass. I still do that now and will occasionally shout out a word that I will have made to the surprise and amazement of my passengers… “
Other times, it seems like the other bloggers participating in the meme don’t even make an effort to visit the other participants. (Do you hear the crickets chirping?) What is the point of meme participation if you’re not going to hop to other people’s blogs?
Let’s make the most of our memes! If you participated in a meme or blog carnival this week, put your link here!
Let’s have a couple of ground rules:
- Link up using the direct URL to your meme post. If you participated in more than one meme, go ahead and link more than one post!
- Visit a few links, and leave substantial comments. You don’t have to write a novel; just write a nice comment that shows you actually read the post!
Since this isn’t a usual meme, there’s no need to write a separate post for “Meme’s the Word.” Publicize this meme in whatever way you would like. If you love buttons, add the meme button to your side bar. Or you could add a little sentence to the bottom of your meme post saying something like this: “I’ve also linked this post to “Meme’s the Word!” on Saturdays at Lemon Drop Pie.”
Let’s go blog hopping!