Book Blogger Confessions is a meme that posts the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, where book bloggers "confess" and vent about topics that are unique to us. Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions. Just keep it respectful – no bashing authors or other bloggers!
If you want to participate just grab our button and include it in your post with a link to either Tiger's All Consuming Media or For What It's Worth. We will be providing a linky at the end of our posts so people can "hop" to see all the participants answers.
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 love memes that encourage discussion, community and sharing our love of books. Some of my favourites are Book Blogger Confessions, What I Love Wednesdays (I always visit and comment, but for some reason don’t actually participate) and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? The reason I follow and participate in these memes is because I always find great bloggers and a wonderful sense of community (BBC especially) and of course lovely new books.
I used to participate in the Friday hop memes but found there was a lot of “great answer, follow me back” kind of comments and it felt like it was more about the page counts and follower numbers than actually engaging in a discussion, which is why I stopped. I have occasionally joined in on WOW and In My Mailbox but found that they got to be a lot of the same and there are only so many different ways to say “Looks like a great book, I’m excited too” or “awesome haul!”. If there is a book that I am truly dying for I had an incredibly special book week I will still participate but not on a regular basis.
I guess for me the big thing is if I’m going to participate in a meme I want that post to be just as interesting as original content. So if I have something to say about that topic then I will participate but if it is a topic that is not interesting to me, or if I don’t really have anything to add to the conversation I will stay away. It has to be about more than just linking up and hoping for those page views to add up! I personally like a blog that balances original content with memes for fun. I tend to get turned off when a blog contains more memes than original content. Yes, it is absolutely their choice but it is just not enough to keep me coming back.
What about you? What are your thoughts on memes?