Sunday, May 20, 2012
Book Blogger Confessions: Memes
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?
Both. I love em’ & hate em’. I think they’re a fun way to share our hobby (obsession), find new authors, bloggers and books but it can be overdone.
I participate in a few now but not on a regular basis. I used to do them all religiously but when I realized I was freaking out trying to have a WoW pick ready for Wednesday’s even though there wasn’t a book I was waiting for I new I wasn’t participating in memes for the right reason. It can’t just be about getting “hits”, it should be because you really are enthusiastic about whatever the meme is.
Currently I participate in Tune in Tuesday, Must Read Monday, Waiting on Wednesday and an occasional Follow Friday/TGIF meme but only if there is something I have to say. I don’t really obsess over getting a post ready.
I like the discussion memes that open dialogue like this one and the Friday features with questions. I enjoy the various mailbox memes but I get bored after a while looking at the same books and I don’t know what to say other than YAY! Enjoy your books! lol Teaser Tuesday is kind of fun too although I’ve never participated.
I don’t think there are too many memes. Who’s to say anyway? (The blogger police???? dun….dun…dun…) It’s all in good fun and it gets the word out about authors and books so it’s all good to me. I don’t need to participate in every one to still enjoy them.
I don’t like blogs that ONLY post memes but again that’s their right to do whatever they want on their own blog. I just like to also read reviews that show the bloggers reading tastes and personality a little more. Meme only blogs feel more promotional to me whereas I’m looking for opinions and interaction.
June 4th: Choosing your next book. How do you decide which book to read next? How do you balance “review” reading with “fun” reading?
June 18th: We have created a blogging time machine! Pretend you can start over. Knowing what you know now about blogging – what do you wish you did differently when it comes to creating your blog?