Do you participate in book memes? Most of us do, some regularly and others once in a while. I have participated in a handful on and off since I started blogging, but honestly, I didn’t know how I really felt about them. When reading feeds, I would often skip over most of them. I like shorter posts with pictures (yes I know, I am 4), and some of the memes resulted in longer posts or mostly text. Then, earlier this year I saw the Stacking the Shelves meme. This meme was everything I loved about book blogging: pictures of covers of books! So I started reading the posts, and eventually did a few of my own. This one meme really changed my thoughts on the rest of them.
Fast forward to July. I don’t know if I was looking for them or just started noticing them, but I found a bunch of new to me memes. There is literally something for everyday of the week. So I started trying them out. I did It’s Monday, What are you Reading, Friday Finds, Shelf Candy Saturday, and a few more. I had so much fun. I tailored the posts to fit “me”. I found some awesome new blogs to follow and a few more interesting memes.
I still worry about doing “too many memes” and not enough reviews. But I am just seeing which ones are a good fit for me. Should I pick two or three a week and stick with them? Or, should a choose a few different ones each week?
In honor of me not knowing exactly what I am doing, I have decided to do a personal meme challenge. This week, starting today and ending Sunday, I will try to participate in as many memes as I can. I will still post reviews, but my goal is to do at least one meme a day, maybe more. I have a list that I am following, but if you have any favorites, comment below and let me know. If you think I’m crazy, you can comment below too! Wish me luck!
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