The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.
Today I wanted to talk about something that has made me kind of confused. I’ve heard so many people saying that they don’t like seeing a lot of memes on blogs. Publishers consider it as a negative to have a blog with many memes. Readers say they don’t really like seeing them. I’ve also seen results from other book bloggers’ surveys and they clearly show that not a lot of people like memes.
Yet there are so many of them. There must be about 5 memes for each day of the week. And that’s only for book blogs. People keep creating new ones and there are a few old ones (like top ten Tuesday or Waiting on Wednesday) that have hundreds of blogs participating every week.
And what’s even more weird, these posts have a ton of views. Okay, I’m speaking only for myself here, since I don’t know other people’s stats. But my top ten Tuesday posts are the posts where I get the most views. And this is followed by Waiting on Wednesday and then by discussions and lastly by reviews. So people obviously like reading memes.
So why is everyone hating on them? I honestly don’t get it. Have I just made this whole thing up on my head that people don’t like seeing a lot of memes? But I’ve heard it so many times. So if most people say they don’t like them, why do they read them? I’m confused…