This article was inspired by the Let’s Talk Bookish topic hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion and this week January 15-211, suggested by ME:
Bookish Memes: Are they worthwhile or are they worthless?
Examples of questions you can answer: “How many bookish memes do you participate in? Do you enjoy working on them? Do you interact with other people’s weekly meme posts? Do you feel like the amount of interaction you get makes the time spent on the posts worth it?”
These are my personal opinions. I do not expect anyone to agree with anything here, and in fact, I’m certain that many will disagree and/or even hate many of the things I’ve written below. Sorry about that, but you are always welcome to express your own opinions – be they contrary or comparable – in the comments section below. With that out of the way…
How many bookish Memes do you participate in?
Not that many, I believe. My favorite is #6Degrees of Separation which is a monthly meme that happens on the first Saturday of every month, and I’m totally faithful to that one. I sometimes participate in the Tuesday memes – both #TopTenTuesday and #Top5Tuesday, but I don’t do them every week, only when the inspiration hits me. Then there’s my own #ThrowbackThursday meme, which I schedule for the Thursday before #6Degrees. Other than that, there are these posts – Let’s Discuss and Let’s Talk Bookish, which again, I only do when I feel inspired or need a filler – but I don’t really consider them to be memes, per se. I’ve also done a few other real memes like the Wednesday ones (such as Waiting on Wednesday), Teaser Tuesday, and First Line Friday, but very rarely.
Do you enjoy working on them?
Yes, I do actually. I particularly love doing the #6Degrees one, even though that’s the hardest one to write – it takes some thought. As for the others, they’re mostly easy to do so they are fun when you want to put something up and you don’t
Do you interact with other people’s weekly meme posts?
I certainly try to interact with others when they do theirs, but I must admit that because of my recent move, things have been hectic, so I’ve been a touch derelict with my interactions lately – please forgive me. Once this new place is all set up and I don’t have boxes to empty and pictures to hang up, I’ll be better, I promise!
Do you feel like the amount of interaction you get makes the time spent on writing these posts worth it?
I actually have found that these posts get very good traffic to my blog, and I’m always seeing an uptick in visits and likes when I post them. Not all of them garner me a whole lot more comments, although #6Degrees and these discussion posts always do see more of them. So yes, I do think it is worth it to do these memes, and I never feel like I’ve wasted my time when I’m getting some kind of writing done!
So… what do you think?
Do you think we’re wasting our time with all these bookish meme posts, or are they a worthwhile way to interact with other bloggers and keep our creative juices flowing between book reviews?
This post is also my 1st entry for the 2021 Discussion Challenge, hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!
Their sign-up post for 2021 can be found here (please consider this my sign-up post).
Their January 2021 Link Up page and Giveaway can be found here.