Sunday, February 17, 2013
Discussion Post: Memes VS Reviews
Okay so blog content is probably the most important part of a blog. It pretty much makes or breaks your blog. Memes have become so popular in the blogging community! Personally I love them. I think they are a great way to spread the word about books. There are so many memes out there right now. There is even a directory which can be found here. I do think they should be used carefully because they can be taken wrong at times.
I do think memes VS reviews can cause a lot of talk between other bloggers. Some say that your blog can look less professional if there are too many memes. I don't really agree with that. I do think if you do memes that you should have enough reviews to keep up. I think there should be 50/50. So if you do a ton of memes then you should have a ton of reviews too. I only think that because its very hard to find a review on a blog if there are a million memes. They look different and you have to scroll and scroll to find an actual review. Memes are an easy way to socialize with other bloggers. You can see what you have in common. You get to see what other bloggers are enjoying.
We have been a little meme heavy and I've been working on getting more reviews up to match. Having enough reviews to keep up with memes is important to me. I just think it looks good! I think reviews are more important because they are really what make me want to follow a blog. I always try and find a review of something I've read to read. Reviews also help you learn about a blogger. Like if you find a blogger who writes more negative reviews or the opposite. It all depends on what you like to read. But, memes are so much fun! I really enjoy doing them! There are so may creative memes out in the world. They really do spread the word out on different books. I can't even tell you how many new books I've found from memes.
You know there isn't a rule book for blogging. Everyone has a different blog. So if someone decides to do 10 memes a week then that's up to them. I don't think its fair to say a meme filled blog is less professional. Memes are such a good way to share the love. This is all about having fun right? I've seen some amazing blogs that do memes. I will say that in my opinion if you have 5 memes a week than you should have at least 3 or 4 reviews too. No offense is intended at all with this post! These are just some of my thoughts on the subject :). What is your opinion on memes VS reviews? Leave me a comment with your thoughts!