Tuesday Thingers – Memes, etc.

Today’s question is only marginally about LibraryThing but I thought it might be a fun question anyway. It’s more about blogging. Everyone who participates in Tuesday Thingers has a blog- some have a book blog, some have several, some have blogs that are more personal, etc.- and we’ve all chosen to participate in this particular way of networking to build traffic, get to know each other, etc. So my question is: what other weekly memes or round robins do you participate in? Is this the only one? Why Tuesday Thingers and not some other weekly Tuesday meme? Or do you do more than one?

Nice question, Marie!

Like many respondents, I participate in three weekly memes: Tuesday Thingers (although I’m still not crazy about that name…), Booking Through Thursday, and Sunday Salon.  As others have said, I enjoy doing these memes for a couple of reasons.  For one, they help me keep book/reading related posts coming nearly every day of the week.  In addition, they help me find other bloggers, and other bloggers find me.

Three is definitely my limit, though.  If I find another meme I just can’t live without, I’m going to have to drop one of the ones I already do.  Although it is nice to have ideas for new content, I absolutely do not want to have the majority of my content be meme-related.  I really don’t consider Sunday Salon to be a true meme, since the idea is to talk about whatever reading-related activity is going on in your life, but the only reason that I do both Tuesday Thingers and Booking Through Thursday is that I read enough to generally have at least two reviews come out in a week as well.

10 comments to Tuesday Thingers – Memes, etc.

  • Yeah I think 3 memes per week will be my limit as well.

  • I agree with you – memes are fun, but they’re not the primary purpose for my blogging. If they started to overtake the review/book portions for me, I’d have to cut back too. It’s not a problem this summer because I’m reading so much, but it is a thought for the fall when I’ll be much busier with non-book-related activities.

  • Sunday Salon may be one that I may eventually do because like you said, it’s low pressure and you are just writing about what you are reading. That appeals to me. I tend to not return to blogs which are completely overrun with memes and no other content.

  • I wouldn’t want my blog to get carried away by memes either. The only time my reading capacity goes down is when Denis and I go on holiday, so normally I’m never at a loss for a book to write about.

  • Yeah, I feel like Sunday Salon is really more of a “ring”—or salon!—than a meme. There is no topic and it’s just a good time for me to wind down the week and figure out what I’m going to do in the days to come. I like the memes I do participate in but I wish I had more time for real posts of my own!

  • Amy

    At my personal blog (which is about 50-75 percent books anyway) I participate when I have something to contribute. Sunday Salon is the only I try to do every single week.

    At the Friendly Book Nook…we participate when we are low in content.

    Let memes work fo you and not the other way around!

  • I also just like doing a couple per week. Sunday Salon is my favorite to read and write because it can be such a mixed bag. It most closely resembles the beginning of every book club meeting I’ve ever been too…without the wine. :)

  • I enjoy the different opinions you get from memes, but I have to agree that too many memes on a blog is not appealing. Although as a new blogger I find that participating in memes is helping me get the hang of blogging, and building my confidence in terms of posting reviews.

  • I think that three will be my limit as well. As much as I wish I’d been more in a writing mood last week, it did help to take the week off last week. Book reviews are the reason why we do what we do, but, as a reader of blogs, it nice to have something other than reviews to read from time to time as well. I think memes and reviews can bring a good balance.

  • I think three memes are fine as long as you read and review as much as you do. So you’re in good shape. I can’t imagine doing four though!