In case you didn't notice, I didn't blog yesterday. Bad me. You know why that feels kind of ridiculous? Because I spent 40-50 minutes writing my review of Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet on a Wednesday, when, by book blogger right, that's my slack off and do a WoW post day. I woke up this morning wondering why the heck I didn't, and then had some Very Deep Thoughts about memes and why I love/hate them.
In case you don't know what a meme is (in which case, I don't know how you found your way onto this blog), it's a post hosted by one blog that invites other blogs to participate, usually via Mr. Linky. It's a promotion tool for the host blog and for all the little satellite participants, and it's a great way to help new followers find you. That's great, right? Um...right?
It is great, but here's the problem. Pretty much every book blog I know of does an In My Mailbox post on Sunday (or the multicultural equivalent of New Crayons). Ditto for Waiting on Wednesday. Quite a few do Teaser Tuesday and Follow Friday, too. And when I'm scrolling down the blog list on my sidebar looking for interesting posts to read, unless I can see it's a WoW title I'm also dying for or it's one of those IMMs that's going to have 30 books and lots and lots of pictures for me to drool over, I just sort of...move on to the next post down the line. And when it's pretty much all a book blog posts, that blog tends to get culled from my sidebar rather quickly. This makes me feel bad, because what if these folks are doing a book blog on top of a full time job? Or college/high school/some education institution involving insane amounts of homework, too? Am I an over-memer?
Usually when I'm not sure about something on my blog, I look at the blogs I love to read, try and figure out what makes me love to read them, and adjust accordingly. On memes, however, I'm stuck. I don't like blogs that meme more than once a week. Great. I also like blogs that post every day. Unfortunately, unless I do IMMs and WoWs (my current two memes), I probably won't manage that.
So, follower input time. Do you like my memes, or would you rather I just stuck with reviews and pensive posts like this one? Please help me out of a dilemma and leave your thoughts in the comments!