I actually don’t mind reading memes on the blogs I follow religiously (through email). Sometimes Top Ten Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, and book haul posts are interesting. I like seeing what books my friends are excited about. But what I don’t like is when I open up Feedly (my “slightly less than religious” method of following) looking for interesting posts, only to find 50 “Top Ten Tuesday” or “Waiting on Wednesday” posts and barely anything else.
The problem with memes is that they’re all the same. I may be fine with reading a few of them, but I am not interested in reading 50 posts that are all identical topics with slight content variations. This results in me avoiding Feedly all together on popular meme days like Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Tuesdays my reader looks like this:
And on Wednesdays…
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Out of 4 “pages” of my reader, 15 out of the 20 results are Waiting on Wednesday posts. And keep in mind that there were more pages I didn’t screenshot! This is insane. I have no desire to read through all those. Plus, I know exactly what the topic is (a book you’re looking forward to), so if I choose to glance at it at all, I just look at the Feedly thumbnail, immediately know what book you’re “waiting on”, and then keep scrolling.