Friday, June 8, 2012

Armchair BEA: Final Day, "Ask the Experts"

Today's Armchair BEA topic is Ask the Experts. The topic is, "Ask a question or share a tip."

My questions are, "What's a Meme? Why would it be good to use it? When should you use it?"
If you have time, take a look at my latest review: Taste by Kate Evangelista and find a meme for it. That would probably be the most helpful- a real world type application of a meme. My mother said something like this, "You know you're middle aged when technology is unintuitive. You find yourself in hair pulling-type bouts of frustration. (Late adapter) You know you're old when technology is in active revolt against you- when people give up explaining and just do it for you provided you just stop complaining. (Never adapter)" Well, I'm at the middle aged point- so I don't get memes. I'm sure I've seen them, but I just can't recognize them.

If you answer, have pity, please be nice. Because this is me in 30 years:
And at some point, it will be you too.


  1. Memes are common posts that are normally done on a weekly basis.

    I participate in the Teaser Tuesday meme that was started by Should Be Reading (

    On Tuesdays, I post a two sentence (or so) teaser from my current read. Then I go to blogs I follow that also participate and read their teasers.

    It's a way to share the love about books and build community among the bloggers.

    Here's an example of recent one that I did. I usually then tweet about my teaser to promote my blog and the author/book I choose.

    Hope that helps.

    Thanks for participating!

    Here's my experts say post


  2. I agree with Valerie on everything :)

    Memes are great to use to meet new bloggers and have fun commenting and finding blogs you wouldn't have found before.

  3. Hi! You've probably seen memes around a lot before - a meme is any recurring "feature", created by a host blog and participated in via linky's on a regular basis (usually weekly). These Armchair BEA posts are kind of like memes, since we all talk about one topic and link our posts to the main page.

    A really good example is Top Ten Tuesday:

    Some others are Book Blogger Hop, In My Mailbox, Sunday Salon, etc. I hope that helps!!!

    Happy ABEA!

  4. Yup, Valerie said it right. I also participate in Waiting on Wednesday from Breaking the Spine. It's a good meme to know upcoming books that other bloggers are looking forward to, and share book/s that you're waiting for too.

    Dropping by from Armchair BEA,

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  5. Thanks everyone. I understand what a meme is now. I feel kind of silly because after the examples people have given, I've pretty much seen a meme on most blogs I've visited. Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm planning to visit all of yours.


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