Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Welcome to the More Than A Bone Weekly Meme. Every Tuesday I'll post a topic/theme for you to address on your blog. You have from Wednesday up to the following Tuesday to publish your response. After you've published your response, come back here and leave a link to your response in the comment section for my Wednesday post (I hope you'll comment, too).
I've been participating in memes in the blogosphere for more than a year and I mistakenly assumed memes were common in most online communities. Based on feedback, I want to clear up any questions about what a meme is and why participants do them. First, a meme is a regularly scheduled activity published by a host. Some memes are hosted by a single blogger or hosting is rotated among members. The host will share what the topic for the week is and fellow participants respond to the meme on their blogs. All participants post their links to the host site. Why we participate: 1) they are fun, 2) participation helps drive traffic to our blogs which means more interaction with people who enjoy the things we do and 3) participation builds community and provides support.
On to this week's assignment: All about community. This assignment has 3 parts. Please complete task 1. The others are optionals:
1) Tell us about 1-3 spark blog(s) you enjoy reading. This is not a popularity contest. Focus on the content. Tell us why you enjoy the blog and what we can expect there. Limit 3 blogs. Please, please provide name of blog and blog's link.
2) Visit 1 blog identified by a meme participant, read and comment.
3) Become a follower at a blog you've read but hadn't subscribe to or one you've discovered through this meme.