I’ve been on a kick lately making Parenting memes. It’s funny to me since about a year ago, I was still iffy on how to even pronounce the dang word. But, now I’m hooked. And, lately, I’ve been thinking in memes. Mostly because I’ve seen the power of the meme and what it can do if it goes viral.
Now, I don’t know what constitutes “viral” status in technical terms, but I’ll claim I had a meme go semi-viral at least. It was shared over six thousand times from my Facebook page. Then, Scary Mommy shared it, and from there it was shared over 10 thousand times from their page! Then, Momastery shared it, and her shares were around five thousand or so, but the followers that came in from that share were huge. Maybe 500 new followers in just a few hours!
Who knew a little meme had so much power?
And, I love this meme because it’s funny, my own thoughts, and was actually just a funny Facebook status that I shared months ago that I turned into a meme on a whim. Creating a meme is simple. Anyone can do it. And, you SHOULD be doing it if you want to grow your social media following.
Here are a few more I’ve made:
Can you tell I’ve been thinking in memes?
Here are some tips if you’re going to use memes to grow your social media following:
Clear text that is easy to read. You don’t want to be trying to figure out a meme. It’s supposed to be a quick and easy thing someone can relate to if you want it shared.
Use content you’ve used before. My “viral” meme went crazy but it wasn’t new content. It was an old FB status of mine. Recycle your good stuff. Turn it into a meme. Even simple text and no image can be relatable.
Stick With What You Know. Funny is great, but maybe you’re not in that niche. Then try sharing a poignant quote from one of your posts. Those get shared too!
Get familiar with designing stuff. Honestly, if you’re a blogger, you need to figure out how to create good images. It can seem overwhelming at first, but the more you do it, the easier it gets. My viral meme I whipped out in under 5 minutes. I use Picmonkey which is super easy. I also use Canva for some blog posts, and while I find it not as user friendly you can purchase amazing images for $1. So worth it.
So, what do you think? Are you going to try to make a meme?
Feel free to share one of mine on social media, but you must link back to my FB page or this post. You know, be kind….don’t steal stuff.