So I belong to this Facebook group called the BBTCafe, made up mostly of past graduates of Dani Greer’s Blog Book Tour classes. Dani (aka Sarge) has got us making memes now.
Actually, that’s a misnomer, although who’s going to tell the Sarge? Not I, that’s who. According to dictionary.reference.com, a meme is “a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition and replication in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.” or “a cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way.”
What Dani has us doing is making pictures, telling one another where the pictures are posted, reposting one another’s pictures, and hoping they become memes. So far, none of mine have, insofar as I know. But I’m having fun doing them. I’m using picmonkey, with a little help from The GIMP. I’ve been using quotes from A DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMERHOUSE.
The photographs are my own; the background textures and gravestone are picmonkey’s. It’s way fun, making them. They aren’t very memish, though. They should be pithy and funny or inspirational for that. I’ll have to work on it. Hmmmm….
ANYWAY, I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies on a quick, easy, and delicious vegetarian dish.
A DEAD GUY AT THE SUMMERHOUSE is available in paper and for Kindle and Kindle apps.
Denver PhotographerDecember 9, 2014 at 3:56pm
If you really want to make some memes, you need to find classic pictures that are made for memes. Just image search in google, it will add a lot more humor to these.
Marian AllenDecember 9, 2014 at 5:32pm
Like those Victorian ones all over Facebook?