Well, at least 18.
As that is the number of memes that this person had attached her post to. Yes, 18! (they are not really elf marshmallows on a stick--I just used that as an example so that the real abuser is not known)
This is my rant of people using the same post for numerous memes.
I really enjoy finding a meme that interests me--Christmas decorating, tablescaping, gardening, quilting, etc. Some of the meme hosts have hundreds of participants and it can be such fun to just click on each one and find posts that you are interested in. You can spend a good hour or more just checking them all out.
But during the past year, I have been seeing the same posts attached to dozens of memes.
The first time I saw marshmallow elves on a stick, I thought, "Wow! What a great idea!"
Second time - "Oh, yeah, these are so cute." I looked over all the details in case I wanted to do it, too.
Third time - "Oh, there's those elf marshmallows on a stick AGAIN."
Fourth time - "It can't be the same post again! She must google "memes" and attach to everyone she can find. I am pretty sick of seeing these elf marshmallows on a stick."
Fifth time - "OH PLEASE, NOT ELF MARSHMALLOWS-ON-A-STICK AGAIN!"
sixth - eighteenth time - I clicked the big X as rapidly as I could and tried to withhold a scream which would wake my husband from a sound sleep. . . remember I surf at 5:00 a.m.
Please people-- I love to find memes of interest and visit all the sites, but the least you can do is post something NEW to each meme! NOBODY wants to see elf marshmallows on a stick 18 times!
18 is not even the worst I have found. Seriously, I found one person who linked the same post to 28 different memes!
Recently I have noticed a number of blog owners leaving a perfunctory comment on a site---"oh, that is sooooo cute...." and then saying, "Please attach this post to my Wacky Christmas, Thanksgiving, Wild Wednesday, Terrific Tuesday, Footsie Friday, etc. meme". This is ridiculous! The blog owners really have little interest in the post they are commenting on, they are just out soliciting links! Is this junior high or what? I guess the more people who post to your meme, the more popular you think you are.
Other meme owners list all the rules and then never bother to delete those who do not abide. Like when they insist that you use their permalink (a very, very good rule). One of the memes I used to visit had well over a 100 linkers and I have found that more than 75% of those just link to the main page of the host blog, which is very frustrating when you want to find the other linkers two months after. If the blog owner was doing his/her job properly they would delete all of those who do not follow this rule, so that I (AND YOU) will never experience the frustration of clicking and finding the current post rather than the meme post. Most of these meme-abuse owners really don't care if you follow the rules, they just want as many links back to their site as they can get.
IT IS DRIVING ME CRAZY!
This post came about because I just found a Christmas meme and the first 5 of 7 posts I clicked on were posts I had already seen -- numerous times. I just closed out of that blog and came here to rant.
So if you made it this far, thank you for listening.
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