The goal of every blogger is to connect in meaningful ways with their audience. While there are several ways to engage your audience, it’s smart to start by using pop culture to your advantage.
How? For starters, be an active participant in meme culture and post a unique take on a recent trend on your blog.
Memes are powerful content, especially since most people see memes every day, and 75% of people aged 13 to 36 share memes.
If you can get people to share memes from your blog, you can quickly increase your reach and drive more traffic to your blog.
1.Research viral memes
Before you go wild and spend your precious time creating a bunch of memes, it’s wise to do a little research.
Take a deep dive into the meme world to see what memes have gone viral over time and most recently. For example, ever seen this grumpy guy?
2. Track trends
The key to making a good meme is to know what is happening in the world and how people are responding.
Pay attention to the news, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, TikTok, and all the other popular social channels that everyone already loves.
3.Get specific target
Before you make and post your first meme, consider your audience. It’s not just about creating a viral meme. It’s about creating a meme that your target audience will like and share so that it drives relevant readers back to your blog.
4.Select your material
When you’ve done your research and it’s time to compose your meme, the first step is to select your material. You can create a meme out of a photo, a gif, or even a video.
It’s true you can create a meme from original material. However, it’s important to know that unless you already have a huge audience and are a natural trendsetter, individual creations might not go viral.
A better idea for beginners is to leverage an existing social trend and use a popular meme creation tool to put your short and sweet spin on it.
Here it is:
If Bernie is bored on Inauguration Day (and wearing adorable mittens), you want to know so you can create a fun meme like this one.