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Blog Memes and Carnivals: Are You Missing Out?


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I was speaking to a friend (who reads my blog daily) about yesterday’s post. I mentioned how much I enjoyed Tuesdays In Other Words meme. I was surprised she didn’t understand Tuesdays In Other Words is a meme that involves several other people. She missed out on reading the related posts. So I’m explaining in case anyone else is interested.

A meme (some pronounce it like theme with an m, some rhyme it with ‘dream’; and some pronounce it so it sounds like ‘mem’ (from mem-ory). A meme is an idea that is shared and passed from blog to blog.

For blog readers memes are a great way to find blogs that may interest you. For bloggers memes are a great way to introduce others your blog or to get an idea for a writing prompt.

Tuesdays in Other Words is one of my favorite memes. A quote is given the week before and everyone writes thoughts on that quote and then visits blogs to read others’ views on the same quote. It’s almost like being in a writers’ workshop. Each post is on the same topic from a different view.

If you are teaching your home school to write, these are great writing examples and/or prompts. Here are some of the posts from yesterday’s meme. These are well worth visiting and reading:

  1. Brick Walls are There for a Reason (by me)
  2. Facing Brick Walls (Lori @ All You Have to Give)
  3. Knocking Down Brick Walls (Robyn @ Overflowing Grace)
  4. Brick Walls: In Other Words (Christin @ Gold Refined)
  5. Brick by Brick (Bonnie @ Ink It Blog)
  6. A Love Affair (Karen @ In Love with Jesus)
  7. Measuring the Wall (Laurie Ann @ Magnolia’s Heart Beats)
  8. In Other Words: Brick Walls (Faery Inn)
  9. Tuesdays In Other Words (Chris @ God will Make a Way)

Finding Meme Participants

Many memes use Mr. Linky to list the participants. Tuesdays In Other Words is a meme based on a posted quote each week by Amy at In Pursuit of Proverbs 31. So you would visit Amy’s blog to find the a link to the current host or the Mr. Linky list. Click on a link from the blog posts; then scroll down the page. Here is a sample Mr. Linky List:

mr linky

Works for Me Wednesday is a super popular meme. I participate from Heart at Home, my homemaking blog. Each week there are HUNDREDS of super tips to make your life easier. Here is a shot of the WFMW list this morning (it will grow throughout the day. Read my WFMW post here.

Think this is too many blogs to visit? You don’t visit all, just like you don’t read a magazine cover to cover. Just browse the list and only click on topics of interest to you. One blogger said she reads five posts then cleans a room and rewards herself with another 5 posts, then repeats.

Blog Meme List by Daily Themes

memes list by day
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This is a reference meme list for daily themes:


Super ssimple spiritual sundaySuper Simple Spiritual Sunday This is a great place to start. No brain work or study involved. Simply keep track of blog posts you enjoyed during the week and post the list on Sunday with this pretty pink and yellow image and go to Heartofwisdom.com/blog to post your link. Make it seven links and you can also join Sunday Seven below (2 birds, 1 stone!). Spreading the word about someone else’s blog is also known as Link Love.

Sunday SevenSunday Seven: Share your joys, your blessings and your burdens. List seven things going on in your life this week. Go back to the hub and comment on the current week’s thread so that other Sunday Seven’ers can visit you.


Marriage Monday memeMarriage Monday: Blog about your marriage. Visit the Fruit In Season, the Marriage Monday Blog Hub for weekly marriage themes. This site uses Auto-Linkies for anyone interested in posting a lengthy answer to the questions posed for each Marriage Monday. Bloggers can link their name and website directly to the Marriage Monday post for that week. Comments are welcome as well.

Musical Monday: Answer the question on your blog and use Mr. Linky!
If you don’t know the answer, post the question on your site and challenge your readers to answer the question.

Meal Plan Monday. Plan your menu each week with others by joining Laura, the passionate organizer at http://orgjunkie.blogspot.com.

Miracle Monday: Write a post on your blog about a miracle that you have witnessed, been a part of, or that has inspired you. This should be encouraging.


Memory Verse Monday: is hosted at Karen’s Ramblings. Either 1. Memorize a passage (or passages) of scripture. 2. Share why you have chosen the verse, or verses that you have. 3. Encourage one another with what God has been saying to you through this verse. 4. Share the ways in which you find remembering verses works for you.


Tuesday In Other WordsTuesdays In Other Words: Amy at In Pursuit of Proverbs 31 gives you a quote to make you think (and write about). Copy the current quote and use it as a journal writing prompt for your blog entry on Tuesdays. Add your URL to the Mr. Linky auto links when your post is ready on Tuesday.

Treasure Tusday: Hosted by Training to B a P31 Woman.

Ruby Tuesday: Create a post that has the word or color RUBY or something else RUBY-related or TUESDAY-related in it. Its not a Christian meme but you could certainly post something about the Proverbs 31 woman to be a witness.

Tackle it TuesdayTackle it Tuesday: Celebrate little steps of victory in your house work. Each Tuesday mom’s post before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that they tackled that week. The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, it is about giving incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.


Works for Me Wednesday: Wednesday you post a little tip you’ve learned–whether on parenting, or cleaning, or computers…basically anything that has “worked for you” in making your life easier. You post a link back to WFMW post, and enter your link in the “Mr. Linky” form at the bottom of the Rocks in My Dryer list. This thing has really grown. I love looking back at past hints and tips and have to tear myself away!

Word-Filled Wednesday: The purpose of Word-Filled Wednesday is to share God’s word through photos & a verse!



Wednesday: What is This? : What Is It? a fun meme for artists and crafters. A challenge and hope that you will share what you are working on every week. Hosted by MaMa’s Little Treasures.

Wordless WednesdayWordless Wednesday: Post an image on your blog that needs no explanation. Go to Wordless Wednesday.com and enter your link into Mister Linky’s Autolink Widget to share with other Wordless Wednesday’ers.

Wifey Wednesdays: Shelia at “To Love, Honor and Vacuum” started this meme to encourage us to think of things we can do to make our marriages better, because if one’s marriage is strong, everything else will fall into place.


Thankful ThursdayThankful Thursday: Count your blessings every Thursday. What better way to pick up your mood than to make a list of things you are grateful for. Grab the code from Sting my Heart and get added to the blogroll. (I’ve combined Thursday 13 with Thankful Thursdays by listing 13 blessings.)

Slow Cooker Thursday: Add a recipe or find one. Lots to choose from at Family Corner’s Slow Cooker Thursday meme.


Thursday 13Thursday Thirteen: This began as a shorter version of “100 things” every week to help bloggers get to know fellow bloggers. In order to get on the blogroll, you need to be a Thursday Thirteen regular, and you need to have the blogroll displayed on your blog. That may lead to problems because this is not a Christian list. You can always post 13 things without joining the blogroll.

booking through ThursdayBooking Through Thursday: This is not a book review meme, it is a meme about reading. Each week visit the hub to get a questions about reading. Copy the questions, paste them into your blog and answer them. When you’re done, go back to the hub to post a comment or trackback letting everyone know so they can read your responses.


Freezer Food Friday: Mj at What a Crock host this shivering meme. Help each other out by sharing recipes that can be at least partially prepared ahead and frozen for later use.

Frugal Friday: Crystal’s “Biblical Womanhood” blog is hosting this money saving meme. Post your favorite money saving tip or coupon and join in with over a hundred others (sign Mr Linky).

Photo Friday: A weekly challenge. Each week Photo Friday posts a photo assignment. Your mission is the creative interpretation of the week’s theme. When you’re done, post the picture you took to your website and submit your link to Photo Friday. It’s not a competition. Anyone with a camera and a place on the Internet to post pictures can participate.

fruit of the spirit friday meme listFruit of the Spirit Friday: I started this meme. You have three options. 1. Write about one of the fruits of the Spirit, i.e. love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 2. Write about a person who exhibits that fruit or 3. Answer the 7 discussion questions.



Saturday Psalm & Praise: Held each Saturday at Seeking Rest in the Ancient Paths. To participate, you can post a Psalm/song or you can tell what impact it is has had on you and your thoughts. Sometimes just the Psalm is enough. Sometimes we have to let out our own words of praise!

Feel free to share blog memes in the comments. If you visit a meme post be sure to leave a comment.


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  1. hey dear friend come and visit, I gave you an award! 🙂
    blessings, Penny Raine

    Penny Raine’s last blog post..you make my day!

  2. Make it from scratch is a good carnival as well!

    tim Appleton’s last blog post..You drop, I Link and I hurt something bad.

  3. Wow, this was so cool 😎 …Yep, I needed a refresher course about Memes :mrgreen: ….:oops: 😳 😳 I actually did not understand how yesterday’s meme worked. Thank you for taking the time to explain how it works. I knew of some of them, but your list is great.

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! And thanks for this list – a great resource.

    Lisa’s last blog post..Works-For-Me Wednesday: Summer Reading and More

  5. OH fun. Thanks for posting all of these. I only knew of some of them. I actually just started one too a month ago for family activites. Family Moment Monday. Thanks for all the links and posts! 🙂

    Motherhood For Dummies’s last blog post..Horatio Hornblower

  6. I did enjoy this. Tremendously. Thank you!
    I’m going to subscribe to your blog right now.
    See you on the memes!

    Grandmother Wren’s last blog post..Thursday Thirteen – all about dolls – poems, quotes and songs

  7. Wow, I just wrote a post about how much I liked memes but had a hard time finding them to participate in. Within a couple of minutes I clicked on your post! Thanks! I will definitely start participating in some.

    Michele’s last blog post..Titles are Everything

  8. What a great list meme list you have compiled. I came upon your blog because I was seeking out ways to spread the word about a new meme I had started about 3 weeks ago. It is called “Silly Monkey Stories” and is a weekly meme about children that takes place on Tuesdays.

    Here is the URL to the Silly Monkey Stories information page, where you can also find the html for the meme badge, if you decide it is suitable to add to your list.


    Have a great week!

    Karen of Sillymonkeez’s last blog post..My Photos (W/E 6/21/08)

  9. I just now came across this post while Googling around to find out about blog memes – this is so helpful, thank you!!

    Also, I’m delighted to have found your site and look forward to reading more from you.

    Jennifer (Et Tu?)s last blog post..7 Quick Takes (vol. 8)

  10. Thanks for posting this! And thanks for mentioning my Wifey Wednesday posts! I get a lot of readers, but not that many people participate yet. So I think the more we get the word out, the more people will figure out how!

    I have to say that I found a ton of interesting memes through your meme list. I’m grateful! And it’s a great way to drive traffic to your blog!

    Visit To Love, Honor and Vacuum today!

    Sheila Gregoires last blog post..Wifey Wednesday: What to Do with His Bad Habits

  11. There is a new Meme that just started. It is called “Fit Mommy Friday.” It is designed to keep everyone encouraged to exercise more and get (or stay) healthy.

    Here is the link:

    .-= Mrs. White´s last blog ..How to Have a Quiet Homeschool =-.

  12. Thanks for this great roundup.

    I invite your readers to join WanderFood Wednesday, where they can add a food-related post each week:



  13. Hi Robin,

    I have just started a Nature Study Tuesday Meme.


    I would love more participants. Thanks!
    .-= Betty´s last blog ..Nature Study Tuesday—April 26—Bull Frog =-.

  14. I have a meme of my own for fridays called Fabu Friday (its a follow me meme).

  15. i have never actually heard of this term. Has it been used elsewhere in another context? Has it caught on in other countries?

  16. Hi there,
    wow this is somme list
    I am loooking for parenting memes…
    I do love WFW and TT….so that’s how I got here b4. I knew I recognized thisblog…
    anyway…happy early WFW and happy homeschooling=)

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