We all want to “create a meme” or “publish viral content.” But it’s like creating “literary classics.” You don’t create “literary classics”; you write great stories and hope they stand the test of time. You hope that people like them enough to share them. You hope that a lot of people like them enough to share them with all their friends, who will, in turn, share with all their friends.
But you don’t just “create a meme.” And using a meme generator is just piggybacking off someone else’s successful humor. You create images, add text, and hope it resonates with viewers and motivates them to share.
All advertisers hope you’ll share, too, but promotional graphics aren’t necessarily memes, either. Case in point:
I hope you think it’s cute or funny enough to share (and I’m paying Crystal kitty in tuna royalties – that’s my sister in law’s cat up there, so it’s okay if you want to break my heart, but this is her first modeling gig, so please share). The QR code does work if you open the original image full size, but the link’s in the Tweet just in case.
Of course the caption’s a play on the click-bait headlines like, “She Put This Ordinary Potato into the Dispose-All, but What Happened Next Will Make Your Toes Curl and Your Head Explode.” And what cat could ever understand a little girl like Irma, who thinks she’d rather have a dog than a few tasty–er, good little guppies?
Irma learns a thing or two about guppies (things Crystal might never have the patience to appreciate), and maybe readers (both young and old) will learn something new, too, in A Puppy, Not a Guppy. I hope you’ll check it out!