Often, memes are seen as a funny image or video, that you kinda go "heh, that's funny" and then just move on.
But memes are so much more. Like I said in my introduction post, they really make a difference. Just take a look at Stefan Karl's Year of Healing, hugely backed due to the popularity of the "We Are Number One" memes.
Memes are also great marketing. Wendy's is a business that recognised this: they starting making their twitter account appeal more to the meme community. They did it right, and the meme community dutifully screenshotted, retweeted, and spread the brand further and further.
I think that Steem too can use the power of the meme. But I don't think that what we see right now is good enough. They're old, lazily made memes that no-one really finds funny anymore. Comparing the Meme tag on Steemit to, say, /r/memes on reddit shows a huge difference. And people also see memes on here more as a business investment, not something they genuinely care about. For example, this meme was voted to over $25. It's not even Original Content (OC), I've seen this meme in various formats many times. It must be at least 5 years old now. Another meme was bid-botted to well over $100.
We need more reddit-style memes on Steemit. We need to appeal to the real, human market, not the fictitious, business-and-theory market. Memes are not a serious investment, they are something you make for fun. And where good memes are, good people and good connections follow.
That's why I'm here. I want to create, curate and promote the best memes. I'm no robot, I don't blindly upvote anything - I'll upvote memes and content that is genuinely good quality. At the moment, I have merely 15 SP, not much to make a difference, but I hope that in future I can really affect the decisions that people make when they post a meme to Steem.
If you want me to be more likely to see and vote your post up, just add the tag "
qualitymeme", I'll make sure to check it as much as possible.
Votes on this post are 100% devoted to powering up this account to make it more powerful and promote quality memes. Steem donations and delegations are also welcome and will also go towards promoting memes. Thanks! <3