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Memes are one of the most popular ways that people entertain themselves online.  There are millions of them out there covering just about every topic you could possibly imagine, They are transferred around to different people all over the world, and are a source of constant humor for those who view them.  

How can I make my meme enjoyable?

It is not hard to make a meme that will make people laugh, the only part you have to be concerned about is making it something that is recognizable.  Use short language that is easy to understand and relate to the image you are using.  Use images that people are familiar with, either by seeing the image before or seeing the person in the photo.  This will give them something they can relate to, which makes it easer for them to appreciate it.

What should I think about before making my meme?

•    Existing Memes

◦    There are many memes already in existence, so you need to make sure that there are not any memes that already contain your text and photo.  Using a photo that has already been used is completely fine, so if there is an image that you enjoy and think that you have text that would make it more entertaining, then by all means use it.  This is actually the way that most people make memes.  For instance, images from Game of Thrones or Hell's Kitchen might be used for thousands of different memes by using different text on each one.  If you want meme credit, you do need to change something about the meme to make it your own.  

•    What is Popular

◦    If you are wanting your meme to be seen by a wide group of people, you need to use content that is popular with a large group of people.  This is the reason why so many people use celebrities, television shows, movies, and important political figures.  There are so many different photo stills taken of actors, actresses, and famous figures that it is easy to find the perfect picture for your particular text.  If you use photos or videos of people who are not commonly known, there is a chance that it will not be viewed by as many people because they cannot relate to the content.  The text may be funny, but the image has to capture people's eye or they will usually not stop to look at it or pass it on to friends.

•    What format you want to use

◦    There are two most popular formats that people use to create memes.  While the most popular form of memes are photos, there are also many people who enjoy making meme videos.  Photos almost always require some kind of text to make the image humorous, while videos can often be enough of a meme without using text.  

•    Topics you are familiar with

◦    Using topics that you are familiar with makes it easy for you to make an appropriate meme. Most people watch popular programs on television and find images that they think would be enjoyable by other people, then they add text to them and upload them.  If you don't use a topic that you are familiar with, it is much harder to come up with a funny meme because you just don't know the content as well.  It's smartest to come up with topics you can relate to before making your meme.

There are so many memes out there that it can be hard to make yourself known in that world.  It's smartest to try to use a meme generator so that you can come up with many memes quickly and easily.  By using images and text that you come up with on your own, you can keep the meme credit for the work that you have done.  You can do this even when using preexisting images or videos.  Looking through memes is something people do during their spare time, and making your own can be just as fun!

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