ou may have heard the word meme somewhere
on the internet and wondered: “What is a meme?”
Memes are those funny images or media clips you
see online that tell a story. I love memes because
of the odd feeling of connection you get when you
resonate with what someone else has created or
shared. They have a way of interrupting your workday in the
best of ways, sending you into a fit of laughter or perfectly
summing up a experience we all can relate to.
In this article, I’m going to teach you how to create your
own memes, so you too can add a little laughter to the world.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t panic. Once you understand one meme, you’ll see the whole premise clearly, and I’ll
give you plenty of examples to clarify along the way.
Step 1: What Is a Meme?
You might not guess by the spelling, but meme rhymes
Step 2: Do Your Research
with dream. Once you’ve got the pronunciation down, you’re
well on your way to meme mastery. To put it simply, a meme
is usually a reused image with cleverly captioned words. How-
ever, a meme can appear as any combination of photos, vid-
eos, songs, GIFs, or words that spread virally on the internet.
The image in a meme often provides significant context to any
text, so much so that a meme might make no sense unless
you’re in on the joke and know the backstory.
Creating a meme is easy. Creating a funny meme is significantly less easy. The best way to get started is to look up
the memes you don’t understand as you come across them.
Once you have a general knowledge of some common ones,
creating your own will come more naturally.
Often you’ll see the same photo used for numerous memes
online. Take the popular meme Philosoraptor, for example,
which is the image of a raptor scratching its chin as though
pondering existential questions of the universe.
How to Make a Meme:
5 Easy Steps to Become a Meme Master
by Conner Carey