How many weekly memes exist in book blogdom? How many do you participate in? Do you participate in more than one each day? More than one each week? How many is too many?
I don't participate in any weekly memes besides The Sunday Salon. This is mainly due to laziness but also to my being completely overwhelmed by the memes everyone else participates in. There is In My Mailbox Mondays, What Are You Reading Mondays, Monday Musings, Tuesday Teasers, Library Loot, Waiting on Wednesdays, Wordless Wednesdays, Booking Through Thursday... and I'm sure there are many more that I can't think of at the moment. I don't mind memes in moderation. I think they can be fun to read and a really good way of getting a pulse on what other people are up to. But when so many blogs are updating on, for example, Tuesday, and everyone is listing their Tuesday Teasers, then I get so completely overwhelmed by the number of posts to get through in my Google Reader that I just scroll through, don't read them, and don't bother replying.
Do people who do not participate in these memes comment on them? I don't really comment on any of them with any sort of regularity unless one stands out to me, but I am perfectly aware that I could be a freak.
And how many do you participate in? Personally, I feel that one a week is sufficient. This is of course because I only participate in one a week, The Sunday Salon, and I am the idea. No, seriously, I don't really know how many memes people individually participate in because I only see them all in a bunch on my Google Reader. But, quite frankly, it seems like some people participate in a lot. To the extent that there are so many posts to get through for one person's blog just because of these memes. And that frustrates me because I try very hard to comment on people's blogs and I go through Google Reader almost daily, and still there are just so many memes! I sometimes I feel like the reviews or thinking posts are lost in the deluge because I am so busy sifting through things that maybe my eyes don't catch them.
But I realize this could very much just be me. Obviously, a lot of people like the memes because they're so wildly popular and have so many participants. Which is great! But my question is, what's the ideal? How many weekly memes do you participate in? And do you make a point of commenting on other bloggers' meme posts?