Vocal Memes for Established Creators
Sometimes you've just got to laugh
Life can be tough sometimes. No, scratch that, life can be drop-dead awful sometimes. But when times get tough, I find that humour and seeing the lighter side to things always paves the way to a more positive outlook. I think Maurice Chevalier summed it up quite nicely when he said:
"You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing."
When it comes to modern humour, there really isn't any better media than memes, and you can make memes about anything these days. Every popular TV show, celebrity, political figure, company, CEO etcetera has had memes made about them. In fact, these days, having memes made about you is a pretty clear indication that you've made it big, and with Vocal having published over 100,000 Challenge entries in addition to providing over $500,000 worth of prizes, I'd say Vocal is certainly meme-worthy.
So without further ado, here are some freshly made memes about your favourite writing platform, Vocal, which will hopefully help you see the funnier side of life.
#1 Procrastinating on Vocal
It's so easy to lose track of time browsing stories or even writing up your own. For me, reading and writing on Vocal is a way for me to procrastinate doing the mundane tasks of my day while also still feeling like I'm being productive. It's so much fun, and I'd definitely recommend it, but don't let your other responsibilities drown while you're distracted...
#2 Not winning Vocal Challenges
No one likes a sore loser so please don't be that person if you don't win a challenge. Read the winning entries, send them a heart to show your support, and learn from their writing style to see how you can improve your future challenge entries. Still, sometimes checking the site to find out you didn't place does hurt just a little, but now we can laugh about it instead.
#3 Low read counts
It sucks when you put a lot of time and effort into a piece only for it to never get the reads you were hoping for. I can guarantee most new Vocal creators will experience this at least once. It sucks, but there are certainly ways to help avoid this.
- Join some (or all) of the Vocal social groups mentioned here. Not only do these groups provide great opportunities to share your work, but they also provide opportunities for networking, peer-review and critique (in addition to incredible support) which will ultimately improve the quality of your work.
- Share your work on social media. Whether it's Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or another platform all together, sharing your content is a great way to build a following and increase traffic to your work.
- Learn about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)! One creator provides a great summary and explanation of this here. In short, SEO involves a set of practices which aim to improve the the visibility of your content that you publish online.
But that's enough of the serious stuff - back to the memes.
#4 Learning about SEO
Ok, I don't really need to dwell on this one due to my explanation above. But I will note that reading about SEO and then trying to apply it makes me feel like I'm some sort of IT wiz (even though it's a relatively well known and commonly implemented practice). I think this guy's expression really summarises my whole experience quite nicely, although I can't say I own a pair of pink speckled glasses like that (yet).
#5 Recruiting help for some top-notch Vocal stories
Sometimes the best stories come from collaboration. If you hadn't already heard, Vocal has a super exciting Critter Costume Challenge where you can submit some snazzy pics of your pet(s) in their Halloween costumes. I managed to convince some of my housemates' pets to participate by bribing them with treats, but I'm fairly sure they thought I was completely mad. The results of the photoshoot were actually pretty good though if I do say so myself.
And that's a wrap!
I hope you enjoyed these Vocal-themed memes and quick tips that were somewhat unintentionally sprinkled throughout. If I can leave you with one golden piece of advice though: when life gets tough, make memes about it.