This week, the Internet went into a frenzy when a picture of the Twilight stars Robert Pattinson and Wolverine went viral. The picture was actually a screengrabbed meme that was created as part of a Photoshop competition. Since then, the image has been recreated and republished hundreds of times on the Web. As you might imagine, this got us thinking: How does one go about creating a meme? And more importantly, what steps should one follow to ensure that their meme is both original and recognizable as such?

The Basics

To create a meme, you first need a picture of Something or someone famous. Next, you need to find a phrase, word or sentence that you can use to describe this person or thing. For example, the phrase “the grim reaper” has become a hashtag on Twitter because it is so fitting for pictures of Robert Pattinson.

The biggest issue that crops up time and time again when it comes to memes is that the pictures are either too blurry or the lighting isn’t good enough. If you’re ever going to create a meme, take the time to find the best picture that you can. Think about the pose, the expression, and the surroundings. Also, make sure that you use proper grammar and that the sentence you write actually makes sense. There are plenty of meme generators out there that can help you with this process. Simply enter the name of the person or thing you’re trying to meme and voila! You have a picture with the perfect meme-worthy lighting and composition. 

Where Do I Post This Shit?

Once you have your perfect picture, the next step is to decide where you’re going to post it. You want to make sure that you put out content that will be both appealing and memorable to your audience. If you’re writing a blog post, make sure that you choose a picture that compliments the content and won’t “overpower” the text. Think about how you’re going to frame the picture too. Will you use a landscape or portrait orientation? Do you want to include text next to the image? All of these questions and more should factor into the decision of where you post your picture.

How Do I Tag This Shit?

Now that you have your perfect picture, it’s time to move on to the fun part: tagging. You need to decide what hashtags to use and how to format your post. The best place to start is with the phrase or word that you used to describe the person or thing in your picture. Once you have your hashtag, you can start using it on your social media accounts to spread the word about your meme. If you’re writing a blog post, you can use the #meme on Twitter to get it started. Don’t be afraid to try out different hashtags. This is a very popular way to find and engage with fans of your meme’s subject matter. Plus, you can always check to see what other popular memes are trending as you post your own.

Final Takeaway

Ultimately, creating a meme is all about having fun. You can start by playing around with different phrases and words that suit your subject matter. Just remember that creating a meme isn’t easy. It takes a lot of trial and error to get it right. As for advice, make sure to use proper grammar and ensure that your picture is both unique and of high quality. If you keep all of these tips in mind, you’re sure to have fun and create an original meme in no time!