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Five things that MEMES taught us in 2017

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Lessons from memes to take into 2018

2017: it’s been an interesting one. It’s been a great year for some reasons and a terrible one for a lot of reasons. But one thing is certain; it’s been a brilliant year for memes.

Memes are silly, but say what you will about social media, memes are special. There’s something fascinating as to why things gets shared by hundreds of thousands of people. And you think  ‘why did that go viral?’
It’s New Year’s Eve. I could’ve written something about New Year’s Resolutions, but this is better.

Let’s take these meme lessons into 2018.

1. Persistence pays off

with a little help from Twitter… Probably the best tweet of the year, which became the most retweeted tweet of all time. When a guy wants his nugs, he gets his nugs. A true ‘started from the bottom’ story.

2. Take things with a pinch of ‘Salt Bae’

If you’re going to do something, you might as well do it with a bit of flair and passion à la Salt Bae.

3. If you fall, style it out

It may just be the most success you have that year 😂! Like Gemma, make yourself into a ‘memay’*, put the Titanic theme tune to it, don’t stop talking about it. Ever.

In the words of Gemma:

So Wembley stadium people screaming my name and it was just OMG the best and worst moment of my LIFE ✌🏻I’ve always compared myself to Bridget Jones now this confirms it everyone ! Madonna stacks it I stack it 😝 guys I am ok and the show must go on ✌🏻😝✌🏻 it’s gone VIRAL

So, you know, fall over and you’ll become an icon like Madonna! Well. No, you won’t. You can think that though.

*For those who don’t speak TOWIE, ‘memay’ is how Gemma Collins pronounces meme.

Reflection on the year ! 😝 PURE JOKES hard work but all worth it 😝

A post shared by Gemma Collins (@gemmacollins1) on

4. Chat shit, give it your all and no-one will care what you’re going on about

Also, 2 + 2 = 4.
And if someone asks you to take off your jacket, just tell ’em babes, ‘Man’s not hot!’

The video that sparked a thousand memes… Here’s a collection of some of them.

Nothing further… I’ll just leave this here.

5. If you’re feeling tired, have some covfefe


But, seriously, if someone who tweets like they coughed on their keyboard can be President of the United States, you can do anything.
Donald Trump tweet: despite the negative press covfefe

Happy New Year, everyone!

And if, like me, you’re in the UK and will be listening out for the chimes of Big Ben as the clock strikes 12:00 tonight, may we all hear it do this:

What have been your favourite memes of 2017? Tell me what you’re hoping to achieve in the New Year!

May your 2018 be as bright as the Edward Cullen levels of over-exposure in this photo 🙂

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  • Katie Henry
    December 31, 2017

    Absolutely loved this!! Memes are literally the best thing ever and they get better every year. Thank you and have a wonderful 2018 x

    • Hannah | Admin
      December 31, 2017

      So glad you appreciate them as much as me can’t wait to see what 2018 brings us!
      Have a wonderful New Year! Xx

  • Holly
    December 31, 2017

    Hahaha this post was really great, it gave me a good laugh! Just when you think memes are all fun and games, they can actually teach us some things!. Thanks for doing this post, it was really unique. Happy New Year when it comes.

    Holly x

  • kelechip
    January 1, 2018

    Hahaha! I love this. Subscribing cause of this post!

    • Hannah | Admin
      January 1, 2018

      Thank you so much!

    • Hannah | Admin
      January 31, 2018

      Memes are the best! Thank you so much – you have no idea how much I appreciate that!
      Keep up the covfefe!

  • Eve
    January 1, 2018

    Love how creative this blog post is – it made me laugh but was also really inspiring! You have a gorgeous blog theme too 😀

    • Hannah | Admin
      January 1, 2018

      Thank you so much Eve! Glad it gave a laugh 🙂

  • Jenny Thompson
    January 1, 2018

    As someone who spends a lot of time looking at memes, this is the best 2017 round-up EVER! Thank you haha.

    • Hannah | Admin
      January 1, 2018

      Gotta a love a meme!

  • wdwrws
    January 1, 2018

    Ok, so this cracked me up because even my 5-yo daughter calls my coffee “covfefe”! LOL What a year it was!

    • Hannah | Admin
      January 1, 2018

      Really?! That’s so cute! Memes really did have great covfefe in 2017

    • Hannah | Admin
      January 31, 2018

      Hahaha that’s amazing! 🙂

  • Dominique
    January 5, 2018

    You could’ve written something about your resolutions, but this is indeed better if not funnier. 😉

    I thought I spoke internet very well, but some of these memes are actually new to me (perhaps should spend more time behind a screen this year…). So thank you for making 2017 complete to me and lets hope 2018 brings many more memes!


  • Love this. Memes make the world go round haha!

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