I’ve had a few people tell me of late that I should turn Sticky Note Reviews into a meme. Or a challenge. And, well, I just don’t know.
I’m a black queer blogger who reads and reviews primarily books by marginalized voices. As such, I’m not super popular. And that’s fine. I don’t need to be. I read for myself and I write for myself (and the teachers I work with).
I had a dream last night that someone left a comment telling me I stole the idea for Sticky Note Reviews from someone more popular, and that I needed to give credit where credit was due. That stung. I’ve been doing this for years – I left sticky notes inside books so my students would know how I felt about them without them having to ask me.
And so I thought maybe I should get out ahead of it. Maybe I should create the thing so it’s done and I don’t have the fear (which might be a little strong) of last night’s dream coming to fruition. Of someone using this format and telling me I’ve appropriated it.
The thing of it is it’s not a weekly meme for me. It’s not a challenge for me.
This is just how I review books.
I am in need of perspective. What do you think? Should I turn SNRs into a meme or let it ride?