Nowadays there are a lot of memes posted on blogs every day. And after 6 months, I understood that.
So today I think I should tell you about my own story :)
(For all fellow meme creators and a bit to answer this blog)
When I started Codeforces, I didn't care about memes much. Then I saw right below my rating is my contribution, and it stays zero. I was very confused about that.
Later I saw lots of blogs, full of comments. Many of them are memes, with upvotes and even downvotes. I realized that they can affect their contribution.
I wonder: "What if I post a meme on this platform?" So I start searching about memes, and how to make them. Not much after I post my first ever meme on Codeforces.
I got lots of upvotes. I was so happy because my contribution increases a lot. I started making some more. A lot more. I used every chance ever to post my own meme, to see my contribution increases and being satisfied.
But then, one of my memes got downvoted. I was very angry, and even post a blog complaining about downvotes. I was being hated, got downvotes, and most importantly, my contribution decreases.
I was sad, depressed. A lot. Once I even think about leaving Codeforces.
But then, lots of my friends told me to change. They told me that contribution is not as important as your rating.
I looked back and can't even believe what have I done. I asked myself how I became a meme creator and how I was being a people like that.
I was being like crazy. I was looking at my upvotes, my comments like every minute, and forgot what I really here to do.
My friends really made me change my mind. So I changed to what I am today.
Now I am back to what I really am, not caring about memes anymore. I am very proud of myself, about how I escaped that.
So, yeah! That is my full story, about how I got into contribution, memes, and how I got out of that. Now I can look back and tell myself "Phew! Glad that I am not making memes anymore :)"
If you want to prove that my story is true, just go into my blogs, comments, and how I used to post.
And finally, thank you, guys. Thank you Codeforces, and my friends, for making me change, and realized that how life really is.
Feel free to hear your own story and opinions :)
See you soon! :) ****