One of my favorite things about social media is being able to use memes, cartoons, other people's tweets and GIFs to comment. I know that's kind of a weird thing for a writer to say; probably even moreso when I admit that I don't really have a talent for creating them.
What I do have is a vast collection of images I've picked up over the past several years. I have one or more for just about any mood or situation.
I have entire conversations using Schitt's Creek GIFs. I often drop funny memes into the ongoing Messenger thread I have with a group of my friends. One of my secret Facebook groups does a Meme Monday post every week where I share the bounty of my meme harvest from the previous week.
Many of the ones I collect are the type of cartoon or image I would have printed out 15 years ago to pin to the bulletin board around my desk. In fact, I still have a folder of stuff like that filed away.
Back then, you only ran across funny and pithy sayings and comic panels occasionally. Today, you can find one or two worth keeping and sharing every day.
I picked the ones in this post more or less at random, but as you can see, cats figure pretty prominently. I have a pretty decent number of dog ones, too.
Really, anything that makes me laugh or nod in agreement goes into the folder, ready to share the next time I think it will make someone else react the same way.
It's my most inexpensive and undemanding hobby.