I know I probably don’t use hashtags correctly. I normally use them to add that bit of extra information that I can’t fit in to a regular tweet. Clicking on one of my hashtags will only probably bring up that tweet as a result. It will not open up a plethora of like minded people with fantastic, useful, information. After all, I’m fairly sure there’s only one #SqueekysTail!
I do though, try not to bamboozle & befuddle anyone who may be reading my tweet. I try to make it as clear as possible. I love reading hashtags, I love getting in on the fun hashtags but I am going to HAVE to poke fun at some of the hashtags. So, sorry if any of these apply to you… #Awkward!
You know those hashtags..?
Yeah… They’re #Annoying.
Even some short hashtags are ‘dangerous’ with the lack of a capital letter. Last year twitterland was all excited by a #superbowl. I was dizzy with anticipation! Now, I’m not a twitcher – unless you count my nervous tick – but I am partial to a majestic owl. But twitter was teasing. There was no
sign of a superb owl. Not a dickie bird. So to console myself I watched the Super Bowl, which helped a little. Ok. A lot.
And what about those hashtags?
#ReplaceAFilmTitleWithRhubarb type hashtags….?
Lets play! *ponders* I know! I’ve got one! #Rhubarb (That great film with Denzel Washington). *ponders some more* Ooh! Another! #Rhubarb (Leonardo & Kate & a ship).
Anyway, you see where I’m going hashtag creator? I think you needed to add ‘AWordIn’ to your, when correct, extremely entertaining hashtag. Sorted.
Then there are those tweets…
#Where #Every #Word #Is #A #Hashtag. #Yeah #That #Is #Very #Annoying
And those hashtags…
The hashtags that seem to state the blooming obvious? My favourite (I know how useful this one is, but it really makes me giggle)… #AmWriting. Yup. You just tweeted. That’s writing! And Thank you dear tweeter, for using #Parenting at the end of your tweet. Until I saw that hashtag I was envisioning that you had taken a herd of baby goats to a cinema.
And lastly those hashtags that…
Have poor self esteem. They try to sound more scintillating than they are? You know the ones I mean. Here’s an example… If you’re a foodie, you LOVE looking at pictures of food, you need no reason to look at the image other than ‘it’s a food pic’!! So… A description of the food in a hashtag, or just the hashtag #FoodPic would suffice. We do not have to be excited, or titillated. We do not have to be persuaded to look at your glorious food picture. SO LESS OF THE #FoodPorn HASHTAG EH?! Food hashtags; you are fabulous just as you are, you already captivate us! You do not need to dress yourself up. And I for one definitely do not need the visual image that seeing #FoodPorn invokes.