Thursday, July 25, 2013



Help me out with something. For the life of me I cannot understand hashtags. Yes, I know they help you get all linked up with people and topics on Twitter, but why do people use them in non-Twitter related venues?

Like, they use them in real life. On real written documents. In real conversations with real people.

I don't get it.

Perhaps you do this. Perhaps you are one of those people who close every Facebook post or text or email with a hashtag of some sort like #tacosaremylife or #mondaysarelame. I am not judging you. Nope, I am merely saying that THEY DRIVE ME TO THE BRINK OF INSANITY.

Why can't you just spell out what you are trying to say like a normal person?  For the love of 10th grade English, let's all use proper grammar and spelling and punctuation. Makingallofyourwordsruntogetherneverhelpedanyone.


And why is it a hashtag? Who declared the pound sign/number sign to be the universal symbol for throwing the much-needed space between words out of the window? Is that what our society has become now, a bunch of punctuation-hating technology lovers who don't care if the next generation knows how to write a sentence?

Can you imagine if Shakespeare lived during this time? #ohromeoohromeowhereforarthouromeo would become increasingly more difficult to read. And none of us need that, his stuff is already a Mensa challenge.

Or, you know, the Bible. If Moses thought the hashtag was appropriate, I am pretty sure #inthebeginninggodcreatedtheheavensandtheearth would lose a little of its punch, don't you think?

Look, all I am saying is that I think we should keep the hashtag in its proper place and not in everyday life where the rest of us are trying to read your ridiculous sentences. I just think the world would be a better place that way.








  1. #icouldnothavesaiditbettermyself

  2. Sarah you crack me up! #lol

  3. Hahaha! I totally get this! I limit my hashtags to Twitter and Instagram (by the way, do you have an Instagram account?), but I like to view hashtags as the emoticon of Twitter. It's how people try to express their emotions about whatever it is they typed. I've also recently found that there really are "rules" for hashtags that most people just don't follow. For example, You're supposed to capitalize the first letter of every word to make them easier to read (#EasierOnTheEyesAndBrain).

    I avoided hashtags for years, but now that I'm trying to grow my blog and become more active on social media, I've found that they're necessary to succeed. #bummer

    1. Becky,
      You are totally using hashtags the way they are supposed to be used. Good job! I think they are great for marketing and creating excitment. They just drive me crazy otherwise. :) And I had no idea there was hashtag etiquette! That's awesome.

  4. So many great posts that I missed when I was on vacation completely isolated from the outside world. This is hilarious! Could not agree more.


  5. what you got against hash?

    and tag?

    side note: Aussies often refer to "tag" as "tiggy". As a youngen I once said "lets play tiggy" and all you yankee folk laughed and laughed