We’ve become a society of hashtags. We can label and post with #. We can use it on Twitter and Pinterest and Instagram.
But if my memory serves me correctly [maybe I’m aging myself] wasn’t this # once referred to as the pound sign? Once you reached the customer service number, you needed to listen to a series of instructions – and when all else failed you pushed the pound sign. Sorry…I don’t know that extension…. pound sign. I ordered the $500 exercise equipment only to return it two weeks later – pound sign. Long distance phone calls on hold…..operator instructs you to push – pound. That meant, next months phone bill would highlight the phone call to Italy, costing you $75 – because you pushed – pound.
I’m one of many now hashtagging my way through post and tweets.
For instance…. when you post something on Facebook or Twitter…. why not hashtag this
I love you! #besthubbyever #heforgottogetmechocolate
My kids are awesome! #mykidsarebetterthanyourkids
Best dinner tonight! #hereisapicofmyleftoversupersaladandmydirtynapkin
Selfie! #myhairstylistrocks #myhairisorange!
Rockin my new glasses! #needglassesbecausemynightvisionsucks #cantseethrumykatespadeglasses
Having fun on vacation!! #rainraingoaway #losttheroomkey #myvacationwasmuchbetterthanyours
Flowers for my birthday!! #ididnotwantroses #morecrowsfeet #stilllooklikemyyearbookpic
Christmas album 2015 #whymustweposelikethis #doggotmoregiftsthanthekids
As I continue hashtagging my way through post and tweets, I’ll keep them short and sweet…. #betterrhymethandrseus