I find myself preoccupied with dog poop and hashtags. At the moment they are sort of blending into one and the same thing LOL.
Dog Poop And Hashtags
Phantom Poop Dropper
First the puppies! And yes, you’ve guessed it, this is where the dog poop reference comes in. This is me with Spud, one of our two little monsters. As you can see, in this photograph Spud looks all sweetness and light. Who would have thought he was actually a phantom poop dropper? Just when you think you are safe and they have just been out for a walk Spud barely hesitates and drops his little packages on the floor in living room.
Don’t get me wrong, I get that he is a puppy and still learning, but there are no warning signs he is going to do it. You know, it is pouring with rain and you want to be inside quick but they are like, hold on I have to find the right spot, sniff, sniff and then finally, if you are lucky they will do their business (by which time you are soaked of course). Give them the living room and no problems, a hop, a skip and a dump.
Hashtags are enough to drive you crazy, a bit like unwanted dog poop. I got temporarily blocked from one site a while ago for putting more than one hashtag with an image (I put three on each) – they said I was spamming. Looking at the same site I can see people who have used a lot more hashtags than that so who knows what is right there?
Conflicting Information on Hashtags
I can’t believe how much conflicting information there is about when to use hashtags and when not to. Some people tell you to only use a few hashtags, others tell you to cram in as many as possible.
My tried and tested approach (if you can believe I have thought that much about it) is to just put the point of the social media post and the link (not shortened) and then add only relevant hashtags instead of a scatter gun approach. Works for me.
And what does Stevie Mouse make of all this? I will leave her to tell you in her own hashtags. #kinpups #puppiesforsale #dogpoop.
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My name is Dorothy Berry-Lound an artist and writer. You can find out more about my art and writing at https://dorothyberryloundart.com.
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