I remember back when I first started hearing about hashtags, thinking how silly they were and wondering why anyone would even want to bother. I had hoped they were just a phase and that their use would just peter out over time. Admittedly, I’m not really a fan of change and just didn’t want to have to be bothered to add them to anything. In all honesty it seems like every time I turn around I have to learn something new in order to get my stories out in front of as many people as possible. It feels like jumping through hoops sometimes.
Well, it seems that hashtags are here to stay. A couple of years back I even used one for The #CampSeries, and more recently I created another for a different site I have. I’m even using them in some of my general social media posts. Change happens, even when we try to resist.
I find things like this happen every so often: Something new will present itself, something everyone swears I need in order to be a successful writer. I say no, I don’t think it is necessary (for whatever reason), then I end up climbing on board with it after a while. I guess it just takes me time to get used to new things and, with some, I really am hoping they’ll fall out of fashion quickly.