#Hashtags Could Save the World

Now that’s a hashtag!

People’s priorities are often amusing. While Washington is at a standstill (yet congressmen are still getting paid) a writer from a list Miss Crankypants is on asks, “What exactly are hashtags?
In Miss CP’s opinion (the only one that counts), hashtags are Blabbermouths. Like annoying relatives, they refuse to drop a subject even after  you’ve elbowed them, stomped on their toes under the table or even made that throat-slitting gesture. You could threaten a hashtag with cement overshoes and it still skips off merrily to tell the whole entire world about what brand of undies you wear. #fruitoftheloom anyone?
Take #Muse for example. A wily investigative reporter and part-time Somali cat, Muse cleverly caught on to the #hashtag craze. For the cave dwellers among you, a #hashtag is a cute little symbol you stick in front of a word (or-run-on-words) so that Twitter can monitor your activities. The NSA should take note: all their silly agents who sit outside in unheated old beater cars, listening in as you yell at your spouse for not putting the lid down, could save themselves a lot of trouble if they’d just join the 21st century and follow some hashtags.
But Miss CP digresses.
#Muse is quite possibly the first cat on the planet to employ such a hi-tech approach to being a cat, although he complains that “Everywhere you look, it’s Grumpy Cat, Grumpy Cat, Grumpy Cat. Puh-lease!” His owner, a poor starving novelist, swears #Muse gets more fan mail than she does!
All because of this little symbol: #.
Miss Cranky understands. All these years you thought # meant “number.” As in, #1, #2, #3. Or possibly a # can mean “pounds,” as in LBS. But no.Some twit had to come up with a new feature by Wednesday or get fired from the Twitters-that-be. So dude started pounding on the keyboard and voila! The #hashtag was born!

#Crankycat sez Talk to the tail.

When #Crankycat found out about #Muse, he vowed to wrest the power away from Somalia and bring it squarely back to the Siamese/Manx camp, where it rightfully belongs. Why shouldn’t #Crankycat (aka Paladine) be the reigning king of felines? He certainly has the right disposition. #Crankycat believes #Muse just isn’t quite mean enough to do the office justice. A Cat King should BITE someone regularly.
So for all of you who are at sea about #hashtags, worry no more. #Crankycat doesn’t care if you sling HASH or fry up HASHbrowns for breakfast (although if you add in tuna, he wants to talk). #Muse may get all the fan mail, but #Crankycat’s words have teeth to them (literally). He’s off to Washington today to #bitesomecongressmen and see if he can’t get this country back on track. #voteCAT!

To view more of #Muse’s ramblings, find him at: A-Muse-ings blog. And if you MUST contact #Muse’s person, go HERE.

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About Linda S. Clare

I'm an author, speaker, writing coach and mentor. I teach both fiction and nonfiction writing at Lane Community College and in the doctoral program as expert writing advisor for George Fox University. I love helping writers improve their craft and I'm both an avid reader and writer of stories about those with wounded hearts.

6 comments on “#Hashtags Could Save the World

    • Cute! Just what Miss Crankypants needed to hear! If you’re an author who needs a marketing blast, consider asking #Muse or #Crankycat. They’ll know just whom to bite! Thanks for dropping by! Miss CP aka Linda

    • Paladine (aka Cranky Cat) is pouting! He sez #Muse is way too handsome and not even FAT! Thanks for being willing to be skewered on Miss Crankypants! Miss CP aka Linda Oh and please follow if you haven’t signed up!

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