Linda G. Hill

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One-Liner Wednesdays and Hashtags

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A few weeks back I was delighted to discover there was an hashtag on Twitter – #1lineWed – that I thought would be nice to use for our weekly prompt of the same name here on WordPress. I spoke to the lady who, I assume, came up with the hashtag. It turned out that it was in use as a prompt for writers to post one line of their work-in-progress on Twitter. The “owner” of the hashtag and I discussed it and came to the conclusion that the more the hashtag was used, the more exposure both our prompts would receive. Good for everyone, right?

However, the “users” of #1lineWed have other ideas. I keep getting complaints that I’m using it wrong – that it’s not for me because I don’t participate in the prompt they’re used to seeing. For instance, this tweet (directly quoted) I received this morning:

in case you didn’t know, this # is for writers to share there lines and there is a theme each week.

I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not worth the hassle of getting chewed out by people who think they own the hashtag. Therefore, I will be changing the “rules” of One-Liner Wednesday once again.

I’ll take suggestions on a hashtag that won’t infringe on anyone else’s ownership rights.  One that we can share not only amongst ourselves but with the world in general. Because we’re nice like that. Please leave your ideas in the comments below – if there are enough, maybe we’ll do a poll next week and vote on it. 😀

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

34 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesdays and Hashtags

  1. I know I’m late to the party, but hashtags aren’t copyrighted. Granted, I am terrible at using them, but the treatment from people who can’t use “their/there/they’re” properly is unconscionable. I’m sorely tempted to use the old one just to mess with people who have nothing better to do than hassle people over hashtag use.

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  2. People…picky, picky, picky. 🙂

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  3. Pingback: Hashtag Poll – We Need Your Vote! | lindaghill

  4. You could always just spell the number instead of using the digit: #OneLineWed

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  5. I didn’t know the tag was strictly for writers to share a WIP line. I’ll have to remember that. As for a tag you could use, I rather like the #1LW idea.

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  6. Did someone have their #1lineWed stuck up a certain orifice….sheesh.

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  7. I don’t do Twitter and now i know why. How about # linda’s1linerWed

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  8. I like the idea of #olw, but people will probably message users to say we’ve spelled owl incorrectly.

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  9. #Your1lineWed . . .

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  10. Some people have way too much free time…sorry they had to be so snarky about it.

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  11. #1LinerWed should be different enough…

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  12. People are so petty at times! What about #1-Wed. Similar to Sandra’s above I know. or #1LW

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