Whatever, I use a lot of hashtags on my instagram posts. Don’t you all? #menotcaring @debinort
However, Jack cares. Really cares! Like, really. And he tells me each time he looks at my posts. #whydoyoucare
He always says no one cares, I shouldn’t use any hashtags, I should get more followers, I’m too needy, etc etc… #ponderingit #yourenotthebossofme
Tonight he wanted to look at my posts. I LIKE my posts (follow me! @debinort) 🙂 Hopefully you’ll like my posts too! #youreallylikeme
As he started thumbing through the lineup of pics… well… I knew what was coming… #foreshadowing
Jack: Mom, really? 8 hashtags? Hashtag nature, hashtag trees, hashtag cloudscape, what even is that??? No one cares!
me: I like them. And it’s how people FIND me… otherwise how would people even know my photos are there?
Jack: Get more followers.
me: They don’t just magically appear.
Jack: Get more friends.
Jack: Really? Hashtag famfamfam? Hashtag filmaddict? Unneccessary!
me: Oy… #nowwhat
Jack: (scrolls to a photo of him in bed on vacation looking at his iPod) Hashtag 12-year-old-boy-style? No one looks THAT up!!
We both pause.
Jack: Except 30-year-old creepy men who live in basements.
me: I was just thinking that very thing. Sorry. (I start petting his hair) Please unlearn that… #thingsmomshatetosee
Jack: Stop petting me.
me: You’re my therapy dog. #stayababyforever
You can see the pic for yourself! Yeah I guess I can tone down the hashtags.