A Space Between Hashtags Makes a Huge Difference

…like whether you are considered for a big prize, Doritos. There won’t even be a bag of Cool Ranch for me to send my friend J in Florida. She is the one who gave me the pattern for the tiny sweaters years and years ago.  I really wanted to win!  OOPS.


Here is what I hope for starting Monday, a new week, a new day.

May the new lunar New Year bring me better luck.

So what do you know about hashtags? My wordpress blog has tweeted my posts more than two thousand times.  But is was set on automatic to post on TWITTER and although occasionally they were liked or retweeted I really didn’t know much about how to tweet accurately and effectively. So learned a very hard lesson last night.  If you want a proper link to your TWEET, leave a SPACE between the hashtags.  What do you know about hashtags now?  They are really really important.

Thanks to everyone who viewed and commented and liked and retweeted my entry for the #Doritos #Entry    NOT the #Doritos#Entry- NO SPACE.  Yikes.

It wasn’t until later that my daughter told me that I needed a space between the hashtags.  My friend V had said earlier, read all the rules and do it correctly so you are sure it is out there.  I thought I had.  More than 500 people saw it.  Plenty of you retweeted it  but there was no space between the two hashtag entries.

I kept looking for it on the Doritos feed page on Twitter.  By the time I got the other photo in it was halftime.
Oh well  It was a cute idea and I had fun setting it up and photographing the “family” and it got to me to get out of the house and buy three bags of Doritos.  I was just bummed that although I generated a lot of activity on the tweet, it wasn’t tweeted properly.  I know there are a lot of people who invested in lottery tickets, too, with the fervent hope they would win big!

Thank you dear blog followers

11 thoughts on “A Space Between Hashtags Makes a Huge Difference

  1. There is always next year. You know the saying – tommorow is another day! Live and learn, etc.! It was a great idea – I loved it!

  2. It was a wonderful idea and the pictures were great – and if hashtags kept you from winning – what do they know to #thebestphotographer!

  3. Awww, that’s a bummer Ruth! At least you had some fun with the activity, even though you won’t get a big prize. (What was the prize, anyway?)

  4. Love your monkey and the stamps! 🙂 I am not finding any family or friends who claim Monkey Year! Doritos missed out!!!! Love your entry!

  5. Thanks for the heads up and oh my goodness is your set cute! I have not been on tiwtter most of the month but if I was I would have retweeted your entry – even though now I see that the space matters – I and no idea either –

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