It seems like every week a new retweet group gets formed, complete with a new hashtag, and it's getting a little silly. I've seen tweets this week where hashtags make up 2/3rds of the tweet - or the author sends the same thing out 5 times with the differing hashtags.
Here are the ones we've spotted:
· #AHA - (Authors helping authors)
· #HYFA2 (Help your fellow author too)
· #WLCAuthor (World lit cafe author - used for their tweet teams)
· #GRTweet (Good reads tweet group)
· #Goodreads (generic goodreads hashtag)
· #RT (bet you can't guess what RT stands for).
· #IAN (Indie Author Network)
· #fiction (and #genre - won't list em 'all)
· #FF #WW #MM #SS (For those who aren't fluent in Twit, that's Follow Friday, writer Wednesday, mention Monday and sample Sunday.)
I think we've got way too many. It's mostly authors tweeting to other authors over and over. Normal readers don't check most of those. It's nice to get a million retweets... but are they converting into sales? If not, maybe it's time to pare back to a less aggressive use of hashtagging.Any obvious ones I've missed? Do you use them all? Are you tired of seeing these tags in every other tweet?