About Hacking and Hashtags


Our world has changed so much, so fast. My mom and I can barely hack modern technology and 21st century tech-speak. A case in point: I fear I’ve used the term “hack” as one from a time gone by.

So, what does “hack” mean today?

Like everyone else, I don’t want to get a hacking cough, and I hope my accounts don’t get hacked by some web-surfing miscreant. Is a “hack” still a taxi? How about “hacking” up a dead body? That thought used to cause shivers. But today, bloggers brag that they have the secret to “hacking” this or “hacking” that. And they are bursting to tell me how to do it. Nowadays it seems to be a good thing to “hack” anything you can.

AttieWe are baffled. Especially my mom.

And now, let us address the suddenly ubiquitous “hashtag.” Apparently, # does not mean “pound” or “number,” anymore. When did it morph into . . . whatever it means now?

It seems that, if we want readers of this millennium to find (and buy) our books, we’ll need to put a # in front of whatever word might foster further investigation. If all goes well, a simple # should lead you straight to Atwood Cutting.com through the #magic of #SEO and the newest, greatest wonder of our world, the #Internet.

So, we’re gonna try it.

Here are a number of stories that we would like to write about. Each #magic word has a # in front of it. Please look over the list below and see if you are gripped by one of these themes.


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Do any of these titles pique your interest? If you are curious, please vote for the story you would like to hear, and one of us will happily oblige by creating a blog post especially for you. Or you may ask a question, which we will use as a starting point for expatiation or digression.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Attie and Kate

P.S. Atwood’s books are available through Amazon.com and Ingram Book Distributors.

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