It’s inevitable. Any/every time it snows on the east coast, everyone on Twitter knows because their Twitter feeds blow up with any/all of the following hashtags, depending on (or, sometimes, regardless of) the severity of the snow forecast:
Which is kinda silly, since it’s winter… and it tends to snow in the winter… just about every year.
Journalists, being journalists, are often required to report on what’s happening outside people’s windows. Therefore, every time the weather gods decided to shake things up a little, journalists are all over it. Which is why, after I finished a video project (more on that later), I trudged outside today during a lull in the snowfall.
I don’t mind covering snow. It’s just one of those things that happens and that journalists are expected to cover, no matter how many front pages in a week feature snow stories.
But goodness, people, chill out on the hashtags. (No pun intended.)