22 July 2015

A Brief Lesson On Hashtags

Whether we're posting a picture on Instagram or sending out a tweet, using hashtags is a key way to promote our content and social media to like minded people, which is why it's important to use the hashtags in the right way. It is very easy to get caught up in the million phrases and words you can put in front of the trusty #, especially when you're new to blogging or/and social media.

Hashtag Lessons


You don't want to put too many hashtags because they need to stay relevant and a lot of people can be put off thinking you're spamming and trying to hard to gain followers.

If you're using hashtags on Instagram it's a good idea to hashtag in the comments rather than the post caption as it looks neater and if you get several comments the hashtags aren't seen straight away when people click your photo.

If you're using hashtags on Twitter you need to remember your character limit so you only want to include the relatable hashtags unlike Instagram where you can go a bit mad. This is where everyone uses the specific blogger hashtags to promote posts, though avoid using the hashtags used for blogger chat in your promotion tweets during when the chat is live as it gets a little irrating for those taking part in the chat.

Specifics


#lbloggers - Lifestyle Bloggers.
#bbloggers - Beauty Bloggers
#fbloggers - Fashion Bloggers
#pbloggers - Parent Bloggers
#bookbloggers - Book Bloggers
#cfbloggers - Cruelty Free Bloggers
#MOTD - Makeup Of The Day (Beauty)
#HOTD - Hair Of The Day (Beauty)
#NOTD - Nails Of The Day (Beauty/Fashion)
#OOTD - Outfit Of The Day (Fashion)
#WIWT - What I Wore Today (Fashion)
#FWIS - From Where I Stand  (Fashion)

General


#POTD - Pic Of The Day
#TBT - Throw Back Thursday
#FBF - Flash Back Friday
#WCW - Woman Crush Wednesday
#MCM - Man Crush Wednesday
#L4L - Like For Like
#F4F - Follow For Follow
#BloggersWanted
#Haul
#Selfie
#Trend
#Style
#Foodie
#Flashback

I could go on forever on the possibilities, but realistically it depends on what social platform you're using and what you're actually posting. If you want to get fancy there's tools and sites that can analyze hashtags for you to help you learn what ones are best to use, but I personally don't see the need for it. I really hope this post has guided you a little whether you use social media everyday or you didn't even know what a hashtag was!

Let me know if you like this sort of post and if there's anything you'd like me to give tips of in the future x
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