The best hashtags for bloggers + business owners

Hashtags are now an integral part of social media - there are 1000's of different ones in use across Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Google+ and Pinterest.

They have become a key part of how we use and engage with social media so if you are looking to promote your blog, brand or business, it's important to understand how to utilise them. 

Why you should use hashtags

In their basic form hashtags are simply keywords denoted by the use of the # symbol. They are used across social media as a way of searching for relevant content. The internet is saturated with information so hashtags are useful for easily finding what you are interested in. 

Hashtags are a great tool for categorising and organising your posts, tweets and images and making it easy for your audience to find them. 

They are also useful for growing your audience as a hashtag immediately expands the reach of your tweet beyond just those who follow you, to reach anyone interested in that hashtag phrase or keyword.


Some key facts about hashtags **

Twitter:

  • Tweets with hashtags get 2 x the engagement of those without
  • Using more than 2 hashtags actually results in an average drop in engagement of 17%

Facebook:

  • Facebook posts without hashtags see more engagement than those with

Instagram:

  • Engagement is highest on posts with 11+ hashtags 

The Ultimate Hashtag List for Bloggers and Business Owners

-- FOR CREATIVE BUSINESS

#smallbiz

#mycreativebiz

#makersgonnamake

#onmydesk

#whereiwork

#creativelifehappylife

#handsandhustle

#tnchustler

#creativeentrepeneur

#girlboss

#BrandChat

#Creativepreneur

#SocialBusiness

 

-- FOR WRITERS

#AmWriting

#AmEditing

#Wordcount

#AuthorLife

#WritersLife

#WritingParty

#WriteChat

#WriteGoodNews

#WritingTip

#WriteTip

#GetPublished

#SelfPublishing

#Publishing

#AskAgent

#AskAuthor

#AskEditor

#EBooks

#BookMarketing

#TenQuerie 

 

-- FOR LIFESTYLE

#thatsdarling

#darlingmovement

#darlingweekend

#livethelittlethings

#thehappynow

#pursuepretty

#petitejoys

#flashesofdelight

#welltravelled

#morningslikethese

#ABMlifeissweet

 

 

-- FOR BLOGGERS

#Bloggers

#Blogchat

#MondayBlogs

#Blogging

#Blogpost

#bloggingtips

#problogging

#savvyblogging

#lbloggers (lifestyle)

#bbloggers (beauty)

#mommybloggers

#mombloggers

#bizchickchat

#ontheblog

#linkinprofile

#lifestyleblog

#lifestyleblogger

#diyblog

 

-- FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

#Photography

#Photographer

#Photog

#Camera

#DSLR

#Lens

#PhotoShop

#HDR

#Photos

#Foto

#Fotograf

#Picture

#PicturesOfTheDay

#POD (Pictures of the Day)

#PhotoJournalism

#StreetPhotograhy

#Portrait

#WeddingPhotography

#Travel

-- FOR MAKERS

#creativityfound

#thenativecreative  

#crafternoon

#makesomething

#creativelife

#createeveryday

#doitfortheprocess

#wemakecollective


ONE FINAL NOTE

Whilst Hashtags are a great way to increase your exposure on social media, don't fall into the trap of simply cramming as many as possible into our posts. It's important to carefully choose the most relevant hashtags that allow those interested to find you. 

I'd love to know which hashtags are your favourite - leave a comment below to let me know!


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