Author Sloan Parker

Top Social Media Hashtags for Writers

Social Media Hashtags for Writers

  • Easy-to-use Excel file.
  • Over 400 hashtags for writers.
  • Use these tags to help you engage with readers and promote your work on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.
  • Tags are categorized by topic so you can easily find ones that'll fit each of your social media posts.

Hashtag Tips for Authors

    Hashtags are a great way to expand your reach and find new followers, as well as help your existing followers find new content that might be of interest to them. Providing engaging content to your readers is an important component of building your online brand as a writer.

    Use these tips to help you get the most out of hashtags on your favorite social media sites:

  • Don't use too many hashtags in one post. Search for the latest stats on the number of tags that work best for each social media site (For example: posts tend to do better on Facebook with only one or two tags, but users on Instagram far better with more hashtags per post).

  • Don't use irrelevant hashtags.

  • Use specific or niche tags to target your posts.

  • Double check the meaning of a hashtag before you use it in case the tag means something other than what you think.

  • Cater your hashtags to the social media site where you're posting. Do research on the differences in how people tend to use tags per site. (For example: Should hashtags be used to describe the content of a photo or video or should they be used to flag a topic within the text of your posts?)

  • Check out what hashtags are popular with other authors, reviewers, and bloggers in your genre.

  • Look at your reader followers and see what hashtags they use in their posts and what others use in posts that your readers share or repost.

  • Create your own brand hashtags.

  • Use more actual words in your posts than hashtags.

  • Avoid using the same hashtags over and over. Mix it up. Also avoid using hashtags in every post.

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