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Using Hashtags

In order to get your all-important promotional tweets and posts in front of the right eyes, it's important to add relevant hashtags. So what is a hashtag? A hashtag is a metadata tag that is prefaced by the hash symbol, #. Hashtags are widely used on microblogging and photo-sharing services such as Twitter and Instagram as a form of user-generated tagging that enables cross-referencing of content sharing a subject or theme. For example, a search within Instagram for the hashtag. Here are some great hashtags for us writers: #Writingcommunity #writerscommunity #rt This asks for retweets #bookboost #bookblast #IARGT: for book promos Genres Specific Hashtags #SciFI (100 tweets per hour) #Fantasy (104 tweets per hour) #Romance (133 tweets per hour) #Horror (121 tweets per hour) #Love (1188 tweets per hour) #UrbanFantasy (84 tweets per hour) Writing Process #AmEditing (25 tweets per hour) #Writing (200 tweets per hour) #AmWriting (267 tweets per hour) #Creativity (46 tweets per hour) #Editing (21 tweets per hour) #WordCount (120 tweets per hour) #WriteChat (30 tweets per hour) #WriteGoal (<100 daily use) #WritingPrompt (150 tweets per day) Self Publishing & Marketing #AskAgent (250 tweets in current archive) #AskAuthor (<100 daily use) #AskEditor (<100 daily use) #BookMarketing (190 tweets daily) #Publishing (7o0 tweets in current archive) #SelfPub (~100 tweets per time) #PubTip (51o tweets in current archive…may or may not involve drinking!) #MSWL – ‘manuscript wish list’ (tweets most days) Creative Ideas #WIP ‘Work In Progress’ (daily use, across all creative communities) #1K1H ‘Write 1000 Words in 1 hour’ (tweets on most days) #WritingPrompt (150 tweets per day) #StoryStarter (daily use, often comedic) #WordAThon (daily use) #Creativity (60 tweets in the last hour) Connect With Readers #MustRead (70 tweets in the last hour) #BookGiveaway (daily use, mixture of authors running giveaways, and fans saying thanks) #FollowFriday (spikes in popularity on Fridays, suggesting new people to follow) #Novelines (to quote your own work) #FreeBook #FridayReads #TeaserTues #Bookish #Shelfie #ReadMore Connect with Writers #AmWriting #WriteTip #WritersLife #WritersLifeChat #5amwritersclub #WritingCommunity #ASMSG (Authors Social Media Support Group) #RWA (Romance Writers of America) #ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) #SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators) #BookMarketingChat #TheWritersZen #StoryCrafter #StorySocial The Tweet counts were accurate as of 28/04/2021 according to https://www.trackmyhashtag.com/ which has lots of great hashtagging information and of course hashtags to use. Good Luck promoting your work!

Added by: User Mason Bushell
Created on: 2021-10-26 10:32:11
Last Updated: 2021-10-26 10:32:11

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