A few years ago I was a complete twitter novice. I mean, I didn’t even see why people used twitter! Let alone understand how to use hashtags to promote myself…
My tweets consisted of just text – no hashtags, no ‘direct tweets’… just plain old, boring, useless tweets…
And now? Well, I’m hash-tagging with the best of them!
I use them to promote my blog posts.
I use them to promote linkys when I’ve linked up.
I use them when searching for linky posts to read and share.
I use them to promote my linkys.
I use them all the time.
The hashtag is powerful!
Never underestimate the power of the hashtag…
As well as promoting my posts using relevant and key-worded hashtags, I use various blog parties which ‘hinge’ on hashtags. I schedule tweets to promote my top posts on a monthly basis. Not only does this help to bring traffic to my blog and highlight my top posts, but it also helps with finding blog posts that I wouldn’t necessarily find ordinarily. For me, this is one of the main ‘pulls’ of blogging. Even for the blogs that I subscribe to, I often miss a post in the daily swamp that is my email inbox!
I would highly recommend using these hashtag parties:
#ArchiveDay with @SingleMAhoy
#SundayBlogShare with Suzie @SundayBlogShare
#MondayBlogs with @MondayBlogs
And these blog linkys that I love are also savvy in their use of hashtags.
When you’ve finished browsing those, I would definitely recommend using hashtags in your twitter bio. Here’s mine. As you will see it’s to the point, relevant and tells you a little bit about me.
While you’re there, why not follow me? 😉
Which hashtags do you find useful, particularly for blogging? I’d love to know! Please comment below or of course tweet me @AllSortsHere
Maybe throw in #hashtag or #NovicetoPro to help me find you? After all a tweet about a post referring to using hashtags wouldn’t be complete without a hashtag or 2 would it?!… 😉
(but best not to swamp your tweet with too many)