Do you use hashtags to promote your blog posts on Twitter? If not, you’re missing a trick! There are lots of blogging hashtags out there which you can use specifically to promote your blog posts. Here’s a handy list of my favourite hashtags…
This tag was set up by Rachel Thompson and has a massive following as well as its own Twitter account. The post I’ve linked to here also has some fantastic tips as to how to get the most from the hashtag, and those will apply to all other hashtags too. Tweet a link to your blog post with a catchy headline and include the #MondayBlogs hashtag, and then retweet as many others as possible.
This is a new one, set up by Henrietta at The Triumphant Weed. Tweet your link using the hashtag, and then read and retweet others with the tag.
“WWW blogs” stands for Women Writers Wednesday blogs. This hashtag is an initiative to connect women writers who blog, set up by the team at Women Writers, Women’s Books. If you’re a woman and a writer, and you have a blog this is the hashtag for you! Tweet a link to your latest blog post, and then retweet and follow others. This one is all about connection to fellow women writers.
This one, set up by Henrietta at The Triumphant Weed, is a fairly new one. As with the other hashtags, the idea is that you tweet a link to your own post with the hashtag, and then read and retweet others. Henrietta is very clear that she would like people to read each other’s posts as well as retweeting them.
Every Saturday you can use the #ArchiveDay hashtag to breathe some life into your old posts.This one is my baby; I set it up just over a year ago and it has been really popular. It’s a great way to let people see your older posts, but also to find some hidden gems in other people’s blogs.
This works in the same way as other hashtags listed here: you tweet a link to your blog post with the hashtag, and then retweet others. This one has a big following and is great for getting your blog posts shared with a wider audience.
All of these hashtags are brilliant for getting more, and varied, traffic to your blog. The trick though, as with all social media, is to join the party. You can’t just tweet links to your bog and tack these hashtags on the end; you need to also follow the hashtag, retweet others, and engage with them. With #WWWBlogs especially, it’s all about engagement and meeting new people – not just getting more eyes on your blog today or boosting your midweek traffic.