blogging hashtags

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…

Monday: #MondayBlogs

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.

Tuesday: #TuesdayShares

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.

Wednesday: #WWWBlogs

“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.

Friday: #BluSkyFriday

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.

Saturday: #ArchiveDay

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.

Sunday: #SundayBlogShare

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.

 


Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.

13 Comments

Mary · 03/06/2015 at 20:29

These are all my favorites as well! And let’s not forget #WeekendBlogHop :) I’d love a hashtag for every day of the week!

Kate · 03/06/2015 at 20:37

Brilliant post! I’d just been wondering if there were hashtags I was missing out on and was going to research this tonight! :) Thanks! :)

    Vicky Charles · 03/06/2015 at 22:16

    Aha! Great minds, eh! Hope you find them as usefull as I have!

Fola lewis · 03/06/2015 at 21:29

Great post! Thanks for the advice, desperately needed!

    Vicky Charles · 03/06/2015 at 22:16

    Thanks Fola, I hope they bring you lots more traffic!

Jane Duckworth · 03/06/2015 at 22:47

Great tips! My favourite weekday hashtag is #TravelTuesday

Unhinged Mummy ( aka Janine Woods · 04/06/2015 at 08:08

Thanks for sharing this info! :-)

Sadie · 04/06/2015 at 08:33

Thanks Vicky, I wasn’t aware of a few of these so will start joining in! I find at the weekends I’m so busy with the kids I don’t get time to join in but I think I’ll make an effort for #archiveday and #sundayblogshare x x

Kerry-Anne · 07/06/2015 at 22:43

Thank you for listing all these. I’ve been less than active on my blog lately but looking forward to checking these out :)

    Vicky Charles · 08/06/2015 at 09:12

    Thanks Kerry-Anne, I hope you find them useful.

Helleanor Rigby · 08/06/2015 at 15:23

I knew I was doing this whole Twitter thing wrong! I’ve always been a writer. Coincidentally, I’ve also always been a Luddite. So the whole concept of using the Internet to promote my writing? Torture. Pure torture. Thank you so much for untightening the screws on the rack. I really appreciate it! (P.S. Lovely blog! I’ll be back!)

    Vicky Charles · 08/06/2015 at 17:06

    haha Helleanor I’ve just had almost the exact same conversation with a friend. It feels a bit icky doesn’t it – but it’s really the best way to get the job done in my opinion!

Janice Wald · 09/06/2015 at 09:03

Thanks Vicki. I didn’t know about the two new ones.
Janice

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