The Ultimate Blogger’s Guide to Twitter Hashtags, Retweet Accounts and Chats

imageI’ve been on Twitter for a while now, and I find that it is a great source of traffic for my posts. However, I am discovering that there is also an incredible community for bloggers available through the use of hashtags, retweet accounts and chats that cater for every niche.

Hashtags

Hashtags are labels that allow potential readers to find posts and content within a specific theme. On Twitter, there are endless hashtags that can be used, depending on the theme of your post, but there are a number of specific tags that I have found to be particularly useful, and use on a regular basis

Blog Retweet Accounts

Retweet accounts are there for the purpose of retweeting (sharing) your post. They vary in size – some have 30,000+ followers, some only 150 – but they are fantastic for promoting your blog to a wider audience. It is normally expected that you follow these accounts (more for common courtesy than anything else), and in order to gain a retweet you need to include their Twitter handle in your link, along with your hashtags.

Blog Link-Shares and Chats

Link-sharing and chats are a fantastic way to network with other bloggers all across Twitter, and there are an enormous amount of these happening on a weekly basis. They are focused around a hashtag – those participating will all use the same hashtag for a specified amount of time in order to quickly connect with each other.

In a link share, bloggers will share a link to their blog. There are link-sharing hashtags for every day of the week, and most go on all day, so it’s easy to jump in and out when time permits. When sharing a link, you should also take the time to READ and then retweet a few posts from others – this will encourage people to share your posts in return, potentially increasing your traffic further. Note: it is advisable that posts are shared sporadically, rather than spamming the hashtag by sharing everything you’ve ever written all at once – this will eventually result in you being reported.

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196 thoughts on “The Ultimate Blogger’s Guide to Twitter Hashtags, Retweet Accounts and Chats

  1. Hey Suzie, this is a great post! I’ll come back to it here and now I am sure of that.
    I just wanted to point out that the text is a bit strangely formatted (I am reading on my iPhone), in the RT section.

  2. Came across in perfect and easy to read format on my computer. Of course, I use a big desk top computer, not a phone or a small hand held device. Still, this was easy to read. You and The Bloke compiled a ton of useful info – thank you.

  3. Thanks for taking the time to make such a comprehensive post. I am still learning about the right way to hashtag the best way. I printed this out so I don’t lose this!

  4. Thanks for all your hard work gathering this information! It is a whole different world in Twitter-land. One I’m not comfortable with in the least. I probably should have my 14 year old granddaughter show me how, huh? Don’t know if that would make me a cool grandma or a weird one! 😱

  5. What an amazing resource! I have a file where I have noted hashtags I’ve seen and decided might be useful, but you’ve gotten more on your list than one person could possibly keep up with. Thank you. I’ll be sharing this.

  6. Love using Twitter for connecting with other bloggers/writers but I hadn’t even heard of some of these. Great list all in one place. Bookmarking this. Thanks! πŸ’–

  7. Wow! This is such a helpful post. I must admit I do find Twitter a little overwhelming and am never sure how best to use it, so I really appreciate any help I can get. Thank you again.

  8. Really helpful post, Suzie. One of these days, I hope you can make it to the BAM conference and present (I guess you are far from midlife yet πŸ™‚ But you are savvy with Twitter and I still can barely keep up!

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