I’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 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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I can’t even imagine how long this must have taken you to compile! This list is so comprehensive – thank you for posting this! xx
Thank you Chrissie!
I have been relatively clueless about twitter so this is super helpful to me! Thanks so very much for doing all this work.
Thanks Carol – hope it works for you!
This is such a great resources to understand twitter hashtags. Thanks so much.
Thanks Wendy – let me know if you have any success with it!
I went ahead and scheduled some tweets with links to posts on your suggested blog share platforms. Fingers crossed. I am keeping this tab open to check back. Much to my husband’s dismay.
Haha! Let me know how you get on Anna!
Wow – I don’t know how you’ve even managed to find out about all of these! I know and use some, but loads here I didn’t know! & I had no idea about the regional ones – must look into those! Thanks for the info!
Thanks my lovely – glad you found it useful!
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If you are not on twitter get on it and check this out
Thank you for the reblog!
welcome thank you for all the links I didn’t know so many exsisted
It took me a week to get together and I’m going to have to edit it because I’ve found a load more haha! So glad you liked it!
I am not surprised. I am just getting my head round twitter so am greatful for any hints and tips I can get
It’s a bit tricky at first but it’s great for increasing traffic if it’s done properly!
I shall keep plodding away. At some point a little light will go off in my head and I will go got it 🙂
Absolutely, and it’s so great when that lightbulb goes on!
I will look forward to it and do a little jig when it happens 🙂
Wow! You’ve got some crazy list there Suzie. It’s awesome!!! Thank you for sharing. 🙂
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This is great, thank you so much! Do you have anything else similar for Instagram/any tips, would be amazing! xx
I’m pretty new to instagram – you can find me here if you want to follow – http://www.instagram.com/suzie81speaks. I find the hashtags on there a bit random really, although I’m assuming if I use them in the same way I do on Twitter then it may have an impact?
Ever since I started taking my blog more seriously, just under two months ago, I have been desperately looking for this kind of resource! Thanks so much for putting this together Suzie. This is unbelievably helpful!
Thanks Shaun – so pleased you like it!
This was SO helpful! I’ve been blogging for awhile, but don’t have a lot of down time to research this stuff or promote my own blog. In the interest of promoting my paintings, though, I’m starting to make a concerted effort at increasing my online presence. To find all these resources in one blog is incredibly helpful. Thank you so much!
Thanks Emily – I’m so pleased that you found it useful!
I recently updated my Twitter strategy to incorporating some of these Twitter hashtags and Retweet accounts mentioned in this post. It takes some time as well as trial and error to see results but people are starting to find us on Twitter and clicking the links to go to our site. Thank you so much for doing this xx
Thank you! Really pleased you found it useful – Twitter can be time consuming at first but it’s totally worth it!
This was so helpfull since I just started my blog! Thank you!!!!!
Thank you – I’m really pleased you found it useful!
This is an amazing resource especially for a beginner like me. Thank you so much! X
Killer post! Can’t wait to use some of these! Thanks for all the hard work
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Great informational post! For a new blogger this is such a good resource!
Thank you! Hope you find it useful!
Great post, Suzie..I love all the information you have compiled in one post!! Brava!!
Thanks my lovely! Glad you find it useful!
This is so helpful! Would you be able to do an updated version as I found that quite a lot of the retweet accounts havent been used for a long time! Thanks!
Thanks! I’ll do my best – when I’ve got some time I’ll check it out and update…
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Hi! This post has been so helpful! I have just set up my blog and posted my first proper blog piece and finding it difficult to direct traffic to it! Thanks a lot ❤️
Thank you! Really pleased you found it useful!
This is such a useful post! Thanks!
great info thanks ! x
Thank you! LOVE the blog name too!
Comprehensive and informative.
I’ve joined a couple of these chats during the week and they were really good. A couple of others don’t seem to be running anymore. It would be great if there was a music one if anyone knows of any. Still, a great post 🙂
Thanks Steve. That’s a great idea – why don’t you start one?
Well I wouldn’t really know how to get it up and running? Any advice?
I’ll do the post you asked about later…
Later? My mum said that when it really meant never bahahah
Haha! Yeah mine too…
This is really helpful, I’m trying to get my blog off the ground and I’m learning things every day that help. I will definitely be trying the chat idea – I’ve seen them but have been a bit to scared to join in.
I’m glad you found it useful!
Nice Article! Readers mIght get idea!
Thank you ..useful tip !
awesome suggestions for twitter hashtags, Thanks for sharing