Useful Twitter Hashtags for Bloggers

Useful twitter hashtags for bloggers

What is a Hashtag?

A hashtag, put simply, is a label or category that allows others to find something within a specific theme or content and are primarily used on Twitter and Instagram. Once you have copied a URL or used the share button on a post, hashtags can be used to direct your post towards the people you want to read them. On Twitter you can use a hashtag for everything – #cats, #dogs, #football, #sandwiches – but as a blogger the main focus is to use categories that will gain interest in your content and grow your readership and traffic.

Using Trending Hashtags

Trending hashtags are the most popular things on Twitter at a particular moment in time  and at several points in the last few years I have written a post about a topic while it was trending, with immediate effect on my traffic once it was posted.

You can find the trending hashtags in your search section of Twitter – the 20 most popular ones will automatically appear. If something is trending, take the opportunity to base a post around a hashtag and tweet it out.

Note: remember that content is key – if you post out any old nonsense then you may get lots of views initially, but potential readers are guaranteed not to return again, damaging your traffic in the long term.

How Often Should I Use Hashtags?

Like every area of social media, it’s important to pace yourself and spread your tweets out so as not to spam your readers, but use relevant hashtags in every tweet. When I have time, I tweet between 3-5 times a day at times when I know I have peak traffic. It takes just a few minutes. If I am using a weekly hashtag, I will make sure that I read and retweet at least one other post.

  • Use hashtags that are relevant to the content of your post and the audience you wish to target.
  • Use weekly hashtags and take some time to read and retweet other posts in the same hashtag too.
  • Use Twitter chats to establish connections and build a readership.
  • Use trending hashtags where relevant.
  • Tweet your posts 3-5 times a day, leaving some time in between so as not to spam.

Here is a comprehensive list of 185 useful hashtags to use by topic and day. This is just a small snapshot – there are endless more that you’ll discover along the way…

Blogging and Social Media

#Blog                                     #blogging                                    #OnTheBlog
#blogger                               #Bloggingtips                              #BloggerLife
#lbloggers (lifestyle)           #bblogger (beauty)                    #Social Media
#fblogger (fashion)             #Tblogger (travel)                       #SEO
#pblogger (parenting)        #Mommyblogger                        #SocialMediaTools
#Bloggers                             #TravelBlog                                  #FitnessBlog
#DisabledBloggers             #MidlifeBlogger

Books and Writing

#Books                               #BookBlogger                                 #WritingPrompt
#BookReview                    #BookBlog                                      #CreativeWriting
#amwriting                        #writing                                          #Poetry
#writingtips                       #writinglife                                     #WritersBlock
#amreading                       #BookCover                                   #BookWorm
#CoverReveal                    #Reading                                        #BookPassion
#YAfiction                          #romcom                                       #BookLove
#Bibliophile                       #ContentMarketing                       #BookLife
#editing                              #BookPhotography

Beauty and Fashion

#fashionista                      #ootd (Outfit of the Day)               #FashionBlog
#style                                 #fashioninspo                                 #StyleBlogger
#stylegram                        #lookbook                                       #Styleinspiration
#beauty                             #MUA (Make-Up Addict)              #MakeUpAddict
#hair                                   #vintage                                           #StreetFashion
#WhatIWore                    #Product                                          #ProductReview
#BeautyBlogger                #hairgoals                                        #PursuePretty

Travel

#Travel                                #tourist                                             #JSET (Jet set)
#travelling                          #vacation                                          #TravelMassive
#ilovetravel                        #wanderer                                        #wanderlust
#TravelPhoto                     #Travelphotography                        #SoloTravel
#roadtrip                            #instatravel                                       #Traveldiaries
#TravelMassive                 #Traveladventures                           #CityScape
#AroundTheWorld

Food

#food                                   #foodblogger                                   #Foodlover
#foodie                                #foodporn                                        #FoodStyling
#foodphotography            #foodgasm                                       #Recipe
#nom                                   #yummy                                           #GlutenFree
#delicious                            #tasty                                               #CleanEating
#cooking                              #snack                                              #Vegan
#baking                                #Savoury                                          #Sweet
#dessert

Inspiration and Motivation

#Inspiration                        #Motivation                                      #GoodLife
#Believe                              #Strength                                          #Wisdom
#Passion                              #SelfCare                                          #LoveYourself

Monday

#MondayBlogs                   #MondayMotivation                        #ManCrushMonday
#MondayMorning              #MondayBlues                                 #MondayMood
#MusicMonday                  #MeowMonday                                #MondayVibe
#MondayQuote                 #MondayGrind                                  #MondayInspo
#MeatFreeMonday            #MindfulMonday

Tuesday

#TuesdayBookBlog           #TwitterTuesday                                #TuesdayMotivation
#TravelTuesday                 #TuesdayTravel                                  #TuesdayTreat
#TrendyTuesday                #TipTuesday                                       #TuesdayTrivia
#TuesdayThoughts

Wednesday

#wwwblogs                         #WednesdayWisdom                    #HumpDay
#WellnessWednesday       #WoofWednesday (dogs)              #WednesdayWorkout
#WayBackWednesday      #WednesdayWins                           #WarriorWednesday

Thursday

#ThrowbackThursday      #ThursdayThoughts                          #Thursdate
#TBT                                    #ThankfulThursday                           #ThursdayNight
#ThurdayFeeling

Friday

#FridayFeeling                  #FollowFriday                                      #FridaySelfie
#Friyay                               #FridayFunday                                    #FashionFriday
#FitnessFriday                  #FlashbackFriday                                #PhotoFriday
#FoodieFriday                   #FeelGoodFriday                                #FF
#FridayReads                     #FridayFavourites

Saturday

#WeekendBlogHop           #WeekendBlogShare                          #SaturdayMotivation
#SocialSaturday                 #ShoutOutSaturday                            #SaturdayMorning
#Caturday                           #SaturdayMorningGroove                  #SaturdayNight

Sunday

#SundayRead                     #SundayFunday                                   #SundaySelfie
#SelfieSunday                    #SundayBrunch                                    #SundayMorning
#SpotlightSunday

 

What hashtags do you find useful?

You can also find me on Twitter @suzie81blog and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks, my Pinterest page http://www.pinterest.com/suzie81speaks and my Instagram page http://www.instagram.com/suzie81speaks.

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120 thoughts on “Useful Twitter Hashtags for Bloggers

  1. It’s honestly wonderful to have these all in one place. I use #weekendcoffeeshare sometimes, but I’ve lost track of who hosts the blog link up that goes with it. And #disabledbloggers

  2. I am new to twitter. Though I had an account before but that was just for me and my friends. Now I definitely want to reach out to others. So I guess these will be helpful. Thank you ☺️

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  4. Fascinating post Suzie, so much I didn’t know. Use hashtags a little but never really thought about their extended use as you have explained. Really useful.

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