I’ve come across a few blogs that simply list twitter hashtags. This isn’t going to be one of them. I’m only listing the hashtags that I RECOMMEND!
I’ve been on twitter for a while and have come across quite a few hashtags. Some hashtags come and go faster than memes, like Charlie Sheen’s #winning, as mentioned in this NY Times article by Ashley Parker. Most of the one-hit-wonder hashtags will be “trending” for a day or two and disappear. Trending on twitter means that A LOT of people are tweeting the same hashtag. For example, #roadtrip is a popular one this summer.
Here’s a quick overview:
A twitter hashtag is this symbol # followed by a word or phrase (with no spacesinbetween) and is included in your tweet.
Any tweets that include a particular hashtag will appear on the same column for that hashtag in the order they were tweeted.
Examples of a good way to use hashtags for branding:
My awesome friend @RachelintheOC, author of WALK IN THE SNARK tweets the funniest one-liners using the hashtag #mancode.
She is an example of using twitter hashtags for branding. I RECOMMEND!
Another awesome Facebook and twitter friend, @KristenLambTX created the new twitter hashtag #MyWana named after her book We Are Not Alone. Read more about it here. I RECOMMEND!
I started #SANDexcerpt to post excerpts from my book SAND. I suggest you start your own twitter hashtag with your own branding. Go ahead, try it out!
Here’s some advice:
Check the hashtag first. People may already be using it. But you can still join in. I like to use random hashtags like #luvit or #whateverIfeellikesayingatthemoment
What does #WW and #FF mean?
#WW is Writer Wednesday used for promoting writers that you think your followers should follow.
#FF is Follow Friday used to promote anyone you want to recommend to your followers. Most people will list a bunch of twitter names in one tweet and leave enough space to include #FF. There's even a website that tracks how many people #FF you. Check it out here.
Here’s a list of hashtags that I RECOMMEND!
#tIAG Twitter Indie Author Group
#IndieAuthors I like to RT Indie Author's books and blogs that I find on here.
#rocktheretweet I like to use this one whenever I come across A SUPER AWESOME tweet
#amediting I’ve definitely used this one while editing
#amwriting A very cool way to share word count goals on a regular basis
#pubtip Some people mistake this for the local pub (drinking) but this one is for publishing tips (you can learn a lot here.) Many Lit Agents use this one.
#pubwrite This one is a local pub (lots of drinking) and writing (you can learn a lot about alcoholic beverages here) and share the writing journey with many awesome authors.
#nanowrimo This one is for the national novel writing month