The Do's and Don'ts of Hashtags

I don't usually write negative posts. (Actually this is my first one). But after witnessing the number of incredibly annoying uses of hashtags that I have, it's time for this post to be written.

The do's and don'ts of hashtags. (Not that I claim to know anything about hashtags).

hashtag etiquette


DO use relevant hashtags to make your content searchable.

DON'T string together a totally irrelevant and long phrase. That means don't write anything that remotely resembles this #mydogatemyshoes.

DO use a string of less than three hashtags IF they are completely and totally necessary (like for blogging purposes).

DON'T Use twenty different hashtags that make up your entire Instagram caption. FYI: you are allowed to use actual words without having a pound sign in front of them--the world will not end.

DO make a witty statement with them (as long as it's short).

DON'T use the same hashtag over, and over. There is no need to put #pretty on every picture of yourself.  I have no words.

DO take advantage of hashtags!

DON'T for the love of everything, use a hashtag that has absolutely nothing to do with your tweet, instagram, or whatever. 



Basically this was for the purpose of me venting, take what I said with a grain of salt.  However, if you do listen to the don't's, I guarantee your friends/followers will like you a whole lot more. (At the very least, I will).

Use your hashtags for good, not evil.


4 comments

  1. Oh man I can't stand when just about every word in a caption is hash tagged. If I want to include more than a few hashtags (like for fashion posts) then I'll just comment with them instead. Still show up in searches just not as annoying!

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  2. Yes! It's even worse when it's people who aren't bloggers and they just do it anyway!

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  3. Tags for likes=SO ANNOYING.

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