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How to use #hashtags to find your readers


This topic has been at the top of my blog post list, but I only got to writing it when I noticed people were searching “how to use hashtags,” to get to my blog, so I’ve taken a bit of time to make a thorough list of all the reader-tailored hashtags I can find and that I have used. Hashtags are used on Twitter, G+, and even FaceBook. They should be and are a necessary part of every writer’s toolbelt. If you can think of anymore, or if you know of one that’s just been created, please let me know. More tips at the end of the list!

  • #YALit
  • #YABooks
  • #SFLit
  • #SFBooks
  • #SciFiLit
  • #SciFiBooks
  • #FantasyLit
  • #FantasyBooks
  • #ShortStory
  • #ShortStories
  • #Folklore
  • #Fiction
  • #DebutNovel
  • #VampireSeries
  • #Dystopian
  • #DystopianLit
  • #BookChat
  • #ReaderChat
  • #amreading

TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • THE BEST WAY TO USE A HASHTAG IS TO USE IT
    Don’t see your genre in my list? Just put the genre, “YA”, then add “Lit,” or, “Books,” at the end. There’s your hashtag. Try it out and see what people get drawn to it.
  • LIMIT HASHTAG USE TO 3
    Anymore and you look desperate. Use the three most relevant hashtags, and try to save them for the end of the post. That way, the content is still clear and easily read. If you can incorporate it into the actual post, and in Twitter’s case, save some room, then go ahead.
    EXAMPLE:
    “My new #DebutNovel ____ is available now! *putyourlinkhere* #Fiction #YALit”
  • MAKE YOUR OWN HASHTAG
    In some cases, this can be good for you. If you have a book series and you’re about to publish the first book, go ahead and make a series hashtag. People want to be noticed, and if they read your book, notice you have a hashtag for it, then they are more likely to share it because they want people to find them. It’s free advertisement. This method is a little tricky, so don’t expect it to work. In all honesty, this is more likely to flop than to work out, but it might be worth a shot.

I hope I have helped and that you’ve found some little kernel of knowledge in my post. Not exactly what you’re looking for? Go to my About and Contact page and let me know what you want to see in my blog posts! Maybe I can help you out.

In the meantime, what hashtags do you use? What hashtags would you use on this list? Let me know, and comment below!

Thanks for reading.

-Lissy

4 thoughts on “How to use #hashtags to find your readers”

  1. I regularly use the #amreading hashtag, but I think I should utilize the #VampireSeries one as well, so thank you for sharing! I have used some of the other ones, for specific genres.

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    1. No problem! Glad I could help. If you need anymore advice, head on over to my About and Contact page. Feel free to email me. I’ll be happy to oblige!

      Happy reading, happy writing!

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