Hashtags are the backbone of Twitter. They connect similar tweets to each other, making it easier to link thoughts and ideas with people. Hashtags are one of the most effective ways to reach users that aren’t following you and they make it possible to join discussions of interest.
Before we get to the list of Twitter hashtags for bloggers and business owners, let’s quickly go over what hashtags are, what their purpose is and how to use them.
What are hashtags?
Hashtags are a word or phrase preceded by the pound sign. Hashtags don’t have spaces, and can either be upper case or lower case, both returning the same search results. Clicking on a hashtag will bring you to its dedicated page.
What is the purpose of hashtags?
Think of hashtags like the categories on your blog. They group content together so it’s easier to find. Search the hashtag #BooksToRead and you’ll find tweets from authors promoting their books, links to top ten lists and reviews from book bloggers. All the tweets on the #bookstoread hashtag page can be filtered by people you follow or everyone.
You can also use hashtags to keep track of discussions that are going on about everything from politics to TV shows. Twitter chats rely on hashtags to keep the discussion flowing and businesses use them for promotional campaigns.
How to use hashtags?
Use 1-2 hashtags when you want your tweet included with others using the same hashtag. For example, a tweet about using social media for business can use the hashtag #socialmediatips. Someone searching that hashtag on Twitter has a good chance of seeing your tweet.
Hashtags are also widely used to add personality, humor and sarcasm to tweets.
- Having fun with my husband at #DisneyWorld. So happy we met Micky! #MetTheMouse #NeverWantToLeave
- Spent the day at the farm doing cleanup & grooming. One of the mares had a foal. #cutestthingever
- Got a red smart car today! I’ve been wanting one for a while. #WhereMyClownsAt
Twitter hashtags for bloggers and business owners:
I started a list of Twitter hashtags for bloggers, online marketers, and business owners. If you know of other ones comment below and I’ll add them to the list.
#fbloggers (fashion bloggers)
#bbloggers (beauty bloggers)
#lbloggers (lifestyle bloggers)
#womanpreneur – submitted by Susana
#womeninbiz – submitted by Susana
Trending Twitter Hashtags
I suggest keeping tabs on Twitter’s trending hashtags. If there’s one that relates to blogging or business, use it in your tweet for additional exposure. Sometimes a trending hashtag is general enough that you can easily use it such as #MyTopTen, which can be adapted to your business or blog.
Hashtags For Twitter Chats
I tried not to include hashtags that are designed for Twitter chats. Using them when the chat is not live is fine, but when the chat is in session, having your random tweet come through might not be well received. There will be another post in this series on Twitter chats and I’ll go more into depth there.