UA-59651954-28 Crafty Allie: What the #Hashtag?

Monday, June 1, 2015

What the #Hashtag?

For those of us who are still leery of using #hashtags

Hashtags are becoming the way we communicate within a popular culture.

I'm still in the process of remembering to use #hashtags. It's funny how we once referred to the # as the pound sign or number sign, and now if say one of those names to a teenager, they are what's that?

So, why should we all be using #hashtags?

Hashtags convert topics and phrases into clickable links. This helps people find posts about topics they’re interested in.

Hashtag are written as one word, with no spaces.

For example "What Not to Wear" would be #whatnottowear

You cannot use any other symbols in your hashtag, however you can use numbers. 

Some interesting facts:

Hashtags originated with Twitter.

Other social media sites that support hashtags: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumbler, You Tube, Flickr and much more.

Posts with hashtags receive twice the amount of engagement than those without them

The best part about hashtags is you can create your own.

For example, as long as no one else has created this, I can put #CraftyAllie on a post.

However unfortunately, when I selected my name I didn't do enough research, and there are a ton of Crafty Allie's out there, so using that hashtag would direct the traffic away from me, which is 

Some Do's and Dont's of Hashtags:

Don't: Using to many hashtags, will decrease your visibility. Only use a maximum of three, but two is best.

Do: Use hashtags to promote events, campaigns, and giveaways, yippee!

Don't: Never use hashtags that aren't relevant to your post. 

Do: Use Hashtags and make your post go viral! This will lead new people back to your blog, #inserthappiness

I hope I've helped you learn a little more about hashtags and the mighty power they possess . #thepowerofhashtags

Thank so much for tuning in!
#UntilNextTime ...


  1. It's taken me a while to remember to use hashtags, I still forget though. It's a habit I'm still building. Thanks for the tips!

  2. I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this! Those of us still living in the dark ages really need this kind of info. I get tired of asking my son what does this and that mean in the wonderful world of the internet!

  4. Thanks for the tips! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  5. Great Post!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope you stop by tomorrow and share some more! I love having you! Pinned!!

    1. Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!


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