Twitter #Hashtags… Do you use them #Bookbloggers?

Much has been said about the use of hashtags over the past few years. As a relative Twitter/Social Media newbie, I have attempted to incorporate hashtags whenever appropriate. I do think they are valuable, especially for bloggers.

As a former library cataloger, I love using any tool that will help with categorizing data. Hashtags help to categorize your tweet & enable others to search via the hashtag term.

I have noticed that some of the bloggers I follow use them to advantage, while others do NOT use hashtags very often – if at all.  SO… to that end… I have compiled a list of Twitter hashtags that book bloggers can incorporate into their Twitter posts to (hopefully) get more traffic and more readership.

I have created these lists as graphics so if you want you can just save them to your device for future reference.

And when you want to get genre specific…

and always try to include the title of the book you are reviewing as a hashtag.  For instance, “The possible world” by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz would be entered as

#ThePossibleWorld

AND if you are posting on Tuesday on a bookish subject please use the hashtag

#TuesdayBookBlog

Anyone who blogs and has a post that features books (book reviews, cover reveals, book tours, new releases, author interviews, book tags etc) can use the hashtag.


and, here are a few others I’ve occasionally used:

If you feel uncertain about hashtag usage, then perhaps this post will enlighten you to some of the ways they are used on Twitter and how they can help you!

I hope you found this post useful. If any of you more expert and proficient Tweeters have other hashtags that can be useful to bookbloggers please let me know and I will add them to this post.  Thanks.

Do YOU use hashtags?  Why? Or… Why not?

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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62 Responses to Twitter #Hashtags… Do you use them #Bookbloggers?

  1. gsnprog says:

    I’m sure some of those will help! Thank you!

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  3. I occasionally use them, just cos I like to use them to find other readers talking about the same things 🙂

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  4. lel2403 says:

    Really useful, thank you

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  5. I’m not a social media maven. I take terrible pictures so Instagram is out. I don’t feel like I have the setup to do a proper BookTube channel. But I do have a Twitter account. I don’t tweet much, as I still find it a bit overwhelming, and I feel like I need to get a reasonable handle on my blogging life before I embark upon mastering Twitter. But. It’s definitely on my wish list, so I greatly appreciate both this post and the link you provided. 💜

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  6. Rosie Amber says:

    I think it depends where you want to focus your social media sharing.

    I use Twitter a lot, so I add genre hashtags, twitter sharing day hashtags and @theauthorsname on book review titles on my wordpress post.

    It might not look so pleasing, but I think about all the folks that share the posts and the tweets. Many tweeters pick up on specific genres, or share days, to give a post a wider audience appeal. You’d be amazed at how many tweeters do look up twitter hashtags and follow others who use that hashtag.

    But if your social media is focused elswhere, like facebook, then hashtags might not mean so much.

    Twitter is all about the share, so for me, making a post title easy to share, works well. Especially for readers who just like to press the ‘share to twitter’ button at the bottom of a wordpress post.

    A group of us were behind the creation of #TuesdayBookBlog to help boost blog posts about books each Tuesday. Anyone who blogs and has a post that features books (book reviews, cover reveals, book tours, new releases, author interviews, book tags etc) can use the hashtag. We try to share as many as possible on a Tuesday. Bloggers who use it do notice an increase in social media traffic when they use it and help share it on a regular basis. The hashtag often trends on the Twitter listings, so it does work. Anyone wanting to know more about the hashtag can read this article https://wp.me/P2Eu3u-86n

    Sorry for the long reply, and I hope it was ok to add the link? I’m a tiny bit passionate about books!

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  7. terrytyler4 says:

    What an excellent post, and a great help to all in the book world!

    I wrote a post on @rosieamber1’s blog a couple of years ago, that might also be useful – it’s an explanation of how hashtags are used on Twitter. Some of those mentioned are a little out of date now, but it’s basically still relevant.

    https://rosieamber.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/wednesday-wing-hashtags-how-to-use-them-and-how-not-to-twittertip-wwwblogs/

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  8. I do but not very well so I appreciate this post a lot 🙂

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  9. Such a great post – thank you! #TuesdayBookBlog is another great hashtag – a book blogger runs it and will retweet posts (on Tuesdays only, of course). 🙂

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  10. Lynne I do use them but normally two/three max in title e.g. #bookreview #authorsname #booktitle They are handy when searching but too many in one post looks v cluttered

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  11. This is awesome! I do need to use them more often. I think I worry about my titles being too long?

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  12. Great post! I love hashtags and try to use them with my blog posts.

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  13. First of all, thank you for the great list. I don’t use hashtags, but rely on “tags” that WP recommends. Do you think I should use the # symbol also ?

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  14. #GreatPost 😀 I use hashtags as they help me find new books, new bloggers, etc… I think they’re really useful if you don’t overdo it!

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  15. I use some hashtags regularly but I do get set in my ways and forget to look for new or different ones so thank you for this post, it’s a handy reminder! I think hashtags are really useful on twitter because it does help people find what you’ve shared.

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  16. Mischenko says:

    I just started using them. I think it’s helpful for Twitter. 😉

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  17. Shalini says:

    I forget to use some days 😂😂

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  18. I use them for sure. I go genre specific. They are great in terms of helping people to find specifics and also good in promoting books.

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  19. SaraWIMM says:

    Yep hashtags are great, this is a really good list too

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  20. deborahkehoe says:

    Hi! Even though my blog posts to all my social accounts I don’t use hashtags in the title as some bloggers do. For me, it’s an aesthetics thing. I don’t like the way it looks. It clutters up the message. However, I do go into each social account the day of a post and add hashtags on the body. I also use Buffer to schedule out tweets and hashtag all of those. My day job is as an advertising executive. I know keeping a title simple and clutter free is the best way to market your brand. Hashtags are important though, so I do add them into the body. Sorry for the long answer! Lol.

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    • I completely agree Deborah. I prefer to add them in the body of the tweet as well. The exceptions would be when the publisher, blog tour organizer, or author has specifically requested that I add them in the title. Or, as in this case, when #hashtags are what it is all about. LOL (P.S. – Loved your long answer ♥)
      As long as they are in the body, they will serve their intended purpose – which is to lump them together with other tweets that contain that same hashtag so that people searching that term will find your tweet.

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      • deborahkehoe says:

        Whew! I tend to ramble when talking about marketing. LOL! And I agree, if the request is made by the publisher/author I do it too, but it makes me cringe. I actually find myself skipping over posts that have all the # &@ because my eye has to work too hard to find the title of the post! I know not everyone is like me…

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  21. mrbooks15 says:

    Thanks –this is helpful. I don’t use hashtags very regularly but am trying to incorporate them whenever possible. Will use some of the ones you suggest more regularly now.

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  22. bookishluna says:

    Thanks for taking the time so do this, I am so bad about using hashtags on twitter. lol.

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  23. Great list. Thanks. I sometimes use the hashtags in Twitter particularly if an author I’m reviewing has requested one. And then I find them useful on Pinterest too.

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  24. No. I never think about it. I do use tags in general on my WordPress blog, though.

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  25. Thanks. Up until now I’ve almost only used #bookreview but I’m going to bookmark this post so I can refer to it for others I can use!

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