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