We all know (or should) that hashtags are an important part of marketing our books and promoting our author platforms. I’m a little bit of a stat obsessive, so how better to put that to use than to examine some of the more influential hashtags available (mostly on Twitter, mind).
A few authors I’ve helped get started on Twitter have been amazed by the results of using specific hashtags versus a more generic #fiction #book (for example), and so, I thought it might be prudent to blog about some of these. Obviously you need to find the hashtags that work for your style of writing and genre, but hopefully it will give you a few ideas to consider.
I have written about hashtags before (which you can read about here) but Hashtag Tuesday will concentrate on individual ones. I’ll also set up an index of some description for niche genres so you don’t have to plough through a zillion posts to find what you’re looking for.
I shall post up the first one of Tuesday, and every Tuesday thereafter until I run out of hashtags to talk about (can’t see that happening for a while, but you never know).
If you would like to talk about your own experiences with hashtags, I accept guest posts (which also helps to promote your blog – search engine optimisation and all that – so it’s worth thinking about).