Why use #hashtags in your blog post titles?

If you’ve seen any of my blog posts, you may have noticed that I use hashtags in the titles.

You may be wondering why, as it doesn’t always look that attractive.

But wait! Not so long ago Marcia was exhorting us to ‘share, share, share’ – and rightly so.

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Having those neat little share buttons at the end of the post makes it so simple – but how effective are your shares?

If you’re sharing to Facebook, then its likely to be to your closer group of friends; to Google, your like-minded associates.

But to Twitter?

Have you looked at the tweets generated by the share buttons, before you click on ‘tweet’?

They include the title of your piece – but unless the sharer takes the time to add hashtags, they go out with, often, a title that strangers might not find interesting.

If, on the other hand, you put appropriate hashtags into your title, hey presto! There they are in the ready generated tweet, so anybody looking at the hashtagged subjects you’ve chosen will see the tweet, and hopefully come to take a look at your blog post.

And that, dear friends, is why there are Twitter hashtags in my blog post titles.

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And if you’re not sure what hashtag to use, here is a post with an exhaustive list of tags just for authors:

http://publishedtodeath.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/225-hashtags-for-writers.html?showComment=1430150581560#c8518488463420417282

Questions anyone?

11 thoughts on “Why use #hashtags in your blog post titles?

  1. Hi, Deborah! Thanks for sharing this with us, and showing us another way to get the word out to the people we want to be seeing it. I’ve been doing the hashtag thing, but in a more roundabout way. I never simply leave the Retweet alone. When I click on that button, I add several hashtags to the tweet before sending it off. For instance, to retweet this post, I would add #TheWriteStuff first, then #DeborahJay, and then maybe one more, if I needed a book title or something. In this case, you’ve already used one with the word “hashtag,” so I don’t need to. So, in a sense, I’ve been doing this, but in a different way.

    Your way is more certain, though, because it doesn’t rely on the Retweeter to add the tags. And I may have to start using more of them in my post titles for that reason. Thanks for pointing out a way we can increase views of our tweets, etc. As always, you rock!

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    • Marcia, I do the same thing, but if readers aren’t that clued up, and they just click on the ready-made tweet, it doesn’t stand as good a chance of being seen and bringing new readers back here, hence, my post!

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      • Yes, I like that it doesn’t rely on the person doing the retweeting. Not many people think to do that, I’m sure. I’m definitely going to start using some in my post titles. Thanks again for sharing!

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