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