70 Essential Hashtags for #Bloggers #Readers and #Authors

Twitter! What a mad place, full of its codes and discreet messages that it seems only a priveledged few are aware of… But as one becomes familiar with the site and the daunting reams of codes, otherwise known as hashtags, one begins to learn of their incredible value. So, let me share with you a little of what I have learned. Specifically, about hashtags.

Twitter #hashtags

As one throws in the towel and begins allowing life to deteriorate into the murky depths of Twitter, before fully evolving into a Twitter monkey, you will come to realise that amidst the millions of others trying to have a say, sending posts without hashtags is like; eating cereal without milk, bread without butter, or drinking gin without tonic! There will always be a few takers for these partner-less potions, but the serious boys and gals are focussed more specifically on their own area of interests and have devised these dreaded tags as an easy way to filter through to information that’s of interest. Therefore if you don’t know them, you are likely to miss a huge proportion of your target audience.

During the past year I have been accumulating a list of hashtags for my own use. Rather like one of my books; “How Do I Win on a Lottery ?” I never actually expected anybody to read it or use it. It’s largely for my own benefit to try and keep things in one place (yes, really I am trying to be organised for a change!) So, as my own accumulation of hashtags gets ever more fragmented amongst writing notes, post-its, napkins, scraps of paper and the back of fag packets, I have now devised a reference list, more selfishly for my own use, but if you would like to use it, be my guest!

A brief word of warning is that some Twitterites can be rather protective of their hashtags and whilst, in general, they are used to popularise messages specific to peer groups; over use, spamming or using hashtags whilst not a member of some of these groups can be more trouble than it’s worth. So please, before using them, take a look at the posts behind the tags and ensure they are right for you and vice versa!

Here we go…

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General Hashtags for authors and readers…

#BYNR
#amreading
#amwriting
#Mystery
#Mysteries
#fiction
#erotic
#scifi
#fantasy
#Romance
#YA
#nonfiction
#biography
#Poet
#writer
#write
#author
#read
#mustread
#mustwatch
#scriptwriter
#fridayreads
#Indie
#IAN1
#Bestsellers
#Books
#ebooks
#bookworm
#Weekendreads
#TopTen
#booklists
#free
#bookreview
#Readit

These ones are more application or hardware specific…

#amazon
#AmazonPrime
#Nook
#Apple
#Kobo
#booklovers
#ebook
#kindleauthors
#kindlethrillers
#eBookDeal
#BookBoost
#bookadayuk
#RebelsBookClub
#kindle

A few for bloggers and writers…

#blog
#BookBlog
#BookBlogger
#writing
#writingtips
#WritersRoad
#interviews

A number of clubs exist to gain followers, quite often they drop out as quickly as they follow, but there are a few good ones in here…

#MustBeFollowing
#Followback
#Followers
#Follow
#FF
#F4F
#TFB

A number of ways exist to encourage Re-Tweets, but be sure to Re-Tweet others as it’s a two way game. Also, some of these are used to suggest it is not a users own tweet. Confusing huh?!

#RT
#madRT
#RNRT
#RETWEET
#FWRT
#Share
#IARTG

Here are a few more random ones picked up along the way… I can’t remember why I wrote them down, but hey ho that’s the point of this post!

#TDIM
#BritishValues
#CR4U
#K8chat
#BONUS
#teamIDF
#WAAR
#tcot
#pdf1

So… There you have it and at last I have done it. No more scrambling, hair tearing moments for me! If you have any hashtags to assist authors reach readers and readers reach authors then please feel free to leave a comment and I will attempt to add new ones in as we go. It’s for the mutual benefit of all πŸ™‚

Have a nice day!!

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Simon Duringer is both a Goodreads Indie author and Independent Interviewer. Simon’s most recent book is The Word: The Best of Simon’s 10Q Interviews, featuring 28 equally interesting and exciting interviews, with some great names in the literary trade from both sides of the fence (Indie and Traditionally Published). It is available on Kindle, Prime (#Free) and Paperback. Links to Simon’s Amazon Author Page are as follows;
UK Link – Simon Duringer Author Page
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