Good morning! It’s been a little quiet here this week. Life’s gotten a little crazy and we both have some travel this month. I started to stress a little but then I thought, The Blog Market is something I vowed never to stress out over! Speaking of, last month I wrote on things I planned to stop stressing out over, and Instagram was on that list. I spent the month growing a few different accounts I manage for work (including my own) and kept that in mind the whole time. And you know what? I got to experience all the fun parts of Instagram: curating a feed, practicing photography, building community, etc., without that “this will make or break me” feeling I had before.
One of the key factors here was searching for good hashtags to use to promote my work. This is hard because there are SO many to choose from. But once I found those people in my niche that also used hashtags to promote their blogs/brands, it had a snowball effect. I started making connections and experiencing growth. I’d been using hashtags for awhile now, but when adding that into my no-stress mantra, I’ve fallen in love with Instagram all over again. Yay!
Okay, onto the hashtags. I’m just going to list all the ones I love and have used + some I just discovered. If I have an account listed next to them in parenthesis, it means that’s the account that created the tag (I don’t know them all and some kind of just materialized :)). You don’t need to tag the account that created it when you use them, though you could if you used their product or publication. You’ve probably seen #ABM____ hashtags, like #ABMlifeissweet, by A Beautiful Mess. Tons of other lifestyle influencers have done that, and it’s a good way to join in with likeminded individuals and possibly get yourself a regram by one of your blog heros. Feel free to share if you know anymore than I do about any particular one or its origins! Like I said, I use a lot of these. If it’s one I use all the time to promote my work, I follow the account that created it. Because obviously, I love their vibe and want to be a part of their community.
I wanted to mention that there is a certain etiquette around hashtag use and a method to the madness. I know the ins and outs of Instagram quite well, but as much as I want to ramble on, I just want this to be a list that you can use as a resource. If you see one that intrigues you, search it, see who’s using it, see who made it, and see if your photos fall into the mix. If so, it’s a good chance that this can help grow your account and indirectly, your blog! If not, it’s likely not worth your time–you want to always make sure there’s a purpose besides just likes and follows, like community, connecting, and tapping into a QUALITY audience, AKA people who truly like your stuff. But more on all that later! THE LIST.
50 Lifestyle Hashtags to Promote Your Blog On Instagram
promote specific blog posts ::
#ontheblog #linkinprofile #lifestyleblog #lifestyleblogger #diyblog #weeklyresources (@theblogmarket)
creativity + crafts ::
#creativityfound (@trouvemag) #craftsposure (@craftsposure) #thenativecreative (@inkandpulp + @saltwatermocha) #diyproject #crafternoon #doityourself #makesomething #creativelife #createeveryday #doitfortheprocess #wemakecollective (@wemakecollective)
lifestyle + adventures ::
#thatsdarling #darlingmovement #darlingweekend (@darling) #livethelittlethings @runstylerun) #thehappynow (@thehappyhunters) #pursuepretty #petitejoys (@allieseidel + @rougeandwhimsy) #flashesofdelight (@glitterguide) #welltravelled #momentswithsunday #morningslikethese (@morningslikethese) #mytinyatlas (@tinyatlasquarterly)
#colorhunters #colorcrush #abmlifeiscolorful #abmhappylife (@abeautifulmessofficial) #lifecolorfully #pastel_lover #pasteloftheday #colorlove #dscolor (@designsponge)
#minimalmood #minimalove #minimal_perfection #minimalhunter #minimalismo #minimal_graphy #minimalfashion (There are a lot for those minimal types! I don’t know as I’m not very minimal in mine.)
creative biz + workspace ::
#smallbiz #mycreativebiz #makersgonnamake #onmydesk #whereiwork #creativelifehappylife (@merriweatherac) #weeklyresources (@theblogmarket) #handsandhustle (@handsandhustle) #tnchustler (@thenectarcollective) #creativeentrepeneur #girlboss (@girlboss)
Okay, I’m forcing myself to stop there. I’ll continue to update this post so keep it bookmarked! Leave your faves below or let us know how trying these out works for you. Location-based hashtags are a whole different story, so that’s for another time!