By Sue Collier
Twitter hashtags (#) are used to categorize tweets according to subject matter. If you attach relevant hashtags to them, your tweets are more readily found by others interested in your subject matter. This gives you a better chance to increase your followers and it makes it easier to interact with other “tweeps.”
I’ve compiled a list of hashtags that pertain to writers, authors, and self-publishers. But what if you want to create your own? There are no specific rules in place for doing so, so here are some tips.
Make it short. Since each Tweet is limited to 140 characters, your hashtag should take up as little of that as possible. Try to keep your hashtag to 10 characters or less.
Click here to read the rest of the tips: (see #1 below)
If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
- Hashtags on Twitter - How to Create Your Own - The Savvy Book Marketer http://ow.ly/mfEDZ
- How Much Content Should I Have Ready to Go When I Launch a Blog? : @ProBlogger http://ow.ly/mfEfD
- Self Publishing and Book Promotion For Authors | BookBaby Blog http://ow.ly/mfEmx
- Learn to fix the biggest mistake writers make in 3 minutes #writers | Holly Lisle: Official Author Homepage http://ow.ly/mfEy6
- How To Correctly Use Emotion To Create Drama And Set The Pace | Write to Done http://ow.ly/mfEHZ
- Wordplay: Helping Writers Become Authors: Smart-Edit Software Video Tutorial http://ow.ly/mfENO
- Is Your “Survivor” Mentality Dragging Down Book Sales? — Self Publishing Team http://ow.ly/mfETu
- THE EDITOR DEVIL: Top 10 Marketing No’s-No’s for Authors http://ow.ly/mfF5l
- Notes from Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts http://ow.ly/mfFCx #writetips
- The Four Act Structure for Story Writing via Karen Woodward http://ow.ly/mfSWF @woodwardkaren
- Good Grammar Equals Better Writing http://ow.ly/mfTlP
- Authors: How Are You Backing Up Your Manuscripts and Business Files? http://ow.ly/mfTty
- 7 Basic Ingredients For Creating Compelling Blog Content | http://ow.ly/mfTDm
- Writability: How (Not) to Support Your Favorite Authors http://ow.ly/mfTPP
- Linda Clare's Writer's Tips: 3 Useful Additions to Your fantasy Novel http://ow.ly/mfTUk
- Writers On The Move: What is a Sidebar? http://ow.ly/mfU4A Includes tips for creating a sidebar.
- How to Explode Blog Traffic with a Sponsored Prize Contest - Blogging Tips http://ow.ly/mfUh4
- The Bookshelf Muse: Using a Critique Checklist, or, How Not to Look Like a Twit http://ow.ly/mfUAE
I’m always looking for great content to share. If you have a writing and/or marketing blog, or have a favorite that you visit often, please leave a link in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by.
Happy writing & running, Kathy
Check out these links to writing & marketing blog posts. Click to Tweet.