Hashtags: What We Need to Know to Use Them Effectively
The hashtag is a very important little symbol, at least if helping other people find your content is important to you. That being said, I have more questions than I do answers about the most effective use of hashtags, not just at Persona Paper, but in social media.
The Persona Paper community came to my rescue the previous time when I was Seeking Input on Website Choices , so I thought we could hash out some ideas on hashtags as well. (I heard you groan at the play on words. It's okay, I groaned as I typed it.)
My random ideas and questions follow. I value your input and hope the information here will help others, too.
- Would there be value in placing user name hashtags here or on social media. For instance, today when I shared one of tinamarie 's recipes elsewhere, I added the hashtag TinaRoberge. My thinking is that this would be yet another way for someone familiar with a writer to find that writer's "stuff." Is this useful or just clutter?
- The hashtags that we use here on our posts -- do they automatically transpose as hashtags to social media sites or do we need to add hashtags each time we share a post elsewhere?
- If including a writer's hashtag at other sites is thought to be useful, how would we know which username to use for that person on a particular site?
That's the sum of my questions for now, but will edit if I think of others -- or if you have one or more you'd like added.
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