As a blogger, I’m addicted to Instagram. Okay let’s get serious, I’ve always been addicted to Instagram, it’s an adventure in itself. This silly little app that I’m sure you’re addicted to as well is one of the most engaging and best ways to grow your blog. But how are you supposed to grow your blog through Instagram when you don’t know where the heck to even start? Maybe you’re a seasoned pro or a newbie to the game, but either way you can step up your Instagram game with one little change: hashtags.
Hashtags are a true art form, if you use the right ones you’re account will be discovered by people halfway around the world. Use hashtags incorrectly, and well, your followers will frankly be annoyed with you. Before I share with you my favorite hashtags that will not only get your Instagram noticed, but also have it noticed repeatedly, I want to share with you one little trick of the trade: You can use up to 30 hashtags on a post, but be sure to post them separately as a comment on the picture, not in the caption (I promise you will thank me). I have also linked a free printable hashtag cheat sheet at the end of this post for future reference (+ it includes over 100 hashtags!).
Curated by: @_ssblog
Appropriate images: Just about anything – food, DIY crafts, holiday cheer, pets, fashion, lifestyle, etc.
** I will be showcasing my favorite photos that use this hashtag on the blog each month!
Curated by: @heleneinbetween
Appropriate images: Just about anything – animals, food, lifestyle, blogging, flowers, fashion, etc.
Also check out: #dogsinbetween, #ExploreInBetween
Curated by: @glitterguide
Appropriate images: Just about anything – flowers, food, lifestyle, cocktails, fashion, travel, etc.
Curated by: @darling
Appropriate images: Artsy photos – styled shots, beach, lifestyle, cooking, pets, etc.
Also check out: #darlingmovement, #darlingweekend
Curated by: @shopbando
Appropriate images: Anything bright, colorful, creative, fun, entertaining, girly
Also check out: #bandtodolist
Curated by: @abeautifulmess
Appropriate images: Anything colorful, creative, bright, feminine, loving, lifestyle
Also check out: #ABMlifeissweet, #ABMathome, #ABMlifeiscolorful, #ABMhappyhour, #ABMtravelbug, #ABMlovesmurals, #ABMhappylife, #ABMsummer, #ABMpatternlove
Curated by: @katespadeny
Appropriate images: Anything famine, colorful, loving, travel, lifestyle, fashion, home, cocktails
Curated by: @thenectarcollective
Appropriate images: Anything relating to creativity, entrepreneurship, boss babe
Appropriate images: Images that go with the aesthetic of your Instagram account
Curated by: @morningslikethese
Appropriate images: Morning images that are thoughtful, creative, and meaningful
What are your fav Instagram hashtags?
Get your free printable here.