Tagging Your Tweets: Using Hashtags to Get Your Tweets Out to More People

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Think you know how to use (and how not to use) hashtags on Twitter?  Think again, and then read ElaineGriffinDesign's two-part series on how to best use hashtags.  In part one, Elaine explains why hashtags are used and some common hashtags for writers looking to connect with other writers.

Hashtags have been used on Twitter for several years. In fact, hashtags were created by Twitter users in order to identify topics of particular interest, and make the tweet more accessible to a wider audience. Essentially you are tagging, or optimizing your tweet, like you would tag a blog post. By  placing a hashtag before a keyword or category in your tweet, you are adding it to a “list” of tweets about that subject – subjects that are searchable on Twitter.

Do you use hashtags with your tweets, and has it helped you find new followers?

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Read more from #Hashtags Part 1 at ElaineGriffinDesigns

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