5 Hashtag Mistakes You're Making Without Even Realizing It + Hashtag's For You!


What your Mom didn't tell you about hashtags.  Seriously though.  Your Mom thought a hashtag was that thing on your phone.  The pound sign.  So, you're probably asking yourself what do I know about hashtags because my engagement isn't exactly the best.  Well, I've made all these mistakes and so I guess that means I'm a master artist therefore qualifying me to be a self proclaimed failure.  That and I believe all mistakes are just re-directions.  Maybe you are making these mistakes too.  I do have a few hidden tips that might help you stay organized and up to date as well as curating your own hashtag's!  Here is how to fully utilize hashtag's to up your blogger game.


5 Hashtag Mistakes You're Making Without Even Realizing It.


1) If you are not using notes, then we need to just stop right here.  The notes on your phone can be utilized for almost all social networking.  I use my notes to keep my Instagram bio updated.  In case something happens, there it is, safe and sound in my notes.  I also use it for talk-to-text when I have a funny caption idea and want to jot it down so I don't forget.  I can get more into that much later but for now, I want to share how notes is the best place to keep your hashtags.  Simply copy and paste them so that its easy for you to access next time you post.  

I've provided some of my favorites below!



2) Copying and pasting the same hashtags will get you nowhere.  And trust me, I make this mistake so much.  Instagram has gotten smarter and therefore, making it harder for bots and bot-like operations to keep happening.  Try changing it up.  Save several hashtags in different orders and always  sneak one or two in the mix to specifically change the flow and ultimately avoiding the dreadful Instagram red flags.  



3) Posting the limit (30 hashtags each time).  You know it's annoying.  Heck, I annoy myself! I used the allotted amount  most the times but at times, just 10-15 did the trick.  I even forget to hashtag photos but they still get pretty good engagement.  Again, Instagram is smart and looks for any bot-like behavior so switch things up a bit.



4) Posting all the most popular hashtags.  This one is a good one! Most people think that if you post a popular hashtag you will get engagement.  This couldn't be farther from the truth.  Especially if you are a small fry in the game, like me!  For example, I take a super cute #ootd (because DUH I always look fetch) and I hashtag:

#ootd #instafashion #lookbook #fashionblogger #fashionista

And don't get me wrong, these are listed as the TOP 10 fashion hashtags on Instagram this Year by the fashion Bible itself, Harper's Bazaar.  However, #ootd itself has 189 million hits meaning that's essentially your competition.  You would make a killing if you were already 400K in otherwise, it would kill you and your potential discovery.  Try hashtagging these instead, 

#ootdgoals #ootdgals #prettylittleinspo #streetstyle_daily #springlookbook 

All of these tag's are under a mil and one is only 9k.  It might feel like not a lot of people will be looking at your pic right away, but if you really think about it, you only need a good handful to like and engage. In a small pond, the less fish are more likely to bite.  Wow, that analogy sucked.  But I digress.  Use a good mix of 10k hits and 100k hits.  You can check how many hits are on a hashtag by typing it in the search in your Instagram.  


5) Posting irrelevant hashtags.  In this case, using copy and paste can result in unknowingly sabotaging your own content.  I'm sure I've done this before but now not only is it not going to end up in the right tag, people can actually flag your photo for not being relevant.  This comes with the new "follow hashtags" feature.  So again, make sure you personalize each batch of tags with relevant content to match. 




Copy & Paste My Current Hashtags

Style & Fashion hashtags:


#anotheroutfitpost #losangelesblogger #whatiwear #lavibes #losangelesblogger #colorventures #streetstyleinspo #bossgirlbloggers #thestreetograph #momentsofchic #chictopia #andotherstories #streetstyledaily #ootdgals #fashifeen #fashionvibez #outfitshare #sscollective #trendhunter #wentoutlikethis #mystylediary #outfitboard #streetstyle_daily #makeyousmilestyle #photosinbetween #doitfortheaesthetic #stylefile #todayimwearingthis #ltkunder50 #yougotitright 


Kids & Toddler hashtags:


#mymagicalmoments #littlestoriesofmylife #parenthood_unveiled #ourcandidlife #thingsiwanttoremember #ministylekids #momtogs #humansofjoy #mymamahood #instamom #mum_hub #wildandfreechildren #thatsdarling #shared_joy #lovelylittlesquares #holdyourmoments #takemyheartdear #mynameismama #thisismycommunity #illuminatechildhood #ohmommones #therealinstamoms #uniteinmotherhood #communityovercompetition #motherhoodrising #letthem #mymamahood #ohheymamas #thelifestylecollective #thesnapsociety #momjeansandmimosas #thepursuitofjoy #eternalmotherhood #stopdropandmom #adventuresofchildren



Beauty & Skincare // flatlays and products


#persuepretty #thatsdarling #makeupgram #minimalmakeup #simplemakeup #naturalmakeuplook #skinisin #safeskincare #saferbeauty #wakeuptomakeup #bblogger #beautygram #beautycommunity #beautycounter #beautyobsessed #glowrecipe #igskincare #skincareaddiction #shelfielove #freshbeauty #abcommunity #skincareregime #365inskincare #skincareaddict #discoverunder10k #beautygram #treatyoself #blogginggals #makeupfavorites #everydaymakeup #makeupmess #thegirlgang #postitfortheaesthetic #slaytheflatlay #beautyflatlay #flatlayoftheday #boybrows



Home Decor


#urbanjungle #homedecoration #jungalowstyle #mycurrentview #mybohemianabode  #heyhomehey #simplystyleyourspace #finditstyleit #howiboho #stellarspaces  #showmeyourboho #contemporarydesign #houseplants urbanjunglebloggers #plantscout #smalspacesquad #designsponge #bohoonthelowlow #plantlovinghome #supportsmallbusiness #thepottedplant #makehomematter #lifegivingsquares #pocketofmyhome #plantgang 





I hope this was helpful!  In the end it's really all about taking the necessary time to educate yourself on the basics.  Do you hashtag?


Kris


Kristin Dawn Mejia
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