Why You Need To Use These Hashtags - You Baby Me Mummy

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I think there is a misconception among some bloggers that using hashtags is not cool and can seem spammy.  If you think this, then you’re wrong.  If you have a massive following, then your fans will see your images in your feed and you will get likes from these fans. However, if you are looking to build your likes and followers using hashtags enables people who don’t already follow you to see, and perhaps like, your images; you never know they might even then go on to follow you.

 

If people love Instagram they will probably spend time looking at the images within various hashtag streams and if you haven’t used a hashtag, then your image (however wonderful) isn’t being seen by these potential new followers. Speaking personally, I do this A LOT, I love finding new accounts to follow and looking at beautiful images. I spend some time every day scrolling through various hashtags streams, liking and following the ones I love.

 

Why you need to use these hashtags

 

So are we on the same page?  Do you now realise what a difference it could make to your Instagram if you use hasthtags?  Yes?, Great!

 

I am now going to share some of my favourite hashtags and others that might work for your feeds.  Bear in mind that the highest engagement is seen on images with 11 or more hashtags.  Top tip – put all your hashtags (you can use up to 30) in the first comment box (not the main comment box). This means they will be hidden when more people comment on your image, and so it will look cleaner.  Also they won’t then show if you share this image on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Hashtags to use

 

It can be hard to decide which to use and to some degree it is trial and error; obviously the decision depends on the subject of your picture.  Some big hashtags regram images, which would obviously help your likes and follower numbers, but they will only do this if appropriate pictures are hashtagged.  Using a generic tag like #love is probably not going to do you much good.  There are 893,705, 172 images with this hashtag, so chances are yours will be lost. Also I don’t think anyone would search this hashtag, it is just too vast.  You need to chose wisely and think which will give you the best exposure for your picture.

 

There are hashtags with a large amount of users and there are smaller ones; both have their strengths and weaknesses.  Large accounts, if they feature you, can then share your image/account with a huge amount of followers, but it is harder to stand out.  Smaller hashtags, like Mr and Mrs T Plus Three and my, #LittleFierceOnes have a smaller number of users, but in some respects a bigger sense of community, with lots of likes from community members and being features on Instagram and also our top 50 ranked parenting blogs.  So it’s swings and roundabouts, trial and error is probably the way to go to find out what works best for your images.  I will start with the ones more focus to the parenting niche, then will share some popular general ones.

 

Child Focused Hashtags

#LittleFierceOnes

Creators: @youbabymemummy & @amytreasureblog almost 100k posts

We feature daily on our feeds

Images to tag: Pictures that sum up your little fierce children

#pixel_kids

Creator: @pixel_kids 20.7k followers   72,712 posts

They feature images on their feed.

Images to tag: beautiful kids shots

 

#clickinmoms

Creator: @clickinmoms www.clickinmoms.com 48.9k followers   313,419 posts

Feature images in roundup posts on Instagram

Images to tag: Gorgeous images of children.  They also do daily challenges.

 

#childhoodunplugged

Creator: @childhoodunplugged  www.childhoodunplugged.com  77.9k followers   772, 019 posts

Feature images.

Images to tag: Pictures which show children to get back to the art of play.

 

#momswithcameras

Creator:  @momswithcameras 15.7k followers   323,494 posts

They feature images.

Images to tag: Lovely shots of kids

 

Others:

#letthembelittle

#oureverydaymoments

#childofig

#uniteinmotherhood

#candidchildhood

#momtogs

#simplychildren

#umh_kids

#littleandbrave

#makeportraits

#kidsforreal

#cameramama

#dearphotographer

#takemyheartdear

#honestmotherhood

#writeyouonmyheart

 

I could go on!  However, I will stop there for the specific child/motherhood tags.  Obviously, you will be able to use more general hashtags too, even if your image is of a child.

 

Here are some others to consider;

 

#thatsdarling  #darlingweekend  #darlingmovement

Creator:  Darling Magazine @darling – 210k followers

They will regram some appropriate images.

Images to tag:  Arty, styled shots of anything.

 

#LiveAuthentic

Creator: www.liveauthentic.net  8,196,254 images

Images to tag: Promoting active and authentic lifestyles in the great outdoors, and having adventures.

 

#LiveFolk

Creator: Folk Magazine 5,600,243 images

They will regram appropriate images.

Images to tag: Anything to do with the outdoors.

 

#wandeleurspark

Creator: @wandeleur Blog: Wandeleur  39,086 images

They will regram appropriate images.

Images to tag: Cocktails, Home, Travel, Flowers, Architecture. Inspiration for a creative life.

 

#prettylittlething

Creator: @officialplt  Pretty Little Thing  323k followers  71,680 posts.

They regram images

Images to tag:  design, girly, feminine, travel, colorful, feminine, pretty, home, patterns.

 

#pursuepretty 

Creator: @jemmacraig  Rusty Break  111k followers  412,686 posts.

Images to tag:  Anything pretty, feminine, beautiful.

 

#TheHappyNow

Creator: The Happy Hunters  @thehappyhunters 10.9k followers 462,710 images

They will regram appropriate images.

Photo categories: Anything that makes you happy, puppies, kids, drinks, foods.

 

 

#FlashesofDelight

Creator: The Glitter Guide  @glitterguide  430k followers  539,634 images

They will regram appropriate images.

Images to tag: Anything with great colour or an attachments, i.e. kids, food, pets, travel, flowers, beaches, interiors.

 

#ABMlifeissweet #ABMhappylife #ABMlifeiscolorful #ABMathome #ABMhappyhour

Creator: A Beautiful Mess  361k followers

They will regram appropriate pictures.

Images to tag: Various within each hashtag, just make sure you tailor which tags you use for each picture.

 

#Livethelittlethings

Creator: @runstylerun  Run Style Run 14.3k followers  817,517 images

Images to tag: Anything colourful, friends, beaches, flowers, food, cocktails, pets, home, pretty.

 

#RSroadtrip #RSlove #RSblooms #HowIsSummer 

Creator: Real Simple Magazine  8,386 / 48,923 / 8119 / 15,747

They regram appropriate images.

Images to tag: Self explanatory!

 

#KeepItWild

Creator: @campbrandgoods 140k followers  Camp Brand Goods  563, 957 posts.

They regram appropriate images.

Images to tag: Anything to do with being outdoors.

 

#morningslikethese

Creator: @morningslikethese   Mornings Like These  45.3k followers  365,959 posts.

They will regram images.

Images to tag: Those which represent finding a moment each morning to be present and thankful. 

 

#dametraveler

Creator: @dametraveler   Dame Traveler  152k followers  200,571 posts.

They regram images

Images to tag:  Unique ones. Non-filter images of your travels from different angles.

#finditliveit

Creator: @madewithmap  Made With Map
They do regram some images.
Images to tag: Mainly travel but also food and home pictures.

 

#DScolor  #DSpattern  #DSrainbow  #DStexture  #DSwallpaper  #DSlettering

Creator: Design Sponge  653k followers

They regram appropriate images.

Photo categories: Pretty self explanatory.

 

#myunicornlife

Creator: @bourbonandgoose   Bourbon and Goose  141k followers   80,615 posts

They do regram.

Images to tag: Abstract, cool, trendy, colourful, unique, creative.

 

#LiveColorfully

Creator: @katespadeny  Kate Spade  1.5m followers   149,486 posts.

Images to tag: feminine, pretty, travel, cocktails, colourful, design, home.

 

 

#nothingisordinary

Creator: @nothingisordinary  73.5k followers  1,025,802 posts

They do regram images.

Images to tag: Anything creative, beautiful, colorful.

 

#howyouglow

Creator: @howyouglow   How You Glow   61.9k followers  46,726 posts
Images to tag: Images that project happiness.

 

#makeyousmilestyle

Creator: @brightbazaar  Bright Bazaar  131k followers  53,410 posts
They regram images.
Images to tag: Anything really colourful that evokes happiness.

 

 

Hashtag top tips

 

 

  • Make sure the ones you use are relevant to each picture.

 

  • Keep a note of the ones you usually use on your laptop and phone to make copy and pasting easier.

 

  • Use hashtags you enjoy to help you find other accounts you will love. I do this A LOT and have found some amazing accounts this way.

 

  • Remember you can schedule your Instagram.  Most programmes I have found have had issues. I recently found GRUM which schedules, actually uploads to Instgram without you having to press anything and also puts your hashtags in the first comment box. It’s literally schedule and forget!

 

  • Use 30 hashtags, you are allowed them, so why not sure them and give your image the best possible exposure.

 

 

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