It’s never occurred to me to write a post about blogging, after all I’m not exactly an expert. However, I have learnt a lot over the last year and so thought I’d jot a few things down in case it can help someone else.
I spend a lot of time finding ways of promoting my posts and trying to find the best hashtags to use across social media. It seems that most other categories of bloggers-lifestyle, travel, parenting, food, beauty etc-are all very sociable with billions of hashtags to choose from. However, I always struggle finding outdoor specific tags. I have been hanging out with the parenting crowd recently and hijacking some of their hashtags, however I consider myself an outdoor blogger first and foremost so thought I would collate a few hashtags that I use or that are relevant to outdoorsy types. There is quite a bit of overlap with travel and lifestyle bloggers.
This isn’t an exhaustive list and I’d love to know of ones I’ve missed.
Of course this list is in addition to classic hashtags such as #camping #walking #hiking (I tend to use this last one quite a bit as one less character than walking and also popular in USA).
I also use #GetOutside (Ordnance Survey campaign, useful for any active or outdoor posts)
— Lauren (@TheHelpfulHiker) January 13, 2016
There are hashtags for specific days of the week, relevant ones include:
- #UKGeocachingHour (Tues 8-9pm)
- #UKHolidayHour (Thurs 8.30-9.30pm)
There are some general blogging hashtags that are great for discovering new blogs and sharing your posts:
I was a bit late to the party with Instagram and I’ve only really used it for the last few months. I love it and can spend hours flicking through beautiful photos. I do, however, find the amount of hashtags a bit overwhelming.
Here I’ve picked out any that are outdoor relevant from the 100 most popular hashtags
- #[relevant season]
Other useful outdoor hashtags include:
You can always keep a list of hashtags saved in your phone so you don’t have to type them all out each time you post.
I intend for this to be regularly updated so let me know what I’ve missed!