And then I started dabbing in Instagram tags. #CrochetersofInstagram #KnittersofInstagram #EtsySeller #EtsyShop.
And then I tried a few more specific ones #SpringShellBeanie #MiniCowl and my favorite #NaptimeSuccess. And the glee I've experienced(!) when I discovered I've created a "new" hashtag (aka, there are no other photos listed with said hashtag). I love continuing to tag more images of mine with these unique tags to create a personal collection of projects.
Which is what hashtagging is all about! To collect similar images together that fit a specific demographic, image style, image subject, audience, and more!
Why did I not try this sooner?? So many new connections have now been opened to me to experience new like-minded creators + inspirations! Not to mention the amount of traffic I've gained on Twitter + Instagram just by others discovering me through the same hashtag channels. I wish Instagram had analytics so I could figure out how many new friends I've made in the last 2 months.
Instagram has definitely become my favorite organic inspiration since Pinterest is such a black hole of inspiration overload (but I still love it!!)
What are your experiences with hashtags? How do you best grow your reach?