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51 Best Instagram Hashtags for Writers to Build Huge Brands!

Hashtags are one of the best ways for writers to build a brand on social media by attracting authors, creative professionals, readers and industry experts. If you’re thinking about joining Instagram once your book is published, promoting your novel will be even more of an uphill battle. Build your platform before your novel is published so that once it’s released, you have an audience waiting to divulge!

To Connect with Other Writers

    1. #writersofinstagram 1,211,921
    2. #writersofig 862,375
    3. #amwriting 322,006
    4. #amediting 27,473
    5. #authorlife 40,235

    1. #indieauthors 10,323
    2. #nanowrimo 79,593
    3. #ilovewriting 19,467
    4. #writerscorner 15,793
    5. #writersofinsta 18,735
    6. #writerscommunity 416,739

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To Connect with Readers

    1. #bookish 769,241
    2. #novel 1,009,213
    3. #readmore 103,828
    4. #shelfie 375,327
    5. #bookstagram 3,567,552
    6. #booktastic 10,163
    7. #amreading 152,554
    8. #readersofinstagram 67,464
    9. #bookwhore 64,135
    10. #bookoftheday 126,203
    11. #boolnerdigans 452,466
    12. #booknerd 1,060,916
    13. #bookhaul 196,045
    14. #bookaddict 696,661
    15. #booklove 619,673
    16. #bibliophile 1,154,313
    17. #bookclub 292,066
    18. #ilovereading 244,415
    19. #bookworm 3,381,842
    20. #yalit 358,234
    21. #yabooks 196,899
    22. #booksofinstagram 197,825
    23. #bookporn 711,856
    24. #creativityfound 400,935 posts

To Connect with Other Creative Entrepreneurs

  1. #livecolorfully 381,721
  2. #ABMlifeiscolorful 628,425
  3. #risingtidesociety 139,596
  4. #communityovercompetition 169,871
  5. #saavybusinessowner 56,284
  6. #creativepreneur 87,823
  7. #creativeentrepreneur 66,805
  8. #tnchustler 66,412
  9. #girlboss 1,400,756
  10. #thatsdarling 2,483,085
  11. #flashesofdeslight 1,038,000
  12. #mycreativebiz 123,049
  13. #calledtobecreative 302,531
  14. #blogger 17,757,203
  15. #theblogissue 123,973
  16. #bossbabe 1,008,556

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How To Use Instagram Hashtags to get more visibility


Don’t know what a hashtag is? A hashtag is a word preceded by the hash symbol (#) often seen on social media posts to increase your odds of being seen by someone with similar interests. The great thing about hashtags is that it can attract non-followers that you have never engaged with before. For example, if you post a mouth-watering photo of stuffed pasta shells on Instagram and tag it with the hashtag #manicotti, anyone who likes manicotti and searches for the term on Instagram will be able to find your post. If the caption of your post is an awesome manicotti recipe, you may even get a like or comment, and even better a follower.

Tip # 1 – Do Not Use More Than 30 Hashtags

Do not use more than 30 hashtags per post. After 30 hashtags, the hashtags stop working on that post.

Tip # 2 – Use Popular Hashtags

Next to each hashtag I’ve listed is a number. The higher the number, the more the hashtag is used, thus the more popular the hashtag. The more popular a hashtag is, the more your post is seen. This comes with it’s pros and cons. Really popular hashtags sometimes have a lot of spammy posts and bots that peruse the hashtag. While you want visibility, you want to attract the right audience. For example, the hashtag #book has over 16,492,615 posts under that tag. It’s a very popular tag among the writing / reading community. Nudity often gets posted under this tag by horrible people that want to take advantage of how popular it is. The more spammy a tag is, the more likely your account will attract bot followers, likes, or people that just stumbled upon your content by accident that may not have any interest in your post. This leads to useless, ghost followers and low engagement. #Book is not as bad as the hashtag #love (988,997,691 posts), but it can get spammy.

Tip # 3 – Leave hashtags out of your caption, and comment instead!

Avoid putting hashtags in your photo caption, and post hashtags in the comment section. First, you will want to keep your Instagram caption as clean as possible. Not only does this make it more legible, but more shareable. Second, Instagram is now discouraging long wordy captions by hiding portions of your caption once it reaches a certain length in a “read more” like fashion. To avoid both of these, use short, punchy captions. There are more advanced ways to use hashtags in your captions while remaining aesthetically pleasing, but as a rule of thumb its best to leave it in the comment section.

Hashtags are one of the best ways for writers to build a brand on social media by attracting authors, creative professionals, readers and industry experts. If you're thinking about joining Instagram once your book is published, promoting your novel will be even more of an uphill battle. Build your platform before your novel is published so that once it's released, you have an audience waiting to divulge!
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