Hashtags for Every day of the week

Social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to community.  -- Simon Mainwaring  

Social media is not about the exploitation of technology but service to community.  -- Simon Mainwaring
 

Hashtags are essentially just a pound sign followed by a keyword.  They are used like indexes to quickly find information. Try it out.  Go to twitter or another social media platform and type in # and the name of your city, for example #Chicago. Check what pops up!

Why use hashtags?  Studies show that you will get around twice the engagement with careful use of hashtags. Some hashtags are specific to an industry while others trend around political events or natural disasters. Well, what if you are just trying to have a conversation without the political slant.  Every day of the week has a series of hashtags affiliated with it that have become common over time and are used across social media platforms.  Let's take a look at the collection and then consider how you might effectively use them. Check to  see which are trending.  And let's be aware that an overuse of hashtags within the body of your post can be visually and verbally disruptive. For a comedic rendition of this  notion check out the video by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. 


MONDAY:


#Monday #MondayMotivation #MotivationMonday #MondayMorning #MondayMood #MeatfreeMondays #MeatfreeMondayRecipe #MusicMonday #MondayMusic #MondayBlues #MondaySelfie #MondayMiracle #MondayMorning


Do you see a pattern developing?  These weekday hashtags tend to be alliterative.  Motivation Monday. Both words start with the letter M.  And notice that the hashtag #MotvationMonday has no spaces. A space would defeat the use of the hashtag.  If your spellcheck goes crazy with it, tell it to ignore.  Also Mondays tend to be back to work after weekend posts.  So they are often inspirational quotes to get you motivated for the week. But if you are a food blogger then "#MeatlessMondays" would make sense.  Own a restaurant?  Feature your vegetarian dishes on Mondays. One last point to note.  The hashtags need to be easy to read. Look at the difference between #motivationmonday  and #MotivationMonday.  Proper capitalization works as the replacement for spaces.


Tuesday:

#Tuesday #TuesdaysTips #CharityTuesday #TestimonialTuesday #TT (TransformationTuesday) #TT (TuesdayTransformation) #TuesdayMorning #TuesdaysThoughts #TuesdayMotivation #TuesdaySelfie #TuesdayMorning

I like TuesdaysTips. Provide your potential client/customer with relevant and helpful information. You want to share content that helps pople and touches upon emotions. If you are a hairdressing salon, think about all the tips you could share to prevent a bad hair day.  It can be funny, but don't let it rollover to the edge of snarky. 


Wednesday:

#Wednesdays #WednesdayWisdom #WayBackWednesday #WomanWednesday #WomentoFollow #Humpday #WednesdayWorkout #WednesdaySelfie #WednesdayMotivation
#WednesdayMorning #WildlifeWednesday


Thursday:

#Thursdays #ThrowabackThursday (#TBT)  #ThursdayTestimonial #TestimonialThursday #ThankfulThursday #TravelThursday #CoffeeThursday #ThursDate #ThursdaySelfie #ThursdayMorning #ThursdayFunDay #GoodDeeds #ThursdayMusic #ThursdayThoughts


Friday:

#FridayFollow (#FF) #FollowFriday(#FF)  #FollowforFriday#FridayFunDay #FridayNight #FeelGoodFriday #FoodieFriday #FilmFriday #FlowerFriday #FappyFriday #FridayNights #FeelGoodFriday #InterviewFriday #FridayFeeling #ScienceFriday


Saturday:

#SaturdaySelfie #SocialSaturday #SocialSaturday #SaturdaySwag #StreetSaturday #SaturdayNight #SaturdayFunday #Caturday #SaturdayEvening #SuperStarSaturday


Sunday:

#SundaySoul #ScienceSunday #SundayBrunch #SundaySchool #SelflessSunday #SundayBlogShare #NFLSunday #SundaySelfie (#SS) #SelfieSunday (#SS) #SundayFunday 

A great website to put on your Social Media radar is Hashtagify.me.  You can type in any hashtag and quickly see related ones. The site will show you which are currently popular and which aren't. It's a good idea to mix up your usage between popular and less popular as the popular one's will have more traffic connected to them and your post may become lost in the shuffle. The general rule of thumb is stick to just two hashtags unless you are on Instagram.  There are studies that show that your engagement will drop by 17% for