The Siberian American: Five Favorite Instagram Hashtags for Bloggers + Why I Think Instagram Is Important

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Five Favorite Instagram Hashtags for Bloggers + Why I Think Instagram Is Important

Instagram is by far my favorite form of social media. I love how everyone’s feed tells a story. You can really get to know a person through their Instagram. Since I started using Instagram as a tool for my blog, I have cared way more about the engagement I’m getting than the followers I have. I love interacting with other bloggers, commenting on their posts and learning more about who they are.

I’ve always viewed Instagram as an extension of my blog. Those who know me know my goal is to treat every day like it’s an adventure. I love sharing those adventures both on my blog and my Instagram. For a long time, I had no idea how to reach out to other bloggers on Instagram. My engagement was terrible, and I didn’t know how to fix it. Then, I took Helene’s Instagram for Success course and realized part of the answer was hashtags. I used to put hashtags like “#tree, #sky,” things that no one would actually search. As soon as I changed my hashtag strategy, my engagement skyrocketed. When people would like my image, I would head over to their Instagram and interact with them. It’s been such a great way to grow and make new friends!

Today, I wanted to share five of my favorite hashtags to use. I like including a mixture of “big” hashtags and some smaller ones because on the larger hashtags, your photo will only be on the top of the feed for a few seconds.

#mytinyatlas
#Mytinyatlas is one of my favorite travel hashtags. The world is really smaller than it seems! I love this hashtag because it is full of stunning images to explore, but it’s a little smaller than other hashtags, so your images will be at the top of the feed longer.


#myunicornlife
I love #myunicornlife! Everyone has a unique story to tell, and this feed really showcases that. I’m constantly browsing this feed for gorgeous photos and inspiration.


#theblogissue
This is the best hashtag for finding other bloggers! I love looking through this feed and then clicking on the links in their profiles to find new bloggers to read.


#photosinbetween
Of course, I had to include Helene’s hashtag. She’s such an Instagram guru, and I love both her own feed and her hashtag.


#nothingisordinary
This is another hashtag that speaks to me. It’s a beautiful feed filled with others’ stories that is always worth exploring.


I have loved being part of the Instagram community so much more after I took Helene’s Instagram for Success course. I still use all the strategies she taught me on a daily basis. The good news is Helene has relaunched her course, and it’s even better than before! She’ll teach you how to take the best photos, grow your community, and even how to monetize your Instagram. I feel so strongly about it that I signed up to be an affiliate. If you are serious about growing your Instagram, this is the best class out there! Helene is also including some amazing bonuses, including a live coaching call. Also, a fun fact: I am one of the case studies included in the class!


Click here to sign up for Helene's course. 
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What are your favorite Instagram hashtags?

23 comments:

  1. Oh awesome! Hashtags always stump me a little bit! I have a few bigger ones that I use, and then it's mostly descriptors or whatever I feel like. This seems to have quite a few that I could use. :) So glad you loved the course! I took one course, and the module I did focused most on consistency in style. Since focusing on that my page has grown steadily, but I haven't tried too much else just yet. Thanks for these hashtag tips. :) XO - Alexandra

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  2. I LOVE all of these hashtags so much! Instagram is so much fun! I love making new friends and learning more about people all over the world. Also, Helene is such a guru! <3

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you love these hashtags. They have been so helpful to me! That's exactly why I love Instagram too. :)

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  3. I adore Instagram & wasn't aware of any of these hashtags. I'm heading to check them out now.

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  4. I'm terrible at remembering to use hashtags/using the right ones. I should keep a list of good ones (or just commit them to memory...). These all sound great!

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  5. I love these hashtags! I'm going to have to start including some of these from time to time on my photos. I really want to jump start my social media presence in 2017 & I've started playing around with things over the past week or so. These are really helpful.

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  6. These are really interesting hashtags. I like #myunicornlife, I'll have to check that feed out. I've definitely noticed a difference in my instagram account since I started using hashtags. I love following other people's journeys through pictures.

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  7. I was super sick and pregnant last time she offered this course, so I was SO pumped to sign up this time!!

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  8. These are great! My Instagram is private so using hashtags doesn't really work for me as far as meeting new people, but I definitely will scroll through a couple of these! I love how you are meeting other bloggers through Instagram! :)

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  9. Thanks for the ideas. I mostly end up using beauty related hashtags which seem to do well in terms of likes but not necessarily new followers. Will have to try some of these!

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  10. I love that you treat each day like an adventure, your passion truly shines through! Awesome round up, I've only heard of Helene's hashtag and need to start using the others. Because unicorns <3
    Green Fashionista

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  11. These are great! I'm excited to explore new (to me) hashtags and see what people are talking about :)

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  12. I use all these hashtags too and love them! They are really fun to browse through as well :)

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  13. I love to use instagram for my travels but I'm terrible with knowing the appropriate hashtags I love the ones you've matched with the photos you've posted

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    1. I've had a lot of success on using smaller hashtags..! IG is good that if you type in one travel related hashtag, it shows you other ones as well... or check out other people's hashtags and see what they're using! :)

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  14. i quite like instagram... and i think it is important for bloggers who want to be more than just a hobby blogger, but i'm content keeping my instagram .. like small i guess? i've been thinking of putting it on private just so the weirdos who follow and unfollow can leave me alone lol. but then i don't want to not find actual people like bloggers. so i don't know. the blogger hashtag is a good idea! i'm terrible with hashtags.

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  15. Hashtags are definitely important, I've been playing around with my hashtags and it does make a difference on which ones you use!

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