I have defeated the Instagram fear… almost
After scouring sites and debating with myself in less than flowery speech, I did accomplish figuring out how to post pictures from the computer, decided on my theme for the Instagram page, and finally completed the profile. Now it is time to take the next and final step, I think it is the final step…. adding in hashtags.
What are those you are wondering??? So was I. Well they are the words that follow the pound sign (#). The purpose of the hashtag is link similar ideas together and spread your posting further than just your page. Think of it as FREE advertising your book.
In the case of Instagram, hashtags are a must to be successful. First off you can place up to 30, yes 30, hashtags per post … that is a lot. It is suggested to place more than five in the comments not as to look overdone as an ad nor cluttered as to turn people away. Be sure you pick the best to have upfront as those will get noticed first.
So what am I using? No idea really but some I will probably use for now until the book is published are #writers #author #AmWriting #novel #fiction #scif#researcher #worldbuilding #crossinggenres #offworld #scififantasy #mixedgenre
And for the book itself #QuestforLight #ProphecyoftheAncients #JASterling
And for fun throw in on various occasions: #conspiracy #murder #espionage #romance #subterfuge #alienculture #heartbreak #love #trust
Now to do a second test and add in some hashtags… I may have this down pat but then again…. Wheeee off to play in hashtag-land
Some sites you may want to check out…
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