Hashtags… the last step

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…


Hashtag Generator

Instagram Hashtags: How to Connect with Your Ideal Customers and Drive More Sales

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags in 2019

The 2019 Instagram Hashtag Guide—How to Use Them and Get Results

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Instagram Hashtags for Likes

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags for 2019

Instagram Hashtags For Writers And Editors

Hashtags Writers & Readers Use

How to Win Instagram If You Are a Writer

Hashtags for Authors and Book Marketing Pros

Hashtags for writers (to copy and paste) on Instagram that you should use already

Hashtags for Writers

These are the 34 best hashtags for writers

Best #Writing Hashtags

51 Best Instagram Hashtags For Writers To Build Huge Brands!

44 Essential Twitter Hashtags Every Author Should Know

85 Hashtags Writers Need To Know

100+ Top Instagram Hashtags For Authors

130+ Of The Best Hashtags For Authors On Instagram


About jasterling

One part of my life is in the science of anthropology and archaeology where I did comparative work. My other life that I am now pursuing is writing along the lines of fantasy/sci fi fictional writing as my one way to stay sane in this other insane world. Please enjoy the selections you will find in my blog.
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