Hashtags are a wonderful way to tap into larger trends, broaden the audience for a given piece of content, or add a bit of additional humor into your post. However, there is a dark side to the hashtag… Far too many become addicted to using them. They begin to cram every bit of available space with hashtags, even if they’re misleading or irrelevant to the content of the tweet. You know the sort, we’ve all seen them.
What #should be a #normal tweet #is #completely #flooded with #irrelevant and often #misleading #hashtags that serve #little to #no #purpose
— Tara JingleBrannigan (@kindofstrange) December 26, 2015
See how bloody annoying that is? Don’t be that person. (Apologies to the followers that had to see that from me)
Some quick tips to keep you from straying to the dark side of the tag…