Hey my little Brushaflies and welcome back to my blog, Brushafly Mua 🦋 Today’s blog post is a discussion on the use of the phenomenon that is the Hashtag, especially in the makeup realm.
I use Hashtags almost daily, whether it be on Instagram, Twitter or even on my YouTube channel description box. The world has well and truly been hashtagged. There are hashtags for almost every single thing you want to write about or look up from #OOTD, (outfit of the day) #makeupblog #photography #beautybloggers #halloween #kyliecosmetics… Literally anything and everything can be hashtagged!!! For the most part I don’t even think about it, I just post my latest makeup worthy picture on my social media channels and tag it in the hopes other makeup like minded people will see it and like it. I also use it to look for makeup inspiration sometimes, I type in a certain hashtag e.g. #pinkeyeshadowlook and it will come up with so many looks from other people that have done a look that I might find awesome.
For the most part hashtags are just a simple filtering system that collects people’s content together when they use a certain hashtag, which then forms a unique feed dedicated to that hashtag, most of the images (Instagram) or micro blog posts (Twitter) will all have the same theme. You do obviously get random ones that sneak in when someone tags something wrong or if they just want more views so they tag a popular hashtag in the hopes people will go to it. It is actually really clever and makes things so much easier for us people to search through.
But what are my favourite hashtags to use on my social media channels?
These are just the ones I like to use, but you can find others to use. Here are some tips you could use for your makeup photos and hashtagging:
- You can find other makeup accounts that share others photos if they like them and if you give them support too. Some of them have their own hashtag you can use.
- You can join a gain train where loads of makeup and beauty accounts get together and help spread the love by liking each others pages and use hashtags to get others to join in.
- Make sure to hashtag the brands whose makeup you use and wear. Not only might they potentially see it, but others who also like that makeup brand can connect with others that like it, like yourself.
- Makeup sure to hashtag the makeup item too… E.g. #blush #mascara
- Challenge hashtags. Lots of people do awesome makeup challenges, and they like it when other people join in, so if you do make sure to add the challenge tag e.g. #skittlesmakeupchallenge
But was was the first ever hashtag?
Well the first ever hashtag was #Barcamp by Chris Messina. What was it used for… I think after Google-ing that its some sort of technology, web, conference workshops tag… But in reality I have absolutely no idea what it really means or stands for. But it did pave the way for things to come with the world of hashtagging.
So there you go, a bit of useful information on the hashtagged world and how I use it for my makeup social media channels.
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