Like most people I kind of have a love hate relationship with Instagram. At the moment I mostly hate it but the one thing I’m loving right now are hashtags. Not just your generic ones that have too many posts to follow along but the ones that are slowly added too. These hashtags I’m talking about are created by bloggers and creatives to make more of a community on Instagram. They are for people who really believe in the hashtag’s message and only tag relevant images with it.
I’ve slowly been taking part in more of these hashtags over the past few months as more and more bloggers start to create their own and I’m loving how much inspiration it’s giving me.
My Favourite Instagram Hashtags
I’d like to say we’ve spent all of today outside, basking in the sunshine but we’ve actually just walked to take pictures, raid the Co-Op and come back home with supplies and with the fullest intent to chill. Wbu? . . . PS My first podcast is live a day early so that I can submit it to iTunes. If you fancy a listen – have a look in my stories or follow @shedidpod for updates. Any support you can give on this lil venture of mine is unbelievably appreciated. . . . Oh and I’ll link everything I’m wearing in stories too. Have a good one Gang! #reallifeandstyle #chattycaptioncommunity #theblogpack #theuncoolclub #shinyhappybloggers 📷: @b___l___s
Vix created this hashtag a while back now and I’ve been following along since the beginning. It is a hashtag I don’t tend to use unless I’m actually in the photo myself as it’s more about style but I really enjoy following the hashtag, seeing her share her favourites and getting inspired by the images I do see. I’ve seen a lot of people on Twitter talking about how they want to see photos without models on Instagram, the photos on this hashtag are all ‘real life’!
Sophie started this hashtag back in January, except it was called #findingthejoyinjanuary. She loved the project so much that she changed the hashtag to everyday and continued it. This hashtag is one where the pictures tend to be simple, lots of negative space and often flat lays – a dream to look at really. However, the most important part and way to engage the most with it is through a chatty caption telling your followers what it is your loving that day/week.
Today is the day I start my new job! 💃🏼 I’m not starting until 11am so I’m currently sat on the sofa with a brew in hand, the cat on my lap, shitty daytime telly on (specifically – American Pickers 🤓). This photo is from Tuesday when I had my makeup done at the @fentybeauty counter at @harveynicholsleeds and omg THAT GLOW ✨ I’ve had the best few days celebrating my birthday and the bank holiday – I feel more relaxed than I have in forever 🙏🏻 I hope you’re all having a beaut week 🌞 #mytinydoodles
Rhianna not only created this hashtag she also created a newsletter to go with it. It’s all about sharing real life imagery and real life problems in the captions. The hashtag is full of such a range of images and is always fun to look at. It’s a hashtag I tend to use on any image as I’m always trying to share my ‘real life’ be it through an image or caption. Rhianna has done a great job of really creating a community with this hashtag.
Good morning wonderful people. Just popping in to say it’s nearly the weekend, we’re SO close. Hold on in there 👋🏼 • Also we hit 3k photos over the hashtag this week. Madness! It’s so lovely seeing your incredible creative and beautiful photos all in one spot. • 📸 by @callmeamye on the #slowsundayclub hashtag
Much like the uncool club, the slow sunday club is a community with a newsletter and hashtag. The idea behind it is slow, cosy, interesting and thought-provoking content, this is both for the newsletter and hashtag. I have especially loved following this hashtag through winter where it had real hygge vibes. Now that spring has come I’m loving the amount of flowers and blossom this hashtag is showing me. Again the caption is just as important as the image with this hashtag.
Well what a bloody lovely Sunday that was! I can’t say what a lovely weekend it was because yesterday Bear rolled in fox poo (after I showered him from rolling in cow poo the day before) and it started a downward spiral of the serious grumps…and the rain really didn’t help! But today, the weather was beaut and I celebrated my nieces birthday with my lovely family 👌🏼…now for a chilled evening at home, I love sunny evenings!! 📸by @richross66☀️ • • • #curateyourownfeed #acolorstory #acolorstorymood #acolorstoryseasons #slowsundayclub #reallifeandstyle #theuncoolclub #facethespring #theblogpack #findingthejoyineveryday #sotonbloggers
This hashtag by Abi is relatively new and it is all about posting images you want to post even if they aren’t ‘Instagram perfect’ or don’t fit the theme on your grid. Due to this approach the hashtag is already full of quirky images and lots of bright colours, which I of course love.
Travel is all about embracing extremes. From backpacking lodges to fancy hotels, from instant noodles to craft cocktails, from Malawi to Abu Dhabi! That’s exactly where I am now – in one of the most luxurious cities in the world, enjoying an indulgent stay with @radissonblu ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today I got to visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which is probably the most beautiful place of worship I’ve ever seen 😍 Flower wrapped columns, golden minarets, intricately decorated floors… it has them all. It genuinely took my breath away. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TELL ME: Have you ever been to a church or a mosque you absolutely loved? Where was it? ••• 📷 @sama_kainat
This is a pretty ‘old’ hashtag compared to most of the above as I’ve been using it before 2018. Sabina the girl behind the blog Girl Vs Globe decided to take her name and change it into it’s own travel community which is of course used by girls. I’ve been following this hashtag for a long time and love how packed full of travel images and inspiration it is. This hashtag is more about the photo than the caption.
And of course I can’t share all these awesome hashtags without giving my own a shameless plug…
The weekend has me like this. Last night I stayed @stchostels at The Village which is London’s first hostel to have capsule pods. They are a great budget option when you also want a little privacy and you can’t hear others snoring! Today I met @thecosytraveller for all kinds of flower fun including brunch at the amazing Dalloway Terrace. This afternoon I made my way back to the south coast for the last football game of the season. I am knackered now! How was your weekend? #thisweekendiam 🌸 . #theuncoolclub #reallifeandstyle #curateyourfeed #shareyoureveryday #findingthejoyineveryday #chattycaptioncommunity #discoverunder5k #girlsvsglobe #girlswhotravel #todayiam_ #shinyhappybloggers #london #stchostels #capsulehostel #budget #backpacker #thelittlebackpacker #visitlondon #thisislondon #travelblog #travelblogger #traveladdict #wanderlust
#thisweekendiam by me
This is a hashtag for sharing your weekend plans, what you do at the weekend and then reminiscing on the weekend. The idea of this hashtag as I explained in this post is to inspire people to make the most of their weekends. To find adventure on their doorstep or inspire them to get in the car and take a drive. This hashtag is both about the photo and caption.
Which hashtags are your favourite?
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