Using Hashtags to Become Part of a Bookish Community Online

I was a bookworm long before I even knew what a bookworm was.
Or what the Internet was.
Or what a hashtag was.
Actually, I’ve been reading (or at least paging through books) for at least a decade longer than hashtags have even been around.
So, yeah.

I guess it’s not really that surprising that a good portion of my bookish world was developed before I became part of the online bookish community. And that’s probably one of the reasons I enjoy it so much now – because when I entered the bookworm community online my world of reading was suddenly burst wide open.

Now you’re obviously at least somewhat a part of the online bookish community because you’re here on my very book (and writing) focused blog, but in case you haven’t delved into the true treasure trove of learning about books from social media, I’m here to enlighten you.

Hashtags, folks. They work wonders. 

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I mainly hang out on blogs, Instagram, and Youtube, but I’m fairly sure these hashtags will work across the board, so take the information, explore, and watch your bookish world explode.

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There are any number of combos you can use… #Bookstagram #ChristianFiction #BookForDays #Bookshelfie #BooksToRead #ChristianNonfiction #WW2Books #WinterReads #HistoricalFiction

Just choose a facet of reading that interests you, start hashtagging away, and you’ll soon be making new friends, feeling inspiration take over, and have a load of recommendations so large that you’ll never run out of quality content to read.

My Instagram feed is full of people who have wonderful bookish tastes, are artistic, and will fangirl like a pro so that more people can learn about their favorite authors and top reads of the year. In fact, my personal Instagram can pretty much be described that way as well. Social media, to me, is a place where I can shout about books from the rooftops without having to worry about bothering anyone. (I mean, because if it does bother someone, they can simply mute me.)

Learning about books through the usage of hashtags and social media was one of the greatest discoveries in my bookish existence and I’ll forever be thankful for the tool it is. So have fun hashtagging away!

Setting: Walking on the treadmill
Listening to: The Greatest Showman soundtrack (Yes, again. Or should I say still?)

Question of the Day: What’s your favorite hashtag? 

6 thoughts on “Using Hashtags to Become Part of a Bookish Community Online

  1. Keturah Lamb says:

    hashtags are so hard ;0 I’m still trying to figure them out. But I created one that I love using at my cleaning page … #amcleaning … some other I use there that I love, but I’m not sure I created are: #cleanaholic #shineYourSmile #cleanhumor

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  2. Kaitlyn S. says:

    I JUST got into Instagram with my small home bakery, so I’m still learning the ropes =) The one I created — I think — is #crumbsnco =) I never thought about doing books on IG until I saw it on your blog.

    I totally agree — I started reading really young, at 3, and I’ve been a bookworm ever since — that’s nearly 20 years. But the world of books has really grown with social media, Goodreads, blogs…..I LOVE this aspect of modern technology 😀

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Ooh! That sounds great. 🙂 Now I want to look it up, but I don’t want to tonight because it might make me hungry.

      Yes! Modern technology is actually exceedingly helpful to readers. It’s kinda cool how many people and books you can connect with.

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