Using hashtags for days of the week?
They’re the tops in trending tags!
Days of the week hashtags are perfect for Twitter, Instagram, and GooglePlus. They get your posts in front of new followers!
Hashtags are back on Pinterest, but “days of the week” don’t work for Pins, which last for months, not minutes or hours. Click to read the latest on Pinterest hashtags.
I don’t recommend hashtags on Facebook, as they reduce your reach. But they can wildly increase your reach on those 3 platforms that love hashtags!
Here’s how to use ’em for business.
How to Use Days of the Week Hashtags
- Before using hashtags, research them. Hashtag meanings can change over time. And some hashtags don’t mean what you think they mean. Some hashtags I decided not to include due to wild stuff being posted on them. Just make sure you want your posts to live in that neighborhood – er, hashtag feed.
- Depending on your time zone and your followers’, you may want to make your days of the week posts either early in the day, or perhaps the evening before. Don’t post so early that it doesn’t make sense, but also don’t post #TGIF on Friday night in Pacific time, as most people will be seeing it on Saturday 🙂
- You don’t always have to produce the content yourself to participate in these fun hashtag days. Search the hashtag, find a post you like, and retweet, share, or re-gram it (I recommend getting permission to regram, as sharing isn’t part of the Instagram platform).
- For Instagram, keep a note on your phone with groups of hashtags that you can copy and paste quickly.
- Use no more than 3 hashtags on Twitter, and up to 30 on Instagram. Yes, I use that many. They work!
#MotivationMonday or #MondayMotivation Start the week on an upbeat note with a motivational picture quote.
#MCM or #ManCrushMonday Why not feature a male client, employee, or influencer in your niche? On a more personal note, you could feature your spouse, significant other, or BFF (but do keep it within the realm of professionalism).
#MondayFunday Share something fun about you or your business!
#MusicMonday People love to know what kind of music you (or your team) favor, and to share theirs. Or you could feature an upcoming concert, or one you attended over the weekend.
#MountainMonday Climb any mountains this weekend? Post a pic!
#MeowMonday Here’s your first chance this week to post an adorable cat photo. Do your employees, customers, or followers have photos of their favorite felines they’d love for you to share? Ask!
#ManicMonday What’s on your plate this week? Be sure to ask your followers about their week ahead, too.
#ManicureMonday If manicures are your thing, show ‘em off!
#MondayBlues How do you beat them? Be positive, not negative, with this one.
#TransformationTuesday or #tt Show how your product or service has transformed customers or businesses. A great day for a testimonial!
#TipTuesday Perfect for any business! Share your expertise with your followers in a tip graphic.
#TravelTuesday When it fits, show where your business (or pleasure) has sent you lately.
#GoodNewsTues Everyone can use more positivity. Share a short feel-good story or video.
#TuesdayShoesday Spotlight on fun or interesting shoes in your office!
#TuesdayTreat Everyone like to drool over a little #foodporn! Or, offer your followers a freebie as a treat.
#TuneTuesday or #TuesdayTunesDay See #MusicMonday for ideas
#TongueOutTuesday or #TOT Show your pet, or your own silly side!
#TakeMeBackTuesday or #TimehopTuesday Your first nostalgia tag of the week. Share a vintage photo of your business or industry.
#WellnessWednesday or #HealthyHumpDay or #WednesdayWorkout If relevant to your business or personal brand, share a health-related tip. Perhaps your team members could take turns sharing their favorite exercise or health food.
#WomanCrushWeds Spotlight a female team member, client, or industry leader. (NOTE: Don’t use #WomanCrushWednesday anymore, it’s been banned).
#HumpDay Celebrate what you’ve accomplished already this week, and ask your followers to join in so you can cheer them on.
#WisdomWednesday (or WednesdayWisdom) An opportunity to share a smart business tip.
#WayBackWednesday Another trip down memory lane!
#WoofWednesday It’s the dogs’ day! Share a cute puppy picture.
#WineWednesday If you love wine, lift a glass to toast your followers!
#ThankfulThursday Show gratitude to a client, customer, employee, or supporter of your business. Or, get your followers thinking positively by asking them to name something they’re thankful for.
#TBT or #ThrowbackThursday The most popular day of the week hashtag! Show something you or your company did in years past, your company’s growth, products or services you offered years ago.
#Thursdate Not just for midweek dates, you can post your business meetings and events.
#ThursdayThoughts Got a positive thought for Thursday? Share it in a picture quote!
#FF or #FollowFriday or #FeatureFriday Spotlight another user on the social media platform. They may return the favor later!
#FBF or #FlashbackFriday Yes, yet another chance to dig into your archives for a look back.
#ShabbatShalom Used for the weekly Jewish observance of Shabbat.
#FridayFunday Post a meme, or something fun, as people slide into weekend mode.
#FridayReads Share a blog post, or business-related book you’re reading.
#FridayNight Ask followers about their plans.
#Friyay #FridayVibes #FridayFeeling #TGIF Celebrate that the weekend is here!
#Caturday Did you miss #MeowMonday? Here’s your second chance!
#SaturdaySwag Perfect to tag products you sell, or are giving away in a contest.
#SaturdayNight Feel free to post a photo of your fun evening – as long as it doesn’t cross the line into looking unprofessional.
#SS or #SelfieSunday Where does your Sunday take you? Post a pic, if appropriate.
#SundayFunday As above, but you don’t have to be in this shot!
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What do you think – will you use the hashtags for days of the week?