Tech Tuesday: The Art of the Instagram Hashtag

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Whether or not you are on Instagram, by know you likely know about the #TBT – Throwback Thursday. And if you aren’t on Twitter, you can likely figure out what Follow Friday (#FF) means. There are some other #hashtag theme days out there that are gaining traction that I thought I would share with you all!

Why do people use these hashtags? There may be a number of reasons, but I see it as creative inspiration. It gets your juices flowing to take or use an old pic on Instagram. 

  • #MCM = Man Crush Monday. An image of a man you think is hot. Can also involve male animals/pets.
  • #MPM = Mirror Pic Monday. Eye roll. This is a pic of you in your mirror. If you are participating in this trend, don’t forget what’s behind you in the room! Always remember - pause & review before you post!  
  • #ManiMonday = Manicure Monday. Did you get a hot manicure over the weekend? Now is your chance to flaunt your fingers.
  • #TT = Transformation Tuesday. Did you lose 10 pounds and have a before + after? Did you renovate your kitchen or re-craft something? Use the #TT hashtag and show a side-by-side photo.
  • #TT = Trendy Tuesday. Could be an #OOTD post (see below). Something on trend – fashion, home décor, etc.
  • #WBW = Way Back Wednesday. This is for the people that can’t get enough of the Throwback Thursdays.
  • #WCW = Woman Crush Wednesday. Similar to #MCM, a woman that you are crushing on.
  • #TBT = Throwback Thursday. Old pictures. Enough said.
  • #FF = Flashback Friday. See Throwback Thursday. For people that procrastinate the TBT. Lol.
  • #SS = Summer Saturday. Show everyone how you are enjoying summer!
  • #SelfieSunday = Selfie Sunday. A picture you snap of yourself. Duck face is NOT a requirement.
  • #OOTD = Outfit of the Day. Typically a selfie shot of what the poster is wearing.
  • #Repost. This is reposting a picture from someone else’s account.