Gimme some #hashtags!

I have been reading a lot since last year about how to attract more readers to your blog or how to advertise for your story, book ect. Social media of course comes up a lot and I have been frolicking around Facebook, Twitter, WANAtribe, Stumbleupon ect.

 

But what has proven the most effective for my blogs and me is Twitter and the famous #hashtags. I was following the #amwriting hashtag and there was one article posted about #hashtags for writers and I was really surprised how  many are there:

Apparently there are 44 an author should know: 44 Essential Hashtags an Author should know

Besides #amwriting there are #amediting, #WordCount, #WritingTip ect. What do they do? If you are looking for interesting tweets about writing, want to get a writing prompt or find something good to read you can key in those hashtags in the search app at twitter and you get all the tweets that are live with these themes. I can not tell you how many interesting articles I have found there, how many writing tips and how many prompts.

Well, if you do not know about them already. Just go to 44 Essential Hashtags an Author should know and try them out!

 

A possibility to publish your short story

I am not sure if I have been writing about Derek Haines’ Blog “The Vandal” before in this blog:

Derek Haines the author of the hilarious “February the Fifth” writes in his blog about writing, grammar, self-publishing and much more. His humorous (and sometimes sarcastic ~ sorry Derek 🙂 ) way of explaining things is enormously entertaining and a blog you should really visit.

He offers the possibility to publish your short story and I have found a few really interesting ones there. If you are interested just have a look at “Derek Haines – The Vandal – Short Story Submissions” to find out the details.