Well, the Blogging from A to Z Challenge is over and (apart from my Reflections post) I have free rein to post on this blog.
I have learned more about hashtags. Previously I was unaware that some hashtags have been registered for a particular use. I knew that they were hyperlinks and easy to follow on TweetDeck or to search. There is a website, where they can be claimed.
Some hashtags of particular help to bloggers are #ArchiveDay (Saturday), where archive blogposts are shared.
Another blogger has save me the trouble of writing more about these.
#FF (Friday follow; Tweeps recommend others to their followers)
There are rules for each of the hashtags to avoid opportunist use and spammers.
#SundayBlogShare is run by @suzie81blog http://suzie81speaks.com/2015/03/21/blog-advice-1-increasing-your-traffic/
Other useful information may be found by clicking on the links below.
The Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge uses #AtoZChallenge and #AZchat.
The organisers of the UK Blog Awards also have a twitter chat – #bloghour.
And there are many others for specific groups and events. #GE2015 is currently a favourite as the UK General Election approaches.
Of course some people use invented hashtags for their humorous effect. For example #thingspeopledontsaytoyouafterthreeweekslambing
If I counted correctly, this saved @herdyshepherd1 at least ten characters compared with correct spacing and punctuation in the same phrase.
The use of upper case (capital) letters is recommended to avoid people dividing the string of letters in an unintended way. I have been trying to think of an invented string, which could be read in more than one way. The best I have come up with is #warmandreading #WarmAndReading #WarManDreading
Have you a favourite hashtag?
Having prepared and scheduled this post, I learned from another blogger, that there is a linky for “What I learned in April”
The other linked posts may be more spiritual, but I hope mine will save others some time.
Having free rein could be compared with Psalm 32, which mentioned a bit and bridle.