Margarita Monday at your local bar. Your favorite food truck parked outside work on Tuesdays. When you know the scoop in your neighborhood, joining in on weekly events is a lot of fun and can bring you closer to your community.
Daily hashtags are the drink specials of social media. They’re a fantastic way for you to connect to your community and customers. Whether you’re all about the Instagram hashtags or tagging on Twitter, hashtags are a great way to up your social game.
By understanding popular daily hashtags and the most appropriate way to use them, you can significantly boost your engagement and brand visibility. The following list is organized by day of the week—starting with everyone’s favorite: Monday.
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Feeling a little low after the weekend? People use this hashtag to share ways on how to counteract the Monday melancholy. Popular content shared using the #MondayBlues hashtag includes everything from humorous pictures of grumpy animals, to images of people drinking a huge mug of coffee (or whiskey).
These hashtags allow you to offer motivational advice or inspiration to your followers. People typically post inspirational quotes, life lessons, feel-good stories, or health and fitness content.
— AmyPoehlerSmartGirls (@smrtgrls) August 8, 2016
This hashtag is a trend on social where people reveal a male crush, typically accompanied by a photo. A professional take on this hashtag is to feature men you admire and not focus on looks.
People use this hashtag to Tweet about their favorite music or what they’re listening to right now. They also use this hashtag to share inspirational stories about music. Your company may choose to share an office playlist, artistic inspiration, or offer advice from a musician who reflects your company values.
— ArtGalleryofOntario (@agotoronto) August 8, 2016
#TravelTuesday is for the voyager in all of us. It’s a trend on social where people share vacation pictures, ask for travel tips, or express their desire to travel somewhere. If you’re in a related industry, use this hashtag to inspire your audience with things like scenery shots, contests or campaigns, travel deals, foodie photos, and expert advice. You could also showcase landmarks and beautiful spots in your own location with this hashtag as a way to invite others to explore the area.
— 500px (@500px) August 9, 2016
This hashtag is a way for people to give helpful tips on pretty much any topic. If you’ve got some industry advice you’d like to share and it happens to be a Tuesday, then use this hashtag. For example, if you work in the contracting sector, you can give home buyers tips on how to manage the challenges of renovations.
It is your job to ask questions. As soon as you think you’re asking too many, remember how much you’re investing into your reno #TipTuesday
— Mike Holmes (@Make_It_Right) August 9, 2016
This hashtag is a trend on social where people reveal who their female crushes are. It’s accompanied by a photo on Twitter or Instagram. You could take a professional spin on this usually-superficial hashtag by profiling inspirational women in your industry—or in your office—and sharing the ways they exemplify your company values.
Wednesday’s version of the popular #TBT or #ThrowbackThursday, where people post old photos of themselves or others. It’s all about nostalgia. Learn more in our blog post on how to use the power of nostalgia for your marketing on social media.
Wednesdays get a bad wrap for being the longest day of the week. To stay positive, people share something they’re grateful for or post a photo of a memorable Wednesday moment.
Super Saturday can wait..
It's all about #WonderfulWednesday
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 10, 2016
Wednesday makes you two more workdays wiser than Monday, so why not do a mid-week wisdom sharing session? #WednesdayWisdom is a popular hashtag among thought leaders and business experts, so it’s a great way to join in and share your industry knowledge.
— JaneGoodallInstitute (@JaneGoodallInst) August 10, 2016
#ThrowbackThursday is a social media trend where people post old images, typically of themselves, during a different (often dorky) period in their lives. Consider posting old photos of your industry, business, product, or team. For all the rules on how to use #ThrowbackThursday for your brand, check out our blog, The Power of Nostalgia: How to Use #TBT for Marketing.
— Oxford University (@UniofOxford) August 4, 2016
Similar to #ThrowbackThursday, #FlashBackFriday is about sharing an old photo of yourself or a fond memory with friends on social media.
#FollowFriday is a trend on Twitter where you recommend that people follow one or more accounts that you admire. Like any decent referral, make sure you give a reason for why you recommend following a person or brand.
People use this hashtag when they’re sharing factual information like statistics, definitions, or news on a Friday. Use this hashtag to share a fun fact about your industry or business. It’s an excellent opportunity to educate your audience.
#FridayFun posts are all about celebrating the beginning of the weekend. People share events, weekend plans, and great food spots with this hashtag.
A meme trend that started on 4Chan, #Caturday has become a popular hashtag on social media that accompanies a photo of your favorite feline friend.
Need an excuse to post a selfie? Look no further. People use this hashtag when they take a picture of themselves and post it on a Sunday. You can use #SelfieSunday to share photos of your employees to humanize your brand, or share user-generated content provided by your customers and advocates.
This hashtag is used when people have fun on a Sunday and want to post about it. If you’re joining in as a brand, keep things light (remember, it’s the weekend). @ParksCanada used #SundayFunday along with a beautiful photo to inspire its followers to spend time in the great Canadian outdoors.
— Parks Canada (@ParksCanada) August 7, 2016
Join your community with daily hashtags
When you understand popular daily hashtags and how people use them, it’s easier to jump in and join the conversation. Once you get the hang of things, these hashtags are an effective way to grow your brand’s following and connect with your community.
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