It’s worth noting that you can do this — a hashtag with the day’s name — for every day of the week to increase your post’s reach.
Monday Motivation gets the people going.
Use this hashtag for any upbeat, positive, or thought-provoking content. Instagram users often post transformational photos with a before and after shot. Or share their journeys through life in the caption.
If you sell a product or service, try showing your audience how your offering can help with their #MondayMotivation.
You can use this hashtag to:
highlight milestones you or your business has achieved,
Straight up, Monday is a mood. And luckily, this hashtag can reflect whatever emotional state you choose.
You can pair it with a Monday Motivation tag and have your post reflect the awesome potential of the week ahead. Or, pair it with a Monday Blues tag and lament the finished weekend.
As a brand, this hashtag allows you to show followers the emotional side of your business. People like to engage with other people, not typically with brands. Use this hashtag as an opportunity to show the human behind the keyboard.
Be like Drake. Get in your feelings.
Did you miss #MondayMotivation? Not to worry — try #TransformationTuesday instead!
This hashtag boasts a lot of personal transformations — especially in the physical fitness realm. But, you can hijack it for your own purposes.
Try highlighting your humble beginnings and noting how far your brand has come. Or show off how your product or services can transform lives.
The WCW or Women Crush Wednesday hashtag can be used to hype up the women in your life. This “crush” usually isn’t romantic — you can use this hashtag to bring attention to any women you find inspirational.
This hashtag’s “crush” aspect is playful, so if your brand likes levity, use it to highlight women in your organization or industry.
You know that office co-worker who wishes you a Happy Humpday every Wednesday? This one’s for them. #Humpday is a chance to celebrate the week’s halfway point or moan about how slowly it’s going.
Content creators and brands can use this hashtag to highlight the week’s accomplishments or look forward to the weekend. Some very specific accounts, like the camel conservationists @camelcaravan_kenya, can actually use this hashtag to post on Instagram any day of the week.
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Throwback Thursday or TBT has long been a hashtag used for reminiscing. Folks use it to look back on their lives, posting older (and often unflattering) photos of themselves. It’s a lighthearted way of saying, “Look how far I’ve come.”
With this hashtag, businesses can highlight their progress by posting old photos of products, logos, or teams.
Weekends — especially nights — aren’t necessarily the best time to post for engagement. But that doesn’t mean you should never post on weekends.
So if you’ve got a team-building night or a staff party, stream it, repost your video, and tag it #SaturdayNight.
#Caturday or #CaturdayMood
The Caturday hashtag originated from 4chan way back and has a long internet history. But, all you really need to know is that if you want to highlight your feline friend, Saturday’s the day to do it. Just make sure you add #caturday for reach.
Pet photos are always popular, and Caturday offers a prime opportunity to give your followers a glimpse into your personal life. Run a campaign featuring the pets of your team, showcasing one each Saturday.
If the featured pet has a strong personality, highlight it with a soundtrack, like Seamus’ owner did in the video below.
Bonus tip: Find the right hashtags any day with Hootsuite’s hashtag generator
Coming up with the right hashtags for every. single. post. is a lot of work.
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Whenever you’re creating a post in Composer, Hootsuite’s AI technology will recommend a custom set of hashtags based on your draft — the tool analyzes both your caption and the images you’ve uploaded to suggest the most relevant tags.
To use Hootsuite’s hashtag generator, follow these steps:
Head to Composer and start drafting your post. Add your caption and (optionally) upload an image.
Click the hashtag symbol below the text editor.
The AI will generate a set of hashtags based on your input. Check the boxes next to the hashtags you want to use and click the Add hashtags button.
The hashtags you selected will be added to your post. You can go ahead and publish it or schedule it for later.
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