I had an interesting conversation the other day via Facebook. With a friend who asked what hashtags were for and — essentially — whether they were a load of old rubbish.
The majority of her friends said yes — they were useless. One said that they were really useful on Twitter and it was a good way to find out sports news.
‘I use them a lot on Instagram mostly. They’re a great way of finding things — or communities — that I like. Home and interiors stuff, other twin parents, festivals.
It’s such a massive platform so hashtags are the best way of searching for the things you want to see. They’re used on Twitter too — but more for business or news related content than hobbies or interests.
Instagram hashtags are for everything under the sun… fashion, flowers, craft, baking, makeup…. I love them.’
And just going through Instagram yesterday and scrolling through all the lovely images that have been tagged with the Home Etc hashtag, I realised just how useful they actually are.
I’ve found loads of lovely new blogs and IG accounts to follow, as a direct result of our hashtag. And, without it, I just don’t know how I’d ever keep up to date with this fab little community.
Here’s a selection of my recent favourites.
Favourite Home Etc Blog
Last weeks favourite blog post came from Keira who writes over Dekkobird. She shared her bedroom makeover plans. I love all the ideas — especially the little gold lamp.
Pop over to her blog and have a read if you missed it! But be warned — you’ll be wanting to revamp your bedroom after you’ve seen all the gorgeous inspiration.