Thursday, January 12, 2017

Five Recent #HASHTAGS



#confession : it took me awhile to catch on to the whole #hashtag thing.


I think hashtags originated on Twitter (?), but I could be wrong. I was very late to the Twitter thing and still do not do much on that platform. Other than sharing (most of) my Instagram posts, there may be a random "thinking out loud" observation, but that's where it ends. I barely have time to keep the blog posts coming, say nothing about scrolling through yet another social media maze of stuff.

But the hashtags? I have grown to love those babies. They're like mini explanations to my various posts...without any excess words (or punctuation). Kind of a time savor at the expense of complete sentences. I can honestly admit that I may be #overindulging in my free use of them, though.

Last year, I wrote a well-received post (appropriately titled, Me and My #hashtags) and used said hashtags to introduce myself to an audience of new fellow bloggers/followers. Well, there have been several hashtags that have gotten a lot of exposure this past week....



for example:

#brrrrr
I live in Iowa, and am very well-acclimated to whatever weather Momma N throws at me. I'm used to cold winters, snow, ice, and windy days with sub-ZERO "feels-like" temps. But the month of January has been downright evil to us. Fortunately, we have not had much snow this winter (maybe a few inches at most, but that was back in December). But having these bitterly frigid temps without any snow to show for it ...well, that's cruel and unusual punishment.

#iowawintersbite

#itsmyoffseason
Hallelujah! As I have eluded to (in numerous recent posts), it's my off-season (more details HERE)! I trained hard and ran a late-season marathon, then jumped right into a 40-day running streak. Even though I took the running streak easy, it still was non-stop action at a time when I was also trying to recover from an especially tough marathon. Am I sitting idle? (ha! not a chance!) Am I still running? Absolutely (just not high mileage, and certainly not everyday).

#namaste

#optinginsideagain
While doing my streak, one of the most utilized hashtags was #optoutside With the exception of one run (due to -30 temps), I did ALL  my streak runs outside (remember, I live in Iowa and these runs happened in December...just saying). But, as mentioned, the weather has been especially polar vortex-like recently, and since I'm not "in training" for any specific event, I don't have to be uptight about how I go about #keepingfit and #stayingactive. There are many fitness-based things I can do in the comfort of my house...and I can still run inside on the 'mill (UGH) if I have to.....

#duhmill
#mileswithmilly
Did you know I named my 'mill? She's lived with us for almost 16 years....so I finally gave her a name, and dedicated an entire blog post to her (I named her 'Milly). Her and I have been spending a lot of time together with it being my off-season and all. I have done a lot of power walking with her (on my non-running days, because #runnerscanwalktoo). And, there have been a few indoor miles run with her as well.

#milesonthemill

#5dailyplankingminutes
Did you know I'm an avid planker? I don't remember when it all began, but it's been going on for a few years, at least. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I love my chai latte's...and every morning, I do a 2:30 forearm plank while my chai is heating. Back in November, I took on the challenge of trying to do 150 minutes of planking for the month...and that habit stuck. I don't do a lot of 5-minute planks,but it's easy to check-off 5 (cumulative) minutes of planking each day.

Yes, you can plank on the 'mill. C'mon #plankwithme
So those are the five main #hashtags in recent use (plus a few bonus ones). Do you use hashtags? Do you find yourself using a lot of the same ones repeatedly?


I'm linking up with the awesome gals Meranda and Lacey and Rachel for the Friday Five 2.0



and with Nicole for the Fit & Fashionable Friday link-up.

27 comments:

  1. #livebeyondexpectations is mine. also #suzapproved

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    1. Those are legit ;-) I need to keep a chart (somewhere?) of all of my favorites...because sometimes I forget them

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  2. Sometimes I use hashtags to tell my story on IG. And sometimes I use them to see if people are paying attention...

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    1. Ditto for me...I like sneaking in a funny one (or two) to see if anyone reacts LOL

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  3. I love using hashtags the way you do. They originated with Twitter and that's how I found the #runchat tribe. I don't get the posts with 30 hashtags - do people really search for all those? But I'm not very IG savy. #TGIF

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    1. And I'm not Twitter savy. One time I got a message notification, and it took me forever to figure out how to access it #truth #techmoron

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  4. I love that you have come up with your own creative hashtags! My current fave hashtag is #squadgoals just kind of seems fitting for me and my crew. I need to come up with my own

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    1. Well, there have been many ones that I thought were my own creations..but when I typed them in, they popped up as already existing LOL

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  5. Ooh I like the 5 minute plank idea!! A hashtag is enough to get me to try and do that!! My most frequent hashtags refer to either running, foodporn if I posted about food, or for my local blogging group. They pick up my IG posts and will repost if they think they look good!!

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    1. I do a lot of hashtags on my posts...but seldom ever "search" for any....#mybad

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  6. I do use hashtags & I'm a repeat offender. #dogsofinstagram, #newyearnewme (I'm not really trying to change much, I'm hoping to inspire others0, #shoeporn, #foodporn . . . unfortunately too many people's eyes glaze over at the hashtags, but they really can be useful.

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    1. I don;t search for many of them, but I do take the time (most of the time) to read through the hashtags on posts

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  7. I love this post - so original! I use hastags on instagram, but it's normally the same core group of hashtags. I should definitely branch out and use/look up new ones!

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    1. I tend to use a lot of the same tags also...and when I come up with a "new"one, I'm really good about forgetting it LOL

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  8. I do not do hashtags because I am not on social media often.You deserve a little break after all your marathon training lately. Love the name of your treadmill. My mom said if she ever would get a cat she would name it Milly.

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  9. I use hashtags for search purposes but I do not read the hashtags people use in their posts. #mybad

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    1. Ha! I'm kind of the opposite...I read more of them than I ever search for LOL

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  10. I use a lot of the same hashtags, but I've been trying to switch it up a bit recently. I love your #mileswithmilly one. I need to name the treadmills in my building's gym.

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    1. I tend to use a lot of the same ones as well...but I"m trying to get in the habit of adding a few "new" ones each time I post something

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  11. #mileswithmilly is my absolute favorite! Love it!! Cute Friday 5 post. I'm a crazy person when it comes to hashtags.

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    1. Well, I thought Milly deserved some of the credit......

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  12. Milly is a cute name for your treadmill! I do not use hashtags and still don't really understand! I think if I used Twitter I would understand them more. I hope you're having a great weekend!

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    1. I still don't use Twitter for much...it's just too high-maintenance for me. I'm on it mainly because everyone else is, but it certainly is my least favorite platform.

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  13. Lately, my faves are #photoaday and #texas!

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  14. What creative #hashtags! I use them on IG a lot to search for new people to follow.

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  15. #optinginsideagain make me laugh! I used to avoid hashtags but Instagram really changed how I look at them, and now I use them. I love creating random ones!

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