Top 10 Most Popular Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Joining the conversation in twitter can be a bit daunting if you don’t know where to start. Here are a few of the most popular hashtags1 for writers. Topics range from writing techniques, self-publishing advice, events, etc.

If you are curious to know what are the most effective hashtags for connecting with other writers, take a look below.

Note: Before we get into the details a mandatory disclosure. I am not a professional data analyst, but rather just a writer with OCD inclination and a coding problem.

Hashtags with most users

These are the hashtags with the largest audience, in other words, the most popular hashtags with the largest number of users participating.

TOP Writing hashtags by Audience

Hashtags with the most potential

Knowing what hashtags have the largest number of people listening to is very useful, but some hashtags are so active that your tweets might disappear in the stream. The list below has the top hashtags by amplification, in other words, the hashtags that have the largest audience but least participation. Don’t be fooled, though, these tags are still very commonly used.

TOP Writing hashtags by Amplification

The raw data

How was this data put together? I looked into the most common hashtags used for twitter profiles, post, other popular lists and related hashtags. I then compiled them all, and used several social reporting tools to extract data (eg: posts, users, reach, impressions, amplification, influencers, etc).2

hashtag Audience hashtag Amplification (%)
#writing 3,886,285 #GetPublished 636
#amwriting 3,011,162 #SciFiChat 429
#IndieAuthors 2,970,102 #eprdctn 360
#WordCount 2,848,731 #ScriptChat 234
#WritersLife 2,537,791 #SelfPub 188
#IndieAuthors 2,491,342 #amwriting 187
#WritingTips 2,407,592 #BookMarketing 179
#WW 2,393,012 #IndiePub 172
#NaNoWriMo 2,364,588 #WritingTips 171
#WriterWednesday 2,180,557 #YALitChat 168
#BookMarketing 1,975,119 #WW 165
#YALitChat 1,874,258 #WriterWednesday 164
#YA 1,793,714 #IndieAuthors 161
#WriteChat 1,640,460 #writing 159
#GetPublished 1,350,516 #IndieAuthors 158
#WANA 1,191,704 #SelfPublishing 150
#ScriptChat 1,024,155 #WritersLife 149
#LitChat 983,580 #WritingParty 128
#SelfPub 660,979 #WriteChat 124
#IndiePub 647,231 #NaNoWriMo 119
#SciFiChat 534,969 #WANA 114
#SelfPublishing 235,578 #YA 109
#rewriting 126,266 #WordCount 108
#WritingParty 62,081 #rewriting 105
#eprdctn 55,920 #LitChat 103

Resources

If you want an even more comprehensive list of hashtags for writers, check out these links:

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TOP twitter hashtags for writers


  1. If you are new to hashtags, think of them like the twitter water-coolers, you can drop by to listen to the talk of join in by tweeting using the hashtag. 
  2. keyhole, hashtagify, … 

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