Adding the hashtag #nashvillecalligraphersguild to your social media posts will allow other guild members to easily find, view and comment on your work.
So what is a hashtag? Within the social media world, a hashtag is any word or phrase that begins with the # sign. Hashtags can be thought of as a label or category that enables people to search for things that may be of interest to them. For instance, you could simply use #calligraphy to “tag” a post, which is a broad category. You can also use multiple hashtags in one post, which would look something like #calligraphy #pointedpen #watercolor #Uncial #Blackletter #Nashville. Each one of these hashtags can be searched, increasing the possibility that others will see your work. You can use as few or as many hashtags as you like. There’s no wrong way to do it.
Using a specific hashtag such as #nashvillecalligraphersguild limits the searchability of your post to only those who already know about it. That’s what so great about it… it will be our own special group! In general, hashtags are a great way to share your projects, practice or process. Of course, as with anything you post online, the images must be of your own work only. Posting the work of others could lead to copyright issues, so you want to avoid that. When you are posting and tagging your photos, keep in mind that if your social media account is private, only your followers and friends will be able to see your photos.
#nashvillecalligraphersguild can be used for classes and workshops, too. If there is a special hashtag for a class or workshop, the instructor will let you know. If there isn’t one, the class can create it together. It’s all organic. For example, I’m taking an online class and students have been posting their progress using #FPMandMPandMe on Instagram. It’s great fun to see everyone’s projects!
I encourage you to use #nashvillecalligraphersguild when posting your 2017 lettering projects, class work or practice to your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We want to inspire our members!
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