One of the peculiarities of is the lack of text search.
This is actually beneficial! It makes it harder for trolls to search for words or phrases for the purposes of harassment. But the con of this is that it makes it difficult for people to discover your public posts.
That's where hashtags come in! Hashtags are fully searchable/subscribe-able between federated instances, So if you want your art/comics/musings to be seen, hashtags are the best way to reach a specific audience!
With hashtags it helps to be simple, but descriptive. Try to think what terms you would use to search for content similar to what you're posting.
#RainbowKnittedSocks might be too descriptive, making it unlikely people will search for it. But if you want to use it to lump together all your Rainbow Knitted Socks posts, go right ahead!
Feel free to search for the hashtag yourself to see how "healthy" it is.
Experiment and see what works! Of course, it's also perfectly fine to leave out hashtags altogether to keep your posts local. We're here for you!
If you read all that, campers, then you've definitely earned your Hashtag Badge!
@yncke I've struggled with this one myself! I'm not consistent, but thinking on it more I think I know which I prefer…
If people were to search for comics, they'll probably use the plural form more than the singular, so I'd default to "#comics". Of course, using both if you don't mind the repetition isn't bad, either.
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