Hashtag Use Guidelines
Including the right Twitter or Instagram hashtags on your posts guarantees more eyes will see them. Hashtags – a combination of letters, numbers (and sometimes emojis) after the symbol # categorize content and make it easier to find. Anyone who clicks on a hashtag or searches for that hashtag or an included word, will see all the posts tagged with it, so they make your post easier to find by people looking for information on the same subject. So using strong and effective hashtags on Twitter gets the most visibility. And use as many as you’d like provided they fit within Twitter’s 280 character limit.
Here are the most popular hashtags being used to engage in online discussion about kidney disease, kidney transplants, kidney donation, dialysis and living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end stage renal disease (ESRD) – whether you capitalize words or not, the same information will appear (i.e., #KidneyDisease vs #kidneydisease):
RSN invites you to also use the hashtag #RSNhope and be sure to tag us @RSNhope to help us connect with you and follow your engagement with the renal community and to lawmakers. You can also try legislative hashtags, for example: #HR2710
Tag Your State Congress Members
Tag your Representatives and Senators in your posts to garner their attention and give more exposure to your posts. To tag your Senators, copy and paste their handles into your post or type them manually using the @ symbol and their handle letters (no space between the @ and the letters, example @rsnhope).