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Pack Poetry wants to give writers the resources to get you more exposure.

Below you will find articles that can help bring more attention to your writing.

With over 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram is a powerful platform for writers and poets to utilize.

Below are tips and tricks you can use to boost your poetry and other writings to the top of Instagram hashtags, giving your content more exposure and ranking in the Top posts section, and eventually hitting the explore page.

Hashtags

  1. Hashtags are your best friend on Instagram, and Instagram allows you to use a maximum of 30 hashtags per post. If you don’t want to use 30 hashtags, it’s recommended that you use a minimum of 10-15. Using popular hashtags with millions or billions of posts will result in your post being swallowed by the tide of posts coming in, and people will likely not see it because it was spammed away.
  2. Use niche hashtags that don’t have millions and billions of posts, but don’t use a tag with, for example, 1,000 posts. You’ll likely get no likes and engagement from those tags. Aim for hashtags that have 100,000-1,000,000 posts.
  3. Always change up your hashtags, using new ones, never use the same tags for every post, because Instagram’s algorithm will see this as spam and your posts won’t show up.
  4. Some writers like to put their Instagram hashtags in the caption, while others like to put them in the comments because it looks cleaner. Do what you’d like and what looks better to you.

Some hashtags to use:

For Poetry

#poetry #poetrycommunity #poetryisnotdead #poetryofinstagram #poetryporn #poetryofig #poetryinmotion #poetrygram #poetrysociety #poetrylovers #poetryslam #creativewriting #poetryislife #poetryclub #poetrylove #poetrybook #poetics #poetryislove #poetrycosmos #poetrychallenge #poetryisart #poetrymaykhana #poetrybooks #poetrylover #poetryoftheday #poetrytribe #poetrybyme #poetrylife #poetrycorner

#wordsmith #poems #creativewriting #writing #poetry #instapoetry #lovewriting #writers #writersofinstagram #poetryinmotion #writerslife #poetrycommunity #poetrygram #write #writersofig #words #poetsofinstagram #poetryofinstagram #spilledink #literature #poetryofig #writer #instapoet #poetryisnotdead #poetryporn #writingcommunity #poemsofig #wordsmatter #poetics

#poems #writing #poetry #creativewriting #poetsofinstagram #lovewriting #writers #writersofinstagram #poetryinmotion #wordporn #poetrycommunity #poetrygram #write #writersofig #word #words #poetryofinstagram #poetryclub #spilledink #poetrylove #poetryofig #poetryislove #poemsporn #life #poetics #poetryisnotdead #poetryporn #wordsmatter #poemsofig

For Quotes

#quote #quoteoftheday #quotestoliveby #quotestagram #quotesoftheday #quotesdaily #quotesaboutlife #quotestags #quotesgram #quotesofinstagram #quotesandsayings #quotesforlife #quoted #quotegram #quotez #quotekillahs #quoteoftheweek #quoteofday #quotesforyou #quotetoliveby #quoteslife #quotesaboutlifequotesandsayings #quotesoflife #quotesvn #quoteofthenight #quoteslove #quotesaboutlove #quotess #quotesofig

#quoter #quotesoninstagram #quotetattoo #quotesofthegram #quotesonlife #quotevn #quoteday #quotesindonesia #quoteoftoday #quotesphim #quotetoday #quotefix #quoteofinstagram #quoteindonesia #quotesporn #quoteapic #quotestoupliftthespirit #quotetags #quotelovers #quotesofday #quotescinta #quotesforlove #quotesaccount #quoteunquote #quoteaboutlife #quoteoftheyear #quotefortoday #quotesforever #quotesofthenight #quoteart

For Writing

#writing #writingcommunity #writings #writinglife #writingthought #writinginspiration #writingsonthewall #writingislife #writingofig #writingsofinstagram #writingofinstagram #writingtime #writingsociety #writingsoftheday #writinglove #writingcommunityofig #writingonthewall #writingislove #writingstuff #writingpoetry #writingkeepsmesane #amwriting

Banned Hashtags

If Instagram bans a hashtag and you use that hashtag, even with other hashtags, your post will not show up on any of the hashtag pages for the tag you used. The hashtag #books, for example, is banned, and you’ll see “Recent posts from #books are currently hidden because the community has reported some content that may not meet Instagram's community guidelines.”

Regularly check your hashtags for the message above with the hashtag(s) you’re using. A similar message will be in the “Top” posts section for banned top posts.

Can’t put pen to paper? Need some inspiration? Want to get your creative writing juices flowing or simply kick writer’s block’s ass? Pack Poetry has you covered with some writing prompts in a variety of genres. Let your inner wolf out on the page!

Poetry

  1. Fragments of time I can’t get back
    small traces of my reflection in the glass
    shards of myself across the floor
  2. O fire thy lights of death
    dancing upon dragon’s breath
    soaring in skies midst unrest
  3. Heartfelt goodbye
    to you, to I

Science Fiction

“What time is it?” he asked, his face hidden from view. “Time is a fallacy, be time not with you.” She enjoyed playing with words. Her smile lit up the rain, falling in slow motion onto his black-worn cloak. He could see only a drop of her beauty, for his vision is software beyond his control. “What is the year?” Another question from a mysterious but far too friendly creature, his voice echoing across a vast landscape of destruction. “I need to know the year. What is the year?” his voice cracked. His hand stretched out, gloved in darkness. He showed her a watch.

“Time is a promise I wish to keep. I’d be 10 feet under tasting my rotting flesh if I disclose such information.” Grasping the watch, she strode off, while his eyes focus in on the footsteps. “What will you do now?” His question pierced her mind, took her back to just moments ago when she tasted her flesh. “I’m a traveler. I shall meet you on the other side of the clock, and by then all should be accomplished. If I should fail during this assignment, I fully understand the consequences.”

She walks away with her head in her chest, rain dripping from the tip of her nose, masking the tears. “I’m sorry.” A whisper escaped her tongue. “Never allow yourself to admit guilt of an assignment. It’s a human thing to do,” he said.

 

These works by Bradley Howington are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Tools

Tools for writers

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

Sylvia Plath

Write

No mater what it is, write it down. Let your mind wander and spill your thoughts onto the page, no matter what they are. You don't have to show anyone but your eyes, if you have something heavy on your mind. Write it down, and if on your computer, delete it. Write it down, and if on paper, toss it in the fire. Keep your mind clear; keep it free.

Music

Music can be a big inspiration, getting your creative juices flowing, helping you write your next masterpiece. Listen to your favorite music and let your pen guide you.

Read

Whether they are poetry, science fiction, romance, thrillers, action and adventure, fantasy or horror, read a lot of books. Your mind is powerful and will take in all the works and writing styles of many different writers. Embrace the art of the written word and start reading a book today!