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THE STAR WARS AUTOGRAPH COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO HASHTAGS

on January 26, 2017 - 3:53am

I always enjoy seeing people post photos from their Star Wars autograph collections online.  When it comes to sharing photos on social media knowing the right hashtags to use can greatly increase the number of people who will see your autographs.  The trick is, choosing the right hashtag isn't always easy or intuitive.  Is it better to write #theforceawakens or #tfa?  #Comic, #comics or #comicbooks?  #Autograph or autographs? #Comiccon or #comicon?  Adding a single letter can greatly affect the potential reach your photo could have.

I am by no means a social media expert and just about everything I know about it I learned from Google. I realized I needed to compile a list of common hashtags that I could use when posting autograph photos that would have the most reach.  Below is the initial list I developed (which is far from exhaustive) of common themes from our various Star Wars autograph collecting communities.  I've included as many spelling variations as I could think of for comparison to help you choose the hashtag with the most posts.  I used Instagram to check the total number of posts for each hashtag, and totals are as of 1/25/2017. I have not included thoughts on how many hashtags are appropriate for a single post, should they be in your caption or comments and other specifics. I strongly suggest doing a search to see what the experts suggest when it comes to those topics. 

Star Wars Hashtags

#StarWars Over 20 million

#lucasfilm 203,753

#disneystarwars 12,141

#dkpublishing 574

#SWCO (Star Wars Celebration Orlando) 3,748

#StarWarsCelebration 110,461

#originaltrilogy 22,846

#anewhope 235,472

#anh 59,769

#esb 189,571 (equal number Empire Strikes Back vs. Empire State Building)

#empirestrikesback 170,084

#theempirestrikesback 141,151

#rotj 30,842

#returnofthejedi 255,084

#prequeltrilogy 6,591

#ThePhantomMenace 59,606 (#TPM showed only a few SW related posts, the vast majority were not.)

#Attackoftheclones 93,246 (#AOTC did not show any SW related posts.)

#Revengeofthesith 119,338

#rots 18,575 (Many SW related posts.)

#theforceawakens over 2 million

#tfa 235,255

#RogueOne 784,638

#TheLastJedi 25,096

#starwarstheclonewars 38,848

#theclonewars 50,512

#clonewars 151,402

#StarWarsRebels 171,556

Star Wars Fandom

#StarWarsFan 705,926

#StarWarsForever 27,338

#StarWarsDaily 120,339

#StarWarsDay 549,311

#maytheforcebewithyou 833,437

#jedi over 1 million

#sith 710,645

#darkside over 1.5 million

Collecting

#collecting 202,446

#Starwarscollection 59,058

#Starwarscollector 24,787

#starwarscollectibles 11,130

#hobby over 5 million

#hobbies 529,446

Autograph Collecting

#starwarsautographs 455

#autograph 505,781

#autographs 178,329

#autographed 84,484

#ttm 270,169

#ttmsuccess 30,715

#inperson 14,988

#autographsigning 5,781

#signing 151,110

#behindthescenes over 3 million

#signaturesaturday

Cards

#ToppsStarWars 1,365

#Toppscards 7,191

#signedcards 685

Comic Books

#Marvel over 12 million

#Marvelcomics over 7 million

#MarvelStarWars 2,186

#Comics over 8 million

#comic over 4 million

#Comicbooks 1.5 million

#signedcomics 3,790

#darkhorse 336,588

#darkhorsecomics 65,478

Action Figures

#toys over 7 million 

#vintage over 47 million

#kenner 127,136

#hasbro 453,696

#hasbrostarwars 16,721

#toystagram over 1 milion

#starwarstoys 172,604

#starwarsfigues 62,163

#starwarsfigure 8,550

#starwarsactionfigure 4,530

#starwarsactionfigures 39,017

#cardbacks 212

Conventions

#comiccon over 2 million

#comicon 417,008

#cosplay over 14 million

#starwarscosplay 102,454

#scificon 1,091

#scifiexpo 1,940

Common Hashtags (not autograph collecting specific, but could certainly apply.)

#instagood over 530 million

#instadaily over 250 million

#igers over 196 million

#instalike over over 206 million

#tbt over 353 million

#photooftheday over 381 million

#picoftheday over 287 million

#ff over 7 million

#fbf over 14 million

Do you have a favorite hashtag that you use when posting photos from your collection?  

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