It is the life of a photographer these days, constantly posting our work on social media, constantly trying to get our work in front of the right people to hopefully gain new clients. Often this means using hashtags to help those who may be interested in our work be able to find it easier. However, this can be a long a tedious process if you type out each hashtag on every post, so much so that it can make us dread posting – but it doesn’t have to be that way.
There have long been apps that make posting hashtags easier, but in order to fully utilize many of these, you could have to pay, which if you are living that starving artist lifestyle, is no dice. But maybe you do have the money and you just prefer to no use any more apps than you have to? Well, whatever your reason for not utilizing an app is if you are an iOS user, there is a great hack that you can use that will make your life so much easier.
This tip has been around for some time, many of you may already know about it, but it’s one of those obscure tricks that many people still don’t know about. The demonstration today comes to us from Chris Lambeth via this helpful video:
Basically, the hack works by allowing you to set phrases in iOS that your phone automatically replaces with your hashtags. So for example, if you created a shortcut phrase ‘hashset1’ and you had your top 15 hashtags set to that phrase, then when you typed hashset1 into the caption of your Instagram post then iOS would replace that phrase with your top 15 hashtags instantly.
Clearly, this is a much faster process than typing them all out one by one, and it is even quicker than copying and pasting hashtags sets from your notes. It does take a little setup, but the time savings is worth it – especially if you are not fond of the idea of using an app to help you manage your hashtags.
You find more from Chris Lambeth over on his website, here.