Instagram Hashtags & Twitter Chats

This week has been very EPIC for me. I did my first informational scope via Periscope. I think it went really well. I have to do more of those so I can speak more confidently. So, I sort of overcame one of my biggest fears, which is public speaking. I should have failed that class in college, but ended up with a B since my speech was good, but I think  I passed put right after, ha! 

Anywho, this week I decided to be more open and have a presence on social media. I have had a rocky year, so I sort stayed in my shell. However, I was not gaining any new followers, my website traffic was low, and I felt out of the loop with the social media and blogging world. So I had to get back to it and leave the past in the PAST!!!!

Here are some ways I got back into the social media game, gained more followers, and met some AMAZING people in my niche. FREAKING CREATIVES!!!! 



This is the first week I actually used specific hashtags for my Instagram photos. I am now more strategic with what I share on my "Business" Instagram. All of my photos have to match my brand, which is bright, vibrant, and pops of color. When you are more consistent of what you post, followers ten to stay awhile. I do still have a personal Instagram, though. Here are the hashtags I used that drove more traffic to my account and I gained a few more followers that may be here to stay with the Rekita Nicole! 

#flashesofdelight | Created by the Glitter Guide to share colorful and fun stuff! 

#Bandofun & #omgbandoagenda | Created by ShopBando, which is my favorite one, i just love their products!

#thatsdarling | created by Darling Magazine

#mybeautifulmess & #ABMlifeiscolorful | Created by A Beautiful Mess

#dscolor | Hashtag all about color, created by Design Sponge

#tnchustler | Created by The Nectar Collective

#livecolorfully | (not sure who created this one) 

Join Twitter Chats

This is also the first week that I joined and actively participated in twitter chats. Let me tell you, I had so much fun, and I learned so freaking much! I made a few twitter friends and possibly some collaborations! I am like, have I been living under a rock?! I really enjoyed chatting with other creatives like myself and I stayed up past my bedtime doing so. We laughed, ranted, and gave tips to each other. It is a great way to expand your social media presence.  Here are some chats that I participated in this week:

#NectarChat / Hosted by the amazing Melyssa of The Nectar Collective on Wednesday nights at 6pm EST.

#SavvyChat / Hosted by the energetic Heather of Heather Crabtree on Wednesday nights at 8pm EST. 

#CreativeBizChat / Hosted by the vibrant Caitlin of Little Farm Media (I literally just started stalking her) on Wednesday nights at 7pm EST. 

Here are other twitter chats that I and YOU may need to join:

#ElleChat / Hosted by Lauren Hooker on Thursday nights at 8pm.

#CreateLounge / Hosted by my friend Kayla Hollatz Wednesdays at 8 pm ET.

The best way to stay active in these chats is to go to and enter the twitter chat hashtag!

If I am missing some great hashtags and twitter chats on this post, please let me know and I will update the lists!

Happy Friday and go forth and EXPAND!

xo, Rekita | Don't forget to follow me on Instagram and Twitter