My 10 favourite hashtags to use on Instagram

Hello Blogging Friends,
Today I am going to share with you my ten most commonly used hashtags on instagram.

I really really really love Instagram. I think it's a fantastic social media platform. The emphasis is put solely on the photos and you can connect with so many different people with the same interests as you. I have followed people who post a lot of dog photos or wildlife photos or farming photos etc and there's no end to it!

So here are the ten hashtags that I use all the time.

1. #northumberland
I live in Northumberland and the Northumbrian scenery features heavily on my insta-feed. I like seeing other people's pictures from around Northumberland because it's giving me an ever expanding list of places that I really need to visit.
2. #labrador
This one is pretty self explanatory. I love labradors. Specifically I love my Labrador. Bosun. He is scrummy and I love him. I tell him every day.

3. #puppy
Again, self explanatory. Although I have been meaning to ask, when does it stop being appropriate to use this hashtag? He's nine months old now. Is there a cut off point? He'll always be a puppy to me.
4. #chillingham
It's where I live, where I work, where I got engaged, where I'm getting married. I love this place.

5. #myunicornlife
Generally used to tag cute things, pink things, pretty things, things that make you go awwwwwwww etc. I can't for the life of me remember where I first saw this hashtag. I think (don't quote me on this) that it was started by Helene in Between...feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!
6. #whatimreading
Does basically what it says on the tin. I like to take a picture of the book that I'm currently reading and then hashtag it. It's a fun way of seeing what other people are reading too.

7. #fiancee
Obviously quite a recent one. Teehee! Yes whenever I instagram a picture of Rick and me, it's usually accompanied by the fiancee hashtag. I'll only be able to use it for just over another year though.
8. #chillinghamwildcattle
Again this is quite a self explanatory one. I am the Warden for the Chillingham Wild Cattle so I often post pictures of them.

9. #countrylife
You know, because living in the country is my thaaang. Makes sense.
10. #photosinbetween
This is a hashtag started by Helene in Between that can basically be used for any photo you like. It's genius! I love it! And I also love seeing what other people use it for.

Well I hope you've enjoyed reading what hashtags I use on a regular basis. Am I addicted to social media? No, but I do enjoy it. I hope that some of you will use some of these hashtags so that I can spot some of your pictures on Instagram!!

Share this:


  1. I'm not on instagram, but as for your number 2: it NEVER stops being appropriate. All dogs are puppies, ALWAYS!

    1. Number 3 even... can't count :-/

    2. Good to know!! I think he will always be my baby boy!!

  2. These are fun!!! So far, my most hashtagged is Doctor Who!!! I've only been posting for about 2weeks!!!

    1. You've been on instagram for 2 whole weeks and I haven't followed you yet?! What's your user name?


Copyright © This Country Girl's Journal. Designed by OddThemes