Hello world! This is Lenny, Reporting from Taiwan :)
Hashtags are a new thing to me. Before I joined the wonderful world of Instagram, I didn't know what it is good for. Honestly, I used to roll my eyes when people import Instagram to Facebook and have like 40+ hashtags under it. Why would you put so many repetitive and meaningless words to your photo?
Since I joined Instagram a few weeks ago, I now know that hashtags are a great way to connect with like-minded people, but I'm still struggling with the usage. Should I use them moderately, only two or three per photo? Or should I use them generously, even if the hashtag is slightly off topic? One thing I do know is that I don't appreciate it when I search #Taiwan and see random photo of (non-Taiwanese) guys and girls! You may be hot, but I feel cheated by your excessive tagging and I am NOT going to like your photo.
Please help me out, seasoned Instagram users! How do you like to see them used? Is there any hashtags I have to know about?