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Do you prefer spread throughout the body of the text, or summarised at the end of the text?

I've mostly preferred having spread throughout the text, since it's easier to immediately click on a tag if I want to find more about that topic, but lately I've been leaning more towards summarising them at the end, as I feel that with the amount of hashtags I use, it quickly gets overcrowded, and I usually find myself summarising additional ones at the end anyway, to account to alternate spellings or related hashtags and such (Pokémon vs Pokemon for example, or games vs gaming).

It probably just depends on the post as well, and I guess I'll likely continue to inline hashtags unless there's more than 1 or 2 per sentence/paragraph?

I guess ideally I'd like to be independent of the post, having it as actual metadata... Something that perhaps is hidden by default, but can be toggled on and off easily.

@FiXato It depends on the post. Sometimes it makes sense to add the hashtags at the end, and sometimes it makes more sense to inline them.

@fullstackthaumaturge yeah, you are probably right. If there are just a couple, it probably is easier to inline them.

It probably also depends quite a bit on whether your instance has increased the post length; if you are limited by your amount of characters, it's more likely you end up having to inline them.

@FiXato A bunch of #Hashtags at the end of a post really feels like some kind of SEO/engagement-boosting move.

It reminds me of the people you see on Twitter who have clearly read an article about how to become an influencer.

Boost if you agree, and leave your own ideas for hashtags in the replies!

#hashtag #hashtag #hashtags #TrendingTopic

@FiXato I prefer social media platforms without annoying length limits, so we can easily just have both inline hashtags and hashtags grouped at the end.

@FiXato As a poster, it depends of the text and usage I want to aim for.

I will use hashtags inline to highlight the main topics in a text.

I will gather them at the end as keywords (that might not be in the text, and therefore add-up to those inline).

I might start the post with a few hashtags as a topic title (without sentence), announcing the topic covered.

@FiXato I could combine inline with top or bottoms, but I don’t imagine myself combining top and bottom, eventhough it would be a title and keywords, I wouldn’t feel that very esthetic :)

@FiXato well, iOS reading this message doesn’t say “hashtag hashtags” it just says “hashtags” - so having it online saves space and avoids just hearing a bunch of random words at the end.

@FiXato The only issue with it is that it looks unwieldy if you use too many.

One more thing... Whenever I include multiple mentions, I always put them at the bottom of the message like this... and that's because they don't really "fit" at the beginning or the end, so it just seems to make sense to put them there.

@catswhocode @FiXato @frankie @jase

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