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Hashtags as Agents of Social Change

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I post on Instagram almost every day to promote this blog, so of course, I experiment with hashtags.  Common hashtags I  use: #alifeworthliving #focusonthepositive #focusonthegood #bethechange #mindfulness #gratitude #gratefuleveryday #artheals #mentalhealth #mentalhealthrecovery #recovery A lot of my posts are about recovery from mental illnesss/mental health challenges, and since I am privileged (*rolls eyes*) with so many of them, I will often times just go down a list of my disorders.  When doing this, I began to pay attention to how many other people use those same hashtags and I found it interesting: Mental Health Recovery Hashtags by Instagram Popularity #edrecovery 3,453,807 #edwarrior 1,361,899 #depressionrecovery 182,629 #depressionwarrior 24,095 #ptsdrecovery 167,424 #ptsdwarrior 28,879 #anxietyrecovery 131,513 #anxietywarrior 89,209 #bpdrecovery 79,089 #bpdwarrior 8,824 #ocdrecovery 15,999 #ocdwarrior 1,106 #bipolarrec