Why Are We Using Hashtags?

Why Are We Using Hashtags?

I thought I’d use this blog post to give a quick run down as to why we are using hashtags across our social sites.

 

New website & more social

As you no doubt have noticed, we recently updated our website to give you a fresher, easier to use and more beautiful website. We’ve also dived into using more social media so you can find us on all your favourite sites including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+. Along with our new online adventures, we have started using hashtags.

 

Hashtags are probably something you have both seen and heard of but not everyone is using them yet. For many of us, the whole social media world is a totally new concept. It just simply not exist 10 to 20 years ago. So don’t put too much strain on yourself if you don’t understand everything that happens on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The thing that counts is that you have fun while using it!

 

What is a hashtag?

A hashtag is a simpler way to categorise and find things online. It might sound complicated but it can actually be compared to something like a real world filing cabinet. In your filing cabinet, you have a number of draws containing files that are usually ordered alphabetically or by subject. Within those files you might have another organisation system like the date or who it belongs to. Using a filing cabinet is a great way to group and keep track of documents based on their similarity or importance.

 

A hashtag essentially does the same job but on a grander and much more public scale. So, everyone on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram that posts about flowers using the hashtag ‘#flowers’ will have their posts grouped together with everybody else that uses ‘#flowers’ in their posts. This makes finding information about flowers really easy and also to know what everyone thinks about flowers.

 

Our hashtags

We use a bunch of different hashtags based on whatever we are posting at the time. Sometimes it might be what’s in the photo (e.g. #flowers) or it might be something that we have started doing ourselves. The hashtag #deepbreath is a good example of this. Every week or so, we post an inspirational quote that helps us to just take a deep breath and relax - it makes life a little bit easier. You might have already seen them across Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.

 

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How to use a hashtag

Now you might be thinking, ok but how can I use these hashtags? You can use it one of two ways:

  1. If you wanted to find all of Lady Anne Funeral’s ‘Deepbreath' quotes, you just need to search #deepbreath on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Google+.
  2. If you come across a quote, image, video or inspirational post that’s similar to what we post about on our social medias, then you can use the hashtag #deepbreath in your post! Then we can also see it (and like or share it) when we search the hashtag.

This is the part that we like because it means we get a chance to be more social with all you guys!

 

See you on the hashtag!

So in learning why we use hashtags and what some of them are, we hope that you’ll be able to use them too. Because the more people that do get involved, the more photos, videos and inspirational posts we will all have to share with one another.

 

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Some of the families we've helped

“I just wanted to send you our sincerest thanks for everything you and your incredible team did for us in making the most perfect day, celebration and farewell of our beautiful Harper.

I have given a lot of thought to your business and the industry and I think it is perhaps the most important business for families to get it right when it comes to planning a funeral which may be sudden or may be a long time in the making. Either way, when one is faced with the unfortunate situation of needing to arrange a funeral, only then do you realise the importance of getting it right.

We experienced first hand the polar opposites the industry offers. It is not just about the cars, the booklets, the music and all the things that make up the day - its about the service, the care and most importantly it’s about the people.

From our very first conversation we could sense your genuine care to our situation and your attention to detail was obvious - this was very different to the previous conversations we had with others we had been referred to. Those other companies wanted to commence meetings with the paperwork side of things upfront which is a very confronting thing to do just days after losing your loved one - and when one of the others that I am referencing couldn’t even refernece our daughters name as our meeting started - we were horrified of how poor the service of care could be.

This is where you and your team shine. After feeling very lost in our search to secure the perfect funeral director to create the perfect day, my wife all of a sudden recalled you standing out the front of your office each morning watering the surrounding gardens to ensure a beautiful front of house. Well, I can assure you, it is not just the front of house that is beautiful - its the entire package that is beautiful.

Your manner, your direction and your expertise is evident from the get go. Nothing is too hard for you or your amazing team. The personal care made us feel like we were the only funeral you were working with at the time, and that’s exactly how it should be.

The finer detail, such as driving past our house so our daughter could go past our house one last time, then leaving the most beautiful flowers on our doorstep, to bumping into us at the Church because you were just doing your own research to make sure the day was seamless. This combined with your recommendations from every aspect as everything was very foreign to us, you were able to guide us to achieve the most beautiful farewell.

The day itself was simply perfect. Not once did we have a concern. The car was shining, your team dressed beautifully, cold water provided for us, directions for our guests, directions for us. Everyone commented on how amazing the day was and how incredibly your team were. Seamless is the only word I can use. It doesn’t stop here.

Your personal care and guidance then allowed us a more intimate farewell the following day (we are so grateful for for this recommendation and possibly would have missed this special day if you had suggested it was the best idea). Again, you and your team made us feel like you had nowhere else to be, and no one else to help. Just us. The setting was beautiful, the celebrant (that you arrange and recommend) is a delightful, your team make this day even more special than the last.

This is something we never want to go through again but there will be so many others, that like us, have no idea where to start to look for the right funeral director for their own special day. All I can say is that I hope that they appoint Lady Anne Funerals. We learnt a lot quickly and it is again a business many do not ever consider needing but without question one of the most important businesses to select the right person and the right team.

I welcome any of your future potential clients to contact me if they wish to discuss our experience with the amazing Lady Anne team. We thank you for giving our beautiful baby the most incredible farewell that was exactly how we imagined it, you just made it happen.”

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Lee Dowdall
Karen has supported my Mum and me through the most difficult week of our lives as we not only planned a funeral, but interred my Dad to his new home. I will be forever grateful to Karen for her ongoing support, guidance, kindness, empathy and friendship over the last week. Karen has now become part of our extended circle of close family friends.
Daughter of the late Sveta Dordevich
Lady Anne Funerals has the compassion, understanding and empathy that many of the larger funeral homes do not possess. My aunts funeral was dignified and classy everything she deserved. I would highly recommend Lady Anne (and have) as they go above and beyond.
Joanne Marks
I am overwhelmed with the feedback on how beautiful it all was from all who attended. You and the other ladies were wonderful, looked so elegant, and made the day so very special for all who loved Paul.
Barbara Sommerville Enright
Karen and her staff treated us with the utmost respect we could not have been in better hands during this difficult time. My mum had organised her funeral with a prepaid funeral plan which she had purchased from Karen almost ten years ago this also made this upsetting time much easier to deal with and she got all the things that she wished for.
Malcolm Ellis
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Lady Anne Funerals for a beautiful service yesterday for my aunt Dot. All who attended commented on how lovely the service was & the professionalism of all the staff. Thanks again very much for helping making a sad day one of celebration of Dot’s life.
Judith Neville

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