100 Social media questions to encourage engagement
Updated: Apr 7
Engagement is what we, as small business owners aim for when we put out content to social media or through our blog posts.
Whilst the number 1 aim is to obviously get leads or sales of our products and services, engagement significantly aids in this aim.
When people engage with your content, it is shown to a wider selection of your audience.
There is a common misconception that when you post something on social media, it is shown to ALL of your followers/connections. I'm afraid this simply is not the case. Depending on the platform, your content can be shown to as little as 1-5% of your audience!
However, you can increase the number of accounts your content is shown to, by putting out content that provides value or encourages engagement.
Here are 100 social media post questions that will give you some ideas and hopefully increase the engagement on your posts!
One crucial point here. When you ask your audience a question, be sure to give YOUR answer or opinion to it. By sharing your own answer or opinion to the question, you will encourage more people to share theirs. Otherwise, it simply comes across as lazy posting and not a genuine attempt to start a virtual conversation.
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Without further ado....
100 social media content ideas
Who is your idol?
What motivates you?
What does success look like to you?
When you were little, what did you dream about becoming when you grew up?
What is your favourite easy dinner?
What’s your favourite way to waste time?
Chocolate or vanilla?
What is your current favourite song?
Do you listen to music while you work?
How many hours per week do you tend to work on average?
What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Cake or pie?
Toilet paper - over or under?
What are you grateful for today?
What is the best book you've read recently?
What is your favourite book of all time?
Where were you born?
Have you ever lived in another country?
What is your current favourite TV show?
Would you rather sit or stand all day?
Windows or Mac?
Does technology simplify life or make it more complicated?
What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?
What’s the best thing that happened to you last week?
Who inspires you to be better?
If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
What is something you can never seem to finish?
What is something that your friends would consider “so you”?
What are you really good at, but kind of embarrassed that you are good at it?
On a scale of 1-10, how funny would you say you are?
What song would you say best sums you up?
If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
What do you do to keep fit?
Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous?
Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What's the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love?
Is your glass half-full or half-empty?
Do you love or hate rollercoasters?
What's your favourite fast-food chain?
What kitchen appliance do you use every day?
Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?
Are you a clean or messy person?
Would you rather trade intelligence for looks or looks for intelligence?
How many pillows do you sleep with?
In the evening, would you rather play a game, visit a relative, watch a movie, or read?
Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
Who is your favourite author?
If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?
What is the silliest fear you have?
What is the most annoying habit someone can have?
Who had the biggest impact on the person you have become?
What is something popular now that annoys you?
What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep (and why)?
What’s your most irrational fear?
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen on Facebook recently?
What’s your best tip for saving money?
What do you think is the most annoying habit?
Do you prefer to stay in or go out?
What’s your go-to joke?
What’s the best prank you’ve ever played on someone?
Do you ever sing in the car?
Do you ever sing in the shower?
What piece of technology could you live without?
Do you think social media is destroying our communication?
Who do you miss the most from your past?
If you could change one thing about your personality, what would it be?
What’s the most controversial opinion you have?
What scares you the most about the future?
What are you most afraid of?
What is your biggest regret in life?
What sport do you wish you were really good at?
What’s your favourite sport?
If you could host a talk show, who would you have on first?
Would you rather be really hot or really cold?
What’s the last concert you went to?
What is the most rewarding part of your career?
What is something people are always surprised to learn about you?
What do you think is the best show on Netflix right now?
What made you smile today?
What’s the weirdest dream you’ve ever had?
What bores you?
What’s your guilty pleasure?
What makes you really angry?
If you could have tea with a fictional character, who would that be?
If someone offered to tell you your future, would you accept it?
Are you a jealous person?
Have you ever been stalked on social media?
What bad habits do you wish you could stop?
How long can you go without checking your phone?
What makes you most proud?
Do you play a musical instrument?
What instrument would you like to play?
What’s the nicest thing a family member has ever done for you?
What is your earliest memory?
What is your least favourite chore?
If you could have picked your own name, what would it be?
What’s one movie you could watch over and over?
If you won the lottery, what would be your first big splurge?
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