100 Questions to Ask on Social Media to get the Conversation Started
We've all been through this! Avoid those scary crickets by asking these 100 social media questions and starting a conversation!
What is the difference between posts that get a response from people and posts that don’t?
At the end of the day, remember that social media engagement is KING. Engagement is all the likes, comments, and reposts that we love to see.
When people interact with your posts it does three great things:
1. It tells the social media platform that this is a GOOD STUFF. Your post then gets served to more and more people!
2. You will have the opportunity to interact back and forth with the audience while building closer relationships with them
3. Others will see people ENJOY your brand and site! (This is called "social proof"). It only helps grow your audience and platform.
I think we can all agree that we definitely want interaction on our pages
One thing that people can get stuck on is whether all social media posts should be related to their business
The answer is… NO, they don't! In fact, you may find that your most effective attention grabbing posts are those that are completely independent of your business.
I keep coming back to the questions: "Why are people on social media?” and "Why are they following the brand on social media?
People usually use social media to connect. They want to connect with people in their lives, those they know, and those they want to follow.
That's actually the same reason people follow brands on social media!
Of course, they are probably interested in your product. But they may have visited your website for it.
They have chosen to follow your brand on social media. In other words, they want to connect. And the best way to connect is personal!
Sharing behind-the-scenes things about your life with you will actually increase your connection with your audience. It's unlikely, but by showing your audience a new haircut, you can actually build your brand.
This truth also applies to your posts, photos, and your live video.
So ... what are some ideas for making people react?
Today we will focus on some post ideas for generating comments and engagement on the page.
We've put together a list of questions to ask on social media to help you start a conversation. Give it a try and see what you think!
Tip: tag me in the post and I’ll join in to get it started!
100 questions to ask on social media to start a conversation
Fill in the Blank
My all-time favorite book is __________.
My all-time favorite movie is _________.
If I could travel to one place, it would be ___________.
All I want for Christmas is ______________.
My all-time favorite Christmas movie is ______________.
The best place to enjoy New Year’s Eve is ___________.
If I could be anywhere right now, it would be ___________.
My favorite beverage of choice while working is ___________.
If someone made a movie about my life, it would be titled__________.
My favorite way to relax after a long day is _____________.
One food I could eat every day is _________.
Would You Rather
Would you rather eat out or order in?
Would you rather drive or fly?
Would you rather be on stage or in the crowd?
Would you rather vacation at the beach or the mountains?
Would you rather have a maid or a chef?
Would you rather do laundry all day or clean bathrooms all day?
Would you rather work in an office or work from home?
Would you rather get dressed or stay in pajamas all day?
Would you rather have 5 close friends or 10,000 Facebook friends?
Would you rather have free Starbucks for a year or free iTunes music for life?
Would you rather lose all of your money and valuables or all of your photos?
Would you rather be alone or surrounded by annoying people?
Would you rather never use social media again or never watch another movie or TV show?
Would you rather have an easy job working for someone else or be your own boss but work incredibly hard?
What was the best book you ever read?
What was the best vacation you’ve ever been on?
When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
What was your first job?
What was your first car?
Before kids, what did you think you would NEVER do?
What was your favorite food as a kid?
What do you remember about elementary school?
Who was your most interesting teacher?
What was cool when you were young, but isn’t cool now?
What is one of your earliest memories?
When you are old, what will your grandkids ask you to tell stories about?
When did something start out badly for you, but in the end it was great?
Choosing Only One Thing
If you could eat only 1 food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If you could only listen to 1 kind of music, what would it be?
If you only did 1 household chore for the rest of your life, what would it be?
If you could only have 1 app on your phone, what would it be?
If you could only wear 1 outfit for a month, what would it be?
If you could interview 1 person (past or present), who would it be?
If you could only celebrate 1 holiday every year, what would it be?
What are you most thankful for today?
Who do you most admire in your life?
What is one way someone has helped you this month?
Who made a difference in your life as a kid?
What is one thoughtful thing someone did for you recently?
What is the best thing that has happened so far today?
What is one thing you have enjoyed about your job recently?
What made you laugh or smile today?
What is the best thing about your home?
What has improved about your life in the last year?
What is something you are looking forward to in the future?
How have you made personal or professional progress lately?
What is something you get to experience everyday that sometimes you take for granted?
This or That
Coffee or Tea?
Mountains or Beach?
Early bird or Night owl?
Jeans or Sweatpants?
City or Country?
Saver or Spender?
Sweet or Salty?
Night out or Night in?
Book or Movie?
Dogs or Cats?
Drive or Fly?
Phone call or Text?
While walking: Podcast or Music?
iOS or Android?
New clothes or New phone?
Rich friend or Loyal friend?
Laundry or Dishes?
Shopping online or In a store?
Pancakes or Waffles?
Hot coffee or Iced coffee?
TV or Book?
Mac or PC?
Ninjas or Pirates?
What’s your struggle with _________?
What questions do you have about __________?
If you could suggest one flavor/ product, what would it be?
What do you think of our latest product?
What’s the last thing you do before you go to sleep?
What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
What is your superpower?
What’s your favorite TV show?
What is your ideal vacation in one sentence?
What do you recommend on Netflix?
What was the last thing you were really excited about?
What’s one thing you hope to accomplish this week?
What’s one goal you are setting for the year?
Do you do goal-setting? Why or why not?
If you could run away today and do anything you liked, what would you do?
You can only pick 2. Which ones would it be? (list 5 things)
Where do you get your news?
What is the most creative use of emojis that you’ve ever seen?
Where do you get most of the decorations for your home?
What is your cure for hiccups?
What unique thing are you interested in?
Things to Ponder/ Trivia
Why are the little styrofoam pieces called peanuts?
Why does the Easter Bunny bring eggs? Rabbits don’t lay eggs.
What type of animal is Snuffleupagus?
What happens when you put a light saber in water?
If nobody buys a ticket to a movie, do they still show it?
Does the postman deliver his own mail?
What is another word for “thesaurus”?
Why does triangularly cut bread taste better than square bread?
Why do people say “heads up” when you should duck?