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If you want to grow your career as a writer, you need to connect with your audience on social media. Posting on a regular schedule will help you maintain and even increase your social media following, but at Web Design Relief, we know that, after a while, it may become harder to come up with new Facebook post ideas to keep your followers interested so that they keep coming back. When you’re juggling a day job, sharing carpooling duties for the kids, balancing your checkbook, making appointments to have Fluffy’s nails trimmed—and are still trying to squeeze in some writing time—thinking up new social media posts can fall onto the back burner. Fortunately, we have some ideas that can quickly and easily be turned into engaging posts!
Social Media Post Ideas For Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, And More
- Post a photo of your pet “reading” a book.
- Post a photo of a pet sleeping near you as you write.
- Have some fun and upload a short video of you reading to your pet.
- Take your dog for a walk, post a photo, and talk about how the activity inspired your writing.
- Get cozy with a book, a blanket, and a cat in your lap and post a photo of this moment.
- Post a photo of your cat lying next to your book collection.
- Go to an indie bookstore that has a pet, take a photo, and post it. (Be sure to tag the bookstore!)
- Post a photo of your dog on National Dog Day (August 26).
- And post a photo of your cat on National Cat Day (October 29)!
- Tell your followers what your pet’s “favorite” book is, and then ask them to comment on their pets’ favorite books.
- Talk about your favorite book and explain why it’s your favorite.
- Post a photo of the book you are currently reading.
- Take a photo of the stacks in your favorite bookstore to post.
- Ask your followers to sum up the book they are reading in a GIF.
- Read a book by a debut author and write a short review.
- Post a GIF that explains how you feel when you buy a new book.
- Post your favorite quote from a book.
- Ask your followers what their favorite book is and why.
- Remember to post about your love for books on National Book Lovers Day (August 9).
- Have your followers select your next book to read.
- Share a small excerpt of your writing with your followers. Caveat: Know what counts as previously published!
- Post a short video of you reading a selection from your recently published work.
- Post a writing prompt and ask your audience to follow the prompt with you.
- Announce how many words you have written in a day/week/month.
- Encourage your followers to spend twenty minutes writing and ask them to tell you their word counts at the end of that time frame.
- Participate in NaNoWriMo and update your followers on your word count at the end of the day.
- Post a GIF of what writer’s block feels like.
- What is your favorite part of writing? Brainstorm a bit and then post about it.
- When and why did you begin writing? Let your followers know.
- Ask your followers what genre they write in.
- Tell your followers which literary magazine is your favorite, and ask them to tell you theirs.
- Post your favorite writing advice.
- Ask your followers to tell you what they like most—or least—about writing.
- Ask your followers to give you a writing prompt, and then post what you come up with.
- Post a photo of the things you use to write (favorite notebook, computer, etc.).
- Where is your favorite place to write? Take a photo and post it for your followers.
- Post a photo of the place that inspires you the most.
- Post about your favorite reading spot.
- Where were you when you realized you wanted to be a writer? Tell your followers!
- If you do a public reading, be sure to post about it and tag the location!
- Go for a walk in nature and post a photo for your audience.
- If you travel, take a photo of you reading at your destination and post it—but be sure to follow these safety tips.
- Try writing in a new location and post about how it affected your writing (if at all).
- Post about a place you want to visit.
- Write a post about the setting of your story.
- Write a post about your favorite coffee shop to sit in and write.
- If you could live in another time period, when would you want to live? Write up a post about it.
- What does your ideal writing setup look like?
- Where is your favorite writer from? Post about how you think the location affects his or her writing.
- Post about where you would most like to do a public reading.
Question: What is your favorite type of social media post?