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  • Writer's pictureKelly Bazzle

50 Creative Questions to Boost Social Media Engagement

Many of you know that in addition to being a Mom, Army wife, DIY'er, and Content Creator, I also work full-time as a Social Media Manager for FlexJobs.com. My career has always involved social media in one way or another and I want to start sharing some of my experience with my community. So, in this blog post, I'm going to share how you can use questions to boost social media engagement. If you're having trouble thinking of some questions, this list will be a great place to get some inspiration.


What is engagement rate?

When your followers see your posts and do things like hitting the "like" button, leaving comments, or sharing your posts with others, it means they are engaging with your content. The more they interact with your posts, the higher your engagement rate becomes.


Having a high engagement rate on Facebook, Instagram, and other social networks is like having a big group of friends who are excited to see what you share. It means that your posts are interesting, and people enjoy interacting with them. You'll get more likes, comments, and shares, which means more people will see and engage with your content.


So, what's one way you can increase your engagement rate? Ask questions! Open-ended questions that are easy to answer and spark a conversation are a great tactic for boosting engagement on social media.


Engagement is a two-way street

It's important to note that the question isn't the only thing that matters. You should also respond to the answers that people post in the comments. Think of it as continuing the conversation. It adds value to your page, shows the commenters that you appreciate their answers, and engages more people to comment. That shows the algorithm that people like your content and want to see more of it and you give it right back to them.


This tactic is especially important for your video content's performance on apps like Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube; but I will cover that in another blog post soon.


50 Creative Social Media Questions to Increase Engagement

Coming up with open-ended questions on the spot can be tough. It's important to remember these questions have to be easy to answer. Everyone has an opinion and you want them to share their opinions with you. It may not even be opinions you want them to share, you just want their input, their likes, their dislikes, the things that make them tick day-to-day. So, here are 50 social media questions that can help you increase engagement with your Facebook following and beyond.

  1. Using only emojis, how is your day going?

  2. Using only ONE emoji, tell us how your 2023 is going so far.

  3. What job would you be terrible at?

  4. What's your go-to snack?

  5. If you could wake up tomorrow with a new ability, what would it be?

  6. Your boss just told you to take a 10-day *paid* vacation, where are you going?

  7. What's your least favorite question to be asked throughout your day?

  8. If you could work with any company in the world, what company would you pick?

  9. What was your dream job when you were a kid?

  10. What was your first memory?

  11. What's something that wasn't taught in school that you think should have been?

  12. Act like your pet is your "co-worker" and tell us something your "co-worker" did today.

  13. How many unread emails do you have in your inbox right this second?

  14. One has to go: Podcasts or the radio?

  15. What song is stuck in your head right now?

  16. What did you have for breakfast this morning?

  17. What's something you would like to do that you've never done before?

  18. Fill in the blanks: I love to ________

  19. What are you wearing on your feet right now?

  20. What's your idea of "me time?"

  21. What's the best gift you've ever received?

  22. What's the last thing you ordered online?

  23. What's your favorite social media platform?

  24. If you could name the first city on Mars, what would you name it?

  25. What's your favorite quote?

  26. What's the most annoying quote or saying?

  27. What's the best piece of advice you ever received?

  28. If you would wake up tomorrow with a new skill, what skill would you pick?

  29. If you could speak another language, what language would you pick?

  30. What's the first thing you notice about another person?

  31. What's the best TV show to ever exist?

  32. What are you currently binge watching?

  33. What's your favorite book?

  34. What podcast are you listening to right now?

  35. What tip or advice do you wish you had known sooner?

  36. What was the first album you ever purchased?

  37. What instantly ruins your mood?

  38. What instantly makes your mood better?

  39. What's your most expensive hobby?

  40. What's your least expensive hobby?

  41. What's something that's completely overrated?

  42. What's your favorite joke?

  43. What's one thing that will always be in your refrigerator?

  44. What's something you bought for less than $50 that has totally changed your life for the better?

  45. Mac or PC?

  46. iPhone or Android and why?

  47. If animals could talk, which species do you think would be the funniest?

  48. If you could spend the night anywhere in the world, no rules, where would you pick?

  49. Without saying your job title, tell us what you do for a living.

  50. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your 10-year-old self?

Keep in mind, when you can, you should always customize these questions to relate to your niche.

Here are some examples:

  • General Question: Using only emojis, tell me how your day is going?

  • Career/Job Search Niche: Using only emojis, tell us how you feel about your current job?

  • Real Estate Niche: Using only emojis, tell me what's most important to you when searching for your dream house.

  • Travel Agent Niche: Using only emojis, tell me where you want to go on your dream vacation.

Building a strong engagement rate takes time and consistency. Keep posting regularly, be responsive to comments and messages, and always be yourself. The more you connect with your community and make them feel included, the higher your engagement rate will soar! Good luck!


What topic do you want me to cover next? Let me know on my Facebook page!

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