being asked for ideas of what post on social media.
updates as a tool to start a conversation with your friends and followers.
I’ve compiled a list of 23 social media conversation starters for Authors. These should help you never be at a loss for words!
of different social media platforms, ask your followers/friends to share their
“What are you reading this summer (fall, spring, winter, etc).”
|Look no farther than the calendar for update inspiration.|
get more specific. For example today is Lazy Day, World Lion Day, National
Duran Duran Day, Skyscraper Appreciation Day, and National S’mores Day. It’s
also National Smile week—just think the social media updates you can create
around those! I post the days for the month to come on the last Thursday of
each month. Here’s a link to August Calendar Days.
You can also post questions about what week this is, and what month.
invite your followers/friends to do the same. The author doesn’t have to be
brand new—just new to you.
others to post ones that irritate them.
updates was when I asked for favorite writing quotes. You can do an infinite
variation on this by asking for quotes about love, family, mothers . . . you
get the idea.
|Share your favorite music to write by.|
you’re writing. Or even better, share a Spotify playlist.
only mentally) when mom came out with one of her sayings. Post one of your
least favorites, and ask your followers to chime in with one of theirs.
ask for app recommendations. People are always happy to share new things that
help make life simpler.
character or helping refine a non-fiction topic.
|Share an image that inspires you.|
summer, or fall, or last weekend.
love or one you want to try.
social media network. For example, a list of favorite Instagram or Twitter
share something on theirs.
funniest oxymorons—and ask your followers to add to the list.
do the same.
|Take a vocabulary test and share the results.|
to share their results. Here’s a link to get you started on Test Your Vocal. (And for the record, I scored 36,000 words.)
movie it’s associated with.
the list could go on and on and on. The key to always having something to say
on social media is to keep a list of ideas of what to talk about. Otherwise, if
you’re like me, when you’re ready to share something your mind goes blank.
turn. What would you add to my list? Don’t be shy, share your thoughts in the
comments section below.
Edie Melson is the author of numerous books, as well as a freelance writer and editor. Her blog, The Write Conversation, reaches thousands each month. She’s the co-director of the Blue Ridge Mountains ChristianWriters Conference and the Social Media Mentor at My Book Therapy. She’s also the Military Family Blogger at Guideposts. Com, Social Media Director for SouthernWriters Magazine and the Senior Editor for NovelRocket.com. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook. Don’t miss her new book from Worthy Inspired, WHILE MY SOLDIER SERVES.