Do you ever stare at a blank screen and wonder “what should I post to Instagram today?”
It’s happened to all of us, so we are sharing 31 social media prompts.

Whether you need to be a little more authentic, or add some fun to your feed.

We’ve got you covered!

With the shift in social media heading towards more genuine interactions, it can be a struggle to make that connection with your audience.

So I sat down to come up with some writing prompts for social media, and am excited to share them with you today.


31 Social Media Prompts to Get Engagement

  1. How I let loose and relax after a tough day/week
  2. “X” number of things you don’t know about me
  3. The last book I read was good/bad because…
  4. What I would tell my 5th grade self
  5. X, Y, Z is how I start my day to set me up for success
    (First I stretch, then drink a cup of water, and lastly meditate for 10 minutes. That sets me up for a stress free start to the day.)
  6. Best purchase I ever made for my business
  7. Worst purchase I ever made for my business
  8. The reason I do what I do
  9. The first thing I’d buy if I won the lottery
  10. My favorite quote
  11. If you only needed to know one thing about me, it would be…
  12. Where I would travel with an all expense paid plane ticket
  13. 5 things I couldn’t live without
  14. Something that drives me crazy about this industry
  15. A recent client rave (bonus points for tagging them in your post!)
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  16. What my 5 year plan looks like
  17. What helps me feel inspired
  18. Where I go to get my creative juices flowing
  19. A favorite local spot you can find me hangout out at
  20. A personal/business failure, and what I learned from it
  21. Something I just learned that has made my workflow/client interaction/follow up easier
  22. A behind the scenes look at a recent business project
  23. Answer a common question related to your industry
  24. What I’m working on right now
  25. One thing that can always make me smile is…
  26. Someone I look up to when it comes to running my business
  27. My favorite thing to do during this season (fall, holidays, spring, etc)
  28. The best way I can spend a Friday after a long day of work
  29. You can usually find me rooting for (insert appropriate sports team)
  30. Got 60 seconds? Here’s something I can teach you right now
  31. I prefer sunrise/sunset, and here’s why

get high engagement on social media


These 31 social media prompts are a good starting point.

Pick one (or two, or ten) and share from the heart with your audience.

Share your story in a way that others can connect with.

Write like you talk. Use words and sayings you would use when hanging out with a friend over coffee.

Here are some examples:

29. You can usually find me rooting for (insert appropriate sports team)

If I’m being honest, I don’t really have team I root for (shameful, I know).
But my handsome hubby loves the Washington Redskins, so they’re the team I’ve adopted as my own.
Plus, it doesn’t hurt to show a little home-team pride!

What is your favorite football team?

4. What I would tell my 5th grade self

Life is too short to be serious all the time.

That’s a personal mantra, and something I wish I could go back and realize sooner.

(because, for real, it’s all small stuff)

What is something you wish you could have told your younger self?


So you can see, I’ve shared something personal (to give my audience something to connect with), and then given them a call to action (asking them to comment with a shared experience/opinion).

What is something you’ve shared that has worked in your business?


Take Your Business to the Next Level

Now that you’ve checked out our top 31 social media prompts, we’d love to help in your photographic biz journey! Fresh Look Photography offers private mentoring to help with any aspect of running your business, and we’d love to chat with you! Feel free to drop a comment below or click the { Contact Me } button and we will get rocking and rolling!