Do you ever feel like you ask a question on Facebook and then hear crickets? I have had that happen to me a few times and I have learned from it. I have found a pattern for which posts people respond to and which ones they just seem to overlook. Here are a few tips to get you readers interact with you on Facebook.
1- Ask more specific question:
If you are asking: “What do you like for dinner?” , it can be a little general & hard for people to quickly think of an answer.
Spice it up a bit “Give me your favorite crock pot meal” & you will get a lot of great responses.
2- Ask at the right time of the day:
If you have a question, ask it when you know those readers are online. If I were going to ask a dinner question, I would post it close to dinner time, maybe around 3:00, when I know that readers are looking up recipes.
3- Add a picture:
If I just have a link, I tend to not have very good response. When I add a picture that goes along with the post, I tend to get more people talking about it.
4- Be genuine:
Don’t just ask a question to have something on there. There are some days where I post only one thing and there are some days when I post 5-7 times a day. It just depends, but I don’t want to just write ‘anything’ just to keep my name out there. I don’t want to clog up news-feeds and have people “hide” me because I am posting insignificant things.
5- Be positive:
Try not to post negative things. People are getting on Facebook to find out what is going on and to catch up. Try to make a positive impact in their day!
Follow me on Facebook and see what I mean.
~Becky at Your Modern Family