Go ahead, ask already!
On Day 17, let’s ask your followers an open-answered question (as in, not one that can be answered with a Yes or No).
Why not ask a question? What an opportunity to authentically engage with your audience! The question can be anything, as long as it’s genuine. The point is to start a conversation that will involve as many followers, and ideally RTs, as possible.
The truth is, we talk a lot. We don’t LISTEN a lot.
Wouldn’t it be great if more people asked questions not to give themselves a chance to talk, but so that they gave themselves a chance to listen? To connect instead of monologue?
Don’t listen to respond. Listen to hear.”(to paraphrase Steve Covey)
Pick a question you are interested in talking about!
Rework the question to best suit each of your social media outlets. I’d word a question on my FB profile page differently than I’d word it on my FB author page, even if I was asking the same thing, because my profile is mostly family and closer friends, while my page is newer and feels more formal. For Twitter, I don’t know most of them personally so it’s going to be worded even more different than those two. On Insta I’d probably be a little sillier, given my audience. LinkedIn will have a professional feel. YouTube would be a video. (You see what I mean.)
Conversations are the best for creating engagement! Since the topic is of your choice, you direct where it goes, and you end it when it’s over. (If only all public conversations could be so easy, lol.)
This is an easy one because there is no prettying up (like Day 14). It’s a simple text post. Yes, you’ll need to go to each outlet one at a time, but no graphics are necessary. You are always welcome to add some, though.
Author Lisa Yee is really good with this on FB. Here are some recent and random examples of some I saw on Twitter.
Odds are you’ll want to follow anyone that replies and RTs. Bonus: potential new followers!
Recap: Pick an open-ended Q to ask, and cross-post variations of it.