6 Super-Fast Facebook Posts For When You’re Short On Time

It never fails: You promised yourself you would update your Facebook author page three times a week…or possibly twice…maybe just once a week. Now, while juggling a hectic schedule and looming deadlines, you find yourself in a race against the clock to post anything at all. And your visitors—friends, fans, editors, and literary agents—are all expecting your Facebook page to be active and current.

So what’s an author in a serious time crunch (and with a bad case of post-sized writer’s block) to do?

Think fast! Here are some easy tips that will help you write interesting Facebook posts in no time—and keep you effectively promoting on social media. And if you are really crunched for time, Writer’s Relief can help!

6 Quick And Easy Facebook Post Ideas

Post a quote. This post writes itself—literally! Find a headshot of a favorite author and include one of his or her quotes in the caption. Goodreads is a great source for author quotes. You can also hashtag the author’s name or tag his or her Facebook author page to quickly connect your page with a larger audience. Pinterest is another go-to site to search for images and inspiring quotes that you can, when appropriate, repost to your Facebook page.

If you’re truly pressed for time, skip the photo and simply post an inspirational quote about writing, creativity, or perseverance. Even without an image, a thought-provoking quote can generate comments from your readers.

Create your own photo prompts. Remember the photos you’ve collected from your travels? Choose an interesting image from your photo album and take a page from Where’s Waldo?—but instead ask, “where am I?” Or find an unusual photo online and ask your followers to describe in a few sentences what’s going on in the picture.

Be creative! This is one case where a photo can absolutely be worth a thousand words, since photo posts on Facebook tend to produce lots of audience interaction.

Ask a question. It can be as simple as asking, “If your main characters could travel anywhere, where would he or she go and why?” Posts that include questions get far more attention on Facebook than posts that just offer a statement.

For additional ideas in an instant—take an hour each week to write some quick questions you can post in a pinch.

Share your writing goals. “This week, I’m going to…” Let your Facebook author page visitors know if you plan to finish the next chapter in your novel or put together that chapbook.

Additional ideas in an instant—each Monday, post a goal for the week. At the end of the week, you can post about whether or not you reached that goal.

Talk about what you’re reading. Did you read anything interesting today? Whether it’s a newspaper article or a new novel, express your opinion and ask your followers for theirs. You can even link out to the article or to a review of the book.

Celebrate! Take advantage of holidays and important dates. Maybe today is National Egg Day, or something noteworthy happened in history or literature. Perhaps it’s a well-known author’s birthday, or a seasonal holiday is coming up. These are all great topics for fast, attention-getting Facebook posts.

Remember: When You’re In A Hurry, Keep It Simple…And Short!

Facebook statistics reveal that short, simple posts generate more interaction and activity than longer, drawn out posts. You may find that a post you composed on the fly is the one that garners the most comments from your readers! With these quick tips, you’ll be updating your Facebook author page faster than you can ask, “What should I post today?”

For more information on how Writer’s Relief can promote your author brand on Facebook for you, click here!

Photo by swimparallel

QUESTION: What are your best ideas for fast and easy Facebook posts for writers?

 

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GET YOUR FREE 4-PART REPUTATION-BUILDING GUIDE!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

FIND AN ARTICLE

RECENT ARTICLES

 

 

 

Reviews

If you need help nailing your brand, you’ve come to the right place. The designers know what questions to ask, what imagery translates best to the screen, and how to make your original idea come to life on your webpage. Conventional or quirky, your idea is in good hands with the Web Design Relief team.

—Darlene Eliot, Writer
Read more reviews!

Working with the Web Design Relief team was a total pleasure. They made the process easy, in-depth, professional, and lyrical. I wanted a site that leaned toward the bohemian and yet held an edge of minimalist sophistication. I couldn’t be happier with my very inviting and creative site! We should win awards with this one!

—King Grossman, Writer
Read more reviews!

I cannot possibly detail how professional and helpful Web Design Relief has been in helping me launch my collection of short stories—there are just too many things they have done! They’ve been there for me all along the way, guiding me in developing my book and into the 21st century of web design and social media platforms. It could have been a bewildering journey; Instead it was one that was organized and so pleasant. Truly, Web Design Relief has blown me away by what they have created. The first time I watched my book trailer (who knew there were book trailers?), I cried. That team perfectly imaged what my book is about. I want to thank the whole team for their skill and creativity. I appreciate it so much.

—Cyndy Muscatel, Writer
Read more reviews!

I’m pleased with the look of my website. The team at Web Design Relief listened to my suggestions and added a few of their own to make my website look exactly how I envisioned it. I would definitely recommend using Web Design Relief if you are looking to create a website.

—Marion Hill, Writer
Read more reviews!

Sign up to receive our FREE four-part series, The Writer’s Essential Guide To Reputation-Building In A Digital World—the ultimate resource for building your online author platform.
YES! Send Me My FREE Guide!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
close-link

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares
Share This