Compelling social media captions are an important part in increasing engagement. When you have high engagement on a post your visibility improves, which is key for being discovered. However, coming up with great captions day after day can be exhausting. These seasonal ideas and prompts will help get you started.
Seasonal Ideas and Prompts for Social Media Posts
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Of course, seasonal ideas and prompts are all well and good but getting started on captions can be tricky as well. Here are a few to get you rolling.
- But first…
- I left the house for this
- I can’t work without ________
- My morning ritual
- Current status
- This book changed my life
- My day ends like this
- Spotted on my walk
- Win for the week
- Inspiration for today
- Guess where I am
- Can you tag an account I need to follow? I’m looking for ______
- Describe your current status using only emojis
- I woke up like this
- Just gonna cross this off the bucket list…
- Yes, another food pic
- Be right back
And a few writing tips to keep in mind.
First, finding a caption style and sticking with it will both help you create content and contribute to your brand. Maintaining a consistent style also heps your followers know what to expect and keeps them interested.
Second, it’s more important to be yourself than it is to nail your caption. Don’t forget the likes and comments come from real people—focus on them more than your stats. Show up as your authentic self and your tribe will be drawn to you.
Third, writing captions is easier when you think of them as a story. And planning your captions becomes easier when you think of your presence on a platform as one long story. Think about how your posts can build on one another to tell a larger brand story and there will be less pressure for each individual caption.
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