THE BEST BOOKSTAGRAM QUESTION IDEAS
Bookstagram Question of the Day (QOTD) Ideas
Some days are harder than others to find a great Bookstagram question. Some days I feel like my brain is mush, and it takes me hours to come up with something interesting to say. But the reason why I take the time to find a great caption is twofold.
a) it brings engagement
b) it allows other Bookstagrammers to get to know me
A great Bookstagram question/caption can make or break an Instagram post. The first sentence can often be a reason for an uptick in engagement. It’s what my audience sees first, besides the photo, and it can pull in people and get them commenting.
Bookstagram Question Ideas
What is a great Bookstagram question?
Great Bookstagram questions usually speak to all readers, not just to the readers that read the same books as you. Being able to draw in readers from all genres is key.
The more commenting a post gets the more it will be seen. With an uptick in engagement, visibility will follow. And visibility on Instagram is one of the major key points that most everyone is struggling with now and then.
Here are the ingredients for a great Bookstagram question.
a) Gear your question towards your audience
b) Ask multiple questions if the first question is too book/author/character specific
c) Make your Bookstagram a safe environment, allow people to have a different opinion
d) Reply to the comments and return the favor (very important)
e) Use popular questions intermittently
f) Ask relatable questions (most important)
So, let’s get to the nitty gritty of it…..
How to find questions to ask?
I’ve googled questions before, and most often I only found one or two out of hundreds that made sense to me. 99% of my questions I find by either thinking about my day, the upcoming week, my daily life, struggles, or things that happened to me.
Good Bookstagram questions are easily relatable.
My most successful questions have always been universally relatable. I don’t need a list of 200 questions. I just need to think about what made me happy or annoyed me. What I’m looking forward to. What my plans are for the weekend, or what I have been struggling with lately. And I’ll always find people that can relate with me.
Popular Bookstagram question ideas:
What are you reading today? #currentlyreading
What are the books you are looking forward to next month? (week/month/year)
Which of the books you read so far will make it on your Best of 2020 list?
What were your most favorite books this month/year?
Which author/book do you recommend the most?
How much do you read every day?
Where is your favorite place to read?
Does your partner/family like to read?
How do you feel about hyped books?
What are your pet peeves in books?
What’s your favorite series?
What are some underrated books you adore?
Where are you from?
How do you say BOOK in your language?
Do you buy/own limited edition books?
Have you been to a book event?
Do you read/listen to books on your morning commute?
Any bookish topic is game:
Favorite summer books/beach reads/seasonal books/holiday books
Most read author
Some questions and posts can easily be reused every month/week:
Bookish Wrap Up
Best of (whatever month)
Bookish Goals for the month
A Monthly Check in
#lastnownextreads (it’s the Bookstagram version of the popular WWW Wednesday, which is a weekly meme book bloggers use.)
Other great Bookstagram question ideas that aren’t bookish:
How is the weather where you are?
What’s your favorites season?
Where would you go on vacation right this moment?
What’s on you bucket list?
👉🏼 What if you see a great question being used by another Bookstagrammer?
Just DM the person, or credit the person in your caption for giving you the idea. This community is a great one, always helpful and reusing a question can open up a dialogue between you and the other Bookstagrammer. It’s also a way to start a conversation that could turn into a possible friendship.
Bookstagram questions that brought me tons of engagement
So I thought I’ll feature some real life examples. Below are the posts that received great engagement. As can be seen, I usually ask multiple questions in each post. It gives more people a chance to connect with me, even if they don’t read the same books as I.
Sometimes one question alone is too restricted for some readers, so I like to give them the option to choose which questions they like to reply to. So far this strategy has worked.
The most often asked question….
What are you currently reading?
Favorite book tropes, genres, authors…
Book covers, formats and more…
Book lists are a great way to get a post saved
Other bookish topics…
Non-bookish Bookstagram question ideas….
I like to ask non-bookish Bookstagram questions as well. I ask about favorite seasons, what can be found in their purses, favorite meal, TV show, hobby. Anything that allows them to get to know me as a person. Honestly any topic that welcomes a conversation is a great one.
Sometimes even a vent/rant post gets great interaction, since we all have been in the same boat and can relate, as can be seen on the post below…
So in the end, this is the secret about great engagement and easy commenting…
Ask questions that EVERYONE can connect with and relate to! The bookish community is BIG. Bookstagram is a community that includes readers from all ages, all over the world.
It makes sense to ask questions that people can relate to. The more questions the merrier the engagement.
More and more I’ve noticed that Bookstagrammers ask multiple questions in one post. This allows MORE people to connect and start a conversion.
Also, MOST IMPORTANT!!!!! Return the favor by visiting each account that comments on your post and comment on their posts.
This community is build on friendships, and friendships only work if there is a give and take. You’ll notice a real up tick in comments, if you take the time and comment on other’s posts.
Thanks for visiting!!!
If you have any Bookstagram related question, don’t hesitate to DM me on Instagram. I’m here to help and answer questions.
THE BEST BOOKSTAGRAM QUESTION IDEAS