What a powerful way to hook your readers and inspire them throughout your post.
However, too many bloggers ignore the popularity of a social media quote and can’t understand why they don’t stand out in the competition for readers. Don’t be one of them.
Also, people love scrolling through visually appealing graphics. Therefore, using social media quotes will keep people on your blog longer, improve your bounce rate, and help your SEO.
Social media marketing is a powerful way to market your content. Your efforts become even more effective when you use a social media quote post.
Harness the power of short inspirational quotes. This post will tell you how.
By the time you’re done reading this post, you will know
Why You Should Use Social Media Quotes
Examples of Effective Social Media Quote Posts
How to Find Inspirational Quotes
Where to Use a Social Media Quote
“Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today.
Let us begin.”
(Sorry. I couldn’t resist introducing the body of this post with motivational words, a quote by Mother Teresa).
How to Include a Social Media Quote in Your Content Marketing Strategy
Why You Should Use Social Media Quotes
A social media quote would have a great impact on your blog post introduction. Since they make great hooks, people will be more apt to continue reading which, in turn, will increase the chances of people getting to the end of your post and answering your call to action.
You can use quotes within your post to make a point. For example, in an upcoming guest post that I’m writing for the Kingged blog, I offer basic blogging tips. I make a point that new bloggers must be patient for success with a true (although trite) quote:
Have you heard the expression, “Everything worth having is worth waiting for?” Blogging success is definitely worth having, so it’s worth waiting for. You know what that means. Right? You must be patient for success.
You can expand your social media presence by putting social media quote posts on different social media sites. Change the dimensions and use your quote graphics across social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. With PixTeller and sites like PixTeller, changing your social media quote dimensions is easy with just the click of a button.
Do you see all the sizes? You make one graphic, and with the touch of a button, you can change the size to fit on Pinterest, Facebook, with two sizes for Instagram. You don’t need to know the dimensions. PixTeller takes care of this for you.
Next, by using a social media quote, you can grow your social media following. If you put the social media quote in a graphic, they are inherently shareable. People love social media quote posts and love to share them with their followers on social media sites.
Tools exist to enable people to share your graphics such as the Pinterest browser extension and the Pinterest social share button.
You don’t need a budget for premium tools. Many free tools exist to help you make your inspirational social media quote posts as well such as Fotor.
Using social media quote posts will boost your social media marketing success. People buy from people they find relatable. People can relate to inspirational quotes.
Examples of Social Media Quote Posts
Wouldn’t starting with a social media quote like this have impact?
You could spend the rest of the article telling people how to create opportunities around your topic.
Would this be an inspirational social media quote for a personal development blog?
If you are a personal development blogger, can you see using this to inspire your readers? I can.
Wouldn’t this be a powerful way to inspire marketers?
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When I want to inspire my readers, I tell them to…
Other Uses for a Social Media Quote
You don’t have to just put your social media quote in your Instagram feed. You can also put it in your Instagram Story.
If you are a crafts blogger (DIY), couldn’t you see using this to inspire your readers to make crafts well by following your tips? I can.
How to Find Inspirational Social Media Quotes
Did you know Goodreads has quotes? It’s true. Goodreads isn’t just for book promotion.
Look at the Quotes selection. You see it on the dropdown menu.
You’ll see Popular Quotes. I saw one by Dr. Seuss. (I am a Dr. Seuss fan.)
Instagram has a wealth of inspirational quotes and the site allows you to embed the content in your articles.
If you go to the Instagram search bar and type #inspirationalquotes, you’ll find over 17 million posts tagged with this hashtag.
When you find an Instagram quote you want to use to inspire your readers, click on the post.
This is an example from the Instagram account Go Brand Yourself.
Find the 3 dots in the upper right-hand corner and click on them. This will reveal a dropdown.
Click “Embed.” You can decide if you want to embed in your post with or without the caption. I usually uncheck the “with caption” selection.
Click “Copy Embed Code.” The code for the post is now copied to your clipboard.
Go to your blog post draft. If you’re writing in WordPress using the Gutenberg editor, you’ll need to add a Custom HTML code block. Simply paste the code into the HTML code block in your draft. Click “Preview” and you’ll see your inspirational Instagram quote in your draft.
Do you see the black flag at the bottom of the screenshot? If you are active on Instagram, when you see motivational words you believe will inspire your readers, click the flag. This will save the post so you can return to it when you’re ready to embed the post in a draft.
GIPHY has short inspirational quotes with graphics as well.
Do you believe this would inspire your readers?
The microblogging site Tumblr is also a great source for inspirational quotes.
[Related Reading: There are many effective ways you can incorporate HTML Code in your blog post.]
Where Should You Use Social Media Quotes?
In addition to your blog posts, you should use your short motivational quotes on social media sites.
Should you put your social media quotes in your Instagram captions and tweets? You can.
I do when I give my Call to Action on Instagram. For example, in my Instagram caption, I write, “Double click if you agree with this quote by…”
You can also give a call to action in the caption asking people to comment. For instance, “What do you believe this author means by…”
Sometimes I find my quote is too long. I like to use short inspirational quotes for Instagram. So, in the caption, I will give the entire quote.
Follow these tips to have inspirational Instagram captions.
Best Practices for Using Social Media Quotes
When you quote someone else, either in a social media quote post or just as a quote on your blog, you always need to give attribution.
For instance, did you notice as I ended the introduction, I gave credit to the source of the quote, Mother Teresa?
It’s okay to cite people in your posts. Be sure to link to them in case your readers want to go to their site for more inspiration.
Another tip I’d recommend is sending the person you quoted the link to the post on Twitter. If you add “feat @” and the source’s Twitter handle, they may share your post with their readers furthering your reach.
PicsArt is a helpful site for making social media quote posts. Here is a PicsArt tutorial.
Wrapping Up: Social Media Quote
In closing, as bloggers, you should inspire your readers. Your posts should motivate them to follow your tips to solve their problems and improve their lives.
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Go ahead. Inspire your website visitors to reach their dreams.
What better way than an inspirational social media quote?
Readers, please share so other bloggers and social media marketers discover the power of using short motivational quotes in their web content and on social media sites.
I look forward to your views in the comment section: What is your experience with social media quotes? Do you have any suggestions to add about how to effectively incorporate a social media quote into your blogging or marketing strategy?
Janice Wald is the founder of MostlyBlogging.com and co-founder of the Mostly Blogging Academy. She is an ebook author, blogger, blogging coach, blogging judge, freelance writer, and speaker. She won the Best Internet Marketer Award and the Best Blogger Award at the 2021 Infinity Blog Awards. Wald was also nominated as 2019 Best Internet Marketer by the Infinity Blog Awards and in 2017 as the Most Informative Blogger by the London Bloggers Bash. She’s been featured on Small Business Trends, the Huffington Post, and Lifehack.