How to Best Use a Social Media Quote and Why You Need To

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How to best use a social media quote and why you need to.

Motivational words.

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.

You need to use social media to generate interest in your web content.

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

Best Practices

“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.

How to change the sizes of a social media quote.

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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A post shared by Niki Jones – Exec & Life Coach (@gobrandyourself) on

When I want to inspire my readers, I tell them to…

How to use a social media quote to boost your content marketing.

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.

How to use a social media quote to boost your content marketing, where you should, and why you should.

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.

Social Media Quotes

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?


I do.


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.


January 2021

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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A post shared by Work From Home (@toworkfromhome) on

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

      Hi Charles,
      Thanks for writing in. I’m glad you feel my advice is valuable. Are you planning to try these strategies with a social media post, a blog post, or both? Good luck.

  1. Sameer

    Great article and this may sound silly but i have one question. since i’m new to blogging and write blog post about video games, is it really worth to try it on my blog post and social media.

    • Janice Wald

      1. There’s no such thing as a silly question. Asking questions is how we learn.
      2. The answer is yes, absolutely! You want to inspire your readers to play the games and follow your strategies. Definitely inspire them with a quote. How about, “You lose all the shots you don’t take?” See?!

  2. Britt

    Great post! I feel like many bloggers fall on one end of the spectrum or the other – they either overuse quotes, sharing nothing but and hitting the ‘overkill’ point OR they never touch them at all, failing to take advantage of a great tool in their social media efforts.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Britt,
      Thanks for commenting. Where do you fall? Do you use a great deal of social media quotes, no social media quotes, or somewhere in between? Thanks for commenting. You’ve given me a great idea for an Instagram Story Slider.

  3. Subhodip Das

    Great Post. I never tried any social media quotes in my content. So, before using it I just want to know that, can I use the exact quote? Let me know because I don’t want to post any duplicate content. Help me out.

    • Janice Wald

      Yes you can as long as you give credit. Make sure you say who came up with the quote.

  4. Terri Webster Schrandt

    Great ideas, Janice. Another blogger uses memes with her own photos and random quotes to promote her author website but she focuses on Twitter. I’ve used quote memes on Instagram and they fall flat. I’ve used some educational/prof development ones on LinkedIn which have done well, but it ends up being a lot of work for blog promotion.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Terri,
      Can you please send me a link to the LinkedIn post with the meme so I can get a visual? I can’t picture what you’re describing. If it results in blog traffic, I’d definitely be interested in seeing.
      I like using GIFs in my posts especially my blog parties where they seem to fit naturally. It improves my bounce rate by keeping people on my site longer. Thanks for commenting.

  5. Holly G.

    Excellent points, Janice. Learning social media for me has been a challenge, as I had zero social media before beginning the blogs. Trying to understand proper etiquette or just techniques in general has proven frustrating at times.

    I definitely agree that utilizing inspirational quotes is a powerful tool to engage readers. Anything that inspires us to think deeper or get creative is always beneficial. I’m going to check out a couple of the tools you mentioned. Thank you for those, as I had never heard of them!

    Hope you have a wonderful day! ♥

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Holly,
      If you have any questions about social media use, please let me know. I notice your headline showing you wrote about pet memes. Memes do great on social media and improve our blog posts.
      There definitely is an etiquette when it comes to using social media. For bloggers, learning the protocol is often on the job training! Sink or swim if you will. Thanks for commenting. I’m glad you find my post valuable.

  6. Pam

    Great info! I use a lot of quotes on Twitter. Maybe I use too many? I don’t know, but I enjoy seeing them so I figure others enjoy seeing them too! I haven’t used them on instagram yet, (but my instagram account is pretty small right now. I haven’t had the motivation to get it going, but I know I need to…)

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks for the idea to put more of my quotes on Twitter. I made them for Instagram but since I have them I might as well get extra mileage by using them on Twitter too! #inspirationalquotes and #motivationalquotes should help grow our followings. As you said and I said in my post, people love #positivequotes =). Thanks for commenting. Great to see you! I retweeted your last quote post on Twitter.

  7. Erika Mohssen-Beyk

    Hi Janice,
    it is right, quotes on social media and on blog posts are very powerful. If we do this regularly people will follow.
    Who is not interested in being inspired and motivated. I always look out for meaningful quotes, that make people feel good and motivate. As you did write, we always should give credit to the source.
    Great post and reminder, good to follow your advice.
    Thank you

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Erika,
      Since writing this post, I am newly inspired to look out for more inspirational social media quotes. On Instagram, it’s so easy to bookmark to be able to go back to them later.
      Thanks for commenting!

  8. Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski

    That’s a great reminder to use quotes more and to expand your social media reach. Pinned one

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Rebecca!
      Great to hear from you! Thanks for the compliments. I’m glad you think my post is valuable. Thank you as well for pinning.

  9. Elise L Ho

    I often post comments on Instagram (and then autoposted to Facebook) but only occasionally on my website. I used to do it more… I will turn back to it now.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Elise,
      Great to hear from you. Thank you for commenting.
      I use inspirational quote posts on Instagram daily. I use them more and more in my articles. For some reason, I don’t remember to put them on Twitter and I need to. Thanks for the inspiration. I never thought to use them on Facebook.

  10. Kathryn

    Hi Janice
    I was glad to see this post. I have been using spirational posts
    to motivate on Facebook that posts to my twitter feed on Pinterest , on lnstagram as well as my blog posts l make them myself or share them..

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kathryn,
      I’m glad you enjoyed my post. Thank you for writing to tell me. I haven’t used inspirational quotes on Pinterest, but I have used them on Instagram mostly. Sometimes on Twitter but more rarely. Thanks for writing with this inspiration to use them more across the board. Great to see you.

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