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7 Facebook Status Ideas That Show How to Engage Better With Your Social Network

Joshua Lockhart 18-06-2013

facebook status ideasFacebook can suck. Really.


That’s a blunt statement, but regardless of the medium, it’s the content that makes up in publication. In Facebook’s case, it’s a great medium, but sometimes it has some horrible content. Only the users are to blame.

Fortunately, I’m here to help you enhance your content output so you can develop some truly engaging Facebook status ideas 9 Types Of Facebook Status Updates That Your Friends Will Like One thing that I've noticed when I talk to friends that initially start using Facebook is that "nobody comments on my wall." Sometimes, I'll even try to help them out by letting them show me... Read More to help you connect better with those on your social network.

Questions About Current Events

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It’s one thing to post a link to an article about a current event, but it’s an entirely different thing to spark a discussion about it. Rather than linking to interesting articles with a snarky comment or a generic “This is crazy!”, why not ask your friends what they think about the said event?

By opening the floor for discussion, you are providing a prompt for interaction between yourself and your friends. However, by merely posting the link, other users will likely just read the link’s headline and be on their way.


Family And Personal Updates

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Social networking is inherently about being social – not just sharing links to CNN, Reddit, and MakeUseOf. With that said, things are going to get a bit personal, and that’s okay. So yes. Posting updates about yourself and your family is perfectly acceptable.

However, stuff like “I’m so sad my girl left me” or “Hate bein’ away from my babe lol” might be a bit annoying. Alternatively, you could tell your friends where your family is vacationing or about a sick family member’s current status.

Interesting, Philosophical Inquiries

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Sparking conversation is another great use of Facebook, and asking people how they feel about certain philosophical topics is one way of making things happen. This is much better than posting something like, “OMG, I HATE how my hair looks today. What do you guys think? LOL!”

Granted, don’t put on your fedora just yet. As a matter of fact, put it away. Burn it.

Posting philosophical questions just to look cool or smart is pretty obnoxious, and in that case, you might as well just ask people about your hair… Instead, ask people about typical human questions. What do you think is the meaning of life? How do you feel about good and evil? These are the types of questions everybody wonders about, so you’re sure to get a good response.

Tips About Coupons And Special Deals

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One of the most beneficial uses of Facebook is the ability to share coupons and special deals to stores, restaurants, and other services. As a regular purchaser of pizza, I can’t tell you how many times coupon codes have saved me some cash. Granted, I’m not one to really share the goods (maybe I should), but coupons and deals never go unappreciated.

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Positive News In The World

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The mainstream news is too often very negative. We see far too many stories about death and violence these days, and it’s just a bit disconcerting. This isn’t to discount the news – some of that stuff is important. But here’s the thing: sometimes news outlets glorify this stuff.


Instead, boost everyone else’s morale while upping your own. Reddit has a few fantastic subreddits like Good News and Good News Everyone that feature fantastic positive stories. Admittedly, the former is a bit more current, but there’s still some good stuff in the latter one. Then there’s Tell Me Something Good which doesn’t really have to do with news, but it offers some personal positive stories.

Inspirational Quotes

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You probably already post inspirational quotes. Guess what? It’s acceptable. People occasionally need that extra spark in their day. My mother – an avid Facebook user – posts inspirational song lyrics from various singer-songwriters and musicians. Likewise, you can post inspirational quotes from various writers and speakers of note.

Inspirational quotes do not include 2 Chainz’ “She got a big booty, so I call her Big Booty.

Don’t post that. Don’t ever post that.

Talk Of Popular Culture

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Everyone likes entertainment, so Facebook is a great place to publish interesting discussion topics about the latest movies, books, music, and other items popular culture. Furthermore, with the recent implementation of the ability to share what you are watching, reading, and listening to in your status updates, this is incredibly easy to do.

Whether it’s celebrity gossip or catching up on your friends’ reviews, Facebook is the perfect medium for discussing popular culture. People are more like to respond and contribute to the conversation when it’s something everybody can relate to.


Facebook is a fantastic social medium, but sometimes it’s used poorly. Instead, you can use it for some positive, engaging communication.

What other Facebook status ideas to engage your circle of friends? Have you used any of the above types of status updates?

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  1. Mitzumi Kare
    June 19, 2013 at 6:23 am

    This was one strangely contradicting article. Can we simplify it down to "Don't post mess you don't want to read." My current news feed is full of things I don't care to read [it's amazing how just 5 people, two inactive, can post so much] so I don't post anything like that. Back when I was more active, I would post about things I would like to read and my friends responded in kind. Failing that, the unfriend button is always helpful.

  2. wiigreen
    June 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    very interesting article!

  3. Guy McDowell
    June 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

    These tips apply very well to regular life small talk as well. If someone asks you how you are, and your answer is more than one word, they don't want to know. Save that for your therapist. ;-)

    But seriously, life is good. Let's talk about good things.

  4. Biobaku Collins
    June 18, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Great article. Now I can get more likes and shares just for the ego trip

  5. Meidimi
    June 18, 2013 at 11:16 am

    great article....this line cracked me up

    ""Inspirational quotes do not include 2 Chainz’ “She got a big booty, so I call her Big Booty.”

    Don’t post that. Don’t ever post that." ----- I agree haha

  6. the0therMike62 .
    June 18, 2013 at 10:57 am

    i just closed my facebook account. only thing everyone posted was "like and share" junk made up by others, their supper and other supper from pinterest. then there were the ones that posted every second of their lives. i started unfriending most to were i found facebook just plain useless and a stage for stupidity

  7. Colin
    June 18, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Inspirational quotes? Nooooooooooooo!!

  8. ANKUR T
    June 18, 2013 at 7:13 am

    thanks to share these tips

  9. Kay Fritz
    June 18, 2013 at 5:41 am

    In the past I used it to give all my friends/followers the day off