36 (More) Clever Facebook Status Ideas You Can Start Using TODAY!

This should take you about 2 minute and 46 seconds to read (According to Forbes, the average adult reads 300 words per minute)

I have bad news…

You can’t always talk about your business on Facebook.

You need a healthy mix of infotainment (information+entertainment) to get a your community to engage with you and your brand. Well, this only implies if you want to see a positive ROI with Facebook.

Interested in that?

Well, then I have good news…


This is the third part in this series as I have received a ton of great feedback on the previous two posts. I wrote the first one back in July and still proves to be the most popular post on this site.

You can read that one at the link below;

61 Creative Facebook Status Ideas to Set Your Engagement on Fire

The second post was published on Yahoo Small Business Advisor:

40 (More) Creative Facebook Status Ideas To Electrify Your Community

It just made sense to put together another post of clever Facebook status ideas. This most certainly will not be the last post either.

Fun Facebook Status Ideas

Here are some fun status update ideas. Try out and see how they work for you.

  1. TV: On or off at dinner?
  2. Question: before Facebook, life was _______
  3. Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
  4. Why does your nose run, and your feet swell? Click LIKE if this made you go “Hmmm…”
  5. What’s your dream job?
  6. What’s the most embarrassing car your parents owned growing up? :)
  7. Peanut butter: smooth or chunky?
  8. Cats or Dogs?
  9. Why does your nose run, and your feet swell? Click LIKE if this made you go “Hmmm…”
  10. Why do people who know the least know it the loudest? Click LIKE if this made you go “hmmm…”
  11. Click LIKE if you think SLINKY + UP ESCALATOR = Endless Fun.
  12. Apple juice or Orange juice?

Ask Them the Best of Your City

These do VERY well for us. People love chiming in on their favorite places to go/eat in your city.

Here is one we posted last week;

As you can see, it generated 40 comments, 32 likes and 2 shares. It was also seen by 1,445. The best part? I love cheeseburgers and now I have a ton of new places to check out :)

  1. What is the best pizza in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE]
  2. Where is the best place to get a cheeseburger in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE]
  3. My favorite weekend activity in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE] is _________
  4. What is the best dog park in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE]?
  5. Where is the best happy hour in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE]?
  6. Where is the best steakhouse in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE]?
  7. Who has the best sushi in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE]?
  8. Who has the best BBQ in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE]?
  9. The best movie theater in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE] is _______
  10. Where is the best golf course in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE]?
  11. My favorite place to shop in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE] is _______
  12. The best margarita in [INSERT YOUR CITY HERE] is ________

Get The Conversation Started

Just some more fun ideas to get your audience engaged.

  1. My favorite way to relax after a long hard day is _________________________
  2. Fill in the blank: ________________ always makes me hungry.
  3. Fill in the blank: ________________ always makes me happy.
  4. Time for a fun game.  If you could be an olympic athlete, in what sport would you compete?
  5. Fill in the blank: ________________ always makes me feel pumped up!
  6. Time for a fun game.  Who is the funniest person you personally know?
  7. My best time of day is __________________________
  8. I spend more time on Facebook than I do watching TV. TRUE or FALSE?
  9. Fill in the blank: ________________ always makes me feel optimistic.
  10. Have I told you lately that you’re awesome?
  11. Time for a fun game.  If you had 3 wishes, what would they be? (You can’t wish for another wish, or money.)
  12. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?


Gary Vaynerchuk talks about this in his new book, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World. “Jabs” are giving your audience valuable information and “Right Hooks” are asking for the sale. Like, “Give, give, give, ask!”

Remember, people are on Facebook to be social and to be entertained. It’s not all about your business. Have fun with your community. Get them talking about your brand to others, watch your community grow, then when you hit them with a right hook, they’ll be happy to purchase your product/service.

That’s how you generate a positive ROI on Facebook.

Note: The book I mentioned is an affiliate link. Which means, if you do purchase it, I make some money. Less than a dollar. More like $0.72 or so. I promise not to spend it all in one place :)

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