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5 Social Media Post Ideas to Try This Thursday

Looking for different content ideas to post today? Here are our favorite Thursday social media post ideas you can post this week.

Posted 11 months ago

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Mackenzie Taylor
Posted 11 months ago
Another day, another blog post of ideas that you can post to your social media this week! If you’re currently staring blankly at your computer wondering what you should post on your social media this Thursday, this is the blog for you. Scroll to find out why you should be posting on social media on Thursdays, when the best time to post is, and get ideas for your Thursday social media posts.

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  1. Is it important to post on social media on Thursday?
    • Throwback Thursday
    • Thursday Poll
    • Thursday Tutorial
    • Thankful Thursday

Is it important to post on social media on Thursday?

If you’ve learned anything from this weekly series we’ve been doing on what you can post to your social media each day of the week, you’ll know that, yes, it is important to post on social media on Thursdays. It’s important to post on social media consistently overall.
But why Thursday specifically? A lot of social media platforms see more engagement and more people online and active on Thursdays. With the weekend so close you can smell it, people are often more receptive and engaged to social media content. So if you’re not posting on Thursdays, you’re missing out on a prime time to get people interested and engaged with your brand before the weekend ahead.
There are a number of different ways to get your audience engaged on Thursdays—trends and topics to discuss that are Thursday-specific!—so scroll down to find out the different post ideas you can create for your Thursday content.

What time on Thursday is the best time to post on social media?

As we have mentioned once (twice, three times) before, everyone’s audience is different on social media so it’s super important to look at your own analytics to make sure that you’re posting at the exact right time for YOUR audience.
However, if you’re just getting started and don’t have the analytics to look at yet, here are the best times (on average) to post on all platforms on Thursday, according to Sprout Social:
  • Best times to post on Facebook on Thursday: 8am to 12pm
  • Best times to post on Instagram on Thursday: 9am to 12pm
  • Best times to post on LinkedIn on Thursday: 9am to 11am
  • Best times to post on Pinterest on Thursday: 12pm to 2pm
  • Best times to post on TikTok on Thursday: 3pm to 5pm
  • Best times to post on Twitter on Thursday: 9am to 2pm
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What should you post on social media on Thursdays?

Now for the actual post ideas that you are here for. What in the world should you post on social media on Thursdays? Here are some of our favorite ideas of things to post, along with one of our favorite tools for social media content creation.


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Throwback Thursday

If you’ve been on the internet at all, you’ll know what #TBT means. If you don’t, let us introduce you to the Throwback Thursday post! When Instagram was just kicking off, users would do #TBT posts on nostalgic content or memories and post them. They would be anything from an old photo of them as a kid, or an old photo of their business to show how far they have come.
Dig into your archives in your phone and do a little #TBT with a story that could resonate with your audience. Maybe it’s a personal moment in your past, a huge milestone in your business or career, or a significant event that shaped who you are as a person. Be sure to add a caption that helps shape why you’re posting the TBT and what that moment means to you.
You can even have your audience share a moment that meant something special to them to get even more engagement from the post.

Thursday Poll

Want to engage your audience the most? Poll them! Asking your audience specific questions and making them choose between answers is a great way for you to increase your engagement on social media.
Choose a topic that is related to your business, niche, or industry and take it to your Stories, or create a graphic that you can post on any social media platform, and poll your audience. And if they don’t like any of the answers from the poll? Have them discuss why and share their own thoughts in your comments or DMs! These types of posts not only spark conversations with your audience (thus building a better relationship with them) but also helps you get valuable insights into your audience’s preferences and what they might want from you in the future.
A win-win.

Thursday Tutorial

Everyone loves a tutorial! If you ever go through the comment section of anyone’s TikTok or Reel, you’ll usually find someone commenting: “How’d you get your hair to do that????” and/or any variety of “Tutorial????” when people see a specific creator with great hair, makeup, fitness skills, (insert something someone can teach how to do here).
Thursdays are a great time to teach your audience how to do something! It’s right before the weekend so someone can learn a new skill right before the weekend ahead and show off to all of their friends (or is this just me?).


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Pick a topic or challenge that your audience is asking about or seems to commonly come up in your industry or niche, and give a tutorial on how to do that particular thing. You can do this in a step-by-step carousel post, in a video, infographic, or in a text-based post. It’s a great way to educate your audience and put you in a position of authority, while also getting the engagement you want.
You can even ask your audience to comment on what they would like a tutorial on next in your comments to get more content ideas for the future!

Thankful Thursday

Shout out your customers, friends, employees, collaborators, followers, or whoever deserves it in your life!
Highlight how they have helped you, contributed to your business/niche/life, supported you in life, or led to a positive experience in your life in some way. Thanking your community is a great way to build your relationships online and get people to connect with your brand more deeply online.

How to use AI for your Thursday social media posts

Now that you have a few ideas to help you get started, you might be thinking: “But I want more!” And, we get it. Truly, we do. This is why we think an AI tool that helps with content creation is the perfect thing for you to have in your back pocket.
Working with Flick’s AI Social Media Marketing Assistant, you can get fresh, engaging, and endless caption and content ideas in seconds. All you have to do is type in a keyword or topic and the AI Assistant will give you a variety of ideas that you can choose from to dig even deeper into.
The AI Assistant is like having a high-performing marketing assistant on your team that will help you:
  • Get creative caption ideas that are completely based on your brand’s Instagram or website
  • Schedule all of your content in a single click
  • Brainstorm an endless array of caption and content ideas 1.5x faster
  • Discover the best hashtags completely based on your caption
  • Analyze all of your content and how your content compares to your competition
  • Repurpose all of your long-form content into bite-size social media captions
  • And so much more
Learn more about our AI Assistant HERE and even get access to our FREE AI Caption Generator right now.
Want ideas for your Friday content? Click here or start your free trial with Flick’s AI Social Media Marketing Assistant today.


Is it important to post on social media on Thursday?

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How to use AI for your Thursday social media posts

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