4 Best Instagram Story Ideas for Personal Accounts 

4 Best Instagram Story Ideas for Personal Accounts 

"I don’t know what to post on my IG stories” - don’t worry, we have all been there.

All of the best Instagram story ideas come from you. When you share what you are passionate about, it shows. When you treat your Instagram followers as friends, they feel it.

Imagine that you have one of those fun conversations with your best friend, that’s what people want to see. However, sometimes it feels forced. So how can you make your IG stories more inspiring and natural?

#1 Story Idea: Share Conversations

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not asking you to reveal your friends’ secrets. That would be crazy. But you can most definitely share ideas. The things you talk about with your friends are the very same things you are extremely passionate about.

They can be serious topics or a silly little something that happened to you on a first date. Instagram stories are called stories for a reason. Learning how to write and post a story in a compelling way is art. Also, don’t be afraid to post multiple stories to give your story the attention it deserves. For example:

Story no. 1: “So, after a very long time, I went on a date” and post a picture of you with a cute outfit.

Story no. 2: “He told me that he made a reservation & to get ready so I thought we will go to a nice place” + photo of your favorite restaurant.

Story no. 3: “However…” + black background would be dramatic.

Story no. 4: “He took me here” + photo inside the Taco Bell.

Story no. 5: “I am not kidding” + photo of you both laughing at the Taco Bell.

If you are wondering, yes, it’s a true story. That helps. Life is full of funny stories. A rule of thumb for a good story is a twist. After your first story, you create an expectation. In this case, you expect a pretty girl with pretty flowers and a perfect date. However, you get a funny story instead.

#2 Story Idea: Share Knowledge

Help others learn. If you are a great cook, share some cooking tips. Love traveling? I am sure you know how to pack your back in a more efficient way. The best way to go around this is to choose one subject that you are really good at. This way your followers will know what to expect. In addition to that, you will gain new followers in your field.

One thing to remember is that if you do make videos, make sure to include captions. People like to know immediately what they will learn. Whether it’s skincare or photography tips, make it clear from the very first glance.

#3 Story Idea: Everyday Photos

People go crazy over photos where you are just doing random stuff, for example, wear a face mask. Leave your polished photos to your feed. Instagram stories are all about authenticity. They also help create a more healthy kind of Instagram. Check celebrities’ Instagrams if you don’t believe me. All of them post images of them without makeup or after a workout because people want to see your everyday life.

5 Everyday Picture Ideas:

  • Behind the scenes
  • Wearing a face mask
  • Without makeup
  • Before and after
  • Instagram vs. reality

#4 Story Idea: Questions

Sometimes you just don’t know what to say. This is easily solved by answering questions. Do not post the question itself. Pretend that you don’t have one. Just share the idea that you got from answering the question to yourself. In addition to that, it is a really fun way to learn more about yourself.

20 Interesting Question Examples:

  1. What keeps you going?
  2. Who inspires you?
  3. What makes you feel stronger?
  4. What are you grateful for?
  5. What makes you happy?
  6. What are you passionate about and why?
  7. What was your favorite book that you just couldn’t skip through?
  8. If you could trade lives with one person for an entire day who would it be?
  9. What are the bad habits that are the most difficult to give up?
  10. What are you working on right now?
  11. What is something you’ve always wanted to try?
  12. What are you scared of?
  13. What is one of the weirdest things you used to do?
  14. A movie or book that changed the way you think.
  15. Ask your followers to play the game of two truths and a lie.
  16. What did you learn today?
  17. What was your biggest mistake?
  18. What do you do when you feel like giving up?
  19. What do you feel people take for granted the most?
  20. What about you could surprise people?


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