So There is a Time When I Should Post?!?! Social Media Tricks for the Most Clicks & Views

Hi Everyone!

I would say over the last three or four months, I have tried to spend a little more time on the social media outlets, getting my name out there, products and so forth. I finally feel comfortable with the products I am selling, so I transitioned my focus to spending more time networking on social media.

 I just became an Instagramer (Proper Noun?), and as I scroll through peoples' feeds, some other teachers have thousands (!!!) of followers.  I keep asking myself, how the heck did they do that! Well, one of my TpT's friends, Jeanine, from Third Grade Giggles and Kristin from Samson's Shoppe, explained to me that there are actual times that are the best times to post! I never had a clue!  Here is some information I found that useful when posting to your social media outlets:

1.  Check out the app, When to Post.  I have it on my iPhone, and it gives me the optimal times of the day to post for Instagram.

2.  According to, 80% of American live in CST or the EST, so we have to be aware  of who is either behind us or ahead of us.  Honestly, being an East Coast gal, I never think about the rest of the nation still being in bed when I post!  Who is reading my posts if I am posting at 7am in the morning?!??!

In addition, the best time to post on Facebook is Saturdays & Sundays, with the highest engagement at 32%, while on Thursdays and Fridays, it is usually an 18% engagement.  What times are the best to post? 9am, 1pm and 3pm.  According to the Huffington Post, people receive their most engagement on Facebook from 1-3pm and 7-9pm.  I am definitely going to be paying attention to  this!

Did you know that the best time to post on Pinterest is between 8-11pm on a Saturday? People receive the most repins during this time.  I never thought about that when I am posting teacher-related material.  I guess people tend to browse when they are sitting on their couch winding down at night.

Best time for Instagram? In the morning (8-9am) on a Monday or a Thursday! 3-4pm is the worst time to post. 

As many of our TpT friends are enjoying the Orlando, I wanted to share a pick-me-up to all, including myself, who are left back.  Here is my FREE Social Media Calendar to help you plan out your posts for the month!

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I hope that this information has been helpful to you! 

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