Aspiration and inspiration are the foundations for engagement on platforms like Instagram and Pinterest. Fantasy, fashion, fitness, body positivity and food porn are not the only inspirations. Eventually you’ll stumble upon some manner of inspiration quote.
The folks over at Quote.com analyzed more than 3 million Instagram posts containing quote-related hashtags including #quoteoftheday, #quotes and #quotestoliveby to find out what resonates with people the most, which quotes get the most likes and which get shared the most.
Some of the most popular quotes are about togetherness and friendship.
The report doesn’t indicate any regional trends. However, there may be some cultural trends in certain states. For instance, the favored quote in Texas is a bible verse, while states such as West Virginia and North Carolina like literary inspirations from George Orwell and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Overall the report found that the themes of love, being loved and happiness were all recurring.
People, love and life were the most frequently used words in quotes, with the most popular phrases including “simple reminder” and “positive energy.”
Not only were love and life two of the most common words, they were also the most popular hashtags. Appropriately metta: #Instaquote was the third-most-common hashtag associated with quotes on Instagram.
Check out the full report to find out what the most popular quote is in each state and what popular quotes are associated with Christmas, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July.
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