Need ideas for your blog or for social media? This year I’m sharing 365 Days of Blog and Social Media Ideas. Come back often for new ideas!
Blog and Social Media Ideas for Everyday of the Year
One of the most frequent complaints I hear from my ghostwriting clients is that they have no idea what to write about on social media and/or their blogs. In an effort to help inspire others to come up with blogging ideas, I plan to spend this entire year sharing the national holidays, and how you can blog or post about them on social media to get more visitors to your social media pages and websites.
The goal is to be authentic while also being on trend. I challenge you to visit the National Today website and look at the holidays coming up and see if there’s any way you can authentically relate them to your business. Once you start thinking outside of the box, it might surprise you what you come up with.
I’m excited to start sharing my ideas with you throughout the year. Hopefully, as I share, it will inspire you to come up with new and innovative ideas for your own social media channels and blogs.
Look ahead throughout the year and see which upcoming calendar days fit best with your business. Travel agents and event planners might have an easier time than other businesses, but the possibilities are endless once you open your mind and get creative. This should be fun!
Note: If you’re reading this while it’s still in progress, I’ll be updating it daily with new ideas. I started January 1, 2022, and plan to write and update the post through December 31, 2022. If you have ideas to contribute, tweet me at @AshleyisFamous and I’d be happy to consider them for the post and link back to your website or social media profiles.
Day 1 – January 1
You can find out about the “national” holidays for January 1 on the National Today website.
- New Year’s Day
- Public Domain Day
- Polar Plunge Day
- Rose Bowl Game Day
- Apple Gifting Day
- National Bloody Mary Day
- Commitment Day
- Ellis Island Day
- Copyright Law Day (Check out my post on How to Protect Intellectual Property Online)
- National Hangover Day
So – how can you use these in your business for social media and blog content? Here are just a few ideas that came to mind:
New Year’s Day
Any business can share their new year’s resolutions or just a New Year’s Day post wishing everyone a Happy New Year. If you have any special new year’s sales, now would be a good time to mention them.
Public Domain Day
Share a list of your favorite books that are in the public domain. Why do you love them?
Polar Plunge Day
If you live in a cold climate, and you or any of your team members participate, snap a picture doing this! And, if you have been doing it for years, write a post about why. What’s the story behind why you do it? Is it inspirational? Perhaps it’s tradition. People love to get to know the folks behind the businesses.
Rose Bowl Game Day
Do you have a game day recipe? Share it!
Perhaps you just love attending or watching each year. Share your love of the game, and what it means to you.
Apple Gifting Day
This is a great one for restaurants, bakeries, food bloggers, etc… Share your favorite apple recipes.
Crafters – share your favorite apple crafts!
National Bloody Mary Day
Calling all bar and restaurant owners – share your best Bloody Mary recipe. What makes yours unique?
Food bloggers – share recipes that feature Bloody Mary’s. I’ve seen some interesting ones over the years including a Bloody Mary cupake and Bloody Mary soup.
Are you committing to better customer service in the new year? Share about it!
Jewelry shop owners – share posts about recent engagements you’ve sold rings for
Wedding vendors – pimp your services
Ellis Island Day
So many families have great Ellis Island stories in their family histories. Share yours.
Copyright Law Day
Lawyers! This is a great time to talk about the importance of trademarking and copyright!
National Hangover Day
Spas, doctors, nutritionists, pretty much anyone in the health and wellness industry – share tips for beating a hangover
Food bloggers – are there recipes you use for when you have a hangover? I did a story years ago for the news that featured 10 of the best hangover meals. It was a hit!
Day 2 – January 2
Today, is #nationalbuffetday. It’s also #nationalsciencefictionday, #worldintrovertday, #happymewyear for cats, and #nationalpersonatrainerawarenessday. You can find out about the “national” holidays every day of the year on the @natltoday website.
So – how can you use these in your business for social media and blog content? Maybe spotlight your favorite all you can eat restaurant or share favorites from your team members and use the National Buffet Day hashtag. You could also share your favorite science fiction books and TV shows. A spa could share self care tips and stay at home spa recipes for World Introvert Day. Personal trainers could share tips for choosing a trainer.