May Social Inspo

In the words of that Justin Timberlake – it’s gonna be May!

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To help you with your social posts here are my top picks of the special days / weeks that are coming up over the next month. 

Special Weeks 

National Doughnut Week – 11th 

This special week isn’t just about our fave squidgy snack it’s also about raising awareness and funds for The Childrens Trust. There are lots of ways to get involved like organising a doughnut day for your colleagues or friends or by simply treating yourself at one of the participating bakeries. #NationalDoughnutWeek

Mental Health Awareness Week – 13th 

Founded by the Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Awareness Week has been shining a light on mental health since 2001. This year the theme is Body Image and looking at how we think and feel about our bodies. It’s super easy to get involved, simply post a picture of a time or a place when you felt comfortable in your own skin, use the hashtags #BeBodyKind and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek and also tag @mentalhealthfoundation on Instagram and Facebook or @mentalhealth on Twitter.

National Vegetarian Week – 13th 

Join in by sharing your fave veggie recipes or choose one of the activities over on the Vegetarian Societies page to get involved in. Restaurant or café? Share any special dishes you have planned at the start of the month to gain some momentum ahead of the week. #NationalVegetarianWeek

English Wine Week – 25th 

Chin chin! Whether you sell, serve or just like a tipple now and again its really easy to get involved with this week. Simply share your pics and use the hashtag #EnglishWineWeek.

National BBQ Week – 27th 

As well as being a pastime some of us like to enjoy when the weather heats up, BBQ is also a huge food trend so much so that it has its own week. Get involved by sharing your fave BBQ creations or recipes. #NationalBBQWeek

Special Days

Star Wars Day – 4th 

If you are a huge fan of the Star Wars franchise today is your say to shine, share pics of your fave characters, quotes or memorabilia. #StarWarsDay #MayTheFourthBeWithYou

May Day – 6th 

May Day is not just a bank holiday. In England it is said to be a time when people celebrate the coming of summer traditions include the crowning a May Queen and dancing around a maypole. However you choose to celebrate make sure you use the hashtags #MayDay19 #MayDay #MayBankHoliday

World Fairtrade Day – 11th 

Organised by the World Fair Trade Organisation, the aim of the day is to celebrate Fair Trade and encourage choosing Fair Trade goods. If you supply or stock Fair Trade goods this is a great day to get involved with and perhaps think about sharing the story of the items on social to. #LiveFair #FairTradeDay

World Meditation Day – 15th 

This day is all about celebrating the benefits of meditation. Share you tips for meditation, your meditation journey or even details of any apps to tools you use.  #WorldMeditationDay #Meditation 

International Museums Day – 18th 

Coordinated by ICOM the goal of this day is to is to raise awareness of museums. This year the theme is Museums as Cultural Hubs and will focus on how museums have the power to establish dialogue between cultures by sharing knowledge. Head to museums a lot? Share some info about your favourite collection and why. #InternationalMuseumsDay

World Turtle Day – 23rd 

In its 17th year this day is all about shellebrating Turtles (I know couldn’t resist the pun!). Share your pics or turtle facts or if you are feeling generous think about adopting a turtle. #WorldTurtleDay 

Late May Bank Holiday – 27th 

Whether it’s a scorcher or a washout share how you are spending your 2nd Bank Holiday of the month with your followers. #MayBankHoliday #BankHoliday

National Biscuit Day – 29th

Share what you fave biccie is for dunking or crunching with your followers today. Baker? Think about sharing a recipe or even a little ‘how to’ video via stories. #NationalBiscuitDay 


Hope you enjoyed my short round up for May. Don’t forget social media is all about being social so make sure you reply to any comments you have and most importantly get involved with conversation online where you can.

Need help with your social strategy and management? I can help head this way to find out more.

 

 

April Social Content Inspo …

Well I for one am egg-stremely excited that April is almost here …

I love April, its when you start to really see Spring, well Spring to life.

Lots of teeny lambs, bunnies and the like start to arrive plus who doesn’t love an Easter bank holiday filled with choccie eggs and hot cross buns?   

So you can spend more time enjoying your April I have curated a selection of special dates to give you a helping hand with your social content creation.

Special Weeks 

World Autism Awareness Week: 1st – 7th 

This week is dedicated to raising awareness around Autism and funds for the National Autistic Society.

The funds raised will be used to continue running awareness campaigns, training professionals working with autistic people and much more.

For more info on how to get involved and order your free fundraising pack visit the organisers website here.

#AutismAwarenessWeek

National Stationery Week: 29th – 5th (May)

If like me you are a huge fan of all things stationery (who doesn’t love a new notepad!) you really need to get involved with this week.

Ran by the London Stationery Show this week is all about encouraging more people to write things such as letters, cards and notes and hearing all about peoples fave products brands.

You could get involved by sharing mindfulness techniques you use your notepads for, a pic of your beautiful handwriting or just a chic flat lay or your fave organisation products.

#natstatweek #writingmatters

National Gardening Week: 29th – 5th (May)

Green Fingered? This week is all about you … ran by the RHS, National Gardening Week is all about encouraging more people to garden and to further raise awareness of gardening and horticulture.

This years theme is Edible Britain so if you grow your own produce now is the time to shout about it. Share pics of your homegrown fruit and veggies with info about how you cared for them or even the recipes you are going to use them for.

#NationalGardeningWeek

Special Days 

April Fools Day – 1st 

If you’re a keen prankster now is your time to shine, join in the fun by filming your pranks or sharing what you fave practical joke is.

Just make sure you keep it light hearted and don’t hurt anyone’s feelings.

#aprilfools

Children’s Book Day – 2nd

This day always falls on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, and was founded to celebrate childrens books and to inspire a love of reading. More info can be found here. 

Take this opportunity to share your fave childrens book of all time or share a memorable quote from a book you read as a child or read to your children now.

One of my fave book quotes is from The Twits – “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” 

#InternationalChildrensBookDay

International Pillow Fight Day – 6th 

Thought pillow fights just took place at sleepovers in American films? Wrong!! On the 6th April people will be taking to the streets to take part in massive pillow fights which are taking place in cities around the world including London and New York.

Get involved with the pillow fighting flash mobs or organise your own team pillow fight.

#internationalpillowfightday

Easter – Good Friday – 19th & Easter Sunday – 21st 

There are so many things to celebrate over these few days, firstly the majority of people will have FOUR WHOLE DAYS OFF WORK and will be catching up with friends and family. If you are doing the same share what you are getting up to and what other local businesses you are supporting.

Working? Share any special offers you have and keep and eye out for user generated content you can RT and share.

Other content ideas are Spring images, so some lovely daffodils, little lambs or even your choccie egg haul.

Traditionally Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday and then celebrate Easter Sunday as the day he was resurrected. 

#goodfriday #eastersunday #easter

Saint George’s Day – 23rd 

This day is all about celebrating St George, England’s patron saint. According to legend, he was a soldier in the Roman army who killed a dragon and saved a princess.

Keep your content traditional by sharing some dragon related content or take the opportunity to share some quintessentially English items … such as a delightful gin cocktail, some bunting or perhaps some scones. If you are feeling creative you could re-create the Saint George’s Cross with your cream and Jam.

Whatever you decide to do make sure you use the hashtag : #StGeorgesDay

World Penguin Day – 25th 

This day is all about the worlds favourite flightless birds…there are 17 species of penguins so now the time to pick your fave (I know its hard) and share some penguin related facts, pictures or puns.

Feeling generous? Why not adopt a penguin with the WWF you’ll get a cute cuddly toy, updates on a regular basis and a warm fuzzy feeling that you’ll be helping these lovely creatures that are in real danger of becoming extinct.

#WorldPenguinDay

The London Marathon – 28th 

This year fundraising for this event has reached £1billion and has supported a wide range of causes thanks to the dedications of its runners and fundraisers.

If you’re running make sure you share content about your training journey on the run up to the marathon and share how much you have raised.

At home watching? you can still get involved by well wishing friends who are running or just supporting the runners in general using the hashtags.

#LondonMarathon #ThanksaBillion


Don’t forget social media is all about being social so make sure you reply to any comments you have and most importantly get involved with conversation online where you can.

Look forward to seeing all your April content, don’t forget if you need help with your social strategy I can help. Find out more here.