We get it. Running a business can be so rewarding, yet oh so challenging at times, making it hard to keep on top of your ‘to do’ list. This can often mean that social media strategies end up on the bottom of the ‘to do’ list, or even put in the ‘too hard basket’ and left off the list altogether.
But it doesn’t need to be that way. With an hour or two of your time set aside once a month, your social media content can be planned out well in advance and ticking along nicely thanks to these 10 content ideas. So, what are you waiting for? It's time to get those posts planned and scheduled for the month of May!
1st May - Global Love Day
The 1st May is Global Love Day and is a symbolic day of unconditional love. Global Love Day is the universal recognition of our innate oneness through love. Join people around the world in celebrating and expanding LOVE.
If you have a business that sells products or services use this day to share the love! Let people know that you are celebrating Global Love Day and giving them [insert your amazing deal here].
2nd May - Password Day
International Password Day is the day to focus on security in your business to make sure that you are not a victim of a scam or a data security breach. This 2nd May change your passwords to ensure more security.
Have you looked at LastPass? This is a great free password tool that allows you to create complicated passwords and manage them all in one place. You can also give others access to your various software and platforms without giving them your precious passwords.
4th May - International Star Wars Day
May 4 is Star Wars Day because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Since the phrase "May the Force be with you" is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say "May the fourth be with you" on this day.
Star Wars fan or not, this can be such a great day for any business to post on social media and to engage with their audience. Have some fun with it, harness the power of ‘play on words’, or share some cool imagery that represents anything Star Wars. And "May the fourth be with you".
11th May - World Fair Trade Day
World Fair Trade Day falls every second Saturday in May. It is an inclusive worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to sustainable development, especially the economic empowerment of small producers, gender equality in workplaces and responsible production practices.
What a brilliant day for any business to get on board with and draw attention to all things fair trade. You might want to share your favourite fair trade products, or perhaps highlight something about your business that supports fair trade. Maybe you use fair trade coffee in your cafe or you support micro businesses in developing countries. Today is the day to inspire others with your fair trade commitments.
12th May - Mother's Day
Mother’s Day is the annual celebration of mothers and the hard work they do. This is a wonderful way to drive engagement and really connect with your audience no matter what your industry.
It’s a great opportunity to post quotes with imagery that will really resonate with your audience and encourage them to tag their mother, their sister who is a mother, their friends who are mothers, and so on.
You might even consider running a competition (within Facebook guidelines of course), or collaborating with other businesses who complement yours, to help increase your reach. Like a mother’s love, the options are endless.
15th May - International Day of Families
This Day reflects the importance the international community attaches to families and their role in development.
What a perfect day to acknowledge and celebrate how your family supports and encourages you in business. It's also a great opportunity for user generated content. Maybe ask a question and get your social media followers to fill in the blanks.
Or if humour is more your style, there are some great comics that can be found in a quick Google image search that highlight the quirks and challenges of families!
15th May - World Meditation Day
World Meditation Day is a call to the world to take time to participate in this millennia-old practice and clear our minds, remembering that we are people first, and workers second.
Create your own calming imagery and quotes to celebrate this day, or share relevant third-party content about it, perhaps a local event, etc.
20th May - National Volunteer Week (Australia)
National Volunteer Week is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.
In celebration of International Volunteer Day, Volunteering Australia is pleased to announce the new theme for National Volunteer Week 2019 – “Making a world of difference”.
From 20–26 May 2019, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration will include breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as well as open days, award ceremonies, picnics, forums and training sessions.
This a great time to express gratitude to all the volunteers who make a difference. To celebrate, you could share information about your charity of choice, or hold a morning tea in their honour and share photos of the event, or even do a Facebook live message to thank them in a truly heartfelt way.
25th May - Geek Pride Day
Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated annually on May 25th. The initiative originated in Spain in 2006 and spread around the world via the Internet (of course!).
Have some fun with this one, share a meme, or a video perhaps, and if possible, try to relate it back to your business to keep it relevant. And don’t forget to ask your audience to unveil their inner geek in the comments section below!
27th - 31st May - FREE 5 Day Social Media Success Challenge
To celebrate Small Business Week in Queensland we are opening up our very popular Social Media Success Challenge. Each day you will receive a short video and challenge task to help you get you social media strategy underway. Join hundreds of other businesses to discover who your avatar is and where to find them on social media, what content to share and how to create it. You can register here!
If you're struggling to get your content planned, created and posted each month, you may find our monthly, Social Media Success Circle is just what you need, with a supported content sprint and loads of resources to get your social media performing. Or get started with our FREE 5 Days Social Media Success Challenge which starts on the 27th May! You can register here and get your Social Media Blueprint for free, straight away.
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