What to post on social media – January 2019 Edition

Happy New Year and welcome to the first social media ideas list of the year!

Social Media Fresh Start

We start a new year with a fresh clean slate, start as we mean to go on, and your social media shouldn’t be an exception. This is why you absolutely need to get into good habits from day one.

What do we mean by good social media habits? 

We mean, follow a simple process that makes forming these new habits easy. It only takes 3 weeks to form a new habit so by the end of January, by following these simple guidelines, your social media marketing can be running smoothly and effectively and starting to generate customers for your business.

There are 3 steps to forming good social media habits:

  1. Connect
  2. Converse
  3. Create

Social Media Habit 1: Connect

Knowing your target customer is key to this stage of habit forming. Investing initially in customer research to really nail who it is that you are selling to is vital for a successful social media strategy. When you know who they are, it’s indescribably easier to find them!

Social Media Habit 2: Converse

Social media is a channel for communication and by that, we don’t mean broadcasting. It’s not about posting for the sake of posting. Engagement is the key measure of a successful marketing campaign but why would anyone engage with you if they get nothing back?

Social media Habit 3: Create

Now the conversation is flowing with the right customers, you can create content that they will love and want to consume.

Makes sense?

Over the next few weeks we will go into more detail about each of these habits but for now, because we know how tricky it is to think of what to post some days, here is a list of social media prompts for each day of January. Some may be weird! Some may be thought-provoking and some may be completely on point for your brand and your customer. So have a delve and start making plans to include them in your social media marketing this month.

Social Media post ideas for January 2019

January: Dry January, Veganuary, Ginuary

1st: New Years Day, National Hangover Day

2nd: National Buffet Day, Appreciate Your Personal Trainer Day, Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes it Day

3rd: Festival of Sleep Day

4th: World Braille Day, National Spaghetti Day, National Trivia Day

5th: National Bird Day, National Whipped Cream Day

6th: National Cuddle Up Day, National Shortbread Day, National Technology Day

7th National Tempura Day, National Bobblehead Day

8th: National English Toffee Day, National BubbleBath Day, National Argyle Day

9th: National Apricot Day

10th: National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

11th: National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, national Milk Day, National Step In A Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day, Paget’s Awareness Day

12th: National Curried Chicken Day, National Pharmacist Day, National Vision Board Day

13th: National Rubber Duck Day, National Sticker Day, National Sunday Supper Day

14th: National Dress Your Pet Day, National Clean Your Desk Day

15th: National Hat Day, National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

16th: Blue Monday, National Nothing Day

17th: Get To Know Your Customers Day

18th: Winnie The Pooh Day, National Peking Duck Day

19th: National Popcorn Day

20th: Cheese Lovers Day, National DJ Day

21st: National Hug Day, Squirrel Appreciation Day, Martin Luther King Day

22nd: National Blondie Brownie Day

23rd: National Pi Day, National Handwriting Day

24th: National Compliment Day, National Peanut Butter Day

25th: Burns Night, National Opposite Day, Community Manager Appreciation Day, World Religion Day

26th: Big Garden Bird Watch, Australia Day, National Green Juice day

27th: National Chocolate Cake Day, Holocaust Memorial Day

28th: National have Fun At Work Day, Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

29th: National Puzzle Day

30th: National Storytelling Week, National Croissant day

31st: National Backward Day, Young Carers Awareness Day, National Bug Busting Day, National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Use the calendar of social media ideas here, plan your content and start to form the good habits that will deliver results for your business. But don’t forget to keep an eye on your notifications so you don’t miss an opportunity to engage with your audience.

Are there any national awareness days that we’ve missed that you think are useful for small businesses? Let us know in a comment or find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tag us and let us know.